Category: US Elite News

Record Setting Draft for US Elite Baseball

Record Setting Draft for US Elite Baseball

Seven former US Elite players heard their name called in the 2017 MLB draft. It is the most players ever picked in one draft for the US Elite program. Five college players and two high school players were taken in the draft. National Director summed it up best, “A lot of hard work paid off for seven very deserving young […]

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Thoughts on Success from National Director, Mark Helsel

Thoughts on Success from National Director, Mark Helsel

A good friend of mine who I had not spoken to in quite some time called me the other day. It was great to catch up with Jay Bennett and hear how things were going for him. I was not surprised when he told me that he had risen up through the ranks of his network marketing company and has […]

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Brothers overcome adversity to play D1 Baseball

Brothers overcome adversity to play D1 Baseball

Growing up in the US Elite organization since they were 12 years old may sound like an easy path for Christian and Zack Helsel to get D1 scholarships. And, having their dad (Mark Helsel) as the National Director may seem like a huge advantage. As it turns out, they both had to overcome formidable obstacles to play college baseball. Zack is a […]

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What a difference one year can make.  Grant Norris to Duke!

What a difference one year can make. Grant Norris to Duke!

Grant Norris gave Duke University some great news recently. The slick fielding 2019 grad shortstop accepted a scholarship to play for Head Coach, Chris Pollard, and the Blue Devils. Norris became the fourth member of the US Elite 2019 class to make a verbal commitment. He joins talented classmates, Troy LaNeve (Vanderbilt), Bobby Whalen (Louisville) and Thomas Schultz (Vanderbilt) as […]

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Louisville Lands Prized Recruit, Bobby Whalen

Louisville Lands Prized Recruit, Bobby Whalen

Eric Snider at Louisville is one of the hardest working recruiting coordinators in the country, and he certainly knows talent when he sees it. If you attend any of the top national events you will see Coach Snider there scouting players and taking lots of notes. That’s why it’s no surprise that US Elite’s Bobby Whalen is headed to the […]

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WE ARE AWARD HIGHLIGHTS FIRST PITCH DINNER

WE ARE AWARD HIGHLIGHTS FIRST PITCH DINNER

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Senior Christian Helsel (Altoona, Pa.) became the first recipient of Penn State baseball’s inaugural We Are Award and author and U.S. Marine Ryan Spaeder, ESPN college baseball analyst Mike Rooney and head coach Rob Cooper all spoke at the fifth annual First Pitch Dinner Friday evening at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The season kick-off […]

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