Coach Jon Awad

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The Rising Stars Baseball Division of Ponte Vedra Athletic Association is created to give girls and boys 8 –15 from the Jacksonville Florida area who are unable to SHINE in the traditional little league an outlet to have fun with baseball, build self confidence, teamwork skills and lasting memories and friendships. By creating ability- specific levels and a high coach to child ratio, Rising Stars Baseball is able to support a range of abilities; from mild coordination concerns to moderate gross motor planning challenges. For kids that have been apprehensive about baseball, or didn’t feel they were skilled or coordinated enough, Rising Stars is also a great way to start playing the game.

After two instructional practices the kids will be playing baseball in a “sandlot” format; each level will be split into two teams from kids attending that week. Players will rotate positions by inning, and length of game will be determined by time. Siblings and Friends are also encouraged to play. Players/Families can choose to participate in as many weeks that work for them. To accommodate families’ busy schedules there will only be one practice or game per week, limited to 90 minutes. After the initial two practices, six games will be played throughout the spring.

The cost to participate is free as a result of the generosity of our sponsors Microsoft, HEAL the Greenwood School, AWAD Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services Inc. and numerous individual supporters. All sessions will be held at Cornerstone Park, located at the southern end of Ponte Vedra just off A1A. Practices will begin in February and games in March. Please check the practice and games schedule for updating.