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10 MLB DRAFTS, 500+ NCAA, Pro level Player Development


Travel ball has become an industry full of promises—data, technology, player development, and exposure. However, what truly matters is playing the game and connecting the dots between all these elements. Educated coaches with a growth mindset are essential to your child's future in baseball. Player development isn't about over-coaching mechanics or providing superficial instruction that may harm your child's future prospects. It's about respecting the game and helping young players grow and learn while safeguarding their skills and health.

Led by President Chase Rowe (B.S. Sport Coaching), the Marucci Spikes invite you to join our baseball family. We understand that the youth baseball culture often prioritizes long distance travel and winning at all costs, with many so-called "elite programs" competing for kids and parents' money without providing positive learning experiences or supporting long-term skill development and health. Our coaching staff comprises experienced educators with bachelor's degrees in Education or Sport Coaching and continuing edu certifications in player development tools and technologies such as 4D Motion, Kvest, TPI, OnbaseU, Rapsodo Hitting/Pitching, Bertec, Trackman, and TPI/Driveline Youth Certifications. We are also dedicated to helping parents nurture their sons into young men.

Our common-sense approach not only saves you money but also prepares your son for college baseball and beyond. Our near 100% college placement rate speaks to our success in achieving this goal. Our mission is clear: we care about the end game—where your son's game stands when his high school career ends. We don't focus on plastic trophies or playing 100 games a year. We prioritize ensuring your son is ready to play at the highest level his abilities allow, with the long-term development and exposure needed to achieve his goals.

Boasting about plastic trophies and playing 100 games a year doesn't make a program elite. Coaches in college and professional ranks will tell you that the requirements to be a good little leaguer differ significantly from those needed to excel in high school and beyond. More practice is pointless if it creates career-ending bad habits. The gap between college/pro level instruction and typical travel ball instruction is substantial enough to potentially waste years of your investment in baseball and end your son's career prematurely.

At the Marucci Spikes, our philosophy emphasizes long-term player development and exposure, which go hand in hand. The best players need to be prepared at a young age for the demands of the game at its highest levels. Our staff offers the best practice structure, data/technology application, and coach-to-player ratio in the region to help achieve this goal. Join us, and let's prepare your son for success on and off the field.

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2025 Marucci Spikes 14u - 17u

Tuesday, July 9th is sold out.  We will contact you directly to schedule a date and time at Battleground.


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A massive 20,000 sqf facility with a full size HS turf infield, multiple retractable Hitting and Pitching cages, and a 1500 sqf Strength and Movement Center.