Marucci Elite Texas

History

The Marucci Elite travel ball program began in Baton Rouge, LA, and quickly gained national prominence through the high school age groups, winning several National Championship tournaments. In 2013, Marucci Sports Partner and former MLB All-Star, Adam Dunn, expanded the program into Texas under the name Marucci Houston. Under the guidance of Kevin Witt, our youth baseball program (ages 8-14), “Marucci Houston Bulls”, was formed in the Fall of 2013. In just two short years, the “Marucci Houston Bulls” became one of the finest baseball development organizations in the region.

In the Fall of 2016, with expansion to other areas of the region in mind, we rebranded both the youth and high school programs, and the Marucci Elite Texas era was born. Our organization’s primary focus continues to be the development of players’ fundamental skills and knowledge of the game, as we strive to produce champions on the field and in life, through the core values of respect, integrity, discipline, accountability, and hard work.

Our first branch of expansion came in the Fall of 2016, as we welcomed Marucci Elite Texas-Austin into our family. The Austin branch offers teams in the youth and high school age groups as well. Based in Georgetown, TX, Marucci Elite Texas-Austin boasts a beautiful training facility, and a staff that is aligned with all aspects and values of the Marucci Elite Texas brand.

What to Expect

Youth Program:

  • Detailed organizational structure and communication
  • Detailed organizational structure and communication
  • Focus on skill development and individual/tram fundamentals
  • A development program meant for players of ALL skill levels (multiple teams in each age group if numbers allow it)
  • Two professionally run practices each week
  • Detailed and disciplined instruction
  • Competitive, high-rep, high-intensity practices
  • Physical conditioning
  • 10-12 tournaments (Spring); 5-6 tournaments (Fall)
  • Formal parent/player/coach evaluation meetings
  • Team Parent Representative
  • Fun, family-oriented setting and environment

COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

We are always on the lookout for qualified coaches that can enhance our organization, as well as our player’s and families’ experience. Our Spring season runs from February through July, and consists of two practices each week (on set days), and 10-12 tournaments. The Fall season runs from September through December, and consists of two practices each week (on set days), and 5-6 tournaments. College or professional experience is preferred, but not required. Coaches much be able to follow the Marucci Elite Texas values and development curriculum. If interested, please email a current resume and any questions to Jordan Venable at jvenable@maruccielite.com.

BECOME A MARUCCI ELITE TEXAS TEAM

If you currently have a team or teams, and are interested in joining the Marucci Elite Texas family, please email Jordan Venable at jvenable@maruccielite.com. There are several different options and packages to choose from, when becoming a part of the Marucci Elite Texas organization. Please note that any potential new Marucci Elite Texas team must abide by the same values and development curriculum of the Marucci Elite Texas organization.

Our Mission

To develop the complete baseball player using a measurable approach to physical and mental skills through the application of a structured, disciplined curriculum that provides excellence in instruction, leadership, and facilities for families that align with the Marucci Elite Texas core values.
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MARUCCI ELITE TEXAS KEY ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS

Player Health:
The player’s overall health is the most important aspect. We teach proper baseball health practices and assure that the player’s arm is not overused during events. We will never practice or play a player that is injured, in order to prevent further injury.

Goal Setting:
It is extremely important not only in baseball, but in life, to understand the importance of setting goals. We believe that through setting individual and team goals, players learn to understand the process of achieving these goals, as well as learn the importance of personal accountability.

Focus Through Discipline:
The goal of each practice should be to push players to a higher level of physical skills, mental toughness, and focus. With that in mind, we strive to maintain physical intensity to drive the mental and physical discipline required to become a fierce competitor. Being extremely detailed and physical conditioning are core to our program, in order to drive physical readiness, mental focus, accountability, and discipline.

Accountability:
We are passionate about developing the ownership of an athlete’s improvement opportunities, as well as personal responsibilities. We believe that this is the foundation of the development process. It starts with the expectations to demand excellence from each player in order to help others around him, on and off the field.

Subject Matter Excellence:
Our coaches have experience at various levels, ranging from college to professional baseball. We utilize the knowledge of these experienced professionals to create a consistent standard of educating and developing young players, of all skill levels, within the Marucci Elite Texas organization. Our developing baseball players will inherit the knowledge from professional coaches through this standard. We refer to this as establishing the player’s baseball IQ.

Communication/Feedback:
A truly great program must include player development based on a formalized curriculum that is tailored to the individual. This yields formal evaluation reports and feedback sessions for the player and parents to reach alignment on the athlete’s physical and mental development.

Family Commitment & Participation:
The Marucci Elite Texas organization is an institution for baseball training and player development. Parents play a significant role in our process and must be committed to our core values, and their role within them. Parents will not be allowed on the field unless certified by a professional coach to have a role on the field, as an assistant coach. Players are expected to be on time for practices and games. Unacceptable or frequent absenteeism can be grounds for expulsion from the program at the coach’s discretion, without a refund. In addition, parental involvement in player evaluations and development plans is expected to promote collaborative development, so expectations are aligned in the development progress of the player. Player Evaluation Meetings are required and full parental participation is expected.