USA Baseball Announces 2024 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Staff 

Mike Kinkade, Ryan Crotin to serve as coordinators alongside USA Baseball Director of Player Development Jim Koerner

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball announced the coaching staff for the 2024 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) today, headlined by 2000 Olympic gold medalist Mike Kinkade as the hitting coordinator for the second straight year and pitching performance specialist Ryan Crotin coming aboard for the first time as the pitching coordinator. They will join field coordinator Jim Koerner, USA Baseball’s Director of Player Development, in leading the on-field programming during the event.

The ADP, which will welcome 50 athletes to the USA Baseball National Training Complex, will feature advanced on-field skills development with positional and team-fundamental drills, along with ongoing evaluation by the coaching staff. The participants will also be split into two teams and compete head-to-head in a series of games. Additionally, the athletes will participate in off-field educational seminars while gaining additional exposure to professional scouts and college recruiters.

Joining Kinkade and Crotin on staff are team managers Marty Lees and Rob Cooper, pitching coaches Keith Zuniga and Brett Tomko, and assistant coaches Carlos Varela and Connor Gandossy.

For the second consecutive year, the ADP teams are named after USA Baseball alums and former development program participants Dylan Crews and Termarr Johnson. Crews, who was named USA Baseball’s 2023 Golden Spikes Award winner, is a four-time Team USA alum and two-time gold medalist. He played for the 2017 15U National Team, 2018 18U National Team, and 2021 and 2022 Collegiate National Teams after participating in the National Team Development Program (NTDP) in 2016 and 2018. Crews, who was selected second overall by the Washington Nationals in the 2023 MLB Draft, helped the stars and stripes win gold medals at the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-15 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier and the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier in 2018.

Johnson is a two-time alum, as he was a part of the 2019 15U National Team which won gold at the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier after participating in the 2018 14U NTDP. He was also a member of the 2021 18U National Team, where he led the team in batting in a friendship series victory over Canada, before being selected fourth overall in the 2022 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The full coaching staff for the 2024 13U/14U ADP is as follows, with full biographies for each coach linked below.

2024 13U/14U ADP STAFF

The 2024 13U/14U ADP will take place from August 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. USA Baseball will utilize a rolling invitation process for ADP participants in 2024. Joining 24 players selected from last year’s USA Baseball National Team Identification Series Champions Cup, athletes will primarily be selected from the 2024 13U and 14U National Team Championships in North Carolina and the 2024 14U National Team Championships in Arizona. Additionally, players will be selected through recommendations from scouts, coaches, and the amateur baseball community.

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