The S.L.I.D.E. - Youth Baseball Podcast
Sep 11, 2022
17 – Player Development with Mark Helsel from US Elite Baseball
For this episode, Jen and Aaron are joined by Mark Helsel from US Elite Baseball along with the newest member of the Slide podcast team, Bryson Mitchell. Mark is joining the show today to talk about player development.
Despite not growing up surrounded by baseball, Mark was obsessed with baseball and helped found US Elite Baseball about 17 years ago. Back then, travel baseball was much smaller and much more specific. His son was 12 and wanted to play in the SCC at that time, so Mark formed a team of other kids, 100% of whom got scholarships.
It took dedication and hard work, and it also took a love of what he does to get the program to where it is today. Mark credits Rob Bruno from the Norcal program with mentorship and helping to build the program. Coaching Little League is a huge responsibility that takes care and attention. To help him, Mark has created the 10 Commandments of Youth Sports.
These rules are a way to help parents with kids in youth sports positively support them. Fo…