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The Test Baseball Development Plan
Test Baseball has made a commitment to develop players within its organization. This commitment consist of three
phases; Youth Development, Pre-Showcase Preparation and Showcase Baseball. Each phase and its coaches understand
what needs to be taught and how each phase connects itself to one another. As a player moves through each phase,
certain abilities will be expected and preparation for the next phase will be focused on.
Phase 1; Youth Development 9u-12u; TEST feels this is where our best instructors & instruction takes place. The foundation
of a player, the mechanics and understanding of the game is provided in the stage. Although players progress on different
timelines, the basics of becoming a fundamentally-sound player starts at this Phase. Effective coaching and instruction are
paramount at this level.
Phase 2; Pre-Showcase Preparation 13u-14u; At this Phase players will start to condition their body and focus on the
elements that are require to become a valued player in the eyes the Showcase evaluators. Not only playing the game the
right way, but, understanding what recruiters want to see is the key to maximizing a player’s potential. At this Phase,
players will focus on arm & core strength, speed & agility, etc., as well as baseball. This phase allows a player a 2-year focus
on what it take to be successful at the Showcase Level.
Phase 3; Showcase Baseball 15u-18u; The Showcase and Final Phase is where players will start to showcase their skills as
an overall athlete and baseball player to the college/university community. By continuing the off-the-field training and as a
player grows, this is where Test Baseball provides the very best Showcase platform(s) for players to be seen by colleges and
universities. By working together, a player’s performance and the organization’s relationships with colleges and
universities will provide a recruiting vehicle second to none.
Overall, Test Baseball provides a proven ‘roadmap’ to allow players to learn the game and families to understand the
process. Each phase is connected and leads to the overall development of a player.