39 Trosky Baseball Students Sign Early Letters of Intent

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Trosky Baseball's success at placing athletes draws notice in the South Bay.

Trosky Baseball, one of the nation's leading college camp and showcase organization, has had enormous success over the years developing athletes, and has announced that this year 39 Trosky alumni signed early decision letters of intent to play college ball. The period for signing early letters of intent closed November 19th. The schools, mostly at D1, include powerhouse programs such as Pepperdine, Fresno State, Arizona State, and Cal State Fullerton and top schools like Stanford and UC Berkeley. In total over 200 Trosky alums have been committed college players and 45 have been drafted in the last 3 years.

Trosky's success at developing players got the attention of Beach City Baseball Academy's manager Richard Murad, who negotiated an exclusive partnership with Trosky for his El Segundo business. The partnership develops South Bay student-athletes skills, exposing them to college scouts and the recruiting process. Under the guidance of Nate Trosky and coach Benny Bonilla, the partnership's program forms elite traveling teams that participate in top showcases and tournaments throughout the Southwest.

Nate Trosky comes from a long line of baseball players. His grandfather Hal Trosky played professional ball for the Cleveland Indians and his father Hal Trosky Jr. played for the Chicago White Sox. He himself has coached baseball at the collegiate, professional, and Olympic level with the Croatian National team.

“In addition to his heritage, Nate has an extraordinary ability to identify players with potential. He has very unusual mental abilities that other people do not have when it comes to recognizing baseball IQ,” states Richard Murad.

Cornerstone of Trosky's approach is his emphasis on what he calls the 6th tool of baseball, mental toughness, which he adds to the traditional 5 tools of baseball: speed, throwing, fielding, hitting for average, and hitting for power. Trosky's focus on the mental game takes his players to the next level of ability.

“I like to bring out the intellectual aspect in my players because it is what elevates them to be the very best,” Trosky says. He points to Derek Jeter and Clayton Kershaw as exemplar masters of the 6th tool.

“Beach City Baseball Academy is happy to partner with Trosky” Says Richard Murad, BCBA founder, “we know this will make the South Bay a great place to play baseball.”

About Beach City Baseball Academy
Located at 430 East Grand Avenue El Segundo, CA 90245, Beach City Baseball Academy's mission is to provide fun and dramatically improve the baseball skills of all that pass through its doors in a safe, clean and secure environment. BCBA provides targeted, well-maintained training equipment and skilled and passionate instructors who teach beyond the fundamentals with individualized custom programs while building confidence and inspiring their students to strive for excellence. The BCBA makes great efforts to enhance the total baseball experience of every member and also assist the student athlete to achieve at the scholastic, college and professional level. There is an onsite pro shop that sells top-quality professional merchandise at competitive prices.

In addition to managing and operating well-organized baseball camps that are open to everyone, the Academy sponsors The Beach City Prospects, a program of competitive and developmental traveling club teams with robust tournament schedules. This program is open for tryout by invitation to those members that show excellence in skills and sportsmanship, unwavering respect for themselves and for those around them, and a 100 percent commitment to adhere to the club’s culture and its schedule of games, practices and events.

For more information, contact: Mike Mena at: 310-316-0612
Or mike(at)ileanainternational(dot)com


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