Category: US Elite News

DANIEL’S DREAM AND THE TRANSFORMATION TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

DANIEL’S DREAM AND THE TRANSFORMATION TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

BEING A SMALL TOWN KID FROM A SMALL TOWN SCHOOL CAN MAKE IT TOUGH TO HAVE A BIG CITY DREAM. ONE OF THOSE SMALL TOWN KIDS, DANIEL KANAGY, WANTED TO CHANGE HIS STORY AND PUT IN THE WORK TO MAKE THAT DREAM A REALITY. In August 2017, Daniel Kanagy’s transformation picture blew up on Power Train’s Instagram, making him the viral […]

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Helsel, US Elite Baseball’s “Uncommon Standards” A Perfect Fit With Program 15

Helsel, US Elite Baseball’s “Uncommon Standards” A Perfect Fit With Program 15

US Elite Baseball National Director Mark Helsel has a saying he likes to use with his kids, one he borrowed from NorCal Baseball and Program 15 Northern California Regional Director Rob Bruno. “You’re going be a human being a lot longer than you’re going to be a baseball player.” Yes, Helsel’s program has sent over 200 kids to Division 1 […]

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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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