ABC 2021 grad showcase team and varsity-prep program
(consider participating in the ABC January "spring training" program)
weekly practice and player development schedule: minimum weekly indoor practice with focus on offensive development; weekly team field practice focusing on defensive and team development; weekly optional specialized skills development workshops; one on one; self-paced curriculum.
game/showcase tournament hosts: listed below are just a few of the premier hosts that populate our schedule:
Texas Showcase League
game/showcase schedule: ABC is committed to playing quality baseball, against quality competition, in a quality venue every weekend. Our goal is to play in collegiate venues throughout central Texas every weekend and the event hosts we partner with meet and exceed this expectation. ABC teams are blessed to not have to travel outside of central Texas (San Antonio to Waco) to participate in the very best and premier showcase events. Below are the weekends we have targeted to participate in tournaments and showcase events along with projected events:
6/8-6/10 Texas Showcase League 16U event (hosted in Austin area/central Texas)
6/15-6/17 Texas Showcase League 16U event hosted at Texas Lutheran University
6/22-6/24 Perfect Game 16U showcase event hosted at UTSA, Trinity Univ, Schreiner College, and DBAT Kerville
6/29-7/1 scheduled off weekend
7/6-7/8 Perfect Game 16U showcase event (hosted in Austin/central Texas)
7/13-7/15 Texas Showcase League event hosted in Austin/Central Texas
7/20-7/22 Texas Showcase League State World Series
* I am exploring options related to events hosted by all the event hosts listed above. Perfect Game and TSL year in/year out host first class events in central Texas and traditionally anchor a majority of weekends. As we learn more about the summer master schedules of our preferred tournament hosts and partners I will continue to evaluate.
food for thought
The summer season after your freshman year is a pivitol season for many in that it really begins to set the stage and help mold the direction of a ball players high school baseball career. I have seen an extraordinary number of players during this particular summer season really "flip the switch". They take their experiences from their first season of high school baseball and begin to set lofty (and attainable) goals of making varsity as a sophomore (and many achieve that goal). They have a better idea of where the bar is set and start to adjust their work ethic to match their enthusiasm for success. Physical development begins to make a huge impact.
The summer season after your freshman year is a time for some players to get back into a quality instructional environment and practice routine. At times, the focus during the high school spring season is heavy on the varsity workouts and needs (understandably and rightfully so). It has been my observation that players are hungry again for an instructional environment where the coach to player ratio is smaller; quality reps are a premium; and they feel more comfortable to ask for help (and/or extra reps).
The summer season after your freshman year is one of my favorite. Typically I see major changes on the mental side of the game and players begin to truly handle and process adversity in an impactful way. This is an understated area of each individual players game that will become more and more critical for long term success.
Families begin to realize even more benefits of being plugged into an organization that has a plan for player development; a plan for game day experience; an individual plan/path for each player; a track record and history of success.
We commit to you that ABC will always have a plan. A plan that has fingerprints of all the previous organizational success; a plan that has made adjustments based on previous failure; a plan that is prayed for and the coaches and I feel confident is in the best interest of your ball player's long term baseball success and character development.