US Elite Baseball has announced their plan to form All State teams. Tryouts will begin in (16) different states (see list below) beginning in the summer of 2020. Rosters for the 2021 season will be finalized by Dec. 1, 2020. The new All State Team program will begin play in June/2021. Most states will have one team per age group, per state starting at 13U. Teams will be comprised of the most talented players throughout the entire state.
Players who are interested in playing on a US Elite All State Team can complete the form to the right and register for a tryout. They will be notified of the tryout dates in their state. Players attending a tryout will receive a professional level evaluation, using the same technologies the MLB clubs are using to evaluate prospects, such as Blast Motion and Visual Edge. State Directors and coaches will be looking for players who demonstrate above average ability for their age group.
US Elite Founder, and National Director is excited about what this program will offer. “It’s no secret that travel baseball has grown enormously over the last 5-10 years. There are more teams now than ever before. This growth has created a big challenge for college coaches to see talented players. The talent has gotten very spread out and watered down. Our model is designed to put elite level players on one team and then create a schedule that puts them in front of college coaches on a regular basis. All State Teams will play against similar teams with the same talent level. We're not chasing trophies, we're helping kids get D1 scholarships. I shared this concept with a lot of college coaches last year and they were all for it. If they can watch a team with 12-15 high level prospects play against another team of equal talent, that's efficient scouting".
US Elite also has plans to play its first ever National Championships in 2021. “With all of these super talented All State teams forming it only makes sense to create our own US Elite event where they get to play each other for the right to win a true national championship, said Helsel. "It’s already creating a lot of excitement. Imagine 15-20 states sending their top team to play against the other All State teams. For players, they will be playing for the pride of their state. And for college coaches, it will be an amazing event for them to scout." Helsel says he is looking at several possible venues for the National Championships and hopes to make an announcement later in 2020.
The All State teams will play a very specific, high level schedule, highlighted by playing in the College Prospect Series. The CPS is a program created by US Elite to organize small, elite level team camps on college campuses. "We started the CPS in the fall of 2019 and it was a huge success, and will continue it this summer. Everybody has loved the experience so far, especially the college coaches. They stay home and sleep in their own beds, and then watch (8) really talented teams play at their stadium. We’re reaching out to some other elite level programs and inviting them to participate in the CPS with us. It’s good for everyone and we want to create the best competition possible".
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Helsel says there is one more huge benefit to forming the All State teams. They will feed the US Elite National teams. “We have gotten a ton of feedback from our state directors and coaches on how to organize our National Team program. We came up with a plan that we have not seen anywhere else in travel baseball. The players who get to play for our National teams at the biggest national events will be players who are already playing on our All-State teams. In other words, we’ll use our own national network of players from all over the country to feed our national team program. But, instead of taking them off an All State team permanently, they will play on both the state team and the national team. They will be a full time player on an All State team, and then play for the US Elite National team in the big events like the USA Baseball National Championships, PBR National Championships, Future Stars National Championships and the Perfect Game World Series.
It’s the best of both worlds for the players selected. It will also be a true National team since the players will literally be from all over the country.” Helsel said it will also eliminate the need to bring in “guest players”. All players representing US Elite on a national team will come solely from the US Elite State Teams.
Don't see your state? No worries! If you are a player in a non participating state go ahead and complete the form to the right. We may be able to offere you a roster spot on our one of our At Large Teams, compiled of players from around the country.
If you are a coach in a participating state, or a non participating state and are interested in coaching an US Elite All-State team in your state please complete THIS FORM