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PROGRAM 15 Announces 2018 New Balance Future Stars Series Brand Leader Sponsored Player Awards and Categories

April 27, 2018

PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, announces seven player award sponsors and categories for the New Balance Future Stars Series.

Known for their unwavering commitment to innovation and pushing the game of baseball and it’s amateur athletes into new territories, PROGRAM 15 today announced the 2018 New Balance Future Stars Series Player Award Sponsors and Categories.

Through joint ventures and sponsorships, the PROGRAM 15 and Future Stars Series have built solid relationships with several undisputed global brand leaders in the world of amateur and Major League Baseball.

PROGRAM 15 is proud to announce the following companies have partnered with the New Balance Future Stars Series to recognize and honor the achievements of amateur baseball players in the pursuit of becoming the Stars of Tomorrow in the following categories.

Liquid I.V. – Pitcher of the Week
As the Official Hydration Sponsor For PROGRAM 15 and The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, Liquid I.V. was founded in 2012 by two best friends from the beaches of Santa Monica, CA. As collegiate athletes, Brandin and Hayden were sick of consuming chemical and sugar-filled sports drinks. So, they partnered with a group of world-renowned nutrition scientists to create a line of healthy, effective, and great tasting products based on a breakthrough nutrient delivery system. To learn more about Liquid I.V., visit https://liquid-iv.com/

G-Form Defensive Player of the Week
As the Official Protective Wear Provider for PROGRAM 15 and the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, G-Form, LLC is a pioneer in the advancement of impact protection technology for athletes. The company’s proprietary cutting edge materials and composites combine high-level impact protection with comfort, style, and complete freedom of motion. G-Form has become the chosen protective equipment of extreme athletes across multiple categories, including MTB, BMX, skateboard, snowboard, soccer, and professional stunt. G-Form also makes protective cases for consumer electronics that feature their same innovative impact technologies trusted by athletes around the world. To learn more about G-Form, visit https://g-form.com

Franklin Sports – Offensive Player of the Week
As the Official Batting Glove For PROGRAM 15 and The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, Franklin Sports brings great ideas and products to all levels of sports participants. Franklin Sports is a leading sporting goods brand known worldwide. Franklin also has strong partnerships with other major brands that bring energy and strength to their products. To learn more about Franklin Sports, visit https://franklinsports.com

Diamond Kinetics – Slugger of the Week
As the Official On-Field Analytics and Motion Sensor Provider for PROGRAM 15 and The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, Diamond Kinetics enhances the games of baseball and softball by creating engaging experiences that help players improve and also have fun. They are the market leader in mobile motion technology and information that enables player development, superior equipment fitting, objective scouting and recruiting, and engagement-driven entertainment. They do this leveraging an exclusive license to issued patents from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, deep technical expertise, key strategic partnerships and our love for the game. To learn more about Diamond Kinetics visit https://diamondkinetics.com/

Motus Global – Athlete of the Week
As the Official Full Body Athletic Assessment Provider For PROGRAM 15 and The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, Motus Global is a leading human performance and biomechanics company delivering technology to help maximize performance and reduce the risk of injury in athletics and the workplace. Motus combines innovative wearable technology with groundbreaking 3D movement and performance analytics software to help athletes, coaches, trainers, employers and medical professionals in the lab and on the field. Recognized as one of the Most Innovative Companies in sports, Motus has one of the most comprehensive database of athletic motion and was the first-ever technology approved to be used in-game by Major League Baseball. To learn more about Motus Global, visit https://motusglobal.com

Senaptec – On Base Percentage of the Week
As the Official Sensory Evaluation and Development Group for PROGRAM 15 and the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, Senaptec is a leader in sensory performance tools for athletes of all types. The Senaptec tools are used by professional teams and the best college baseball programs in the nation. Joe is passionate about helping people reach their potential, and brain training to improve the senses is a huge component in reaching the next level of performance. To learn more about Senaptec, visit: https://senaptec.com

NCSA – Uncommitted Spotlight
As the Official Recruitment Education Provider for PROGRAM 15 and the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, NCSA’s mission is to help every student-athlete and college program benefit from a successful recruiting process. NCSA is the trusted source for support, education and guidance to athletes and their families. That confidence allows us to provide college coaches with access to the single largest network of college-ready recruits. To learn more about NCSA, visit http://ncsasports.org

New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15 will also present an award for their pick of Future Star of the Week.

Player Awards will be given out weekly during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Player awards will be given out daily to recognize the top talent during the 2018 Future Stars Series National Tournaments that will be held at the PROGRAM 15 and Future Stars Series National Training Complex located at Cy-Fair Sports Association Schiel Road Complex in Cypress, TX between June 27 and July 30, 2018.

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series says, ”It's very exciting to have our partners and sponsors step forward to further recognize players. To associate the brand and name you’ve built with someone is a very high compliment, and to be the ones trusted with selecting those players is an honor we can’t take more seriously. It's just another big step in partnership as we move forward to make a difference and help players succeed.”

The New Balance Baseball 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.

Amateur 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 the potential to represent their country at the New Balance Future Stars International Week.

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

PROGRAM 15 National Training Center
22515 Schiel Rd Cypress, TX 77433
Customer Support (832) 430-1312

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.