PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball announces strategic collaboration with Crossroads Baseball Series to provide recruitment and professional draft opportunities for elite High School players.
PROGRAM 15 and the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series is elevating their commitment to “Developing the Stars of Tomorrow” by joining forces with the Crossroads Baseball Series to create the most comprehensive amateur baseball player identification and development experience available.
The Crossroads Baseball Series has established itself as a leader in the development, education, and recruitment of High School Baseball Players by providing valuable exposure to college programs through their innovative “Coach Recommended” promotion process. College coaches scout, evaluate and/or instruct at all Crossroads Baseball Series events. 1000+ Crossroads Baseball Series players have moved on to play at over 200+ Colleges.
The collaboration between PROGRAM 15 and Crossroads Baseball Series is expanding the opportunities for individual players from High School and Travel Programs through The New Balance Future Stars Series.
The New Balance Future Stars Series is the global initiative between New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15 to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur baseball players the opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of professional players, scouts, and coaches.
Players identified at the state and local levels from the Crossroads Baseball Select Series events will be selected to attend invitation-only New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Skills, Training and Development Combines led by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former professional players, scouts, and coaches, including Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans.
Each player receives a full PROGRAM 15 Scouting Report, developmental feedback and plan to assist in their long-term growth from scouts who have signed Major League players. Player profiles and evaluations are logged into the PROGRAM 15 Proprietary Scouting Database and made available to college and pro scouts across the country.
Players identified by PROGRAM 15 staff are submitted to New Balance Baseball for advanced opportunities and potential to represent their country at the New Balance Future Stars International Week.
PROGRAM 15 President and Director of Development, Jeremy Booth stated, “Our program is specifically designed to develop the individual player’s ability to his full potential, then to get that player the results that their ability deserves. Our commitment is the same, whether it’s a young man with the desire to move from select ball to playing in high school or from high school to being recruited by a college or an MLB draft pick.”
For the latest Future Stars Series updates and announcements follow @ftrstarsseries on Twitter or visit http://futurestarsseries.com.
ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on Program15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on twitter.
ABOUT CROSSROADS BASEBALL SERIES: Indianapolis-based Crossroads Baseball Series, founded in 2008, promotes ‘Coach Recommended’ high school baseball players to College Coaches and Pro Scouts to aid them in the process of playing at the next level. By utilizing top technology and partnering with innovative companies across the country, Crossroads gives players the opportunity to promote themselves before, during, and after each baseball exposure event. 1600+ College baseball programs can actively follow Crossroads players and 200+ College Coaches attend Crossroads events to instruct, evaluate, and scout throughout the year. For the latest Crossroads Baseball Series updates, follow @Crossroads_BB on Twitter or visit http://www.CrossroadsBaseballSeries.com.
ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2015 reported worldwide sales of $3.72 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest New Balance news on Twitter @NewBalance and newbalance on Facebook.