As another baseball season draws to an end I hope that you and your son had a great season and made some lasting memories. The game of baseball is a special game that allows for tremendous growth both physically and mentally. As hard as it might be to think about next year, I want to encourage you to do so. The reality of competitive baseball today is that it is year round and the end of summer marks the beginning of “next year” so to speak. I say all this to inform you about the Ironmen Baseball Organization that I have decided to join forces with. My time home over the last two years has taught me that the city of Louisville is arguably the most disjointed youth baseball city in America. Up to this point there is no established organization that is the unquestioned place where the area’s finest baseball players train, practice, get instruction, and ultimately compete at the highest level of their age group. That is about to change. This email serves as an official announcement that the Louisville Baseball Center, The Ironmen, and Chris Burke Baseball have all joined forces to give the Kentuckiana area its first nationally competitive travel baseball organization.
The Ironmen have just completed their first year of competition and were successful at 6 different age groups. While the Ironmen were started as a Southern Indiana group now the organization will become a place where the best players from both sides of the river can develop and compete.
This is in no way a business venture for me. This is a non profit organization that is in the business of helping kids reach their goals in the game of baseball. The organization is lead by Mark Peters a baseball man who has 18 years of experience in the elite competitive youth baseball world. His experience and relationships in this field are a huge asset to any family that is apart of the Ironmen organization. Also, he has created an organization that has great core values and desires to teach players about much more than just playing the game. For these reasons and more, I am putting my stamp of approval on the Ironmen as the “place” for all of the area’s best players to play. I will be associated with the organization in many ways, and I am excited about being able to serve as a mentor and resource to the players, parents, and coaches of this great organization.
Tryouts will be held August 18 and 19 at St.Matthews.We will have teams from 9u to 17u. Here is the link to the Ironmen website, http://Ironmenbaseballclub.org and the online registration http://register.myonlinecamp.com/camp.cfm?CampName=&sport=2&city=&state=Ky&pricerange=&start=1&id=25929
I have been blessed to play the game of baseball at every level and accomplish many of my dreams. I have played all over the world, competed in both the College and Major League World Series, and had the opportunity to play with some Hall of Fame players. My hope is that through the Ironmen Baseball Organization your son will be able to achieve his dreams in the game of baseball as well. Together we can do great things!