The Amateur Baseball Players Association has one goal in mind: results. Over the years we’ve helped so many promising young players maximize their potential and realize their dream of playing in college and the pros. Here are just a few of our success stories. Will you be next?
Tad’s college connections span from coast to coast, and he is strategic and organized in planning his teams’ travel schedules. I loved that he traveled with the teams all along the east coast, getting my son valuable attention he never would have received had he just played in Colorado. Now my son has verbally committed to the University of North Carolina, with the hopes of one day being drafted by the MLB.
– Lisa Foster, Broomfield, Colo.
My life pretty much revolves around baseball. Ever since I was little watching the pros, I knew that’s where I wanted to be and I’ve been working for that goal since that point. My goal for right now is to play baseball at the collegiate level and, after that, to play professional baseball. Tad and his team have given me the opportunity to go out and get in front of colleges that would’ve never seen me in Colorado.
– Wyatt Aaberg, 17, Falcon, Colo.
Baseball is by far the single most athletic sport focus for my family. After my oldest son Zach’s first year playing for his high school team, it was clear that the low number of games and weak practice approach was not going to satisfy his thirst for baseball. In Colorado there are only two Division 1 schools and few Division 2 opportunities. So it was clear that we needed to access a bigger stage to achieve the exposure level necessary to get attention from quality baseball programs across the country. More importantly, Zach needed to brush up on the basic skills of the game.
When we met Tad Reida, he was young and aggressive, and had a wealth of baseball knowledge. He blended fundamental business skills with baseball in a way that totally removed any of my concerns. He exposed Zach to a pro-style workout so that, when he was in front of college coaches, the process of performing was natural. The constant focus on developing bat, arm, and foot speed resulted in nearly all of the players on the U-17 program reaching their goal of college playing opportunity. Without Tad’s intense training, Zach would not have reached D1 level.
Now I get to enjoy watching my son continue to play the game at a D1 college, knowing we made the right choice to put Zach into Tad’s hands.
– Alan Bracken, 51, Independence, Kan.
The ABPA helped me realize my goals. I wouldn’t be the player I am today without them. They got me out on trips so I could play in front of coaches and scouts, and they taught me the right way to play baseball. Now I hope to have a successful college career and go on to get drafted and play baseball professionally.
– Andrew Bladt, 18, Longmont, Colo.
I really enjoyed playing for Tad and his team. I learned new aspects of the game and gained a lot of confidence in my pitching ability by them allowing me to pitch complete games and call my own pitches. I also gained confidence in my sidearm delivery through the coaches’ acceptance and allowing me to experiment with the different arm angles.
Now I’m going to be attending University of Northern Colorado as an invited walk-on pitcher. The coach really appreciates my different arm angles and believes I can make an impact for them sooner than later.
– Cory Richer, 18, Ft. Collins, Colo.
Baseball has been such a big part of my life and has taught me many life lessons. The ABPA has had a big impact on me. The program gave me the knowledge to become a better baseball player and really worked to get me the exposure I needed to get to the next level.
– Zach Bracken, 18, Berthoud, Colo.