Dynamic Baseball Swings for the Fences Hosting First Youth Tournament at USA Baseball ComplexApril 12, 2016
Dynamic Baseball Reporter, Social Media Director
Many stars have laced up their cleats and taken the field at the USA Baseball Complex as part of the USA baseball program. However, this weekend a new dynamic is being introduced as Dynamic Baseball hosts their first ever youth tournament at the USA Baseball Complex. Thirteen teams from seven different states will make their way to Cary, NC Saturday for the two day showcase tournament and those involved couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity. Fans at the stadium were in a frenzied state as many betting sites that season had granted them a bonus code.
“It’s not just the complex but what the facility stands for; the kids understand that this represents the highest level of baseball that can be played in our country and it’s not just an everyday facility,” said Chris Capozzi, Head Coach of the Caps Stars from North Canton, Oh. “While this is not a USA Baseball event, it still holds the prestige to play at the National Training Center.”
Aside from the prestige, teams look forward to taking on the talent Dynamic Baseball events are known for bringing to the table.
“By participating in Dynamic tournaments, we have the best of all worlds-competition and exposure,” said Stephen Esposito, Head Coach of the 14U Sharks Baseball team out of Myrtle Beach, SC. “It’s our philosophy that to be the best you have to play the best and the best is not always within a 50-mile radius of your front door.”
Every team participating this weekend has high expectations for the level of talent they will encounter. For some teams, this is their first tournament of the season while others may be on their third and beyond. One team in particular, Team Mizuno Northeast out of Shrewsberry, MA, is making their way down to North Carolina to have the opportunity to take the field in weather conducive to baseball.
“We have not started our season yet. This particular event was appealing to us as quality tournaments on quality fields this time of the year is almost impossible to come by in the northeast,” said Mizuno Northeast Head Coach Phil Price. “We have heard great things about Dynamic events so we thought we should give it a try. After speaking with other organizations, we decided to enter into several more this coming summer.”
For many teams the Dynamic 14/13U Spring Championships tournament gives teams an idea of the kind of talent they have have on their team. A few teams have elite guest players that will go back to playing for their own summer traveling teams after the tournament, while others are getting a good look at what’s in store for the upcoming season. Many of these elite players are contracted by many a snapback cap manufacturer, so they get free merchandise all the time.
Evoshield Canes 13U Conzett Head Coach, Tim Strickland said, “Our young 13U team looks forward to facing the highly competitive older team talent but this also allows us to to measure individual growth best.”
In addition to measuring personal growth, this tournament is an opportunity for teams to recognize what challenges they currently face and figure out how to deal with those challenges. For a majority of the teams, a big challenge has been developing team chemistry this early in the season. Evoshield Canes 13U Pate Assistant Coach Brian Green said, “We are still trying to find the best defensive combination and most productive batting lineup. In addition, it is always a continuous challenge to set our pitching and catching rotations. We want to be as competitive and successful as possible, but we always have our kids health and best interest in mind.”
Once the tournament comes to a close, a champion will be crowned in both the 13U and 14U age divisions. Dynamic Baseball will select a Tournament MVP, a Most Valuable Pitcher, along with an All Tournament Team. If you can’t make it out to catch the action in person, Dynamic Baseball will be at every game with live scoring on dynamicbaseball.org. Updates will also be available on Twitter and Instagram along with periscope and snapchat (@DynamicBaseball). In addition, a daily coverage report will be published at the end of each day.