BASEBALL CLUB OVERVIEW
FM Sports Baseball Club is an organization of multiple teams comprised of players primarily residing on the Eastside. Our staff consists of former college and professional players who understand what it takes to develop young ball players to compete at the select level and beyond. We pride ourselves on character, commitment, and being a high class organization on and off the field.
Winter conditioning and practice sessions begin in mid-October. Games begin in mid-April and continue through early August, with a break during the school baseball season for those players currently in high school.
At the 13U level and higher, we play in the Seattle Elite League and also play in tournaments. We average 35–40 league games between mid-March and early August plus scrimmages and games in 4 to 6 tournaments.
Home Game Fields
We play our home games at Hartman Park or Marymoor Park in Redmond, Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland, Northshore High Schools (Woodinville, Bothell, North Creek & Inglemoor), Eastlake High School in Sammamish, and Valley View for the northern region. Away games can be anywhere in the Seattle Elite League territory.
2021-2022 Season Player Fees
Fees listed are per family. All games, league fees, insurance, field rental, coaching, tournament entry fees, uniforms, practices, open cage sessions, and unlimited drop-in cage use are included. Each player is responsible for his own gear, travel expenses, and any optional private lessons or additional conditioning sessions.
All About Training!
2+ indoor practices/week with baseball-centric sports conditioning, batting, throwing, pitching and/or catching work. We will incorporate video analysis of pitching and batting. Indoor practices are held at our indoor training facility located at 9117 151st Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052. If you have not already done so, be sure to check out our facility at www.gofmsports.com.
In addition to the 2x weekly practices, pitchers and catchers for all teams will meet weekly for position-specific training. Topics will include game philosophy, conditioning, approach, technique, etc.
Saturdays beginning in December at Eastlake High School. Our 13U team will practice at a north area facility (location TBD).
Seattle Elite League Season
The 13U/14U season begins mid-April. 15U/16U & 18U seasons begins mid-May (post high school season). We play 3 to 6 games per week and attend 3 to 5 tournaments. Practices will continue to be held as schedule permits.
Unlimited-use cages for batting practice at FM Sports Facility for all FM players on a “drop in” basis when cages are not rented. Call or text Frank Smith to check availability.
Additional Training Options
In addition to the included conditioning and training, players may opt to take advantage of our state-of-the-art sports conditioning and lessons programs:
Conditioning (strength, agility, balance, power)
Professional Batting/Pitching/Fielding Lessons (priced by individual coaches/trainers)
Our winter conditioning program is designed and led by professional trainer, Frank Smith. The program is followed throughout the remainder of the season with players led by their coaches.
All FM Sports Baseball coaches are trained in batting, fielding and pitching, but worthy of mention is our current pitching coach, Jason Conover (former pitching coordinator for Chaffey Baseball Club).
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come to the cages to get extra work if I am struggling?
Players are expected to attend all practices and games. Should a player hit a bump in the road where more instruction or work is desired, players are encouraged to take advantage of the coach-staffed open cage time, free “drop in” hitting when space is available at the facility, and access to coaches for private instruction. Together, we can get you what you need to be your best.
What if my child gets injured or does not make his high school team?
Occasionally, a player is unable to play in the high school season. If this should happen, a rostered member of FM Sports will have the option to continue to practice and condition at their own level during scheduled practice times with younger FM Sports Baseball Club teams.
When is my payment due?
We spread payments out over four installments to help make payments easier. A $500 deposit is due with your signed player contract. Thereafter, the installment payments are due on the first day of September, October, November, and December.
How can I contact you?
You may submit any questions through the “Contact Us” link at www.gofmsports.com or by phone to Frank Smith at 206.227.9507.