High School Baseball ...

Welcome ... To Lone Star Baseball Club ...

  • Who is Lonestar Baseball Club?
  • We are a newly formed partnership that merged 3 of the best organizations in Central Texas: Austin Elite, Clutch Athletics, and Texas Colts. Each location moving forward will be known as Lonestar north, Lonestar central and Lonestar south, respectively. All of the owners and coaches from the previous organizations are the same. You can find more information about each organization on our individual websites. www.Austinelitebaseball.com, www.Clutchathleticstexas.com, and http://texascoltsbc.pointstreaksites.com. The new LBC website is currently under construction and will be operating soon. www.Lonestarbaseballclub.com.
  • Who are the people involved with Lonestar Baseball Club?
  • There are four owners: Steven Mazur (Lonestar North), Rob Johnson (Lonestar Central), and Niko Gonzalez and Luke Owens-Bragg (Lonestar South). In addition, Charlie Thames will be the High School Coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Jason Larue will be the director of player development. All of us will be highly involved in all decision making.
    Furthermore, Lonestar and Future Consulting are partnering together to add an additional service to all the players in our program. All players will have access to pursue consulting and services with the packages we will present in the future. The packages will be a collaboration of the college recruitment process, video, metrics, consulting and contacting different college programs.
    To clarify the above statement it doesn’t cost more money for us to help a player get recruited or make contact with colleges. We are advocates for every player in our program. The packages will involve us going above and beyond with different services that will provide further information on academics and admissions, video and non-bias metrics, individual website for the player, evaluated lessons, parent meetings, analyzed metric, creating short term and long term plans, etc. If you are familiar with NCSA, consider this very similar to that service but our service is in-house and hands-on.
  • Can you help me understand the college recruitment process?
  • Yes, we believe this is our strong suit. Furthermore, whichever location you were a part of in the past you will instantly have three times the advocates for your son. Each person involved with LBC has different contacts that benefits your son to help assist in exposing your son to different levels of colleges. There are a few ways for your player to get noticed and create an opportunity for himself at the next level: Tournaments, showcases, college camps, high school baseball, video, social media but the number one way for colleges to know and see players is through relationships organizations have with colleges. The reputation of the organization is highly relative to the quality of conversations with college coaches. We encourage you to let us know when you go to an individual showcase so that we can also make contact with different scouts that may be at the event. Being a part of our organization you will have instant access for us being advocates for your son.
  • How does Lonestar Baseball benefit my son?
  • Lonestar comes with a wealth of ex-player experience and a history of excellence. Lone Star is three like-minded organizations that are aligned in their philosophies and how they operate. We have relationships with junior colleges, NAIA, DIII, DII, and DI universities around the country. Lonestar Baseball Club has already drawn massive interest from these colleges. Many people want answers or are new to how the college recruiting process works and what events their players should attend. We have those answers, but the #1 most important thing, is the trustworthy relationships college coaches have with the people running the LBC organization. That alone is how players get the exposure necessary to be seen. Many people waste thousands of dollars in an attempt to gain exposure for their son. Let us provide you with direction for this critical investment in your players’ future.
    Our High School coaching staff is second to none. The coaches are selected by the leadership and will provide development and teaching necessary for your player to gain confidence, skill, exposure and the opportunity to be successful.
    Lonestar is powered by DeMarini. Lonestar is one of six organizations in the state of Texas to be sponsored by one of the most recognizable brands in all of baseball. They offer Lonestar special opportunities to play in their national “invite only” sponsored events, a recognizable national brand for exposure to the athletes and products at a discounted rate.
    You can expect honesty, transparency and integrity from the staff at Lone Star. We care about the player and the family. We hold huge importance in developing character both on and off the field. We believe it is part of our job to assist you in the development and maturity of your son as both an individual player and as part of the team. We will encourage leadership in our quest to help grow strong and confident men. Our desire is for every player in our program to be taught life lessons through the game of baseball.
  • Why did Lone Star decide to merge?
  • It made sense to combine forces because each individual organization, being aligned as we are, could be of greater impact to the central Texas players and families. We believe that creating more competition and having a larger reach will push the players to be as good as they can. Furthermore, it benefits every player in the program, as we have many college coaches already interested in a scout day that we will run during the summer. In High School baseball, there is no such thing as minors, AAA, and majors. Exposure: i.e. If a player is on a quote/unquote on a 3rd team and he is killing it, then we make phone calls and promote him to our contacts and maybe that contact is exactly what that player needs.
  • What is the time line and itinerary for Lone Star High School summer select.
  • Dec 9th, 2017 – Tryouts will be conducted at Texas State University.
    Dec 10th – Dec 17th – Teams will be selected.
    January – Uniform fittings for players
    March-April – Opportunities for hit nights with high school coaching staff.
    May – During the month we will be holding our “Spring Training” Sunday practices. This is an opportunity to get the entire organization together and run individual and team practices. Each practice will be several hours.
    June/July – Tournaments
  • How many teams will you have per age group?
  • We plan to have a minimum of 3 teams per age group. The final quantity will be determined after we host tryouts.
  • How many players per team? Why?
  • We will be carrying 15 players per team. If that number seems high, (if you haven’t played high school select yet) it is necessary to have enough players but more importantly arms on the roster for the larger tournaments.
    While we believe versatility is important for athlete, the reality is, the older a player gets the more his position and role on a team is defined. Although, many players believe they are position players or pitchers, we have confidence our experience can help players put their best foot forward in defining which role will offer them the most opportunities at a higher level. Though some players may be two-way players, we will have pitcher only players on rosters. We will put very competitive teams on the field and while we want to make sure athletes are having fun and getting ample playing time, we also recognize this is a large investment and the players that are performing the best will get the most playing time. Furthermore, we want are a program that believes in giving the players opportunities that earn the opportunities. Playing time is earned through practice and game success. There will be players that through their on field play tell us, “coach you can’t take me out.”

  • How are players selected to a team after tryouts?
  • Each player will be run through a pro style workout. The owners, coaches, coordinators and directors will all be a part of the process in deciding teams. The metrics, notes and evaluations of each player will be discussed amongst the staffs. As we make teams for high school, a completely non-bias, non-political approach will be applied. Many people in the program are used to being on major or near major teams. That means our process is not only exciting but also difficult. Each player, and the positions they play, will be brought into great consideration. An example of this would be if we have 4 catchers and they are the best players on the field during tryouts, we won’t put them all on one team because that would not allow them to get the required amount of innings necessary to showcase their abilities. We will split them up into two different teams to provide maximum opportunities.
  • How many tournaments will you play? What tournaments do you plan in? Where are the tournaments located?
  • We will play in 5 scheduled tournaments. We are also working on hosting a Lone Star showcase. Many coaches, scouts and even a large sanction is interested in attending. We are in the process of securing a date and location for this event. We want college coaches to come to us and so this is why we are working hard to finalize this experience for our players. If the Lone Star showcase does not happen then we will play in 6 tournaments.
    The top two teams in each age group will play in the exact same tournaments. The third team will play in high quality tournaments around the state and potentially neighboring states. If there is a fourth team, we will look at tournaments that will match their skill level. Full schedules for each team will be announced when we have a better idea of the number of teams we have to schedule.

    *note – each team will have a different price point determined by the cost of each tournament selected. There are tournaments that are as much as $3000 and as little as $900.

    We will be playing in Perfect Game, Wilson Premier, Vtool showcase, Texas Showcase League, AABC, and potentially more.

    *The Wilson Premier event is an invite only event as a result of our sponsorship by Wilson/DeMarini, and because of the history and status of our previous and current teams, we are automatically invited to these events. This is a very big opportunity to play against the best teams in the country.

    Some of the teams will travel out of state for 1 or 2 events per year though most of the tournaments are in state. The two main cities are Houston and Dallas. There will be some other areas that teams play but it will be based on where each tournament sanction have the best tournaments. The out of state trips may be in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, or Oklahoma. Most likely only 1 but potentially 2 out of state tournaments.

  • What is 18u Baseball?
  • 18u baseball is a little bit different than the other age groups. This age group is for graduated seniors that have already graduated or committed to a school for baseball. Our plan is to play in AABC qualifiers to have an opportunity to plan in the Conny Mack world series in Farmington, New Mexico.
  • Where are practices and how will they work?
  • Practices will start with our “Spring Training” in the month of May. On Sundays in May, we will be holding Lone Star high school practices. Times and locations have not completely been set yet however we do anticipate the practices being several hours.
    This time will be spent putting in specialized position practice, team practice, lots of hitting, signs, bullpens and much more.
  • Where are practices and how will they work (con’t)?
  • Practices will take place on during the week on Tuesdays. We will play 6 out of the 9 weeks over June and July. The amount of travel for these tournaments limits us on the amount of practice we can do during a particular week. We will play on Thursday-Sundays regularly with the exception of some tournaments that may start earlier. That gives the team Mondays off, practice Tuesdays and travel day on Wednesday.
    The coaches from each team are from different locations and so we are not asking a player from deep in the valley to practice in north Austin once a week. What we are doing is holding practices each week at different locations.
    i.e on Tuesday’s, we will hold practices for each age group to get in their individual work. All practices will be working on the same thing per age group. Each coach certainly has their different coaching personality but the material they will be covering will be consistent throughout. This allows each location to have several coaches instructing and running practices so the teams to get their work. You may be from Waco and your head coach is from the Central location but you can still practice at the north location on Tuesdays.
    *A coach of a team has the freedom to call a practice at any location of his choosing if time and circumstances permit.
  • Who are the Coaches for each team?
  • Owner – Rob Johnson
    Owner – Steven Mazur
    Owner – Niko Gonzalaz

    High School Coordinator – Charlie Thames
    Director of Player Development – Jason Larue

    15 – Adam Pena, Ryan Smith
    15 – Niko Gonzalaz, Ryan Simpson
    15 – Will Miller, Matt Gonzalaz

    16 – Kory Moench, Bryan New
    16 – RJ Perucki, James Coon
    16 – Dustin Lindeman, Mateo Gatica

    17 – Jason Larue, Reynol Mendoza
    17 – Cory Cummings, Stephen Corkill
    17 – Tom Shearn

    18 – Scott Little

  • What is the cost?
  • The cost to play for a high school team in our organization is dependent on which team you make. Each age level is a little different in cost, as stated above since different tournament costs directly affect the cost of the season. At tryouts we hope to have the schedules set in order to give you a better idea of cost. The cost typically ranges from $1600-2500 dependent on position, pitcher only, and what age group and team.