Our program at the Jack Cust Baseball Academy has become one of the most successful programs in the northeast. Established in 2000 as an elite 18U organization, the program has blossomed into a true baseball school with competitive and developmental baseball teams from 10-18U.  We aspire to provide "The Process" it takes to get to the next level in your baseball careers through baseball development, education, competition, and exposure.


EDUCATION
It is important to us to educate both the parent and the player as to what it takes and what procedures need to be taken to get to the next level of baseball. Each winter we hold educational seminars to explain the academic and athletic criteria necessary to succeed at the collegiate level. We will bring in the college coaches and compliance officers to explain the recruiting process, timelines and NCAA guidelines. 

EVALUATION 
What is in your tool box? Understanding the tools that are necessary to play the game and what college coaches and professional scouts are looking for is essential. We will evaluate each player in the following areas: 1) Arm strength 2) Running Speed 3) Hitting Ability 4) Hitting for Power 5) Defense 6) Make-up 

Evaluations for pitchers will be based on the following: 1) Fastball 2) Breaking Ball 3) Change-up 4) Delivery 5) Control 6) Make-up. 
These skills will determine the level of play beyond high school. 

DEVELOPMENT
Player development is the primary focus of our academy. We have one of the finest teaching staffs in the country to help players of all ages and abilities raise their game to the next level through physical, mechanical and mental training. Our indoor and outdoor facility allow us to train players year round properly like no other facility in the Northeast. 

COMPETITION
Our players are selected and placed based on ability and it is important to challenge and play competition appropriate to their abilities. We compete locally at Diamond Nation and play nationally in various events so that our players understand the level they need to be at while competing in their respective age groups. 

EXPOSURE
For the higher level high school player we pride ourselves in providing events at Diamond Nation and traveling to venues where they are able to play in front of college recruiters and professional scouts. Our scouting data base is second to none on the east coast. We currently have an extensive alumni which includes over 200 players that have played or are playing for an NCAA institution. We also have had over 50 players drafted. 

 

 

 

     
             

Devin Hack

Seton Hall University

 

Joe DeChiaro

Old Dominion University

 

Nick Maldonado

Vanderbilt University

 

McGwire Tuffy

Quinnipiac College

 

additional 2019 commits! 

Peter Ciufreeda | Lafayette College

Liam Cleary | West Virginia

KC Hunt | Mississippi State

Jack Erbeck | Fairfield University

Mike Mahala | Navy

 

Stephen Reid | Georiga Tech

Pat Mahala  | Georgetown

Felix Diaz | Southern New Hamshire

Nick Diaz | Ursinus College

  

     
             

Gavin Stellpflug

University of Maryland

 

Adam Boucher

Duke University

 

Alex Stone

Duke University

 

Tyler Joseph

Army


 

5:00 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 30th

&

Friday, November 2nd

Diamond Nation

6:30 - 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 30th

&

Friday, November 2nd

Diamond Nation

8:00 - 9:30pm

Tuesday, October 30th

&

Friday, November 2nd

Diamond Nation

10u - 12u please attend both tryout dates


6:00 - 9:00pm

Monday, October 29th

Jack Cust Baseball Academy

6:00 - 9:00pm

Monday, October 29th

Jack Cust Baseball Academy

Call Backs or Alternate Date for 13-14u : Saturday November 3rd  | 10:00 - 11:30am


12:00 - 3:00pm

Saturday, November 3rd

Jack Cust Baseball Academy

Call Backs or Alternate Date for 15u - 17u : Tuesday, November 6th | 6:00 - 8:00pm



If you cannot make the tryout dates above please contact the appropriate coordinator:

Mike Buckelew  10-13u   buck@diamondnation.com

Steve Ditrolio     14-18u  sditrolio@diamondnation.com