Programs & Opportunities
Above: Eloy Jimenez (White Sox OF), former summer ball player for Sam Marsonek
Many players go in to pro ball without a foundation or true identity outside of the game. Success is apparent for guys coming in to the league. However when adversity hits, weather by lack of performance or injury, many guys have a tough time coping. As a result, the pressure begins to mount and leads many to different outlets such as drugs, alcohol and women.
We believe at Baseball Country, the root of these issues are not skill level or mindset, we believe it’s the heart of the player that needs to be addressed.The environment that is provided in rural Alabama is one cleared of distractions and conducive for open transparent conversations with men that have traveled down the exact same path these players are on. By knocking down the walls that have been created and getting to the core of players, true life change can take place and a foundation can be laid to begin to develop an identity and purpose that isn’t based on playing performance or circumstances.
Baseball Country is a place that not only prepares and mentors young players just starting their pro careers, but also assists veteran guys that may be going through difficult times on or off the field. So rather than label a player, or give up on them because of perceived character issues or inconsistent performance, please allow Baseball Country an opportunity to invest in their lives not just as ball players, but most importantly, as men.CONTACT US
Long/Short Term Training
We offer extended training for players on a needs basis both on and off the field. A typical day of work for the player will consist of on field training and performance work in the mornings. After lunch they will participate in our co-op program working on local farms. The evenings will be focused on mentoring/discipling. Once a week, a service opportunity will be provided in a local poverty stricken community.
We believe the conditioning of the body is obviously crucial for any athlete, however the spiritual conditioning is of more importance. The bible says, that “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8) We offer bible studies that will be held daily for all players based according to their current spiritual level.
- Bible Studies
In order to help develop character, we have in place several different types of opportunities for players to actually do the work, rather than just hear about it. Our co-op work program with local farmers will help develop work ethic, accountability and a sense of pride. Our service projects in local communities will help develop compassion, sacrifice and a heart to serve. We will also be working in an after school mentoring program so that the guys can apply the things they are being taught and share it with others.
- Financial Management
- Goal Setting
- Career Advice