Spotlight Series: Force 11U Program
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As part of our spotlight series, we acknowledge teams, players, coaches or parents across the organization that are doing great things! Today we are recognizing our Force 11U Program. The 11U is run by Coach Mark and Coach Jeff with training and support from Coach Paul, Coach Ryan and our team of assistants across the program. This team has worked hard since last fall (2018) when they were 10U and just getting introduced to the landscape of advanced baseball competition. The program took the approach to foster on-the-job training and they gained a great deal of exposure in the fall playing over 40 games last season. Where most clubs play 1 game per week (at best), this team was given the opportunity to practice twice weekly, attend weekly skills sessions and benefited from a 40-game season in the fall of 2018 to work on rapid improvement. This process continues into this 2019 fall season as the 11U are “Punching the Clock”! With two practices per week and optional skills workouts each week the 11U are reaping the benefits. It’s not about wins and losses, especially at this age, but they are seeing good results in that department and have most recently won their Labor Day Tournament (Sept 2019) where they went undefeated and took home the Championship. In that tourney we saw 9 players batting over .500 on the weekend and the team average was .479. Ethan W. and Max S. racked up round trippers (homeruns) while Daniel V. was an impressive 5 for 7 on the weekend (with a .714 batting average).
So far the boys have racked up over 100 hits in just 13 games this season. We have also seen 9 different pitchers in action this season already with a combined ERA of 3.6 on the season. Impressive boys.Keep up the great work!