The Sluggers baseball program started in 1991. The Sluggers baseball program and it’s league, Premier Baseball, is a nationally known baseball program, well respected in amateur baseball circles. The reputation has developed from the hard-nosed style of play and the success against the top baseball organizations in the country. In 2003, the Nebraska Sluggers had for the first time, two teams playing on the national scene. This past year, one of the best Nebraska Sluggers teams was formed and competed throughout the Central United States against some of the finest travel teams in the region from Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
The Philosophy of the Nebraska Sluggers
Sluggers is designed for the college bound athletes and their parents. Families committed to participate in college baseball must understand the time commitment involved in game to develop the skills individually and collectively. The Sluggers will provide the opportunity to develop the necessary skills through experienced coaching, practice opportunities, and games against the top teams in the country. Although exposure is important to everyone, our primary focus will always be the development of the team. As we enhanced the team in 2009, everyone has enhanced their opportunity to play college baseball.
The Nebraska Sluggers Mission
Sluggers is dedicated to the development and preparation of Nebraska’s college-bound baseball players. By attracting the State’s best baseball players with an opportunity to compete in the very best venues against top-flight talent, we are able to prepare our teams for the highest levels of the college game. We recognize that the only way to get to the next level of play is to play at that level. Sluggers is a member of the Premier League and the teams we face are comprised of the top players that will play for the universities in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee and Nebraska.
The Sluggers program has been the avenue for college-bound athletes. Premier Baseball League players are represented well within Major League Baseball. As examples, this includes Albert Pujols of the St Louis Cardinals, the 2001 NL Rookie of the Year. In 2002, Blair Johnson became the highest pick in Sluggers history, as the first pick in the second round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2009, Premier Baseball had the overall #2 pick in the MLB Draft…Kevin Ahrens of the Houston Heat.