SANDY SPRINGS STORM 13U AND 14U TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS
Sandy Springs Youth Sports (SSYS) is revamping and re-branding the travel baseball program and will now be known as the Storm. We are looking to build upon the rich history of the previous teams formerly known as the Sandy Springs Longhorns and Sandy Springs Expos. The Storm baseball program has enjoyed tremendous success over the last decade, particularly during the last 3-4 years with District and State titles at numerous age groups and National Runner-up distinction in the prestigious Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, MS.
Our travel baseball program is well-established and includes year-round professional instruction, practice programs, new-school arm care and velocity development programs and travel competition in the welcoming environment of Morgan Falls Park. While all age-eligible boys in the community are encouraged to try out for the teams each July, this travel program is important to SSYS because it provides a natural progression for players "graduating" from our National League who prove they are ready to play competitive, year-round baseball.
The Storm will use our age/size-appropriate lighted field, adjacent indoor hitting cages, four practice mounds and 2 outdoor batting cages, all located on site. The program has a rich history of playing high level travel competition and many of our players have gone on to play at top high school and college programs.
SSYS is proud to congratulate our alumni from the 2014 high school class who that are playing collegiate baseball at Clemson, UGA, Notre Dame, Miami of Ohio and North Georgia College.
In other exciting news, a former Expos/Longhorns standout earned a college national baseball championship starting as a true freshman at catcher for Vanderbilt in the recent College World Series and a former Expos/Longhorns player was drafted in the recent 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
Alumni have gone on to play college baseball at Clemson, UGA, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Rhodes College, Young Harris, Birmingham Southern and Piedmont College and college football at Harvard, Georgia Tech and UAB.