Baseball U was established in the winter of 2006. John Wells National Director of Baseball U started the program with the intent of helping high school players further develop their baseball skills while exposing them to college coaches in various geographical areas.
Since 2006 Baseball U has helped over 100 players earn just over 5.5 million dollars in scholarship money.
Since the first graduating high school class of 2007 the Baseball U organization has had 21 players drafted in the first four Major League Baseball Drafts.
Baseball U does not take sole credit for any of the player’s accomplishments. These accomplishments come from years of hard work. Everyone that has given instruction from the back yard to current has played a huge role in the success of these talented young men. We are only here to help them take their hard work and add a few pieces to the puzzle to make it complete.
The Baseball U program offers year round instruction.
Our winter program offers the players a chance to improve on their physical strength, speed and baseball skills. We currently offer a full off season program that can be broken down into individual pieces or a full program that covers what players at the next level perform every off season.
Our winter program is broken down into three areas.
Speed, Strength and Agility
Our Defensive Skills workouts are second to none as they are performed in a 200 x 160 foot open turf facility. This facility allows the players to set up two full infields as well as a pitching and outfield area. With the 60 foot ceilings players can long toss and throw distances that most facilities will not allow.
At these defensive workouts college coaches from the entire Mid Atlantic and Northeast come in to give the players hands on instruction. The defensive workouts start in January and run till the first practice of the high school season.
Summer / Fall Season
Our summer season starts in June once the high school season is over. We have various levels of play that brings a player along at the appropriate pace so that they are not too over matched. In most cases we play up in competition to challenge the players. Baseball is a game of failure and we want to prepare the player to play at the next level.
Our teams start out with a local organizational showcase game at a college facility. This game in our first season brought in 19 colleges such as Penn, Columbia, Monmouth U, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Rider, St Peters, NJIT, FDU, UCONN and many more. The team will participate in various level events. As a player gets older the events become more focused on playing in front of the colleges. This year our players entering their senior year played at such venues as U of Maryland, Towson St, Ripken, Monmouth U, U of Virginia, NC State, U of North Carolina, Baseball Heaven, Diamond Nation and Baseball Heaven and East Cobb.
The players will perform in front of an approximate guess of over 300 colleges when they are entering their senior year.
The fall season will have the players play in two Perfect Game WWBA NE Qualifiers, Perfect Game Underclass WWBA World Championship as well as the WWBA World Championships in Jupiter, Florida as well as against college teams in the fall.
Our goal is to focus on developing a player’s skills first. If a player in not prepared for what a college coach is looking for in a player it is pointless to showcase one’s self. It is our job as a baseball organization to help the player fine tune himself to make him that player that a college coach wants to recruit.
Interested players should fill out a prospective player form on our home page.