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Marucci Elite History
The Marucci Elite travel ball program began in Baton Rouge, LA, and quickly gained national prominence through the high school age groups, winning several National Championship tournaments. In 2013, Marucci Sports Partner and former MLB All-Star, Adam Dunn, expanded the program into Texas under the name Marucci Houston. Under the guidance of Kevin Witt, our youth baseball program (ages 8-14), “Marucci Houston Bulls”, was formed in the Fall of 2013. In just two short years, the “Marucci Houston Bulls” became one of the finest baseball development organizations in the region.
In the Fall of 2016, with expansion to other areas of the region in mind, we rebranded both the youth and high school programs, and the Marucci Elite Texas era was born. Our organization’s primary focus continues to be the development of players’ fundamental skills and knowledge of the game, as we strive to produce champions on the field and in life, through the core values of respect, integrity, discipline, accountability, and hard work.
Our first branch of expansion came in the Fall of 2016, as we welcomed Marucci Elite Texas-Austin into our family. The Austin branch offers teams in the youth and high school age groups as well. Based in Georgetown, TX, Marucci Elite Texas-Austin boasts a beautiful training facility, and a staff that is aligned with all aspects and values of the Marucci Elite Texas brand.
Marucci Elite Texas Teams
Youth what to expect:
Detailed organizational structure and communication
Focus on skill development and individual/tram fundamentals
A development program meant for players of ALL skill levels (multiple teams in each age group if numbers allow it)
Two professionally run practices each week
Detailed and disciplined instruction
Competitive, high-rep, high-intensity practices
10-12 tournaments (Spring); 5-6 tournaments (Fall)
Formal parent/player/coach evaluation meetings
Team Parent Representative
Fun, family-oriented setting and environment
Our Spring season runs from February through July, and consists of two practices each week (on set days), and 10-12 tournaments. The Fall season runs from September through December, and consists of two practices each week (on set days), and 5-6 tournaments.
Highschool what to expect:
Focus on development, exposure, and showcasing each player’s abilities
Detailed instruction with a “next-level” approach to the game
Expertise in the recruiting process
1 professionally-run practice each week during the Summer and Fall
7 heavily recruited tournaments during the Summer
4 college team camps during the Fall
Marucci Elite Texas Mission
To develop the complete baseball player using a measurable approach to physical and mental skills through the application of a structured, disciplined curriculum that provides excellence in instruction, leadership, and facilities for families that align with the Marucci Elite Texas core values.
Marucci Elite Texas key organizational aspects
The player’s overall health is the most important aspect. We teach proper baseball health practices and assure that the player’s arm is not overused during events. We will never practice or play a player that is injured, in order to prevent further injury.
It is extremely important not only in baseball, but in life, to understand the importance of setting goals. We believe that through setting individual and team goals, players learn to understand the process of achieving these goals, as well as learn the importance of personal accountability.
Focus Through Discipline:
The goal of each practice should be to push players to a higher level of physical skills, mental toughness, and focus. With that in mind, we strive to maintain physical intensity to drive the mental and physical discipline required to become a fierce competitor. Being extremely detailed and physical conditioning are core to our program, in order to drive physical readiness, mental focus, accountability, and discipline.
We are passionate about developing the ownership of an athlete’s improvement opportunities, as well as personal responsibilities. We believe that this is the foundation of the development process. It starts with the expectations to demand excellence from each player in order to help others around him, on and off the field.
Subject Matter Excellence:
Our coaches have experience at various levels, ranging from college to professional baseball. We utilize the knowledge of these experienced professionals to create a consistent standard of educating and developing young players, of all skill levels, within the Marucci Elite Texas organization. Our developing baseball players will inherit the knowledge from professional coaches through this standard. We refer to this as establishing the player’s baseball IQ.
A truly great program must include player development based on a formalized curriculum that is tailored to the individual. This yields formal evaluation reports and feedback sessions for the player and parents to reach alignment on the athlete’s physical and mental development.
Family Commitment & Participation:
The Marucci Elite Texas organization is an institution for baseball training and player development. Parents play a significant role in our process and must be committed to our core values, and their role within them. Parents will not be allowed on the field unless certified by a professional coach to have a role on the field, as an assistant coach. Players are expected to be on time for practices and games. Unacceptable or frequent absenteeism can be grounds for expulsion from the program at the coach’s discretion, without a refund. In addition, parental involvement in player evaluations and development plans is expected to promote collaborative development, so expectations are aligned in the development progress of the player. Player Evaluation Meetings are required and full parental participation is expected.
“Playing for MARUCCI prepared me for the next level in terms of on and off the field. Playing with and against the best players in the country was one of the best experiences I ever had, and I couldn’t have experienced it without MARUCCI.”
-Walker Buehler, RHP Vanderbilt, #1 ranked freshman in country
“It’s been a once in a lifetime experience playing for Marucci Elite. It’s the right fit for guys who want to learn how to play the game the right way.”
“My son, O’Neal’s, experience with Marucci has been absolutely fantastic. From day one, it was clear he was going to be taught by the best coaches out there – guys who played baseball at the highest levels and who know “what it takes”. They focused on improving the players’ skills and, just as important, baseball IQ. They expected top notch performance from the players, and told them exactly that.
Plus, the level of talent that was put together was incredible. As the summer season continued, the players got better individually just from playing together and from watching each other perform. They fed off each other, and everyone improved as a result.
Our family was pretty “green” about the recruiting process, at first. Playing for Marucci was the best baseball decision we could have made. The exposure O’Neal got from wearing “MARUCCI” across his chest was invaluable. Once the season began, it became obvious that college recruiters focus on the top summer teams. That meant they went wherever Marucci played. It is as simple as this: he was fortunate enough to get scholarship offers from top D1 programs directly because of his summer on the Marucci team, period.
He has had a great experience so far with Marucci, and is looking forward to more for the next couple years!”
“I had the pleasure of helping Chad coach the 18u elite team; it is hands down the best program any kid in the country could participate in. They have the perfect blend of development, showcasing and winning that the players cant find anywhere else. Not to mention the success rate of placing kids in elite college programs as well as in the MLB draft which is unparalleled anywhere in the country!”
-JT Zink, Anaheim Angels Scout
“Marucci is one of the best hands down on getting kids exposure from professional & the college ranks. Not to forget playing against the best competition in the country. To go along with the facilities, apparel and the bats. For me it’s a win-win combination.”
-Travis Ezi, Kansas City Royals Scout
“Marrucci continues to be one of the top Amatuer programs in the country. Year in and year out their rosters are stacked with some of the best talent in the country, which is a testament to their organization efforts throughout the calendar year.”
-Lonnie Goldberg, Director of Scouting, Kansas City Royals
“Playing with Marucci this past year was Nicholas’s best experience of his young baseball career. We are very appreciative to Chad for allowing Nicholas the opportunity to play for such a prestigious baseball organization. The team that Chad put together was outstanding. Not only were they elite players with high baseball intellect, they were also young men of high character. The baseball aspect of Nick’s experience speaks for itself, but what we were pleased with as parents was the way Nicholas was able to enjoy himself while with the team. During their time off the field the players went to malls, played video games, went swimming, etc. Nicholas always had a smile on his face when spending time with the team. As parents we are raising Nicholas to become a young man of character with Christian morals and values; a young man that will be a positive role model for all future athletes. We were very pleased to see that the players that Nick surrounded himself with while playing for Marucci displayed the same character traits that we are building in him.
Not only did the team have good chemistry, the parents did as well. We enjoyed being around all of the parents who were able to make the trips. The parents were encouraging to their own sons as well as the team as a whole. They were also extremely supportive of the coaching staff.
Lastly, the exposure that Nicholas received while playing with Marucci was unparalleled. He played in front of scouts from every professional baseball team and a majority of college coaches as well. At the conclusion of the season we could not have asked for a better summer baseball experience for Nicholas.
Nick is VERY excited about the next two years of baseball with Marucci!”
-Terry Shumpert, former big-leaguer and parent to potential high draft pick
“Marucci Elite is the best in the business. We played against the best players in the country. Marucci Elite helped get me exposed to colleges and pro teams. It was the best experience ever.”
-Colin Rodgers, 3rd round pick 2012, Kansas City Royals A Ball Pitcher of the Year
“Playing with Marucci Elite was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It helped ignite my baseball career by exposing my talents and preparing me for what the next level has to offer.”
-Tyler Moore, LSU player
“Coach Raley does an outstanding job providing an environment for his players to grow and develop by playing in the toughest tournaments around the country. Marruci Elite is one of the premier programs in the country. Arizona has been fortunate to get Marruci Elite players and looks forward to recruiting more of their players in the future.”
-Shaun Cole, University of Arizona Baseball
“I wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how much our team has enjoyed our experience with BBUSA Powered by Marucci. The entire staff is full of baseball people who know the game and more importantly know how to teach the game. Your entire staff truly lives up to their claim of honoring the game. The upgrades you guys have made to the playing fields and batting cages is truly amazing. We could not be happier with our decision to move our team to BBUSA Powered by Marucci. Thanks again for all you and the entire staff have done for our young men.”
-Terry Taylor, Thunder 14U Premier
“Hands down Marucci Elite Houston is the premier baseball facility in Houston. With the addition of twenty brand new cages, AstroTurf fields, and professional instructors, players and teams have everything they need to succeed.”
-Ricky Cheek, 11U Cypress Warriors (Premiere)
“The professionals at Marucci Elite have put Houston on the baseball map like never before. Kevin Witt and his staff are second to none when it comes to delivering the highest level of customer service, facilities, professional instructors, equipment and anything else required to make your child a well-rounded athlete on the diamond! Many thanks!”
-Ed Randall, Post Oak Little League Coach
“As a coach at Post Oak Little League I rely heavily on Baseball USA. With multiple first class indoor batting cages and field options BBUSA accommodates all of my team’s needs. In addition to the fantastic complex the instruction provided to our players by former major leaguer Kevin Witt has been instrumental in helping our team improve in all areas of the game. Kevin is a great teacher with a unique ability to convey instruction in a way that players of all levels can understand and execute. Thanks BBUSA!!”