USA BASEBALL HOMEGROWN PROGRAM
USA Baseball's Homegrown program provides families with elementary-aged youth from across the United States with the unique opportunity to learn from current and former USA Baseball national team athletes, as well as current and former Major League Baseball players alike, in a fun and interactive community-based setting. This program will allow these hometown heroes the opportunity to share their experiences playing For Glory with the many children who may one day hope to be a part of Our Pastime's Future.
Through its two initiatives, the Homegrown Clinics and Homegrown Connections, the Homegrown program allows the Team USA alumni to give back to their hometowns, communities or youth-based organizations that hold personal meaning to them and supported their overall personal or professional development during the course of their careers.
USA Baseball Homegrown Clinics are in-person baseball events for kids between the ages of 5-12. These clinics introduce youth to the games of baseball and softball with an opportunity to work on the fundamental skills of the game in a fun, non-competitive environment. Participants will be given a chance to get outside to learn and play America's pastime alongside a Team USA alum from their hometown.
USA Baseball Homegrown Connections is a virtual, webinar-like experience for families with elementary-aged youth to get the opportunity to meet and connect with USA Baseball alumni from their hometown or community. Students and families with elementary-aged youth will get to know these hometown heroes through a live event that they can participate in from their own homes.
To watch all Homegrown Connections on-demand, click here.
|Michael Cuddyer |
|Albert Almora Jr. |
S. Miami, Fla.
|Todd Frazier |
Toms River, N.J.
|Joe Mauer |
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
|Mychal Givens |
|Alex Hugo |
|Rickie and Jemile Weeks |
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
|Adley Rutschman |
|Neil Walker |
|Curtis Granderson |
What They're Saying:
"This event has changed my daughter's mind about baseball. She used to only like basketball but now she likes baseball thanks to this event."
"This was one of the BEST zoom programs that I have participated in, very motivational and organized."
"What a great event. During this pandemic it's nice to see USA Baseball find ways to keep our Youth engaged in Athletics."
“After the event last week, my son went outside and had me pitching snowballs to him. The day after, he set up the garage to be a batting practice area. Today, he asked me if I signed him up for Spring ball yet. He had been opposed until now. Todd Frazer inspired the heck out of him. Thank you so much.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Homegrown program, please contact Anthony Cangelosi, Assistant Director of Youth Programs, at [email protected]