PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, announces dates and locations for 2019 Future Stars Series Super Regional Tournaments.
The Future Stars Series has experienced exponential growth over the last three years. What began as a grassroots effort by New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15 to reach as many undiscovered players as possible has grabbed the attention of over 100 of the most respected amateur baseball organizations throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America who have come on board as Regional Directors and Partners.
With growth comes opportunity. PROGRAM 15 has announced the following dates and locations for the upcoming New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Super Regional Tournaments.
Mid-Atlantic Philadelphia, PA Sep 13-15
NorCal Stockton, CA Sep 13-15
Southeast Panama City, FL Sep 20-22
Midwest Joplin, MO Sep 20-22
Southwest Las Vegas, NV Sep 20-22
Florida Cocoa Beach, FL Sep 27-29
Texas Houston, TX Sep 27-29
Great Lakes Joliet, IL Sep 27-29
Ohio Valley Cincinnati, OH Sep 27-29
Northeast Boston, MA Oct 4-6
Gulf Coast Sterlington, La Oct 4-6
Texas Dallas,TX Oct 11-13
Carolinas Cary, NC Oct 19-20
Northwest Portland, OR TBD
More dates and locations will be announced as they are confirmed including events hosted at MLB Urban Youth Academies in Dallas, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia.
Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “This is the next step in providing a cohesive quality return and analysis for players. Continually seen by MLB scouts and colleges in environments that go beyond the singular event and keeps a development focus for player advancement”.
The invitation-only four-game events will be hosted by PROGRAM 15 Regional Director organizations and feature PROGRAM 15 Partner teams as well as high school age prospective partner programs that have been identified through Future Stars Series Advisory Board members and Partner Events including select MLB Youth Academy teams.
Participation in the Super Regional tournaments will provide players accelerated visibility to the highest echelons of decision-makers at the professional and college baseball levels. Results of the events will be used to seed teams for the 2020 Future Stars series National Championship Trials, where a true national champion will be crowned for each age group.
Tournament logistics for each event will be managed by 2D Baseball in conjunction with FiveTool Baseball Crossroads Baseball, Atlantic Coast Baseball, and Impact Baseball.
PROGRAM 15 professional scouting staff will create Individual Scouting Reports which are made available to college and pro scouts across the country as well as each player through a stored profile on the PROGRAM 15 Proprietary Scouting Database. Select players identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League and professional players, scouts and coaches will be submitted to New Balance Baseball for advanced opportunities and a potential invitation to join elite players from around the world at the prestigious New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series International Week.
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 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. Manufactured in the U.S. for over 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance Made U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 6,000 associates around the globe, and in 2017 reported worldwide sales of $4 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com.