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Feature Story : for August, 2004,

Fall Ball and Off Season Training

There are several fall ball programs available in the area.  These are teams and special  instruction for players from age 10 to 18. The emphasis of fall ball is instruction and improvement of an individuals game.  This is good time to learn a new position, work on a different pitch, or get exposure for a team for next season.  (Note, we will be updating this page so check back or if you have information to add email us.)

Metro Parks
Has a Fall High School league. Ages 14-18,  Games are held at Heidelberg Park,   Call 253-305-1025 for information.
Triplecrown Baseball
Has a fall instructional program. Games are held at Saghalie Jr. High, Federal Way  Call 253-297-4872 for information.
Pacific Sports Center
239 West Stewart Avenue
Puyallup, WA 98371
Has Fall Instructional and Hitting leagues and offers a indoor work out facilities, including batting cages, fielding and throwing tunnels, With  private professional baseball instruction, camps on hitting, fielding and pitching. Web site  www.PacificSportsCenter.com web 
Fall Instructional League
PSC offers a Fall Instructional League aimed at developing the player through live game situations and professional instruction.
Ages: 8 - 18
Location: Puyallup Rec Center Complex
For more information, contact: 253-770-7526

Teams and individuals welcome.

Big League Edge, has just partnered with the Pacific Sports Center to open up my revolutionary baseball training academy, The Big League Edge School of Excellence.

Starting on Saturday, September 11th, Big League Edge and the Pacific Sports Center will begin the first ever USA Baseball Fall League. USA Baseball has partnered with Big League Edge to provide this fall baseball league that will feature Select Teams from all over the Tacoma and Puget Sound regions. There will also be teams made up of students from our School of Excellence, that will represent the Pacific Sports Center in the Fall League.

The USA Baseball Fall League will feature a 12 game schedule. Games start on September 18th and run through October 23rd. There will be three divisions- ages 9-12, ages 13-14, and ages 15-18. Fourteen year olds can decide whether they want to play in the 15-18 age bracket or the 13-14 age bracket, depending on the field dimensions they are comfortable with.Pricing is $1500 per team (up to 15 players per team). Each team enrolled in the 12 game Fall League receives: -
A league kickoff banquet on Friday, September 10th, featuring guest speaker and major league starting pitcher Jim Parque.
Free enrollment into Big League Edge's Diamond Dreams Baseball Camp ($200 value),that features 4 major leaguers.
-$100 off Big League Edge's Scouting Camp (ages 14 and up), on September 25th
Washington State Baseball Academy
(AKA Washington Select)
Are now taking sign-ups for our Fall Program which runs Sept. thru Dec. 2004.
        Ages 8 thru 18
      Call 206-941-0933

These are individual teams that play in a league.  Some of these programs have several teams, based on age and turnout.
Little League
Area Little Leagues have fall ball teams and for age 10 to 12 and 13 - 14.   Contact the local Little League for information.  Local LL Web Sites,    Soundview Little League covers the Tacoma School District
NW Timberjacks
Fall Ball program for ages 14U, 16U, 18 U  Contact Coach Mike Brooks for complete details for Fall and Summer program   253-209-3680 / mikro922@earthlink.net
Triple Play Baseball
Fall Ball program for ages 12-18. Web site has all the details.
The 2004 Fall program will begin Aug 28, 9:00am @ Bellarmine High School in Tacoma Washington. Orientation and evaluation will begin at 9:00 AM. Bring all your baseball equipment for evaluations and workout.
Mid Sound Krushers
Has a fall ball team contact Eric Bloyd at 253-476-0579    email ericbloyd@yahoo.com

MidSound and the Seattle A's have joined to run 3-4 different fall leagues. Rodney Walker and I, Eric Bloyd, are going to schedule 14-20 games for each club, depending on the depth of the pitching staffs on each club. We, MidSound, will be playing somewhere between 35 and 55 games. Games will be played as far north as Skagit Valley CC (18u only) and as far south as Portland. There will be tourney opportunities for those clubs who wish to participate in them. Shoot me an email, I think you can up top. If not, my address is ericbloyd@yahoo.com. For the younger clubs, 14u and 16u, there will be clinics put on once per week per city covering pitching, hitting, baserunning, fielding and an intro to plyometrics (speed and explosion).

Riptide Baseball Academy
at Saint Martin's College, ages 18 and under, contact Coach Garland at 253-740-1433 or Coach Chubb at 360-791-5925. Fall baseball begins September 11th.
High Schools
There are several informal fall teams played at local high schools, contact your coach for information.

Off Season Training
Specialty Books
Strength Training For Baseball
Hitting Coach Web Site

This page will be updated as we get more information, so check back.
 updated 8/20/04

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