Tommy Goodin 8 Year Old From Chatsworth, CA Makes USA 10U Baseball Team

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Tommy Goodin, 8 year old, is one of the youngest baseball talents seen in recent years. Dedicated to the sport of baseball he has been selected to play on the 10U USA Team in the Dominican Republic.

extraordinary baseball talent in this 8 year old

Tommy age 8 (yes 8 years old and standing at 4'8" and 98lbs.) made the USA 10U Baseball team. His USA team will be competing in the Latin American Baseball Classic 2014. Tommy is a hard worker both on and off the baseball field. Tommy is an A student and has played baseball since the age of three. He plays baseball all year around. His dream to play baseball professionally often has him missing things like birthday parties, play dates and other extracurricular activities. Funny thing is Tommy doesn't mind missing such things!! Tommy is in the gym two-three mornings a week with trainer, Jeremy White, at 6am where he trains on agility and weights. Tommy works on two hours of homework a day from a highly academic school in Chatsworth, CA. He works out on the baseball fields four days a week with tournaments 2 of 4 weekends a month. Both at VSA in Chatsworth, CA, under the direction of Joe Guntz and with his travel team The San Fernando Valley Saints under the direction of Tom Sotelo. Tommy has been nicknamed "Beast" by Coach Joe Guntz.

The Latin American Baseball Classic is one of Latin America's biggest baseball tournaments. 5000+ players try out for the 9-18U USA-LABC teams annually at 22 national tryout events held all across the United States. The tournament is from August 6-12th, 2014.

Six of ten nations are now confirmed for the Latin American Baseball Classic in the Dominican Republic next August. Confirmed are: Dominican Republic , British Virgin Islands, St. Croix , USA , Canada and Venezuela with multiple teams. Columbia , Puerto Rico , Brazil and Aruba have been invited and the LABC is waiting confirmation.

In his spare time you will find Tommy hitting rocks with sticks, batting baseballs into the net in the backyard, watching baseball on television or playing Minecraft. He really wants to play ball for the Los Angeles Dodgers someday.

Tommy will be working on the humanitarian front to collect used baseball gear and to take the extra equipment to hardworking, underprivileged children of Dominican Republic. During this tournament Tommy will have the opportunity to distribute donated used baseball equipment to the players in the Dominican Republic. The baseball gear donations may be more than expected so it is the family's plan to donate the excess to low income leagues in the Los Angeles area.

Tommy's family balances academics with baseball. Hard work goes into providing for both the financial and time commitment that this level of baseball and study require. The family is humbled by being offered this opportunity to represent the United States of America overseas and really need the assistance of the community to make Tommy's baseball dream a reality.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and there is hope that with help, Tommy will be able to represent the United States and assist the team in bringing home a national victory!
Tommy Works Hard, Tommy Plays Hard, Tommy Gives Hard!

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