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CBA Hawai'i Tryout | Honolulu, HI | Oct 20

Added by California Baseball Academy USA on October 14, 2019 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Cleveland Indians SS, Tyler Freeman, Explains Athletic Republic

Former CBA Shortstop, Tyler Freeman, explains why he trains at Athletic Republic. After recovering from a torn labrum, Tyler went on to win the New York Penn League Batting Title and finish with a league leading batting average of .352 in…

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Added by Joe Spiers on August 31, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

CBA Los Angeles/Inland Empire Development Staff Additions

We'd like to invite you to welcome 2 new additions to our coaching staff. Their roles as roving instructors will be to attend weekly organizational workouts and focus on the pitchers and catchers in the region. They will implement and sustain programs for these positions, and will be instrumental in the on-field growth of every player within the CBA program as they will also be attending weekend games and organizational camps throughout the…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on October 2, 2018 at 8:43pm — No Comments

The Accountability of a True Student-Athlete

Players & Parents,

Since I began working in amateur baseball full time 5 years ago, I've had the pleasure to develop relationships with so many good kids and families. And although most players and parents have the…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on November 4, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

CBA Players Given the Opportunity to Give Back

In conjunction with the Mike Spiers Foundation, we are proud to offer our High School players the opportunity to earn community service hours and to give back to the youth in our program by promoting the game of baseball. We believe that all of the players in our high school program have the exceptional ability to lead, and we would like to help them…

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Added by Joe Spiers on May 9, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Scout Ball: What it is? What it isn't?

With many amateur baseball programs today pretending to be what they're not, we felt that it's a good time to touch on topic of Scoutball, what it is, and how it's meant to benefit a high school player.

What is Scout Ball?

Scout leagues in Southern California are built by MLB organizations'…

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Added by Joe Spiers on January 31, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Don't Hit the College Recruiting Panic Button.

Over the last decade, college recruiting has evolved into a more competitive industry than ever. With Perfect Game and USA Baseball taking center stage with their tournaments and events, their are countless other camps and "showcases" for players to attend and for parents to spend $1000's of dollars on over the course of their kids' high school career. On top of…

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Added by Joe Spiers on November 19, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Updating Your FieldLevel Profile

Parents and Players,

We as a staff will begin sending out more information in the form of a newsletter and would like to touch on topics that will help give our players an edge on the field, academically, and in the recruiting process.

 

For our High School players, do your best to keep your FieldLevel profile information up to date. After each semester, you should be updating…

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Added by Joe Spiers on October 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

FIELDLEVEL INTELLIGENCE: 20 TRENDING TRAVEL BALL TEAMS ON FIELDLEVEL FOR JANUARY

Top trending travel programs based on college coach network connections as well as ratings from college coaches regarding roster completeness, player assessment, projection accuracy, and more.…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on February 3, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

CBA Marucci and Rookies Named to the Perfect Game's 16u 2013 Final Top 25 Rankings

Congratulations to our 2015 grads - CBA Marucci and CBA Rookies finishing in Perfect Game 16u top 25 teams for 2013. CBA Finished the 2013 calendar year with two Top 25 ranked teams in Perfect Game's rankings. 

2013 16u Final Travel Team Rankings
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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on December 10, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Welcome aboard Charles Chatman!

Charles, the head coach at Tustin High School, has been added to the CBA Staff as a youth coordinator for the 12u and 11u CBA Tillers. Chatman has many years of experience working in youth baseball in Southern California.

Chatman states, "with the quality 12 year old players that we have currently in our program, we should be able to compete at a high level…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on November 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

CBA adds 1st Rounder, Jiovanni Mier to its Instructional Staff

Drafted in 2009 in the 1st Round (21st pick) out of Bonita High School by the Houston Astros, he currently serves as the Double-A affiliate Shortstop. He played 4 years in high school under Mike Spiers and the ABD Bulldogs and was awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove in 2009 as The Best High School Shortstop in the country. Mier was ranked as a top 10…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on November 8, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

2015 Grad, Zeke Young, Verbally Commits to Duke

Congratulations to Zeke Young LHP/OF Great Oak HS and his family on his verbal to Duke.

Zeke is a hard worker on the field as well as in the classroom as he has maintained a 4.3 GPA. We wish you continued success Zeke!

Added by California Baseball Academy USA on November 1, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

"Either you're stupid or you don't care... and I know you care."

This was a phrase that my dad, Mike Spiers, used on occasion to help bring the best out of his players when they weren't taking care of business. Many times he would say it when guys wouldn't hustle to pick up bats or play catch with the outfielder. When we knew we had responsibilities as players and didn't execute them, he would lightheartedly…

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Added by Joe Spiers on November 1, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mike Spiers Foundation Dinner & Comedy Show Tickets are now on sale!

The Mike Spiers Foundation will be holding its 1st fundraising event at Steven's Steakhouse in the City of Commerce on November 15.

 

Please RSVP as soon as possible for this event by contacting Aurora Jubile by phone or text messaging at (909) 957-0340 or by purchasing your tickets. 

 

We appreciate the support of all who are attend and look forward to seeing all of…

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Added by Joe Spiers on October 23, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

5 Major reasons you should think twice about sliding head first

What are the real dangers of sliding head first, is it faster, and is it worth it?

 

"A 2003 study in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine said there was "no significant difference" in speed between sliding headfirst and feetfirst." -foxsportssouthwest.com

 

As an advocate of…

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Added by Joe Spiers on October 18, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

World Championship Pool Preview for CBA

Patrick Ebert's Projected Pool Winner:  CBA Marucci

Chris Betts, CBA Marucci

With the exception of Texas native Luken Baker, a righthander that is currently ranked as the 62nd best prospect in the class of 2015, the CBA Marucci roster is compiled entirely of California players, 14 of which (of 21) hail from the 2015 class.…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on October 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

2017 Grad Nick Allen Commits to USC

We are proud to announce that Nick Allen, a 2017 grad from Francis Parker HS in San Diego, has committed to the University of Southern California.

Nick is the first of the CBA 2017 grad class to commit to a 4-year school so far. He has been apart of our program and staff for several years now and it has been fun to watch him grow as a player on and off…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on October 14, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

19 CBA Players Listed on the Perfect Game/Evoshield Upperclass National Championship All-Tournament Team while the Rookies make it to the Final Four

Photo: Meant to post this last week: Congrats to Josh Glassey and the CBA Rookies for making it to the Final Four of the Perfect Game/Evoshield Upperclass Nationall Championships last week.

Congratulations to the CBA Rookies for making it to the Final Four of the Perfect Game/Evoshield Upperclass National Championships last week.

Perfect Game has released its official All Tournament Team from the 2013 PG/EvoShield National Championship (Underclass).  The event was held Sept. 13-16 at Goodyear Ballpark and Camelback Ranch in Goodyear and Phoenix, Ariz.  The players selected were based on first-hand observations as well as statistical data…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on October 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Victory College Camp Registration is open until Oct Nov 8.

Victory College Camps

 

2014 College Camp Date:

Victory College Camp: Foothill High School - Tustin, CA - December 7-8,…

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Added by California Baseball Academy USA on October 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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