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Travel Baseball Tournament Organizers and Tournaments in Delaware

Milford Delaware Travel Baseball Tournaments
Baseball tournament organizer in Milford. Hear they put on some great ones.

Articles For Those New to Travel Baseball

What is Travel Baseball?
Clarkstown Baseball Association provides a cut and dry overview of what travel or elite baseball is and the differences between it and "Recreational" baseball.

Choosing a Youth Travel Baseball Team
This is a great introductory article for those new to the travel baseball scene that can help you narrow down what you are looking for.

Picking the Right Travel Baseball Team
By John Pinkman
Taking a look at Coaches, Mission, costs, size of team and much more.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Baseball
Pitchers aren't the only ones with overuse injuries in baseball. Check out the latest data and prevention tactics.

Pros and Cons of Parent Coaches and Being One Yourself
Parent coaches in travel baseball, good thing or bad thing? Is it a good fit for you?

Youth Sports: Maintaining Reasonable Expectations
What are the chances your kid will play college baseball or softball? Professional baseball or softball? You should read this article.

Where the Elite Kids Shouldn't Meet
By Tim Keown, ESPN Writer
A raw and honest look into Travel / Elite Baseball

Sites, Organizations and Articles We Like

American Legion Baseball
Teams from 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Regional tournaments, State tournaments and a World Series make this one of the most popular baseball organizations around.

Dixie Youth Baseball
They play great baseball and players have an opportunity to play in tournaments and a league World Series. Find a team or start a franchise.

Babe Ruth League Youth Baseball
Great organization and great baseball. This is another option for youth baseball players to continue developing their skills. Start or find a charter here.

Travel Ball Select
Travel Ball News, Forums, Scores, Travel Ball TV and other cool stuff.

Game Changer
Sign your team up, keep stats during the game, track other teams. It's great!

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Travel Baseball Teams in Delaware

MLB Players from Delaware

Delaware-born Paul Goldschmidt is one of the hottest players in pro baseball. He's not singlehandedly placing Delaware on the MLB map, though. Young pitcher Brett Oberholtzer is another rising star. In fact, USA Today places him #23 in their list of "100 Names You Need to Know" as you head into the 2014 baseball season (

Zach Clark, who made his first MLB appearance in 2013, is doing some more time in the minors after seeing a little playing time in the big league.

There may be just a few currently active Delaware-born MLB players, but there have been more than 50 in the state's history!

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt was born in 1987 in Wilmington. He played at The Woodlands High School. He also played elite ball in the summer as a teen. It was in this venue that he was first noticed by Trip Couch, who was then a Houston-area scout ( Couch followed Goldschmidt’s successes in high school and college.

Goldschmidt played baseball at Texas State. He won the Southland Conference Hitter of the Year title two years running. In 2009, he was selected in the 8th round of the draft.

Class A Visalia and AA Mobile were among Goldschmidt's minor league teams. He made his Big League debut in 2011 at age 23. And from there, he has continued to climb. Goldschmidt was runner up for National League MVP in 2013.

Brett Oberholtzer

Brett Oberholtzer was born in 1989 in Christiana. He was a pitcher at William Penn High School and was named Louisville Slugger High School All-American. Later he played for the Raiders at Seminole Community College.

Oberholtzer was also selected in the 8th round of the draft, though one year earlier than Goldschmidt, in 2008. (He had turned down a draft pick a year earlier.)

Oberholtzer saw plenty of time in the minors; his teams included Rookie Danville, Double A Mississippi and Corpus Christie, and Triple A Oklahoma City (

Although drafted by the Braves, it was the Astros that made Oberholtzer a major leaguer. He debuted in 2013 at age 23. He's also off to a strong start, having recently made the Astro's starting rotation.

Following in Oberholtzer's and Goldschmidt's Footsteps

Team sports can help youth develop their ball skills and get a start on their aspirations. Both Goldschmidt and Oberholzer worked hard to get where they are. "I realized if I wanted to play baseball as a career, I needed to outwork everyone else," Goldschmidt says. "That (means) not just with hard work but by working smart and being able to pick the brains of our coaching staff (

Oberholtzer has said "I take pride in my work ethic... when no one else is out there on the field, I love to look around and see I'm the only one out here (

Even those who aspire to follow in the footsteps of these Delaware baseball stars, though, need to take academics seriously. Goldschmidt believes in the value of a college education. Although he left school early, he completed a bachelor's degree through the University of Phoenix. As a rookie with the Diamondbacks, he was taking online classes -- and working on his laptop during chartered flights. "I didn't want that (college education) all to be a waste," he said. "I love playing baseball, and I want to do it for as long as they'll let me, but... you want to be prepared for whatever is coming forward in the future. A college degree can help ("

Back at Texas State, Goldschmidt had been a regular on the dean's list!

Travel Baseball Teams in Delaware

First State Hornets North

  • Address: 48 Riverdale Lane, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Phone: 302-300-7769
  • Contact: Jim Meginniss
  • Website:
  • Ages: 11U
  • About Program:We are associated with Delaware State University, we use their division 1 facility and coaching staff to provide a fun learning experience for our boys to progress and prepare their games for the next level.

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