Announcing 14U Academy

KMBA is thrilled to announce the creation of our 14U Academy Program for the 2022 season. Designed as a bridge program between 13U local loop and 15U Elite, our 14U Academy program will provide year-round, small group training for 18 players looking to take their game to that next level.

“The Panthers 14U Academy program is one-of-a-kind. We are combining the support of industry professionals with unique international adventures for our players – all under the phenomenal direction of our KMBA lead instructor, Aby Valdez.” – Mark Couch, Program Coordinator

Aby will be joined by Andrew Robb, Head of Player Physical Assessments, Lauren Fulop, Head of Sports Nutrition & Wellness, and Luke Baker, who will provide players with individualized coaching on mental game play and goal setting.

In addition to North American showcase opportunities, the program provides players and their families with the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic and experience Winter Baseball training with an international flare!

“This Panthers Academy Program is a fantastic opportunity for our kids, especially the players who are passionate about the sport and want to pursue a more challenging program.” – Amanda Gibbs, Panther Mom, KMBA Board of Directors

Committed to evolving year after year to meet the demands of an ever changing playing field, our program ensures that player experience is the focus. With new facilities, and strong community support, the program competes with private programs while keeping costs reasonable using our non-profit model.

“I am thrilled to see the important evolution of the Panthers 14U program into this Academy structure. Our new Panthers Den facility at Blue Chip Sports will offer our players in the Academy and members of our Elite program a true home to enjoy. Combining industry leading programming with all of the bells and whistles our players expect as they reach these levels of performance now clearly places our programs at the forefront of baseball delivery in the area. I am proud that our program offers opportunities from 8UA to 18U Elite. Players should have the opportunity to play at every level they desire, representing their City, representing their home.” – Ron Mooibroek, KMBA President

Join our program today! Program information and application links can be found here.