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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.
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. 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 OF DATA/TECHNOLOGY, AND COACH TO PLAYER RATIO IN PRACTICE IN THE REGION.
TRYOUTS for 2021 at La Roche University
$25 tryout fee
Mondays in July 13, 20, 27. Pick one date to attend.
Softball Field:10u-13u @ 10am-12pm
Baseball Field: 14u-17u @ 1pm- 3pm
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