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Travel Baseball Tournament Organizers and Tournaments in Kentucky

Elizabethtown Sports Park
Baseball tournaments organized at this park.

ETeams Tournament Search
A useful search feature for tournaments around the country including KY.

Play Ball Kentucky
Site for Kentucky USSSA Baseball.

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 Kentucky

MLB Players from Kentucky

There are 25 active Major League Ball players from the Bluegrass State ( Among them are Tyler Clippard, Corey Hart, Mark Reynolds, Dan Uggla, and Nate Jones.

Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds has played first base, second base, third base, and shortstop. He was born in Kentucky in 1983, but moved to Virginia while still a child. There he was involved in youth sports, playing Little League and travel ball. Like future MLB rival BJ Upton, he would wear the uniform of the AAU Virginia Blasters. He also played in an autumn showcase team -- the same one as Ryan Zimmerman.

Reynolds played several sports at First Colonial High School, lettering in basketball, baseball, and golf. He later played shortstop at the University of Virginia, a school that has produced more than its share of major league players. He was the all-time leader among first-year players for home runs and was a Freshman All-American(

In 2004, he was the 16th round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played in the minors on the AA Mobile team. He was called up to the majors in 2007 at the age of 23.

Reynolds has played for several teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Yankees.

Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla was born in Louisville in March of 1980. He played in competitive sports as a child; he was in the Babe Ruth League. There he met another future pro ball player, Dewon Brazelton ( The two would go on to compete against each other in high school, college, the minor leagues, and the majors.

Uggla was an infielder at Columbia's Central High. He later played ball for the University of Memphis. He was selected in the 11th round of the 2001 draft and put in considerable time on class A teams before moving up to AA. Originally drafted by the Diamondbacks, he was picked up by the Marlins. He was 26 when he debuted in the majors (April 3, 2006).

Uggla won a National League Players Choice Award as best rookie, besting future great, Prince Fielder.

Nate Jones

White Sox pitcher Nate Jones was born in Butler, Kentucky in 1986. He attended Central High School and then Northern Kentucky University. He was a 5th round draft pick in 2007 (

Jones played for a number of minor league teams including the Bristol White Sox, Winston-Salem Dash, and Birmingham Barons. He finally made the MLB roster in 2012. By this time, he was 26.

Jones plays for the Chicago White Sox.

Tomorrow's Baseball Players in Kentucky

Sports Illustrated has a photo of a young Mark Reynolds posing in the grass in his Little League uniform, bat in hand and trophies spread out in the grass around him ( Youth ball was instrumental in the development of many professionals.

Tomorrow's ball players will also start learning the sport as youth and keep on learning into the pro years. Like Reynolds and Uggla, Jones has seen promotions and demotions. “When I started pitching better, it was a tad bit of mental and a tad bit of physical. I had to make sure I kept my confidence in every pitch (”.

Despite his early promise – and looking good at the youth level – baseball hasn't always come easy for Uggla. He’s average height, which is below average in the world of professional sports. Uggla struggled his first year of college and at other points along the way. Others moved through the minors a little quicker than he did. He says, “If you live your life the right way, you work hard, you go about things the right way, eventually something good’s going to come of it.”

Travel Baseball Teams in Kentucky

Wolves Baseball

  • Address: 352 Production Ct. Louisville, KY 40299
  • Phone: 818-635-5572
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  • Contact: Zev Bernard
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  • Ages: 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U
  • About Program: Wolves Baseball is the premier travel baseball program in the greater Louisville, KY area. We provide professional coaches, off season training and have our own private indoor training facility. Coaches are former college coaches, players and former professionals. We play to win games, win tournaments, and develop our players, with the long term goal of getting our players into college programs.

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