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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. Coaches are that link and the most important component to your sons advancement in modern day baseball.
Respect the Game
The Pittsburgh Spikes and Director Chase Rowe 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 effecting the long term health of our athletes throwing arms and bodies.
Our coaching staff is full of coaching experience as well as holding certifications in player development tools and technologies such as Kvest, OnbaseU, Rapsodo Hitting/Pitching, Bertec, and Driveline Youth Certifications. Most importantly our staff is made up of educators, coaches that coach not only to make better baseball players but help parents mold their sons into young men.
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.
TRYOUTS for open spots for 2022 .
9u -wide open, 10u-9open spots, 11u -9open spots, 12u- 10 open spots, 13u- 2-10
based on 2022 playing age, dates will be added until teams are full. 14u-17u tryouts will be in July.
June 16, 23
- 9-10u at 10am
-11-13u at 12pm
Location: Valencia Borough Little League Field.
2100-2198 Babcock Blvd
Valencia, PA 16059
Players should be prepared to hit off pitching machine and be in full baseball attire.
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