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D1Draftable 2015 Team Tournament Schedule

Date Event Name Location Registration Cost Details
JULY 9-13 D1DRAFTABLE/BEST IN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP
5 GAME GUARANTEE - 15U-18U 
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND and
VIRGINIA SPORTS COMPLEX
Closed $20 Event Pass (14 and Under Free)

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JULY 17-19 D1DRAFTABLE TEAM SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT
4 GAME GUARANTEE - (2016-2019 GRADS)
VIRGINIA TECH Express Entry Form $875
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JULY 24-26 D1DRAFTABLE TEAM SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT
4 GAME GUARANTEE - (2016-2019 GRADS)
LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY Express Entry Form $875 Look Who's Playing

BON AIR BASEBALL LEAGUE creates unique summer baseball league.

The Bon Air Baseball League announces the creation of a new summer league to serve the developmental needs of top players.

The SIM LEAGUE will offer simulated game opportunities to its members every Wednesday night (weather permitting) at the James River High School baseball complex in Midlothian, Virginia. The games are designed to let pitchers and hitters face off in a simulated game without the trappings of a competitive game. The SIM LEAGUE is expected to appeal to a variety of players including those looking to test newly developed skills or those trying to return to playing form following an injury or long layoff.

Look Who's Playing (SIM A Games):

  • Professional Players: Recently released players who want to stay sharp while waiting to sign with another affilated or independent league team.
  • College Players: Players not playing in a summer wood bat league who want to stay sharp over the summer. Players look to test their progress as they return to throwing/playing following an injury. Includes D1, D2, D3, juco players
  • Rising College Freshman: Players not playing competitively in the summer between high school and freshman year in college. League offers opportunity to set your own schedule and keep weekends open.
  • Rising High School juniors/seniors who are committed to play in college: Once committed, high school players often want to improve a specific area like adding a new pitch or improving ability to hit to all fields.
  • Pitchers interested in working on new pitches, tweaking mechanics, building arm strength, improving command.
  • Hitters interested in working on switch hitting, new swing mechanics, timing, improving situational hitting. Baserunning is optional.
  • Participants are welcome to take up fielding positions and work on playmaking skills individually or in pairs.

    JOIN BY JUNE 15 and Save $50 off League Membership.

For more information contact: bonairbaseball@d1draftable.com

Professional scouts, player agents, college coaches, and professional instructors are expected to find the SIM League format a useful place to evaluate player readiness. Additionally, while no umpires are provided or needed for a simulated game we expect umpires looking to improve ball/strike recognition will also find the SIM League to be a valuable training ground.

Costs: There are two costs associated with participation. An fixed rate membership fee and a pay as you go participation fee. All participants must register for membership in the Bon Air Baseball League. The non-refundable membership fee is $99. All memberships expire/renew on April 30.
Players also pay $10 each time they participate in a SIM League game and get either 3 innings of pitching (45 pitches) or 3 at bats. Additional innings and at bats can be added for $5 per. Catchers do not pay participation fee and earn 1 at bat for each inning or bullpen they catch.

SIM League A Games Eligibility: Professional players, college players, 2015 high school grads, rising high school juniors and seniors who are committed to colleges.

SIM League B Games Eligibility: Uncommitted players ages 16-18

SIM League C Games Eligibility: Ages 13-15

About Bon Air Baseball League
The mission of the Bon Air Baseball League is to serve the developmental needs of serious baseball players by creating unique playing opportunities. Bon Air Baseball League is a division of American Baseball Holdings LLC, the recognized leader in developing playing opportunities for high performance athletes. Other divisions include D1Draftable Baseball which produces high level championship tournaments and showcases. The Richmond Braves National Baseball Clubs division fields national championship caliber travel teams ages 14 and up. The newly formed Richmond Braves Model Youth Developmental Program assists organizers of youth teams that want to adopt the competition standards pioneered by the Richmond Braves National program.

INVINCIBLE VELOCITY BASE CAMP
Get a Free Look inside the training program everyone is talking about - INVINCIBLE VELOCITY Power Throwing
Featuring Jeff Roberts, Founder Invincible Velocity
 

COST: FREE (Registration Required)
 

Who should attend: Pitchers and Position Players of all ages and ability who want to throw harder. Parents accompanying registered players welcome.
 

Topic: How to build head turning throwing velocity in 2015 and unlock your potential.

Great news!: Your chances of gaining a college scholarship just keep getting better! If you believe that throwing a baseball 90 mph is your ticket to a college baseball scholarship or pro contract, then first, you are right and second I have great news for you! Your competition is being told to GIVE IT UP! That's right, a vocal and very credible group of former athletes and medical experts have concluded that youth baseball players throwing a baseball leads to Tommy John surgeries at the Major League Level. They recommend that youth and high school baseball players play less and limit development of throwing velocity! In other words, they are telling you and your competition NOT TO EVEN TRY. 

Hi, my name is Jeff Roberts. I'm not a former MLB player or a trained medical expert. If you are still reading this after that admission, then you must be one of those rare folks who know that following the herd guarantees mediocrity. I love it when I see articles that discourage baseball players from doing the exact things it takes to become great because I know it means my clients will have less competition in the future. In baseball, like any endeavor, you have to find a way to separate yourself from almost everyone else. And the best way to separate yourself is to start to throw hard!  Velocity equals opportunity. Period.

Where do you stand right now? Find the chart at the very bottom of this page and study it for a few moments.  Are you on track to get the opportunities you want?  Think about how you will feel if everyone stopped to watch whenever you throw a baseball off the mound, across the infield or out of the outfield! Or better yet  imagine how it will feel to get a baseball scholarship at the #1 college of your dreams or a big, fat signing bonus to play professionally! Join me in this free, fast paced demonstration of the Invincible Velocity Power Throwing Program. See first hand the process high velocity throwers use to add MPHs to their throws.  Learn the language, vocabulary and concepts we use to create world class throwers year in and year out. If you want to make heads turn, jaws drop and unlimited opportunities come your way in 2015 and beyond then join us for one of our FREE summer base camps.

INVINCIBLE VELOCITY BASE CAMP DATES
Cost: FREE (Registration is required)

All camps will be held at host facilities in Richmond, Virginia.
Check-in starts at 9:30 am.
Morning Session: 10:00 am -12:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 30

Tuesday, July 14

Tuesday, July 28

Monday, August 10

Monday, August 24

REGISTER NOW
 

 INVINCIBLE VELOCITY ADVANCED TRAINING CAMPS

Date Camp Name Description Cost Location Host Registration Extra Benefits
June 30 - July 1 INVINCIBLE VELOCITY = OPPORTUNITY Full Immersion Camp for Pitchers Implement the entire INVINCIBLE Training System. Extensive hands on training that reveals every detail of our world class approach to building velocity. (Participants are required to attend a Base Camp.) $595 (lunch included)

Bon Air Baseball League, North Chesterfield, VA

Open Includes Membership in the Bon Air Baseball League (a $99 value) and option to pitch in a SIM LEAGUE game  between Bon Air Barnstormers and Virginia Farm Boys on Wed. afternoon (weather permitting)
July 14-15 INVINCIBLE VELOCITY Father/Son Pitching When Fathers and Sons get on the same page with training, the sky is the limit. Join us for this Father/Son version of our Full Immersion Velocity Camp. When the love of the game is shared by father and son, nothing is impossible. A rare opportunity to put your son on the path to greatness in baseball and deepen the bond between father and son.

$995 includes father and son

(Meals included starting with dinner on July 13)

Bon Air Baseball League, North Chesterfield, VA

Application Includes Membership in the Bon Air Baseball League for son (a $99 value) and option to pitch in a SIM LEAGUE game  between Bon Air Barnstormers and Virginia Farmboys on Wed. afternoon (weather permitting)
July 28-30 INVINCIBLE VELOCITY = OPPORTUNITY Full Immersion Camp for Pitchers Implement the entire INVINCIBLE Training System. Extensive hands on training that reveals every detail of our world class approach to building velocity. (Participants are required to attend a Base Camp.) $595

(Lunch included)

Bon Air Baseball League, North Chesterfield, VA

Open Includes Membership in the Bon Air Baseball League (a $99 value) and option to pitch in a SIM LEAGUE game  between Bon Air Barnstormers and Virginia Farmboys on Wed. afternoon (weather permitting)
Aug. 10-12 INVINCIBLE VELOCITY = OPPORTUNITY Full Immersion Camp for Pitchers - Residential Participants will stay in residence and in addition to all the full immersion training, they receive expanded mental skills training, athletic training, opportunities

$995

(Meals/lodging/local transport included)

Bon Air Baseball League, North Chesterfield, VA

Application Includes Membership in the Bon Air Baseball League (a $99 value) and option to pitch in a SIM LEAGUE game  between Bon Air Barnstormers and Virginia Farmboys on Wed. afternoon (weather permitting)
Aug 25-26 INVINCIBLE VELOCITY = OPPORTUNITY Full Immersion Camp for Pitchers Implement the entire INVINCIBLE Training System. Extensive hands on training that reveals every detail of our world class approach to building velocity. (Participants are required to attend a Base Camp.)

$595

(lunch included)

Bon Air Baseball League, North Chesterfield, VA

Open Includes Membership in the Bon Air Baseball League (a $99 value) and option to pitch in a SIM LEAGUE game  between Bon Air Barnstormers and Virginia Farmboys on Wed. afternoon (weather permitting)

INVINCIBLE VELOCITY TRAINING DAY CAMPS
(Participation in free INVINCIBLE VELOCITY BASE CAMP is required.)
Position Players Only (by request

Pitchers Only Day Camps: $150/session

INVINCIBLE VELOCITY TRAINING ALL ACCESS SUMMER PASS
Participate in all full immersion camps and day camps.

Best value: $1800 (add $400 for Father/Son Camp)


 

The less traveled road leads to rich rewards.

Heading into his senior year of high school, David Parkinson had no scholarship opportunities being offered to him. Then he came to an INVINCIBLE VELOCITY camp. Eighteen months later his opportunities include a potential high draft pick in the June MLB amateur draft and several large scholarship offers from the top schools in the ACC and SEC. Here is an excerpt of his story as told by INVINCIBLE VELOCITY founder Jeff Roberts.

It’s 9 am on a June morning when I pull up to the stadium with a trailer full of baseballs, bands, laptops, monitors, tables and chairs, and food and water for the first INVINCIBLE Velocity Camp of the summer. Day 1 of the two day event isn’t scheduled to start for another couple of hours but he’s already here, sitting on a chair in the shade of the clubhouse. I don’t know who he is yet, but boy I am glad to see him. Usually set up for the camp is a one man job, but its already smoking hot this morning and the sun hasn’t fully cleared the pines that line the road. It will be nice to have a helper today.

I hop out of the cab of the truck and head down the steps to enlist his aid.   He sees me coming and stands up. “Big boy,” I say to myself. He grins and extends his hand before I can say anything out loud to him. “Good morning Coach, need some help?” I answer “yes” then ask why he’s here so early. He grins again and says “I thought it started earlier. The lady with the keys to the restrooms was here and said it started at 11 am, so I figured I would wait.”

At this point all I can say for sure is he is a big boy and he’s left handed (the glove gave it away) “You are,” I start to say. “David Parkinson”, he quickly replies.  “I pitch for the Richmond Braves 17U.”  Ok. He’s a big boy, a lefty, a rising senior who plays for the top travel program and before today, I hadn’t heard much about him. Wonder why?

The early morning promise of a scorching hot day is fulfilled by the time we break out of the classroom session of the camp and take the field for the first time around 2 pm.  It takes that long to introduce David and the other participants to the Pillars of Invincibility, essentially the language and vocabulary of high velocity throwing that we use to describe our methods.

A camp full of first timers is a beautiful thing. After listening to us mostly contradict everything they have ever heard about pitching and throwing, they can’t wait to get on the field and show us their stuff. Predictably they spill out of the classroom onto the field and head straight for the bucket to grab a baseball.  One of our staff is already there to greet them.  “We don’t throw to warm up. We warm up to throw. Put the baseballs back and step away for the bucket,” he says gently.   About 45 minutes later, they are back at the bucket to get a baseball. Only now they know what it means when we say “warm up to throw” and nobody more than David. Sweat is rolling down the big boy’s face. His cheeks are bright red and I notice for the first time that there is more boy than man in that big body as the sweat glistens on the peach fuzz on his face.

At age 17, Mother Nature hasn’t finished with this kid and I am reminded of another lefty who pitched for the Braves a few years ago.  Danny Hultzen was already an artist when I first saw him at age 12. He still was more boy than man at age 17. Mother Nature finally caught up with him his senior year in high school  and by the time he reached the mound at Davenport Field in Charlottesville he was untouchable.

David is really huffing and puffing. It’s hot as blue blazes so I give him the benefit of the doubt and ask who he goes to for athletic training. He gives me a blank stare.  “Professionally supervised strength and conditioning,” I say. No answer from David,  so I turn and ask for a show of hands. “How many of you go to someone for professionally supervised strength and conditioning? Not something offered by your high school baseball coach or the weight training in PE. How many of you go to someone who has letters after his name that indicate he knows how to train athletes?”  No hands go up. No surprise.  “Significant opportunity for improvement”, one staffer says dryly in reference to a phrase used in lieu of the word “pitiful” by PT’s during physical evaluations.

After throwing for a while, it’s time for the first round of throwing tests. The first thing we measure is displacement.  The second test measures velocity.  After the tests are completed, I no longer wonder why I never heard much about David Parkinson. His throwing velocity is upper 70’s. One of the 14 year olds in the camp throws it just as hard.

Over the course of two days, we get to know the boys. We read their body language when we evaluate their throwing patterns. We watch them during the drills.  Are they leaning in when we speak? Parkinson is leaning in. He’s not going through the motions. He a rising senior with no opportunities to pitch in college.   And as camp draws to a close, we ask two simple questions to the assembled: Are you satisfied with your velocity? If not, are you willing to change? 

It’s a long two days and everyone scatters when it’s over. The packing up is usually a one man job. I am in the trailer when I hear “Need some help Coach?” I turn toward the back door of the trailer. It’s David Parkinson, leaning in.

Coming soon: Chapter 2: The devil is in the details ... building a world class pitcher.

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