Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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PST baseball coming to Prospect Meadows

The primary goal of the new Prospect Meadows sports complex is to give  every boy and girl in our community a chance to play ball.

The Positive Sports Training youth baseball program heartily agrees  and has scheduled at least 86 games at Prospect Meadows this season.  Additional games could be added during the year.

Positive Sports Training has been in existence for more than 30 years.

There are 195 teams and approximately 2,500 boys in the program this  season. The age groups run from 7-and-under through 14-and-under.

The PST games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights  at Prospect Meadows, which is located north of Marion at the juncture  of Highway 13 and County Home Road.

"We are very excited to see the number of teams aligned with Positive  Sports Training coming out to Prospect Meadows to play this spring and  summer," said Jack Roeder, the general manager of the sparkling new  complex. "One of our main goals from Day 1 was to give a large number  of local kids the opportunity to play at this beautiful new facility,  and this starts the process."

Prospect Meadows is scheduled to open in late May with eight  regulation fields and a Miracle Field for people with disabilities.  The facility plans to open eight more fields in 2023 for a total of 17.

The teams in Positive Sports Training have scheduled their 86 games  from May 28 through July 2 this year. Once the facility is open for  the entire season in 2020, the league might be able to schedule as  many as 200 games from April through July.

Positive Sports Training has developed strong relationships over the  years with the people who run the many fine municipal and school  fields in Eastern Iowa. Now the organization is looking forward to  becoming a major tenant at Prospect Meadows as well.

"People who are involved with youth baseball and youth softball have  been wishing for many years that somebody would build a major youth  sports facility to give more kids a chance to play ball," said Jim  Ecker, a member of the Executive Board for Positive Sports Training.  "Prospect Meadows will be an incredible boost for baseball and  softball in our area and will help our community continue to grow and  prosper.

"We are anxious to start running the bases at Prospect Meadows and  start heading for home!"

Positive Sports Training stresses good sportsmanship, proper  fundamentals and excellent competition for all boys, regardless of  their ability or financial resources. The age divisions are organized  according to level of play, with teams that run the gamut from  high-powered travel teams to entry-level clubs and everything in  between.

Positive Sports Training is a member of the USSSA national sports  organization, with teams able to compete in state tournaments,  national tournaments and major in-season events.

Positive Sports Training is currently looking into the possibility of  adding girls youth softball to its program in 2020.

Anyone with questions about Positive Sports Training can contact Jim  Ecker, PST Executive Board, at this email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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