Southwest Ohio's Premiere Select Baseball Organization
Cincinnati Red Stockings Baseball Organization will compete at the highest level of baseball for divisions 8U - 18U age groups. We are proud to extend our philosophy of hard work and dedication to excellence to the newest members of our organization. We are looking for players who want to play baseball and are committed to putting in the work necessary to maximize their baseball skills.
NO PLAYER LEFT BEHIND
We, as an organization, have established a unique understanding of attempting to better, not just as an exclusive group, but to enact a unique understanding that even if your child is not of the National level that there is still a spot for them.
Many organizations have just one level of baseball - and if your child does not have the capacity to keep up then they are simply cut with most likely no place to go. We are trying to change all that. Now let me be very clear, we are not saying that we take every kid that comes to tryouts, they do have to have a skill set at any of the levels we have, but we are trying to increase your chances of making a team.
This is how it works. We hope over the next few years to have a minimum of 3 levels at every age group from 8U thru 18U. National, American and Continental. This will allow any player to grow within that group. As well at the same time if that boy is struggling then the can go down to the lower group and start to rebuild thier skills back up.
AS A COACH: How many times have you been in a tournament or get to the end of season and you have injuries, or families with other commitments, vacations, etc. and you have every intention of going to an end of year tournament or world series and you find yourself hunting and pecking at teams to finish or breakup just in the hopes of getting one or two more players to finish the season. What if you had those players at your fingertips - and they already had matching uniforms - and they could be ready to go in an hour to a tournament. You work closely with the other teams in your age group and even below and above you to exchange players when needed. No other organization works the way we do.
AS A PARENT: You know your son has the talent to play at the higher level but you just dont have the funds of what it takes to do it. What if you could play on an American team and then perhaps be picked to play at a National tournament when needed, on demand. What if you child's skill set does not seem to be where you thought it was, he just isnt strong enough, well you don't have to search far for another team, it is there - at your fingertips and the same uniforms - WOW.
AS A PLAYER: You made a continental team, but over the first 4 weeks you have shown that you deserve a better position, more field time, maybe more exposure - WE CAN DO THAT - If you prove yourself, there is an opportunity to grow within the organization and perhaps go out to work with the more advanced team and maybe even go to a tournament or two because they need you. Now let's go the opposite way - you are struggling, you can't hit those faster pitchers, your fielding skills are just not working for you. Maybe you need some confidence put back in your playing time. Go to a tournament with the lower level team, get your skills back - build the confidence, maybe you were injured and need extra workouts - it's all there for you.
Can you imagine the possibilities. This is what it means to be part of this organization.
Based on this philosophy we have had enormous success. The Red Stockings have grown over the past 5 years:
2008 - 1 team
2009 - 2 teams
2010 - 3 teams
2011 - 9 teams
2012 - 11 teams
2013 - 21 teams - WOW!!!
It is catching on - be a part of it, don't miss your opportunity to play with an organization that is growing and can grow with you.
Red Stockings Baseball Club