Why Play for the NCBA Golden Spikes?
The North Carolina Baseball Academy and the Golden Spikes have built a brand and a reputation as one of the best College Prospect Developmental Programs in the state of North Carolina.
The Golden Spike Program is the most comprehensive and complete program for the advanced player looking to enhance his skills and athletic performance. College Coaches and Pro Scouts recognize the quality of play and the professionalism that goes along with NCBA and the Golden Spikes.
The evaluators of talent at the next levels know the Golden Spike Players will play the game the right way, and conduct themselves in a manner that shows respect for the game of baseball. Golden Spike players will be scouted by College Coaches and Pro Scouts. Over 217 of our players have signed to play at the College or Professional level since 2003 – 5 former players have played in the Major Leagues to date!
What Type of player becomes a Golden Spike?
NCBA looks for the serious, dedicated, committed, and talented player that lives in the triad area. Golden Spikes players WANT TO practice, learn, and train in preparation to play baseball at the next level. All our players are from local High Schools, and commit to the practice routines, sports performance training, and game schedule. NCBA wants to help you develop your skills as a baseball player and help you grow as a quality young man off the field!
We stress Practice and Player Development…PERIOD!
NCBA knows that to reach your full potential and reach the next level, you must develop your baseball skills, train your body to become stronger, and learn HOW to play.
Our teams practice two times per week and train after each practice during the summer and fall seasons. We bring more coaches and trainers to the practice field than any college program. Our coaches are assigned to specific areas of pitching, infield play, outfield play and catching, and are responsible for implementing quality drill routines and skill development necessary to play these positions better.
We provide the structure, opportunity, training regimen, and quality coaching staff that will accelerate skill development. Ultimately, your development is your responsibility, and you are the only one accountable for your results. Make this program a part of your success!
What are the Goals and Focus of the Golden Spikes?
First and foremost, the goal is to improve the player’s infivicual position skills through proven practice routines, drill work, and quality repetitions.
Second is to improve athletic performance by training speed, agility, and strength. For this, we partner with one of the best trainers in North Carolina: William Bradley Sports Performance. Their staff come out to practice to take the players through their extensive speed development program.
Third, we provide exposure to the next level of College Coaches and Professional Scouts. Ort teams play in top-notch Tournaments and Showcase events against the best competition in the NC, SC, VA, and GA. The Golden Spikes program has assisted in sending over 70% of our players to the College, and Professional ranks!