The Saddleback Cowboys High School Development Program seeks to help and teach young boys into becoming young men through baseball. Our highly regimented, innovative and structured training program prepares our players to become high school student athletes.
The High School Development Program operates year round, offering multiple age groups culminating in the 14u 8th grade year. We work diligently with our athletes week in and week out in the following ways to prepare them for the next level.
Mentoring is the fundamental aspect of what we do. In truth, 90 percent of players do not compete after high school. Our players will be former players far longer than they will be players. Through our positive coaching and regimented curriculum, we aim to teach our players life skills such as hard work, accountability, sacrifice, discipline and teamwork.
Our players train two to three days a week throughout the course of the year. Our training centers around individual skill fundamentals. Our goal is to polish hands, release, footwork, swing path, delivery, in addition to many other physical skills. The other portion of our training revolves around team development, situations and baseball intelligence. We aim to teach our players how to work in a team environment, and prepare them to know how to manage each situation baseball presents.
Our High School Development Program competes in games eight to nine months out of the year. We compete during our fall season from September through November, and spring season from February through July. We participate in various Southern California tournaments, as well local games.
Each age group also competes in a travel tournament to complete their season. Below is where each team competes: