OUR METHODOLOGY

The BASE combines exceptional baseball and softball training and competition with academic and career resources to empower student-athletes to achieve their full potential both on and off the field.


OUR GOALS & OBJECTIVES

In order to transform the narrative for urban youth in Indianapolis, we have set the bar high. In each of the four areas of our methodology - Athletics, Academics, Wellness and Life Skills - we have established lofty goals as we strive toward our mission and vision.

ATHLETICS:

  • Expand The BASE to attract motivated young people who lack the resources to participate at higher levels.

  • Develop opportunities for student-athletes that enhance their strengths and position them for competitive environments.

  • Create and employ dynamic training programs to help maximize athletic potential and success.

  • Provide world-class instruction with experienced and professional coaches who have a focus on process rather than outcomes, while providing accountability and motivation.

  • Provide year-round enhanced skill development, mental and physical conditioning, practice and athletic training.

ACADEMICS:

  • 100 percent complete high school graduation.

  • 90 percent complete college, financial aid, and FAFSA applications.

  • 90 percent enroll in college, military, trade or job certification programs.

  • Employ College Board’s AccuPlacer for evaluation and recommendations for high school students.

  • Provide tutoring and academic support, including foundation and ESL classes as needed.

  • Create access to scholarships, laptop computers, books, and other critical resources.

  • Offer college entrance exam support ACT/SAT .

  • Provide college fairs/visits, and assistance with college applications, financial aid and FAFSA.

WELLNESS:

  • Ensure 100 percent of student-athletes complete physical, vision, dental and hearing screenings.

  • Provide access to fresh, healthy food and nutritional education for peak performance.

LIFE SKILLS:

  • Equip all student-athletes with an individualized Game Plan for Life.

  • Ensure 90 percent of parents, coaches, and student-athletes receive comprehensive life skills and values-based training

  • Identify diverse mentors in the partners with men and women leaders in the public and private communities.

  • Provide enhanced career preparation and support including interview skills, resume building, time management, and public speaking


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