About 417 Youth Sports

A player should return to his High School program or arrive on campus at his collegiate destination a better player to help his coach and team. The ultimate goal of 417 Baseball would be for players in this club to achieve a State Championship at every level of the Missouri State High School Championships with their High School and possibly earn a collegiate scholarship with the recommendation and assistance of their HS Coaching Staff and the 417 Administration.

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417 Mission Statement

417 Youth Sports exists to service High School players achieve an affordable option of playing competitive baseball and volleyball in a school first friendly environment.

417 Goals

• Open to all Players to Join per their appropriate Age and Grade Groups.

• First and foremost to be a supplement to the player’s High School program

• To assist the High School Coach maximize his 20 contact days with the players

• To improve each player’s skills and abilities in their chosen sport.

• To play in the most competitive schedule available

• To provide exposure and support to the player’s desire to play at the next level.

• To prepare the athlete for a successful collegiate experience.

The 417 Plan

Example Schedule:

June 5-7 @SBU/C of O Colleges

June 12-14 @Missouri Southern Univ./Crowder College

June 19-21 @Lindenwood Univ./St. Charles Comm. College

June 25-28 @Fort Scott CC  

July 3-5 @Mid Am World Series at Wichita State

July 10-12 @University of Missouri

July 17-19 @Kansas City Area Colleges

Each player is encouraged to play through the week with their summer or school program in addition to playing with 417 Baseball. 417 Baseball will provide the best possible coaching and training during the season. It will not be now or ever be a “roll out the balls” program. In a typical 3 day/4-5 game weekend, each player should expect a regiment with one or two days of doubleheaders and one day of a single game.
In addition to this, practice sessions will occur each weekend, usually at early arrival times before games.

This coaching and training regiment will be in conjunction to the training from the High School coach. There is always differences in terminology, but, there will not be a “that is wrong” approach to differences in training. Each baseball player should benefit from different thoughts towards skill training and finding what works for him.