Marucci Sports announces that the Indiana Prospects have joined the newly formed Franchise Club.
“We have enjoyed our relationship with the Indiana Prospects through the years and are very excited they have decided to join the Franchise Club. They are one of the top organizations in the Midwest and have quality leadership and coaches throughout their organization. We have always looked to partner with organizations that do things the right way and the Indiana Prospects definitely check that box. We look forward to this next chapter of our relationship as they move forward as a Franchise Club member,” said Kyle Achord, Marucci’s Vice President of Team Sales.
The Indiana Prospects are the fifth team to secure a spot in Marucci Sports’ exclusive Franchise Club. One of the privileges of belonging to the Franchise Club is that the Indiana Prospects will now be granted the use of Marucci and Victus in their team names. The mission of Marucci Sports has always been to deliver the best products and service to their partners. It is that mission that lead to the formation of the Franchise Club, which represents an increased commitment between Marucci, Victus and the organizations.
Marucci Sports is excited about the top travel ball organizations throughout the country representing the two hottest brands in baseball. Both brands are committed to supporting the Franchise Clubs to grow and reach new heights. Due to this exclusive relationship, the organization has grown in other locations outside the state of Indiana under the Marucci Prospects brand. Both Maryland (East Coast) and Canada have been established and continue to grow in year two of operation. We look forward to and anticipate future growth in both these areas as well as establishment in other states in coming years.
The Prospects Organization is excited to announce TJ Weir as the Director of Development. A standout pitcher/infielder at Kokomo High School and Ball State University, TJ was drafted in the 17th round in 2014 by the San Diego Padres and pitched 6 seasons in their organization.
"I’m excited to join the Indiana Prospects as the Director of Development. For the last decade, I have worked with hundreds of kids through individual lessons, team practices, and coaching high school baseball. I take great pride in joining an established organization to try to help as many kids as possible learn the game of baseball, understand the recruiting process, and achieve their goals of playing at the collegiate level and beyond. I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the tradition of developing players and coaches as we provide value to each player and family that is a part of the Indiana Prospects." - TJ Weir
"TJ's playing career speaks for itself and he now looks to parlay that knowledge and experience into further developing our players, coaches, relationships and processes. Our visions align and he'll bring tremendous value add to the organization." said Chad Hinds, Executive Director of the Prospects Organization.
The following Indiana Prospect teams are still evaluating for final roster spots:
14U Brown (PO or position player who can pitch)
15U Burns (PO or position player who can pitch)
16U Norton (PO or position player who can pitch)
17U Henderson (Two PO's)