We are excited to announce the expansion of the Gamers program!
This is our 11th year of the Gamers team program. A lot has changed in the world of youth baseball over the past decade. Since we started, we have limited the number of Gamers teams to around 15 teams and 220 players. We have roughly 120 high school age players and 100 players in the 10-13u ages. These teams compete at the highest level regionally and nationally, with hundreds of players (over 90%) advancing to play college baseball.
To put that number in perspective, 7% of HS players advance to play college baseball. In the Gamers program, that number is >90%.
In recent years, we have had 1-3 Gamers Academy teams each year. These Academy Teams are targeted at younger age groups and provide a very high quality, but less intensive and less expensive baseball experience.
We decided to EXPAND the Gamers Academy program beginning in the 2019 season. In 2019, we had 12 Academy Teams, ages 7-13u, with a total of 145 players. The 15 Gamers Blue/Gray teams continued at 10-17u.
For the 2020 season, we expect to expand the Academy program to at least 15 teams and 180 players.
There is a big hole in the youth baseball market in St. Louis. Players that play at a nationally competitive level have many quality options in the region, including the Gamers program. But players at the next level below have few quality options. They tend to be stuck in lower-end facilities with lower quality instruction and coaching. Many of these players would greatly benefit from a more challenging athletic experience and could ultimately develop into regionally or nationally competitive players. These players deserve better opportunities than they are currently being provided.
The Gamers Academy program will directly serve these players by:
- Providing access to All-Star Performance, one of the top baseball training facilities in the country
- Providing access to the Gamers instructional program and approach, which is a proven high quality experience
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