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Frequently Asked Questions about the ABA Sluggers Program

What is the ABA Slugger Program?
ABA Sluggers Program is a player development program. Our proven formula of taking good student-athletes: Providing professional training and coaching; Teaching fundamentals, work ethic and playing the game the right way; Playing a competitive regional/national schedule; and Showcasing at the ‘right’ events, has produced 200+ college/professional players.

Why the ABA Slugger program?
• Because we are 100% committed to what we do.
• All ABA instructors have college and/or professional playing experience, most have college coaching experience, and all have years of success instructing and developing young players.
• ABA Teams are invited to participate in exclusive, high profile tournaments and showcases that other NM teams do not have access to.
• ABA Staff has years of experience, and a 95% success rate, assisting in the placement of our players, into college baseball.

Who is the ABA Slugger Program for?
The Slugger Program is for players who; are good student-athletes, want to learn to play the game the right way, and have the desire to play at the next levels…high school, college, professional.

How much does it cost to play on an ABA Slugger Team?
ABA players are provided a comprehensive athlete/baseball development program that includes; complete year round access to ABA’s state of the art training facility, strength, speed & agility training, Arm strength training, indoor & outdoor practices, competitive league and tournament schedules, and much more. The projected investment is $170 a month. Fundraising opportunities are available for individual players, teams and program wide.

Are players required to take private lessons at ABA?
No. While many players do take advantage of discounted private lessons from ABA instructors, it is not required. During team practices, players will receive hitting, pitching and fielding instruction from ABA staff.

Will players play multiple positions?
Yes. Nobody can predict, with certainty, what a young player’s future best position will be, so at a minimum, players will practice, and play infield and outfield positions.

Can ABA players participate in little league, also?
Yes. We understand that little league plays an important role in player development and players want the opportunity to participate in All-Star competition. There will be rules regarding conflicts.

Can ABA players participate in other sports?
Yes. The ABA Sluggers Program is a spring and fall Program and encourages players to participate in multiple sports. There will be rules regarding conflicts.

If I don’t play on an ABA team, can I utilize ABA facilities and services?
Yes. ABA is open to the public for individual and group, cage rental, lessons, and camps.

For More Information - www.abqbaseball.com
Alumni – List of former ABA team and showcase players
Making the Call – Testimonials from college coaches and former ABA players and parents
Instructors – ABA instructor bios

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