We select players who we think will be able to play at the next level, be that youth, high school varsity or college and professional. The goal is to make these players competitive at the appropriate level. In order to be competitive, players must put in time of their own in improving their skill level. If you are willing to devote time each week to improving your skills, be it hitting, baserunning, fielding, pitching, catching, etc., then this is for you. You will be selected because you have shown something that we think will translate into a baseball or softball player. You have to become competitive by working on your game. Some of you will have the tools plus the developed skills to become elite players. Whether you are elite, competitive or select the goal is to get better.
Our coaches are among the best at recognizing talent and coaching the skills of the game. You must want to be part of the program in order to optimize what the coaches bring to the party. The teams will not be democracies, there will be no votes cast. The player fee does not buy you the right to vote, it buys you a spot on the roster and the experienced coaching. The coaches will lead and expect you to follow. If you are willing to take direction and put in time on your own to develop your baseball skills, this is the place to be. If you have a high level of commitment to success and a high level of commitment to the leadership we will provide, being a part of the Steel City Select is the place for you.
Steel City Select believes a big part of our success comes from our unique training philosophy. Players will receive fundamental skill instruction, team oriented instruction, and strategies involving the mental approach to baseball. Since learning happens in a variety of different ways, we take a functional approach to developing the complete athlete. This will help them develop talent and improve their skill sets while also preparing them for life experiences. Our player development program focuses on building fundamentally sound baseball and softball players, but also strong, explosive, agile athletes. Attention to detail is stressed to all players by our staff.
Steel City Select coaches all utilize a proven system designed specifically by our company. We spend a great deal of time and resources putting together staff and making sure everyone is on the same page. Coaches meet every week and map out practices in advance. All coaches teach the same system and routine to every player, allowing the players to develop consistency.