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PROGRAM 15 Releases Dates, Locations and Player Advancement Opportunities for Upcoming New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Skills and Evaluation Combines

July 15, 2017
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PROGRAM 15 has confirmed dates and locations for upcoming Future Stars Series Skills and Evaluation Combines as well as insight to player advancement and partner opportunities.

Dates and Locations for upcoming 2017 New Balance Future Stars Series Skills and Evaluation Combines

8/25-26: Vancouver, BC (Langley Blaze Complex)
8/28-29: Calgary, AB (Lethbridge)
8/31-9/1: Toronto, ON (U of Toronto)
9/9-10: Chicago, IL (TBD)
9/16-17: Seattle, WA (U of Washington)
9/23-24: Kansas City, MO (U of Kansas)
9/30-10/1: Philadelphia, PA (Pitt/Maryland)
10/7-8: Houston, TX (Premier Baseball of Texas Sports Complex)
10/14-15: Boston, MA (NEBC complex)
10/28-29: San Francisco, CA (Cal)
11/4-5: Richmond, VA (Tuckahoe Sports Complex)
11/11-12: Los Angeles, CA (USC)

The Future Stars Series Skills and Evaluation Combines consist of the following two-day combine structure and are open to all amateur high school age players.

Day One:
– Tool Testing and Player Development by Position
– Athletic Strength and Conditioning Testing with Instruction
– Hitting: Blast Motion Metrics, Exit Velocity, Raw Power, Swing Analysis and Development
– Pitching: Game Calling, Long toss, Game Day Routine, Arm Care
– Recruiting Education
– Mental Skills

Day Two:
– Mental Skills
– Games

New Balance Baseball will provide all players with:

– Footwear
– New Balance Future Stars Series Combine Hat & Shirt

About The Future Stars Series
The Future Stars Series is Official Global Player Identification and Development Series of New Balance Baseball.  

As New Balance Baseball’s exclusive Grassroots Outreach Program the Future Stars Series core mission is to elevate the game of baseball by discovering players across all economic levels and providing them with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches.

All Future Stars Series Events include true Major League scouting evaluations, developmental feedback and plan to assist in their long-term growth from scouts who have signed Major League players. Player profiles and evaluations will be logged into the Blast Motion swing sensor data and Flightscope analytic data.  Individual Scouting Reports are made available to each player through a stored profile on the PROGRAM 15 Proprietary Scouting Database.

The Organizations Behind The Future Stars Series
Led by New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15, the Future Stars Series is executed by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of Major League Veteran players, scouts, coaches, and executives.

Through joint ventures and sponsorships, the Future Stars Series has built solid relationships with several undisputed global brand leaders in Major League Baseball.

Future Stars Series Path for Individual Players
The Future Stars Series international search for undiscovered talent begins with Regional Combines and Development Camps.  

Players identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League and professional baseball veterans are submitted to New Balance Baseball for advancement and potential selection to Regional, National, and International team rosters.

Future Stars Series Regional Team rosters are divided into Upperclass and Underclass Divisions. Players selected by New Balance Baseball will be invited to participate in the Future Stars Series National Event in Houston, TX where they will compete for a spot on National and World Teams.

Future Stars Series International Weekend
Elite players identified through Regional Combines, Tournaments and the National Event will be invited to join either the World (International Players) or National (U.S. Players) Team Rosters and compete at The Future Stars Series International Weekend

International Weekend is the signature event of Program15 and the New Balance
Baseball Future Stars Series.  Held in Houston, TX, this highly anticipated annual event featuring top amateur baseball players from Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Japan, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and the USA.

The Future Stars Series Partner Programs
The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series and Program 15 have experienced exponential growth over the last year, grabbing the attention of over 70 of the most respected organizations in amateur baseball who have come on board as Regional Directors and Partners.

Future Stars Series Partner Program extends to geographic regions throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Each Region is comprised of a maximum of 16 Travel Organizations. As a convenience to player families and travel arrangements, Regions are led by a Director based in a centrally located hub for the program.

Partner Programs compete in Regional Tournaments to advance to the National Event in Houston, TX, where a true Future Stars Series National Champion is crowned.

To ensure maximum scouting and player development, the National Event holds a maximum of 64 qualifying teams

For the latest combine schedules and to register for upcoming events visit http://futurestarsseries.com/combine-schedule.

For the latest Future Stars Series updates and announcements follow @ftrstarsseries on Twitter or visit http://futurestarsseries.com.

To learn more about PROGRAM 15, visit http://program15.com. And keep up-to-date with all of the latest PROGRAM 15 news and announcements on Twitter @Program15BB.

To learn more about New Balance baseball, visit http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/baseball/, and follow @NB_Baseball on Twitter and @Nbbaseball on Instagram.

About PROGRAM 15

PROGRAM 15, based in Houston, TX is built with the idea of quieting the noise and helping families to navigate the paths of proper instruction and development plans for all youth players with aspirations of playing baseball beyond high school and select ball levels through the execution of personalized development plans for each player.

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.