Mission Statement

We provide all players with the resources, coaching, knowledge and fundamentals required for success at their “NEXT LEVEL” of competition.  Our professional instructors utilize curriculum, drills and equipment designed specifically to communicate this information effectively.  Our players will be inspired and challenged by participating on teams and in events that provide opportunities to play with and against the best competition.

Our goal is to provide opportunities and exposure while instilling discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship.  The Mavericks system teaches their players to respect the game, work hard and develop a “play to win” attitude.”

Mid State Mavericks Overview

“Success is the peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable.

John Wooden: Head Basketball Coach UCLA

Objective

            The objective of the Mid State Mavericks Baseball Academy is to have every player play High School Varsity Baseball as soon as possible.  We believe success is obtained through hard work, proper work, and smart work.  We will respect the game and play with discipline while being good teammates.

Evaluating Tools vs. Skills

            There are two basic schools of thought about how to evaluate prospects.  The first is the “traditional school,” which is also known as the “Tools Rule”.   As an example, this style of evaluating looks at a position player on five tools: hitting, hitting for power, running, fielding, and arm strength.  When looking at an amateur pitcher, the “traditional school” focuses on velocity of their fastball and, at times, will consider potential body type and call them “projectable.”

            The second evaluating mechanism is “Skill Evaluation.”  This is a more difficult evaluation and  is much more commonplace when a player reaches the college, minor league, and or major league level.  True skill evaluation is based on player’s results and how one adjusts to different levels of competition and to one’s environment.  For instance, the age of the player, the league, and the ballpark would be a few examples.  Little League and High School play can be quite erratic which makes skill evaluation meaningless.

            Therefore, the Mid State Maverick’s player development staff is committed to developing the player’s tools.  Our goal is to teach the players in our program to use their skills to enhance their baseball tools.  The Mid State Mavericks will treat every player individually and work to improve their techniques (improve their tools).  We do not believe in cloning every swing or pitching delivery.  However, we strongly feel that there are fundamental “must do’s” to play the game properly.

Fundamental Beliefs

  1. Pitching:  Pitchers of all ages and skill levels need to obtain balance, vision, and direction to successfully throw strikes, repeat pitches, and build strength.  Pitcher’s need to systematically train to develop a body conducive to throwing quality pitches while learning how to get hitters out.  Our pitchers will be asked to field their position and know all the infield signs related to pitching, covering bases, and coverage plays. 
  2.  Hitting:  As we all know, hitting a baseball is argued as the toughest thing to do in all of sport.  If a hitter is successful 3 out of 10 times, they are considered an all star!  Balance and proper linear rotation is needed to square the barrel to the baseball.  Teaching the proper mental approach is as important as the physical swing.  Players will play as a team and could be asked to bunt, hit and run, and or sacrifice themselves for the team. 
  3. Base Running:  We will be aggressive on the base paths!  We believe, all players, possess the ability to run the bases well.  Sure, speed is a huge factor, but, early jumps and good reads are the key indicator that a player knows how to properly run the bases.
  4. Fielding: Knowing where to go with the baseball when it is hit to you is paramount.  We will teach our players to properly field and throw.  Pick offs, relays, and bunt coverage will be taught throughout the organization.  We want to develop confidence in our players so that they want the ball to be hit to them.
  5. Attitude:  Baseball is a great game and we should have fun when we play.  Players and coaches will make mistakes and we expect everyone (including parents) to encourage and build up our teams.  Physical mistakes will happen, but, if we have 100% effort from every player, mental mistakes should be at a minimum.  Our teams will hustle at all times.  Whether we are winning or losing we expect effort.

 

The Staff

         Full Count has put together a professional staff to organize, train, and build our players.  Every team will not have an ex- professional as their coach; however, all of former pro players will be working with players throughout the entire Mid State Mavericks system.   All Mid State Mavericks coaches will regularly meet to discuss program strategy, teaching techniques, etc.

Gavin Osteen: Co-Owner Full Count & 13 year professional playing career. Pitching Instructor.

Neil Weber: C0-Owner Full Count & 8 year professional playing career.   Pitching Instructor.

Jeff Gergic: Mid State Mavericks General Manager & 18U Head Coach: Former coach at Elizabethtown College and Hershey High School. 

Jason Sugden: 14U Head Coach: 5 year professional playing career.  Jason will work with the hitters, outfielders, and base runners.

Mark Yocum : Former Head Coach at East Pennsboro High School and Assistant at Northern High School. Former Athletic Director at Susquenita High School.

Victor Guitierrez: Head Coach: 14 year professional playing career.   Victor will work with infielders, hitting, and base running.

Code of Conduct

The Mid State Maverick’s will introduce a Code of Conduct that everyone involved within the organization must authorize.  Officially stating they agree and will abide to a set of rules that are designed to keep a “team first” mentality.  We want to create a “family like” atmosphere where coaches, players, and parents enjoy coming to the facility and or fields.  We will not tolerate confrontation between players, coaches, and parents.  If issues arise, as we expect some will, we will respect the team and protect the progress and progression first and foremost.

   

 
Contact Us
 
 
P.O. Box 523, Palmyra, PA 17078
 
 
Neil Weber, nweber@fullcountpa.com 717-798-1988
 
 
Gavin Osteen, gosteen@fullcountpa.com 717-507-6810
 
 
Jeff Gergic, jgergic@fullcountpa.com 717-608-0153