What does the perfect opportunity to get a college baseball scholarship look like for African-American males from the inner city of Atlanta?
That’s an easy answer. All you need is L.E.A.D. and Perfect Game USA (PG USA). Perfect Game USA is the world’s largest baseball scouting service. PG USA is devoted to furthering the development and career of the talented high school baseball players. The most respected scouting service in the industry.
I remember having a discussion with Andy Ford (PG Vice President) in 1998 at the ABCA Coaches Convention about his vision for Perfect Game. It has exceeded the vision that we discussed back then. Without attending a PG event, you have only a slim chance of competing at the next level. In 2015, Perfect Game will make Georgia it’s new permanent home.
I have successfully developed amateur and major league players through my for profit business Diamond Directors since 1998. My organization has developed over 30 professional baseball players and over 100 players at the NCAA Collegiate level. We consistently get amazing results due to a proven training methodology that I created called AT-BATS. Without a methodology, you can’t develop anything with consistency.
|Dexter Fowler, Jason Heyward and I|
This week, L.E.A.D.’s Ambassadors (grades 9th-12th) and Jr. Ambassadors (grades 6th-8th) will be competing against the nations best while playing in the Perfect Game tournament at East Cobb. This opportunity doesn’t come cheap though with a minimum entry fee of $2,000 per team per tournament. It’s worth every penny for us though.
L.E.A.D. was established in 2007 and our mission is to create positive outcomes for at-risk inner city minority youth by leveraging the relationship between education, athletics and service.
L.E.A.D. partners with Atlanta Public Schools to select all of our student-athletes. 60% of inner city Atlanta African-American males will not graduate from high school. Since 2007, L.E.A.D. has graduated 100% of our Ambassadors while 100% of them have enrolled into college with 90% enrolling with baseball scholarship opportunities.
Perfect Game USA gives us an amazing opportunity to showcase our 12-month programming efforts. Baseball isn’t recreation for us. We successfully use baseball to LAUNCH educational opportunities. We play for scholarships. We EXPOSE our Ambassadors to opportunities that will develop a sense of invest to the game for them as well as a sense of belonging. We ADVISE our families with excellence because we are experts with a proven track record of success and a strong network. We DIRECT using the legacy of past legends such as James “Red” Moore, Martin Luther King Jr. and Don Clendonon.
If you are a fan of baseball and youth development, come out to support L.E.A.D. in the Perfect Game tournament. Click here for Jr. Ambassadors (grades 6th-8th) and Ambassadors (grades 9th-12th) game schedule.