….What does that mean for you?
The Mid-Atlantic Orioles are now the Regional Partner for Virginia and the Carolina’s.
As the regional partner, in 2018 we will begin hosting the 16 team Future Stars Series Regional. The winner of which will earn a bid, to play in the Super-Regional and then a chance at playing for the national championship.
The Future Stars Series
The Future Stars Series has regional and national tournaments. There are two regional tournaments per age group held in regional hubs of Program15’s designation. The top 4 teams from these events qualify for a National event in Houston. The national events have a maximum of 64 teams in them for maximum exposure and competition. Each National event has a scouting combine and a four game guarantee, with a championship determined through pool play. The regional events have national staff attendance for player development consistency and are run in a spring training format. As in MLB scouting, the country is divided into 16 regions in the US and 3 in Canada. Each US region has a maximum of 14 travel organizations and 2 at large berth teams.
Player Combine coming this November.
Players attending a Future Stars Series event will receive a full scouting report, developmental feedback and plan to assist in their long-term growth from scouts who have signed Major League players. Each player will also be evaluated for a potential invitation to participate in the National Trials and opportunity to be selected as a member of the National Team to play in an International World Series scheduled for the Summer of 2018 in Houston, TX.
The Future Stars Series Skills and Evaluation Camps consist of the following two-day combine structure.
• Tools testing by position
• Athletic strength and conditioning testing with instruction
• Defensive skill player development by position
• Hitting: on field and in Cages with instruction
• Pitchers: arm care, long toss, PFP’s, pitching fundamentals, instruction
Below are what TSI’s Director, Chris McKnight and Program 15 CEO, Jeremy Booth have to say about this partnership:
“We are extremely excited to be included in this game changing program. Jeremy has put together an outstanding staff of former MLB players and scouts who are passionate about player development. The Future Stars Series will provide players from across North America a very unique opportunity to develop their skills and compete with the best baseball programs in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. My staff and are looking forward to assisting Jeremy and the FSS make a difference in the lives of all of the players we work with.”
– Chris McKnight, Vice President TSI/Mid Atlantic Orioles
“We’re excited to add Chris McKnight and the Mid Atlantic Orioles to the Future Stars Series and Program15. Chris and Reggie are true professionals who have track records of playing, coaching, and scouting at all levels of the game and have taken that experience to grow the game and help players. They’re in it for the right reasons and in a short time have seen the area of Richmond, VA grow in unity through their influence in the baseball community. Any time you get a chance to work with people like Chris and Reggie, you take it.”
– Jeremy Booth, CEO, Program 15, New Balance Future Stars Series
For more information, visit the Program15 website.