Hardball U to Become Team Citius USA
Having been recognized as one of the premier baseball academies in Texas for its professionalism in youth and high school player development, Hardball U has been offered the opportunity to take charge of the San Antonio and Austin areas for national powerhouse, Team Citius USA. Top players and teams from Dallas, Waco, Corpus Christi (including the Valley) are currently under the Team Citius USA banner in Texas while others play in states such as Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Nevada, New York, and others. San Antonio, Austin, and Central Texas currently are in a developmental stage with several teams already formed.
Team Citius USA and Hardball U have embraced similar philosophies while being independent of each other. Developing the young youth players in a rich fundamentally oriented and fun filled playing environment will provide the template for those potential prospects who want to pursue the dream of playing college and professional baseball or simply becoming an impact player for their high school teams.
Hardball U has been proud of fulfilling its role in assisting the 107 baseball players in the past 8 years who have pursued their dream by accepting the college and beyond baseball challenge. We are equally as proud of the players who have performed for their high schools to the best of their abilities and who have gone on to college pursuing other dreams. The necessary dedication through, lessons, practices, and game competition is irreplaceable in preparation for the challenges of adulthood.
The Staff at Hardball U, now Team Citius USA, is confident that the merger is the next step and in the best interest of our present and future players. This partnership will only enhance what you have grown to expect from Hardball U and offer even more opportunities regionally and nationally for our players.
Spring/Summer tryouts net 151 candidates for 2014 Citius USA teams. Teams to be announced on the 12/24.
Action from the January Team Citius SA Combine
Hardball University is an elite baseball academy grounded in the fundamentals that have made baseball the American pastime. Formerly Alamo Elite Academy, Hardball University is the culmination of a project designed to provide players 10-18 years of age with a multifaceted approach to developing their potential. Each player receives crucial individual instruction while learning to use his abilities for the best advantage of his team. Staff members of the Hardball University organization are committed to readying players for the stair steps to success that occur at each level of organized baseball. Coaches of Hardball U teams have rich backgrounds in the game. All have been players at the collegiate level or beyond. Some have also been high school or college coaches and Division I recruiters. Others have been professional scouts. Such diversity in backgrounds assures that players for Hardball U receive not only excellent instruction but also benefit from a network of contacts as they move from high school into the college arena.
At the heart of the Hardball University philosophy is the belief that every player can, with proper guidance and leadership, meet his goals. A vivid testimony to that philosophy lies in the fact that over 90% of high school seniors who have played for Hardball U and have been rewarded with the opportunity to play college baseball.
Keeping things in perspective before gametime at Hardball U.
Team Citius SA 13u endured bitter cold in Dripping Springs to bring home the championship trophy going 4-0.
Team Citius SA 11u Stracener display their championship rings after they captured their first tournament win of the new season.
Team Citius SA 10u Olivarez has breezed to championships in the first two tournaments of the year.
Hardball U 12u proudly display their rings won at the Fall State Tournament in Round Rock going 4-1 and winning the runner up spot.
Hardball U 12u captured their second medal of the fall as they rallied to win the runner up spot at the Octoberfest Tournament at NCFD.
Fall Haul at Dripping Springs, Hardball U12u swept three games and the championship trophy at the Austin Select one day tournament.
Hardball U 18 Cardinal met the challenge of one of the top 18u tournaments in Texas as they completed a 6-0 sweep at Texas A and M University in the Brazos Valley Renegades Summer Classic. Cardinal defeated statewide powers,Brazos Valley Renegades, Houston Heat, Houston Sox, Austin Action, McKinney Marshalls and in the finals Buzz Lightning of Waco.
Hardball U 12u Cardinal finished the season entering the 13u tournament at the Field of Dreams and came out with their fourth tournament championship of the season.
Congratulations 13u for finishing second in the Cooperstown Prep Tournament.
Hardball U 12u Cardinal captured the championship trophy at the Battle of Omaha during the College World Series. Cardinal went 6-0 beating teams from Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.
Hardball U 18u Cardinal smashed to the gold division championship at their first summer tournament at Texas A and M Corpus Christi.
It's a great day to play for " the U"
Coach Noah and his fighting 13u team roared back from an early tournament loss to grab the runner-up spot in the Cinco De Mayo Tournament in San Marcos.
"The U" had to run through the gambit of a grueling four games on Sunday.
Hardball U Cardinal fought it's way through an extremely tough Major tournament capturing second place in the Super Series tournament at McAllister Park. Cardinal roared into the finals with an 8-6 victory over a previously unbeaten opponent who was 17-0 at the time.
12u Cardinal takes the runner-up medal in the Super Series tournament at McAllister Park while running their record to 12-2.
Congratulations to Coach Noah and the 13u for their runner up finish at the USSSA Love of the Game tournament at the Lake Travis field of dreams.
12u Cardinal captured the runner up trophy at the Blue Diamond Super Series "Luck of the Irish " tournament. The Cardinal has run their early season record to 8-1.
. Hardball U 12u Cardinal takes the Championship going 4-0 at NCFD