what org's have their own private facility ?

Discussion in 'General Softball Discussions' started by DanMaz, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. DanMaz

    DanMaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    do you have your own facility and is it included in your teams fees as far as practices and scrimmages etc... ?

    list org name / yes / no / explain
     
  2. Cougerfan

    Cougerfan New Member

    Cincinnati Reds RBI has their own state of the art facility. The parents don't pay for use of the facility. The youth academy is funded by the Cincinnati Reds and the community fund. The players pay very little in player fees and almost all the money they collect is spent entirely on the kids. The reds provide free hitting and pitching lessons to their teams. Also offer sat and act prep classes and pay for the tests. The academy also has 3 or more college run clinics completely free every year.
     
  3. DanMaz

    DanMaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    sounds amazing! Is it geared for baseball or softball or both?
     
  4. Cougerfan

    Cougerfan New Member

    Both, it's has a 150 ft square indoor playing field, 4 pitching and hitting cages, full gym to workout 4 classrooms. On the outside there is 4 fields. 1 dedicated for baseball only, one dedicated for softball, and two multi purpose fields. Three of them are astroturf. They run many free clinics for the general public. It is amazing and unfortunately under used. They have recruiting seminars and free recruiting videos. The Reds do everything the can do to get these girls and boys to college.
     
  5. Passion4theGame

    Passion4theGame Super Moderator Staff Member


    How is this not a top drawing org. in Ohio?!
     
  6. google1

    google1 Member

    Rumor has it they roster a large amount of players on each team and not all players get asked to play each week.
    This is a rumor I heard so take it for what it is. I don't have a daughter playing... was just told told this by a few players that have
    either tried out or that has been on a rostered team. Not only that but they play in separate sanction.. (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) "Reds RBI." They compete with other
    teams within their sanctioning... (Astros RBI, Rangers RBI, Chicago RBI)... they all compete against each other for a national event.
    If this is all correct, maybe this is why they aren't as big a draw as one would think...
    Maybe someone can clarify if its actually true or not...
     
  7. Thesoftballmom17

    Thesoftballmom17 New Member

    I’ve seen them at local tourneys and they definitely carry large rosters (like 15). They have little/no fees to help attract kids who would otherwise not be able to afford to play.
    Last year they had a successful older team, not sure if it was 18 or 23U, who they highlighted during Reds game broadcasts.
     
  8. flygirlsdad

    flygirlsdad Member

    They aren't a draw yet for a number of reasons. First, people dont know about them and what they offer. They also started as a baseball program that has expanded to include softball and for a while honestly didnt have an understanding of travel softball and recruiting. That is starting to change at their 16 and 18u levels. They have mostly played local USSSA and minimal showcases. They do finish with RBI tournaments against other MLB RBI programs at the upper age groups. They have sent some players on to the college level. I personally think the program is great and see it continuing to grow. I do have a niece in the program and have had a few HS players on their teams.
     
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  9. Stedman00

    Stedman00 Active Member

    To be nice, lets go with they have a unique way of doing things that prevents the best players from wanting to play for them.
     
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  10. Passion4theGame

    Passion4theGame Super Moderator Staff Member

    Kinda like another organization here in Central Ohio... I will not speak their name. Beautiful facility though. It’s a Shame they just don’t care about Softball. Money money money. That’s all that matters. I could go in deep and give you my point of view on the Organization I am referring to as I have been part of it for a few years and dumped my hard work and efforts in trying to build something there but that’s a different post.
     
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  11. Cougerfan

    Cougerfan New Member

    Stedman you must not have seen their 16 18u showcase team play. They have beaten many of the top programs in ohio over the last couple years. They play a lot of games out of state. The last two years they have gotten 16 players to the next level. Their current team is young but they have 4 girls on the team that have a legit shot of playing d1. Especially their left handed pitcher who is an absolute beast and is only 14. They are starting to get some of the top players.
     
  12. Stedman00

    Stedman00 Active Member

    Seen them play. Know how they operate. and to put it mildly, not super impressed. Could it have changed within last 2 seasons? Sure, but I'll make it a point to watch their team at Recruitfest in 7 days. And will report back.
     
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  13. google1

    google1 Member


    How long had these players been in their program?
    The REDS RBI did not develop these players...
    This is just another organization taking credit on the hard work these players done before joining their team... unfortunately this happens a lot.
    A player plays 1 season with a team then next thing you know their name is on their website being advertised as that team got them recruited.
     
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  14. flygirlsdad

    flygirlsdad Member

    They actually have a policy to give priority to athletes that have played with them in prior years. So they have developed players that have moved on to college. Not necessarily the D1 level. They have also helped develop players that have moved on to name organizations as they got older.
     

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