Being a part of the NWDS Academy Program isn't about a title, it's about an experience, one that should last a lifetime. We understand the value of athletics and the shaping of our youth and how that will apply to a young man's life beyond baseball. This is the very reason we take an in-depth approach to coaching. We believe that our passion, excitement, and looking at the game in-depth, will encourage players to do the same with every aspect of their lives, starting with baseball.
ACADEMY PROGRAM TRYOUT 2023:
Aug. 2 @ NWDS Academy
Hitting, Pitching, Catching
9u/10U @ 4:40 drop-off, -5-5:45pm tryout
11U: 5:25 drop-off, 5:45-6:30p tryout
12U: 6:10 drop-off, 6:30-7:15 tryout
13U: 6:55 drop-off, 7:15-8:30 tryout
14u: 8:10 drop-off, 8:30-9:45 tryout
NORTHWEST DIAMOND SPORTS
(19380 SW 90th Ct. Tualatin, OR 97062)
Aug. 3 @ Waluga Park
Infield, Outfield, Catching
WALUGA PARK EAST
(15505 Quarry Rd. Lake Oswego, OR 97035)
TRYOUT AND SELECTION PROCESS
Players are expected to try out each year to earn their position on the next season's roster. Every player will need to register their information using the link above. All players need to bring all the necessary gear and equipment to the tryout If you can't make the tryout, please let us know and we will arrange an individual/group tryout option at a later date.
Some players will be offered a roster position immediately following the workout. Others will be placed on a depth chart and contacted within two weeks after the last tryout date. Players who are not selected for a position on a team roster are encouraged to set up a meeting to discuss player strengths, weaknesses, and how they can create a plan for development.
WHAT WE OFFER
Professional, Experienced Coaching led by Jose Cepeda, former major leaguer and scout, with a wealth of experience from playing and coaching at the professional level.
6 Week Pre-Season Pitching Program
Priority Registration for all Clinics
Team Practices beginning in January
PreSeason training and Scrimmages
7-10 Tournaments per team
Goal of 40+ games per season
2-3 practices per week (indoor/outdoor)
NEW! DeMarini/Wilson uniform and gear partnership
2023 Spring Season cost will range between $3700 to $4200
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Our goal is to continue as the best academy in OR, with the best hands-on instruction and academic-style approach to coaching. This approach includes:
Ensuring that we teach players how to properly play the game.
Increasing pre-season and in-season production with improved strength, conditioning, and SAQ programs
Forming more competitive teams based on players playing within their prospective age division
Increasing player preparation by expanding classroom settings, the use of drills, and implementing new training technology
Carrying 10 - 11 roster spots, while batting the entire line-up will ensure maximum development for your son.
NWDS requires every player to learn multiple positions to give them more opportunity to play at the high school level