How to Train for Youth Baseball Tryouts

A baseball with the work "training" printed on it sits in front of a wooden baseball bat

As travel baseball players, we’ve all been there. Baseball tryouts are coming up and you really want to make the team. To help you prepare for baseball tryouts, Ballparks of America has put together a guide on how to train and prepare for tryouts. Read on to learn our tips for training for travel baseball […]

What Sets Ballparks of America Apart From Other Youth Baseball Tournament Parks?

An aerial view of the baseball fields at Ballpark of America

It’s our favorite time of year!  Summer is here, and summer means it’s youth baseball tournament season!  Here at Ballparks of America, we’re in full swing of tournament season. Nothing brings us greater joy than getting to host ballplayers from across the country as they make memories that will last a lifetime.  As one of […]

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Baseball

A team of youth travel baseball players have their arms around each other's shoulders as they walk off a baseball field. The players are wearing white jerseys with blue numbers.

Here at Ballparks of America, we love travel baseball. And we’re not alone. Over the last 20 years, youth travel baseball has become increasingly popular. Take the All-American Wood Bat Classic as an example. During the first year of the tournament, in 2000, around a dozen teams signed up to play. In 2014, nearly 100 […]

Ballparks of America Celebrates 2022 Opening Day

BRANSON, Missouri – Baseball season is ramping up and will officially begin in Branson, MO on March 26th with Opening Day at Ballparks of America. This spring, more than 300 teams will visit the facility, located on 1000 Pat Nash Drive, to compete in local and regional tournaments. Ballparks of America’s St. Louis-based tournament partners […]

Developers revitalize Sho-Me Baseball Camp

REEDS SPRING, Mo. (KY3) – Plans are underway for the revitalization of the historic Sho-Me Baseball Camp in Reeds Spring. Ballparks of America owner Paul Satterwhite purchased the camp. Satterwhite hopes to preserve the history of the property for a new generation of players. “Sho-Me Baseball Camp was open in 1958 so it has a […]

Investors to Revitalize Historic Sho-Me Baseball Camp Facility

BRANSON, Missouri – Sho-Me Baseball Camp has been acquired by a group of Springfield, Missouri-based investors, led by Ballparks of America investor Paul Satterwhite, to revitalize a once vibrant lakeshore location. The historic baseball camp, located off DD Highway on the shores of Table Rock Lake, traces its beginnings back to 1958. The camp will […]

Big baseball bat installed outside Ballparks of America

Branson’s Ballparks of America installed a 30-foot baseball bat on the property for people to take memorable selfies. Scott Bailes, the general manager of Ballparks of America, said visiting teams usually want a signature photo to mark their week at the park and the big bat will add a bit of local history.

Ballparks of America, White Water, Silver Dollar City team up to enhance experience for players, families

In seeking ways to enhance a family’s experience when they visit the Branson Lakes area, Ballparks of America is announcing a partnership with White Water and Silver Dollar City for the 2021 summer season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The partnership, a first-time venture, is designed to give families entertainment options with flexibility since ball playing often comes with changing schedules.

Ballparks of America’s Red Roofs ‘Go Green’

With sights set on a more sustainable future, Ballparks of America has announced the decision to make a major investment in solar energy at its world-class sports complex. ArrowPoint Solar of Nixa, Missouri, has been selected to complete the installation of nearly 1,300 solar panels at the premier baseball and softball sports facility.

SFM Partnership Announcement

In February, Ballparks began a new chapter as a group of four local businessmen from Springfield, MO, Greg Snider, Paul Satterwhite, Dale Helle, and Steve Strobel, purchased the complex from the original developers and operators of the Ballparks of America tournament experience.  Satterwhite and Snider were first introduced to Ballparks as coaches who brought their teams to play and stay at the complex’s facilities. Between them, the teams they have been involved with have played over 100 games at the complex.