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Travel Baseball Tournament Organizers and Tournaments in New York

Coperstown Dream Park
Baseball tournament organizer.

All Star Yourth Baseball - New York
List of Youth Baseball Tournaments in NY.

New York Elite Baseball
Youth Baseball Tournament organizer in NY.

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 New York

MLB Players from New York

When we think of New York and baseball together, we usually think of the people who end up there playing for the Yankees or the Mets. But there are more than 30 currently active big leaguers who were born in New York: people like Patrick Corbin, Nick Markakis, Jason Marquis, and A.J. Pierzynski. They were competing and staging their own competitions years before, in cities and burroughs from Buffalo to the Bronx.

Patrick Corbin

Patrick Corbin was born in 1989. He played amateur youth sports -- not one, but three of them. In addition to Little League baseball, he was involved with Pop Warner football and Catholic Youth Organization basketball.

At Cicero North Syracuse High School, Corbin played on the basketball and football teams before trying out for baseball. It turned out, though, that he had quite a knack for pitching.

He played ball at Mohawk Valley Community College and then Chipola Junior College. He was a 2nd round draft pick in 2009: selected by the Los Angeles Angels.

While under the banner of the Angels, Corbin played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks while still in the minor leagues.

Corbin made his MLB debut on April 30, 2012. He was 22.

Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis, born in 1983 in Glen Cove, reportedly began his baseball career as a toddler swinging at beach balls ( Like many future pros, he was obsessed with the sport. His baseball talent was part of what brought his family to Georgia, a fair weather state that produces more than its share of pro baseball players. He played on travel teams with future MLB players like Jeff Francoeur.

Markakis turned down two draft picks by the Reds to attend nearby Young Harris Junior College. There he earned Georgia Junior College Player of the Year twice and National Junior College Player of the Year once.

Markakis was picked in the seventh round of the 2003 draft by the Baltimore Orioles; he was 19, with a couple years of college behind him. His first stint in the minors was with the Class A Aberdeen Iron Birds. He played for a couple more Class A teams and was on the Greek national team (shining a light on his Greek ancestry) before moving up to the AA Bowie Baysox. From there it wasn't long to the majors. His debut came in 2006.

Jason Marquis

Jason Marquis, born in 1978, played in Little League as a child. Not only that, he made it to the Little League World Series. His 13th birthday came during the series, and he had a baseball themed Bar Mitvah not long afterwards.

Marquis was on the Tottenville High School team and won two city championships. He made it to first team All-American and won his league's Iron Horse Award. He was selected in the first round of the 1996 draft.

Marquis’ minor league stints included the Danville Braves and Malcolm Braves. He made his major league debut in 2000 at age 21. He has been on a lot of teams in his illustrious career, including the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, and San Diego Padres ('R').

Tomorrow’s Ball Players

Marquis, Markakis, and Corbin all played team baseball as youths, though the level of competition and investment varied. Today’s youth can also benefit from a chance to play sports -- and from having role models, whether they are past greats or present day coaches and teammates.

Markakis has said, “Growing up, Roger Clemens was my favorite baseball player to watch so I’ve worn his number since I began playing baseball (”

He notes, “It was a definitely a good experience going over [to the Olympics] and playing with top athletes in the world.”

Travel Baseball Teams in New York

Bayside Yankees

  • Address: Bayside, NY
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  • Contact: Marc Cuseta
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  • Ages: 14u,15u,16u,17u,18u
  • About Program: To provide the qualified youth of our community the maximum exposure to the collegiate and professional scouting communities. To try and match the right fit for each individual player to a college. To provide each player with an experience that will make him grow athletically, academically, mentally and socially.
    *Bayside Yankees has produced 62 MLB Alumni, and over 400 D1 College Baseball Players

495 Wolfpack Baseball & LI Wolfpack

  • Address: WOLF Den @ Winners Edge Sports Training
    156 Railroad St.
    Huntington Station, NY 11746
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  • Ages: 9U - 17U
  • About Program: Do you want to travel to the best tournaments? Do you want to train year round? Are you motivated to be the best?
    Training facility in Huntington (WolfDen)
    115X55 Turf Field
    Fall & Summer Season
    League & Travel Tournament Play
    Nassau (Brookville, NY) & Suffolk (Huntington, NY) home fields
    Director Of Player Development (Chicago Cubs Associate Scout)
    Full time President (HS Champion Coach)

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