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DATA, TECH, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT, EXPOSURE are great buzz words but players still need to connect the dots between it all and PLAY THE GAME. Educated coaches, with a growth mindset are the link to your son's future. Player Development is more about NOT screwing your kid up with over-coached mechanics, and eyewash instruction to make you feel like your paying for something wonderful when in reality it could be ruining your sons future.
Respect the Game
The Pittsburgh Spikes and President Chase Rowe (B.S. Sport Coaching) would like to invite you to join our baseball family. We fully understand that the sport we all love and cherish is tainted by an obsessive youth culture with a win at all cost mentality that truly has zero indications of long term success in baseball. There are plenty of so called "elite programs" that are all competing for our children and our pocket book, while many are not providing a positive learning/growing experience for our children as well as negatively effecting the long term skill development and health of our athletes throwing arms/bodies.
Our coaching staff is full of coaching educated experience as well as holding bachelors degree in Sport Coach, our staff has certifications in player development tools and technologies such as 4D Motion, Kvest, TPI, OnbaseU, Rapsodo Hitting/Pitching, Bertec, and Driveline Youth Certifications. Most importantly our staff is made up of career teachers from Elementary school to High school teachers. Our coaches' coach not only to make better baseball players but help parents mold their sons into young men.
Our common sense approach not only can save you money but also get your son's into a college where they can compete to play because they are prepared. The Spikes boast a near 100% college placement rate year in and year out.
The Pittsburgh Spikes Mission Statement is clear:
Our program is about the END game, what happens when its all said and done, your high school career is coming to an end, where is your game at? What are you really prepared for? We don't care about plastic trophies because we care about making sure your ready to play the game at the highest level your abilities allow. The END game is a process that only people who respect this game can understand.
BOASTING ABOUT PLASTIC TROPHIES AND PLAYING 100 GAMES A YEAR DOES NOT MAKE YOU ELITE! COACHES IN THE COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL RANKS WILL TELL YOU THAT ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS TO BE A GOOD LITTLE LEAGUER ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE SAME REQUIREMENTS TO MAKE YOU A GOOD PLAYER IN HS AND BEYOND. MORE PRACTICE IS USELESS IF IT CREATES CAREER ENDING BAD HABITS!
THE GAP BETWEEN COLLEGE/PRO LEVEL INSTRUCTION AND TRAVEL BALL INSTRUCTION IS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO WASTE YEARS OF YOUR INVESTMENTS INTO BASEBALL. THIS OCCURS ALL WHILE ENDING YOUR SON'S CAREER, SHORT OF HIS GOALS.
HERE AT THE PITTSBURGH SPIKES OUR PHILOSOPHY IS ALL ABOUT LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND EXPOSURE. THEY GO HAND IN HAND. THE BEST PLAYERS NEED TO BE PREPARED AT A YOUNG AGE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS THE GAME PRESENTS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF PLAY.
OUR STAFF IS FILLED WITH COACHING EXPERIENCE AND BOASTS THE BEST PRACTICE STRUCTURE, APPLICATION OF DATA/TECHNOLOGY, AND COACH TO PLAYER RATIO IN PRACTICE IN THE REGION.
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