High-Level Travel Baseball. Affordable Price.
Over the past several decades, high-level baseball programming has become inaccessible to low to moderate-income families. According to USA Today, on average, American families pay $3,700 per child to participate on travel teams and upwards of $8,000 per year to afford the ancillary costs associated with high-level baseball.
Pittsburgh Hardball Academy provides the same high-level baseball opportunities to our youth, for little to no cost to their families. In 2020, we will have the following teams:
18U Baseball travel team
15U Baseball training & development program
In 2021 and beyond, we plan to expand to include travel teams at the 15U baseball level. Our ultimate goal is to have travel baseball from ages 12-18.
3-4 HIGH-LEVEL TRAVEL TOURNAMENTS
Tournaments are selected by the coaching staff to maximize college exposure for our student-athletes while giving them exposure to other communities outside of Pittsburgh. Travel tournament entry fees range from $1,000-$1,500 per tournament, per team and require overnight hotel stays.
2-3 HIGH-LEVEL REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS
Tournaments are selected by the coaching staff to maximize appropriate college exposure for our student-athletes while staying close to Pittsburgh, alleviating some of the cost burden associated with overnight hotel stays. Local tournament entry fees range from $650-$1,000 per tournament, per team.
Each student-athlete is provided with the following gear:
2 uniform jerseys
2 practice t-shirts
1 baseball hat
1 pair of baseball pants
1 pair of socks
1 pair of practice shorts
Other gear as funds allow
Our coaching staff is comprised of current and former college coaches, former college players, and former professional independent league coaches all of whom are students of the game. Our coaches have an individualized development approach and ensure all players get the training they need to succeed at the next level.
Donations and sponsorships are needed to help subsidize the program for our student-athletes!