BLE is the #1 market choice for career minded athletes due to our ability to provide more, for less. With a proven track record of 250+ NCAA scholarship athletes and 26+ MLB draft picks, BLE's rhythmic power training continues to outperform the competition.
APPROXIMATE FACILITY SIZE COMPARISONS
Diamond Sports (Sumner, WA): 20,000 square feet
Rock Creek Sports (Maple Valley, WA): 10,000 square feet
Northwest Diamond Sports (Puyallup, WA): 10,000 square feet (2 different facilities)
Big League Edge (Auburn, WA): 43,000 square feet
Ball flight is THE number one issue for indoor training. Athletes grow accordingly towards their environments (and without ball flight), athletes are not required to hit or throw the baseball towards game conditions. Thus, "cage bombers" peform indoors and underperform during the game. The NCAA and professional levels require power, speed, quickness, and velocity - all of which require BALL FLIGHT.
At BLE, we provide full sized infields with angles for infielders (105' x 105'). Regular sized cages (55' x 12') are great training resources, but stop short of hitting development (providing only swing training). The arguement is that players will adapt, but adaptation requires power, speed, and quickness. To train, one needs space. But to DEVELOP, you need ball flight, expertise, and phase specific curriculums.
BLE offers batting ranges that measure more than a half infield wide, 30' high, and 250' long. These measurements meet the ball flight demand of player development.
WHAT GETS PAID TO PLAY
Here at BLE, we understand that athletic prowess (how one executes) is what drives NCAA and MLB marketability. Stats are a byproduct of process and prowess, as power, speed, and quickness are what get paid to play.
Furthermore, BLE strength facilities offer athletes the ability to increase their athleticism and tools with baseball and softball specific strength equipment. Although other facilities have strength equipment, none compare to the amount, space, and specialization of BLE strength facilities.
INSTRUCTORS AND TRAINING RATIOS
Nowhere else in the PNW will athletes train under more instructors with as much experience than at BLE. Our instruction staff includes:
3 former MLB players
3 current MiLB players
6 former MiLB players
6 current NCAA baseball and softball coaches
7 current Varsity high school baseball and softball coaches
14 former Division 1 baseball players
With unmatched training ratios and expertise, BLE athletes are provided individualized training. Per workout, D1 Driven Team Training boasts 4 hitting coaches, 3 pitching coaches, 2 infield coaches, and 2 strength coaches PER TEAM. We also have roving instructors grabbing athletes to work 1:1. No where else will athletes find better ratios for 34 straight workouts - the most provided in the PNW.
*Not all Coaches Pictured
SEASON COST COMPARISONS
Most facilities do not publish their pricing, making Baseball market analysis hard for parents. To play on a BLE trained team, annual cost hovers around $1800 - $2800 total. This includes D1 Driven Team Training, custom uniforms, 6 tournaments, league, rentals, insurance, fields, paid coaches, and everything else. If teams opt to not have paid coaches and just rent space, annual cost for a full 60+ game season is around $1500 - $2500 per season.
Additionally, teams are not required or "urged" to add extra training into their budgeting, as some facilities require such after players are rostered. This can increase cost upwards of $600-$1000 annually - all of which was not stated previously or is marketed as "voluntary" (but pushed by facility coaches).
TEAM TRAINING COMPARISONS
Parents oftentimes just look at the bottomline, cannot compare what is provided, and do not realize that all season costs are not included. BLE trained team costs hover between $1800 to $2800 per player. This includes the following:
Custom uniform package
Insurance, banking and accounting fees
Practice and game fields, umpires, and baseballs
Rentals (180 hours) AND D1 Driven team training (50 hours of training)
Paid coaching staff and coaching travel stipends
6 tournaments, league, and nonconference games (50-65 games)
Extra facility usage time
Website and marketing
*Cost lowers based upon number of tournaments, rentals versus team training, and paid coaches.
Many organizations market lower costs, but do not include tournaments, uniforms, or coaching costs into their marketed information. This can easily increase the "marketed" cost upwards of $600-$1000 per player.
Always read everything and understand what is being paid for before accepting any roster spot.