Bradley Baseball Academia is a year-round organization that offers travel, academic showcase and college aged teams during all the Spring, Summer and Fall. The number of teams we field varies with each season and players must tryout to receive an offer to play on one of our teams. We hold multiple tryouts throughout the year, and this page will be updated regularly as tryout information becomes available. All of our teams participate in optional Friday Night Skills Training, which focuses heavily on fundamental drill work to improve and prepare for the upcoming weekend’s games. Additionally, all of our teams will participate in local, as well as out of town tournaments, and our Academic Showcase and Prep teams will also receive first hand campus tours from college coaches while participating in pro style workouts and simulated games in front of these coaches. Our college summer teams play locally and are comprised of current student athletes from all over the country.
Fall Season – Late August thru Late October
We typically field approximately three 13/14u teams, three high school aged teams teams, and one academic showcase team for a total of seven rosters. The fall tends to be the season with less games and more practices and skills trainings to allow our staff to focus heavily on fundamentals and allow many of our student athletes to take advantage of playing an additional sport. This varies depending on the age group, as our Academic Showcase Team plays in more events, tournaments and showcases than our younger teams.
13/14u Weekly Schedule: 1 midweek activity, Friday Night Skills Training, Saturday Double Header, Sunday Individual Workouts(*Tournament weekend schedules vary)
High School Weekly Schedule: Friday Night Skills Training, 1 weekend practice & weekend Double Header(*Tournament weekend schedules vary)
Spring Season – Mid March thru Mid May
We typically field approximately three 13/14u teams for the spring season while the rest of our athletes play for their high school clubs.
13/14u Weekly Schedule: Monday Night Practice, Tuesday Night Game, Friday Night Skills Training, Weekend Double Header
Summer Season – Late May thru mid to late July
We typically field approximately three13/14u teams, four high school teams, one all academic showcase team, and two collegiate team for a total of 10 rosters. The summer season is the the busiest for BBA and requires the most commitment from our players with more weekly activities and a heavier tournament/event focus. See below for additional info on our Academic Showcase and Collegiate teams.
Summer Weekly Schedule: 1-2 weekday games/practices, Friday Night Skills Training, Weekend Double Header or Tournament
Academic Showcase Team
What is the Academic Showcase Team?
The Academic Showcase Team is a proud member of the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League’s Premier Showcase League. Since its creation in the summer of 2016, the NVTBL PSL has provided hundreds of high school student athletes with exposure to a wide variety of college baseball programs from the Division I, II, and III levels. In 2019, our focus is to expose our student athletes to the top academic schools in the country, in the hopes of helping them play college baseball over the next four years.
What does the Bradley Eagles Academic Showcase Team experience include?
1) Nov-May: Monthly College Recruiting Webinars and Seminars w/ Guest Speakers
2) 2019 Summer Tournaments and Events Schedule
|PSL WINTER SHOWCASE EVENT||1/27|
|CATHOLIC U WORKOUT/TOUR||2/9|
|PG REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS||6/7-9|
|TOBACCO RD WORKOUT/TOURS||6/13-14|
|NE BUS TOURS/WORKOUTS||6/16-20|
|ASBA SHOWCASE TOURNEY||6/22-23|
|ASBA 1 DAY ACADEMIC SHOWCASE||6/26|
|ASBA SHOWCASE TOURNEY||6/29-30|
|MSI BLUE CHIPS WOOD BAT||7/11-14|
|ASBA 2 DAY ACADEMIC SHOWCASE||7/17-18|
|GW TEAM CAMP||7/19-21|
|PSL EOS TOURNAMENT||7/23-24|
|MD/PA LOOP WORKOUT/TOURS||7/25-26|
|HEADFIRST HONOR ROLL SHOWCASE||7/31-8/1; 8/5-6|
3) Data Recruiting Package for NCAA Coaches
• Recruiting video
• Academic and Athletic resume including a College List Creation and Common Application Essay consultation
• Skills Assessment Day Measurables Chart (60 Yard Times, Exit Velocity, Arm Speed, Catcher Pop Times, etc.)
• College Advising from Andy Bradley (President and Executive Director, BBA)
4) Skills Development and Exposure
• Weekly Skills Trainings with Catholic University Coach Bobby Picardo and BBA Staff
• Local PSL Games
• Campus tours with pro-style workouts and simulated games(see above)
• Showcase tournaments and events(see above)
• Attend college summer league and/or minor league games
• Guest speakers including current college players and coaches
• and more!
5) The fee also includes uniforms, practice gear, league and tournament registrations, umpire fees, field rentals, college coaches’ dues, professional coaches’ stipends, advisors, guest speakers, admin, insurance and equipment.
What conferences will the Academic Showcase players receive campus tours and on-field exposure from?
• Atlantic Coast Conference
• Atlantic 10 Conference
• Big East Conference
• Capital Athletic Conference
• Centennial Conference
• Ivy League
• Landmark Conference
• Liberty League
• NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference)
• ODAC (Old Dominion Athletic Conference)
• Patriot League
• AND MORE!
Where are former Bradley Eagles players now?
What are the eligibility requirements to play for the Academic Showcase team?
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Minimum SAT of 1050
• Minimum ACT of 23
For additional info, please contact Andy Bradley at email@example.com.
Collegiate Summer Teams
The Bradley Eagles College Summer Team was born in 2014 and has since provided young college athletes with the unique opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill, work in top-notch organizations, and live in the Nation’s Capital for a summer while simultaneously developing their baseball skills in preparation for their upcoming school year and baseball season.
Our summer team participates in the Baltimore-DC League alongside a number of other local DMV based organizations. The roster is comprised of college freshmen, sophomores & juniors from all over the country who play at all divisions.
As a member of the Bradley Eagles College Summer Team, players are offered a world of professional possibility with a fixed baseball schedule that allows our athletes to work and intern for some incredible Washington, DC employers. Our staff is happy to use our network to assist in obtaining temporary employment, internships, and housing for any who are interested.
Season Format – Mid May thru Mid July
4-6 Weekly Games (weeknight games begin after 7pm)
Weekend Double Headers
Optional Skills & Weight Training Sessions (non-game days at Catholic University)
Schools Formerly Represented
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College College of Southern Maryland
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Frostburg State University
George Washington University
Hampden Sydney College
Johns Hopkins University
Ohlone Junior College
St. Mary’s College
SUNY – Maritime College
University of Chicago
Washington & Lee University
For more information on the College Summer Team, please contact Andy Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org