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Spotlight Series: Force 15U Program

Posted by Force Sports Club at Sep 20, 2019 12:15PM PDT
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Note: See this and all of our spotlight series posts here: Spotlight Series

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 15U Program. The 15U is run by Coach Paul, Coach Dan, Coach Dean and Coach Rob primarily with training and support from the Force staff across the program.

The 15U team has been an example of where we would like all of our Force teams to get to over time. This team (in large part) has been playing together since 10U and have been following “The Force Way”. Their loyalty to the club, dedication and hard work have paid off in many ways. The 15U program runs a collegiate-style split squad approach where we operate as ONE TEAM! There is no A and B component, and all players, parents and coaches on the team understand that the goal is to develop individually and as a unit / team over time. By following the Force Way, players benefit from an extremely flexible schedule with opportunities to play a lot of targeted baseball. 15U has two full on-field team practices twice per week. In addition, they also do focused hitting workouts together every other week at the cages. Every week the 15U workouts have bullpen / catcher specialization components, team defense components, situational offense (baserunning, hitting) and a revisitation of mechanics.

Already this season (since July, 2019), the team has racked up over 50 games on the season (as of September 16, 2019). They’re sitting at 39W, 9L, 3T. The club has participated in 6 tournaments already this season. They have won (championship – 1st place) in 3 of those 6 tournaments, they’ve taken 2nd place (finalist) in one of those tournaments playing “up” at the 16U level. They also just returned from the 2019 Perfect Game (PG) FALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP for freshman (in Arizona) where they competed against some of the best teams around the country and they placed 3rd overall (out of 22 teams). Force knocked off the #1 Seed and finished in the semifinals with 3rd place overall. Here we saw a team of pitching that was phenomenal allowing only 2 runs (on average) with a Team ERA of 1.93! That earned Force Baseball 10th in ranking nationally for pitching (out of 323 PG-qualifying teams). The 15U was also ranked 29th nationally in team batting average (out of 323 teams).

The 15U follow a model that all teams follow (progressive training as teams move up in the program). Playing mostly wood bat tournaments from here on out, the team is batting an impressive .340 with almost 400 runs scored. Teams that stay together, play together and using the Force Way they will be the best they can be both individually and as a team.

Congrats to our 15U program. Keep up the great work!

#ForceOwntheDiamond
#ForcePunchTheClock
#ComeForceWithUs

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Note: See this and all of our spotlight series posts here: Spotlight Series

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 12U Program. The 12U is run by Coach Dave, Coach Paul and Coach Pat primarily with training and support from the Force staff across the program. The Force is strong with this team of players and coaches!

Similar to the Force 11U who was recently spotlighted, this team has worked hard since last fall (2018) when they were 11U and becoming acclimated to the landscape of advanced baseball competition. This squad put their hard work to the test in over 40 games last season and racked up another 15-20 games in the spring. 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. Force 12U has continued this into the 2019 fall season. The team has been up-and-running since early July and they’ve been hard at work. With two practices per week, multiple games on the weekends the players have been given the flexibility to get game work in while balancing their availability.

It’s not about wins and losses, especially at this age, but they are seeing good results in that department. Force 12U is a combined 56(W), 17(L) and 5(T) since the fall. The 12U has played in three tournaments this season already having won the championship at their most recent USSSA (Fall Classic, Sept 2019). Here they racked up 50 hits and battled through 5 games to win the Championship, beating out the SD Longhorns to take home the rings. They were also finalists (2nd Place) in the highly competitive labor day tournament and they competed very well in their first tourney of the season.

Since beginning in mid July, Force 12U has already tallied up 24 games as of early/mid September this season. They have a team batting average of .359 this season so far which has been steadily on the rise. Just as impressive this team has racked up a whopping 19 home runs on the season. They have racked up over 200 runs scored on the season with just as many hits (204 runs, 195 hits).

We have seen 16 different pitchers in the rotation already this season already with a combined ERA of 3.7 on the season. Keep it up Force 12U!

Keep up the great work!

#ForceOwntheDiamond
#ForcePunchTheClock
#ComeForceWithUs

Spotlight Series: Force 11U Program

Posted by Force Sports Club at Sep 19, 2019 10:59PM PDT
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Note: See this and all of our spotlight series posts here: Spotlight Series

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!

#ForceOwntheDiamond
#ForcePunchTheClock
#ComeForceWithUs

Force 12U Wins USSSA Fall Classic

Posted by Force Sports Club at Sep 16, 2019 3:25PM PDT
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Congratulations goes out to our Force 12U Squad for winning this weekends USSSA Fall Classic! Force 12U took the Championship home in San Clemente after another great weekend of Force Baseball! Well done gents, keep up the great work!

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Congratulations to our Force 15U squad! Force battled some of the best in the 2019 Perfect Game (PG) Fall National Championship (Freshman) this past weekend in Arizona at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Force 15U took on some top ranked teams from around the country. They beat the number 1 overall seed to come away with 3rd place in the tournament out of 22 teams!

Force is always happy to offer our teams the opportunity to play, compete and succeed in high level events like Perfect Game (PG). PG hosts some of the highest quality amateur events while providing meaningful opportunities and information to players, MLB organizations, college coaches, and fans.

Great job Force 15U!

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