“A fresh approach to America’s oldest game.” That’s the quote Onward Athletics is using to recruit athletes to its newly-formed travel baseball team. And they have a plan to accomplish this with a veteran coaching staff along with a professional group of auxiliary support including a Speed & Agility program developed by NFL veteran and Texas A&M hall-of-famer, Jason Webster and Hitting & Fielding clinics led by former MLB standout and ESPN baseball analyst, Chris Singleton. The program will also include specialized Strength & Conditioning training to prepare the young athletes for a competitive season of baseball.
Onward Athletics, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2016 to provide high-level amateur sports training programs and competitions focused on Olympic-style boxing and youth travel baseball. Based in Gwinnett County, Onward Athletics extends servicing amateur sports and recreational programs throughout Hall and Barrow counties. The Onward Athletics baseball program is offering a new model—one that centers around a positive player experience with a primary focus on player development. “Our aim is to develop each player holistically. We want to enhance the athletic ability, mental focus and baseball-specific skills of each player so they can successfully progress throughout each season. The goal is simple, to finish the season better than they started and to have a lot of fun throughout the entire process,” said the organization’s co-founder, DJ Walton. The “Onward philosophy” extends beyond the boundaries of the field of play…it’s a way of life for the Gwinnett couple that founded the non-profit organization last year after recognizing opportunities to enhance the athlete experience in the sport. The baseball team was a natural progression for the husband and wife team after the success of their parent company, Team Onward, Inc., which produces boxing equipment and athletic apparel designed to keep you moving forward. Within four years, Team Onward, Inc. assembled an impressive roster of the nation’s top amateur and professional boxing talent with the Onward Fight Team (www.teamonward.com/fight-team).
Onward Athletics is having their first open tryout for their 11U travel baseball team on Saturday, July 22nd at the Hog Mountain Sports complex in Flowery Branch. Registration begins at 10:00 am. A second tryout is scheduled for mid-August. To learn more, please visit: www.teamonward.com/baseball