Team Elite Baseball is widely recognized as a premier exposure and developmental travel baseball organization. If you play amateur baseball in the Southeast, you’ve probably heard of the teams that they operate. For those who follow the MLB, you may have even heard of a few of their alumni.
The Team Elite organization has been around since 2005. Over the years, they’ve had a high level of success developing and preparing their players for college and professional baseball.
When a player first joins the Team Elite organization, the coaching staff will work closely with the player on an individual level. With this individual approach, coaches can identify specific areas of improvement that will allow the player to have success at the travel ball and high school level.
As players further develop and progress within the organization, the coaching staff will continue to provide additional support and guidance along the way. Once players reach the high school age range, the staff will focus their player development efforts to prepare them for college baseball and beyond. As a result, Team Elite players typically make a quick adjustment to the level of play at the collegiate level.
The instruction provided by Team Elite goes well beyond a player’s physical abilities. As we all know, baseball is a mental game, so players will also learn how to improve their baseball mindset.
The Team Elite staff has decades of experience in the amateur baseball space and is passionate about their player development process. It’s pretty clear that the system works. In 15 years of operation, the program has produced 1,200 college commits and 150 players have been selected in the MLB draft. In 2020 alone, 39 of their players committed to D1 schools, some of which included Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas.
Two of the more well-known MLB players that have come through this organization include Clint Frazier of the New York Yankees and Austin Meadows of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Based off of the college commitments and MLB draftees over the past several years, it should be no surprise that this organization has had a great deal of success at local, regional, and national tournaments. In 2019 their 17U Scout team won the Perfect Game Elite Championship and had final four appearances in the Perfect Game BCS and WWBA Championship tournaments. With several top finishes at some of the best amateur baseball tournaments, the 17U Scout team was ranked as the #5 travel baseball team by Perfect Game in 2019.
While Team Elite is primarily based out of Georgia, they also operate out of Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Due to the high profile nature of the organization, players from outside of this tri-state area show interest in playing for their teams. If a player lives more than 3 hours away from one of their facilities/fields, they can do a virtual tryout.