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The Albuquerque Baseball Academy Story

In 1995, Mike Foote, co-owner of the Albuquerque Baseball Academy, envisioned a program that would help more Albuquerque/New Mexico athletes realize their dream of playing college and/or professional baseball. Foote played at the University of New Mexico (1977-1980) and was drafted by the Cincinatti Reds.

 

While playing in the pros, Foote noted that there were players from New Mexico who were never drafted, but were better players than many of the professionals around him.  It was at this time that Foote began to wonder why more NM players did not get the opportunities that he had.

 

Fast forward to 1995.  Foote, who at this time owned and operated the Albuquerque Sportsplex, had a 10 year old son, Matt, who loved playing baseball and expressed the dream of playing college baseball.  As a result, Foote started a "club" baseball program and talked to college coaches about the type of players they were looking to recruit.  The beginning premise was; Take a good athlete, teach and stress baseball fundamentals, provide a highly competitive schedule, and showcase players at the "right" events and more athletes would live their dream of playing college baseball.  

 

From those talks with college coaches about recruiting New Mexico kids, Foote learned that NM players needed to prove themselves against better competition.  "Scouts wanted to see our kids compete against the best competition, and see how they would respond to adversity."  As a result, Foote set out to find the best tournaments and showcases, with the best competition.  In 2011, the ABA was accepted in the highly regarded Premier Baseball organization, based in Texas, our players are able to compete against some of the most highly recruited players in the country.   "At first, we got knocked around.  But we kept playing and the kids got better, and it wasn't long before the kids realized that they were as good as kids on other teams, and could compete against anybody. 

 

From that first team, (2003) every player had an opportunity to play college baseball.  A couple players decided to pursue academics and turned down the opportunity to play.  Foote noted that while the original premise was succesful, there was a need to provide players and their families with help in the whole recruiting process.  In 2004, Ryan Brewer (former pitching coach/recruiting coordinator at Texas Tech and UNM) joined the ABA to help fill the important recruiting void and help educate our families about the recruiting process.  

 

In 2009, Foote was named West Texas/New Mexico state coordinator for USA Baseball's Jr Olympic program.  USA Baseball events have been instramental in getting our players national exposure.  Blake Swihart (Boston Red Sox), Jordan Pacheco (Colorado Rockies), and Alex Bregman (LSU) all played with the National team and helped the USA win multiple gold medals in International competition.

 

Since 2003, and utilizing the same proven formula, the Albuquerque Baseball Academy has assisted in placing over 300 (98% success rate) New Mexico and West Texas players into college or professional baseball.  ABA provides baseball/softball pitching, hitting, & fielding instruction from some of the most sought after and highly experienced instructors in the Southwest.  Also, the ABA maintains a club team program, in Albuquerque and West Texas, offering club teams for players 9U-14U (Sluggers) and 15U-18U (HS Summer Select).

 

ALBUQUERQUE BASEBALL TOUCH EM ALL FOUNDATION

The Touch Em All Foundation is a 501c3 non profit organization where our Mission is "No deserving athletes will be denied the opportunity to play baseball, because he financially can't afford" to. 

                                                                                                                                              

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

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WINTER LINERBALL!

WINTER LINERBALL LEAGUE NOW FORMING.  PUT YOUR TEAMS TOGETHER AND SIGN UP TODAY!

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NMSU ALL SKILLS CAMP

NEW MEXICO STATE HEAD BASEBALL COACH BRIAN GREEEN, ALONG WITH ASSISTANT COACHES JOEL MANGRUM AND MIKE BROWN WILL CONDUCT A TWO DAY ALL SKILLS CAMP FOR PLAYERS AGES 13 AND OLDER.

PLEASE CONTACT RYAN BREWER AT 856-2255 OR RYANBREWER32@GMAIL.COM TO SIGN UP. 

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BREGMAN & LOMAN P.CBREGMAN & LOMAN P.C

BREGMAN AND LOMAN P.C ARE PROUD SPONSORS OF THE ABA 

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BREGMAN REAL ESTATE BREGMAN REAL ESTATE

BREGMAN REAL ESTATE IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ABA! 

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ABA 2015 SPRING SLUGGERS TRYOUTS

ABA SPRING SLUGGER TRYOUTS DATES ARE SET!

NOVEMBER 22ND AND DECEMBER 6TH AT THE ABA. 

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GONSTEAD FAMILY CHIROPRACTICGONSTEAD FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

GONSTEAD FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ABA 

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MORNINGSTAR HOMESMORNINGSTAR HOMES

MORNINGSTAR HOMES IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ABA 

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TWILIGHT HOMESTWILIGHT HOMES

TWILIGHT HOMES IS A PROUD SPONOR OF THE ABA 

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HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?

 Everyone says they want it, but are you willing to work for it?

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ABA INTRODUCTORY VIDEO

ABA VIDEO ANALYSIS

ABA is proud to introduce Video Analysis for players that are not able to make it to Albuquerque on a regular basis. 

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ABA NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2014
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