Prospect United has been recognized by Baseball Youth as a Top 100 baseball organization in the country. Being the Nation's largest youth baseball magazine, Baseball Youth chose UA Prospect United out of thousands of organizations, taking into consideration more than just winning.
"I am so proud of our coaches, athletes, parents, and staffing. It has been an incredible year for The U, and I am blessed to be a part of their process and this honor bestowed upon our people." Stated Prospect United Director and former MLB pitcher Jim Parque.
"Our vision has always been to remain committed to high level baseball that develops a winning athlete on and off the field. To be recognized as one of the best in the Nation is truly special."Stated Prospect United Director of Operations Sean Taunt.
Prospect United is "officially partnered with" and "powered by" Under Armour - amassing a partnership network of over twenty industry leaders whom contribute towards preparing Prospect U athletes for competition. With 8 national affiliates and over 700 athletes nationwide whom compete for The U, Prospect United has developed a special opportunity for athletes nationwide.
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"Here at the U, we require our athletes to stay committed to playing an aggressive and physical style of baseball. We have been extremely successful this summer, but it has come with a lot of sweat equity." Stated Prospect United SoCal Director Rainel Caranto.
As of June 2, 2018, The U has amassed 1346 wins (83% winning pct), 83 tournament titles, and 12 world series bids. Hitters are batting a combined .306 and pitchers are keeping their teams in ballgames with a combined 2.78 ERA.
On Memorial Day Weekend alone, Prospect United teams saw 22 teams headed into Sunday championship rounds with a combined 58-8 record, wherein 7 won titles, one being the prestigious LVBA in Vegas (14U Prospect United NW).
"We love to win, and we require it from our athletes. Whether we actually do win is not the goal, as the scoreboard is not how we determine a win at The U". Stated Parque.
This ideal is rare in youth sports, but has proven to be successful for Prospect United. Parque went on,
"We want our athletes to prepare for the win, and if they work hard enough in practice, they will develop a winning mentality that cares only about competing against one's best self. The byproduct will be a scoreboard win, and the end result will hopefully be an NCAA baseball scholarship or pro contract."
To date, Prospect United has 36 NCAA committed athletes. This staggering number of NCAA commits in one season started back in August 2017.
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"At tryouts, we chose cores of athletes with a passion for work. Then we chose the right parents and formed our teams with the best coaches we could find. Granted, not every coach, athlete, or parent will buy into the vision, but we feel 2018 has been a major success for our people." Stated Prospect United Director of Hitting Larry Marshall.
After teams were formed, the work began with three times per week MLB defined training, relentless practices, and a commitment to physicality.
"So many organizations just form teams. This has its place, but at The U, we commit to developing the body first and the skills second. As a former MLB player, I know that physical skills will always outmatch mechanical execution. I also know that player development is the cornerstone to longevity in the game." Stated Parque.
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Prospect United athletes received the exact same player development that Big League Edge and Velopro Baseball provide to 20 MLB teams and over 70 NCAA baseball programs nationally. This created a process that could not be questioned and performance that is being recognized by some of the best in the industry.
"When you talk about what it takes to win, you need the best training possible. If the big leagues are being trained by the coordinating staff of BLE and Velopro, our Prospect U athletes are receiving the Nation's best in player development." Stated Taunt.
Prospect United provides 3 skill specific teams per age (9-18U). Each team provides a competitive season that caters to the individual athlete's current skill level. Showcase Premiere clubs compete nationally and play against the best in their region. Tournament Elite clubs compete regionally, with one national event. Regional Prospect level clubs play competitively at a local level, and concentrate upon developing their athletes into a Tournament Elite or Showcase Premiere level athlete.
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"Every athlete is on a different path of success. We want to optimize playing time, playing opportunity, and winning for our athletes, which gives our parents more to cheer about. By providing three different level specific teams per age, Prospect United enhances the experience for all." Stated Marshall.
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Tryouts for Prospect United are slated to start for the PNW affiliate in July, with other affiliates announcing their tryouts shortly. For more info on all tryouts and how to play for The U in 2019, CLICK HERE ».
You can email Prospect United for more info on how to connect with the closest Prospect U affiliate at [email protected]