PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, announces the unification of top amateur baseball tournament leaders throughout the US to provide accelerated visibility and ascension path to regional players and teams.
What started as a grassroots initiative just three short years ago between PROGRAM 15 and New Balance Baseball, The Future Stars Series has become one of the most innovative and talked about amateur baseball player development and identification systems in the industry.
Continuing their commitment of “Developing The Stars of Tomorrow”, PROGRAM 15 has announced the unification of top amateur baseball tournament leaders for one simple but powerful mission.
To discover and put a spotlight on talented players, teams and the leaders of those organizations through a series of events focused on good teams playing against good teams.
Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, said, “Talking with every college coach and professional scout or executive, they continue to reiterate the need to see players truly compete against peers of their ability for an extended period of time.
We vet the organizations involved here thoroughly through college and pro scouts, and it’s become something where to be invited here, you have to do things in a way that focuses on the programs, provides financial relief to the family, and allows high-level return through true scouting reports, advanced analytics, and development feedback. We’re excited that the vision is shared and look forward to getting this going for the partner programs both here now and the ones we will bring on board.”
This series of events will provide players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through accelerated visibility to the highest echelons of decision makers at the professional and college baseball levels as well as a path for player and team advancement to Future Stars Series Training and Evaluation Combines and the Future Stars Series National Championship Tournaments.
Joining PROGRAM 15 in these unification events are:
2D Sports – The Official Team Event Logistics Organization of the Future Stars Series.
Five Tool Baseball – The Official Team and Family Focused Event Operations Organization of the Future Stars Series.
Crossroads Baseball – This Future Stars Series Partner Event promotes the development, education, and recruitment of High School Baseball Players.
Atlantic Coast Baseball – Promotes amateur baseball through “The Ultimate Tournament Experience” by providing teams and their families with the highest quality service, top-notch accommodations, superior communication, and an unparalleled baseball experience that will ensure lifelong memories.
Music City Classic – This Future Stars Series Partner Event is one of the top “invite only” tournaments in the country attracting hundreds of college coaches and professional scouts to Nashville each summer.
NorCal World Series – Nationally-recognized event featuring The Who’s Who in the Northern California baseball community.
Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) – This Future Stars Series Event Partner is regarded as one of the most talented and competitive summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country.
Impact Baseball – This Future Stars Series Event Partner provides college coaches, professional scouts, and athletes exposure to each other while educating and promoting the game of baseball.
The events will follow the 2D Baseball Scout Series format and will be operated by Crossroads, VTool, and Atlantic Coast Baseball along with the nationally respected Music City Classic, Impact Baseball, NorCal and Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) tournament hosts.
Ross Blankenship, COO of 2D Sports said, “2019 is going to be an exciting year for teams, fans, and the scouts. We have put together an impressive team of professionals to develop a plan that will be nothing short of impressive. In 2019, teams will be able to take part in a Regional and Super Regional model that will play into an impressive National event. We have secured some of the best facilities in the country to host these events and will be bringing in some of the most talented teams around the country which will be evaluated by some of the most well respected scouts in the game. What you will see in 2019 will only be the beginning of what is to come in 2020 with the expansion of this model on a National level. The best is yet to come.”
Projected Regions and Event Locations
Northeast – Boston, MA
Mid Atlantic – Philadelphia, PA
Carolinas – North Carolina
Texas – Houston, TX
Texas – Dallas, TX
Gulf Coast – Sterlington, LA
Southeast – Panama City, FL
Florida – Cocoa Beach, FL
Great Lakes – Joliet, IL
Northwest – Seattle, WA
Midwest – Joplin, MO
SoCal/NV – Las Vegas, NV
NorCal – Stockton, CA
Ohio Valley – Cincinnati, OH
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 potential selection to regional and national team rosters for New Balance sponsored events.
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:
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