PBR Colorado Sponsors Junior Sunbelt Classic Team

By John Cackowski
State Director

On Thursday 1/15/15 at the Colorado Dugout Club Coaching Clinic PBR Colorado and the Colorado Dugout Club announced an exciting partnership. PBR Colorado will be the new sponsor of the Junior Sunbelt Classic Team. Last year’s talent at the Sunbelt Classic was incredible; we hope to continue that tradition with talented players such as yourself. Most of the top players on the Junior Sunbelt team last year are now ranked among the top in their respective class. The tryout is exclusively for the current 2016 Class.

This year, not only will players receive high-level exposure if you make the team, but all players at the tryout will be scouted, video-taped, and have a profile that will hosted on PrepBaseballReport.com, which is subscribed to by more than 450 colleges and pro scouts across the country. Furthermore, the top players will be listed in our statewide player rankings. Players will also have an online profile created with their verified statistics.

This nationally recognized tournament began in 1977.  Over the years players like Randy Johnson, Troy Aikman, and Johnny Damon have played in the Sunbelt.  Teams from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Canada now participate.  This will be one of the most competitive 10 games you have played as a high school baseball player.  Aside from baseball, players get to live with host families for 1 week which will be a tremendous experience.  Scouts from around the country representing all levels of colleges and professional teams will be present to evaluate the talent heavy tournament. 

High School coaches will nominate players to tryout for the Junior Sunbelt Team, and players can request an invite on the website. PBR Colorado will host the tryout which will be at ThunderRidge High School on 4/26/15. The Colorado Dugout Club Staff, and select MLB scouts including the Senior Director of Scouting for the Colorado Rockies Marc Gustafson will be in charge of picking and naming the team.