Ballparks of America Announces Departure of General Manager Scott Bailes

Bailes Returns to Springfield Cardinals As Community Ambassador (Branson, MO) March 9, 2023 – After three years of incredible leadership and service, Ballparks of America General Manager Scott Bailes has announced his departure from the organization. The former MLB pitcher will return to the front office of the Springfield Cardinals – the AA minor league […]

Recognizing and preventing youth baseball injuries

When playing competitive baseball, there’s no way to guarantee you won’t get injured. Although you can’t eliminate the risk of an injury entirely, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk.  Some of the most common injuries in youth baseball are arm and shoulder injuries, general overuse injuries, and sprains. When athletes use […]

How to Fundraise for Youth Travel Baseball Teams

Youth baseball team stands in a huddle together

Anyone on a youth baseball travel team can tell you expenses rack up fast. Uniforms take time to produce; at this age, they’re quickly outgrowing their old ones. To keep their season going, equipment, travel costs, and entry fees are necessary. As a parent or coach, it’s important to do what you can to support […]

Off-Season At-Home Workouts for Youth Baseball Players

Youth Baseball Player Starts Running to the next base

The off-season is the perfect opportunity for your athlete to start training for spring tournaments! If they’re going to play at their best, using this downtime to stay in shape for baseball is essential. Get into the habit of using simple and routine workouts to improve coordination and reduce the risk of an injury down […]

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