Canes West Raleigh

13U & 14U Program

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West Raleigh Baseball Association has partnered with Canes Baseball in the creation of Canes West Raleigh Travel Baseball teams for 13U & 14U players this Spring/Summer.

Canes Baseball is the nation's top Travel Baseball organization featuring 35 current or former MLB Players, 20 1st round picks in the last 6 years, and over 2750 scholarships earned. This partnership aims to further the experience and development of youth baseball players in Central North Carolina for years to come.

For our 13U & 14U teams, PRO5 Baseball Academy will provide professional coaching and instruction with support from DiamondFit Performance to enhance each player's strength, speed and agility.

The result of these partnerships is a premier youth baseball development experience for each participant in the program


Tryout information for Spring/Summer, 2023 is available below:

13U - Age 13 or younger as of April 30, 2023 (Birthday on or after May 1, 2009)

14U - Age 14 or younger as of April 30, 2023 (Birthday on or after May 1, 2008)


Note: Following the Spring of their 14U Season, players will have first right of refusal to join the Canes Central (NC) Regional Program in the Fall.


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(Note: Previous participation with either West Raleigh Baseball or Canes Baseball is not required)


Tryout Information 

Tuesday, January 17

6:00 - 8:00

DiamondFit Performance 

 6241 Westgate Rd #100, Raleigh, NC 27617


Coaching Staff (Spring/Summer, 2023)

Tom Tillotson - PRO5 Academy; Former Millbrook High School; Former Holly Springs Salamanders

Neal Holmes - PRO5 Academy; Played at UNC; Apex High School

Mack Jenkins - PRO5 Academy; Former Cincinnati Reds; Team USA; 

Sammy Serrano - PRO5 Academy; Canes Central Region; Former Team USA; 


Program Information

Dates:  December, 2022 - July, 2023

Teams: One (1) 14U and two (2) 13U

Program Includes:

Professional coaching and baseball instruction by PRO5 Baseball Academy staff at all practices and tournaments (general schedule listed below)

Practice location is determined by availability. Previous practices have been held at the USA Baseball Complex, Ting Park,  Middle Creek, Athens Drive High School, etc. 

Participation in 6-7 tournaments through mid-late July (tournament schedule TBD)

Previous tournament participation has included Perfect Game, IMPACT, Dynamic, Triple Crown and Top Gun.


Practice and Training Schedule


  • DiamondFit Strength & Agility Membership
  • Two (2) Indoor Sessions (1x per week last two weeks of January)


  • DiamondFit Strength & Agility Membership
  • Four (4) Indoor Sessions (1x per week)


  • Four (4) Indoor Sessions (1x per week)


  • Eight (8) On-field Practices (2x per week)


  • Eight (8) On-field Practices (2x per week)
  • 1 or 2 Tournament Events


  • Eight (8) On-field Practices (2x per week)
  • 2 or 3 Tournament Events


  • Four (4) On-field Practices (2x per week the first two weeks of July)
  • 1 or 2 Tournament Events


Program Fee

The Spring/Summer 2023 Program Fee includes:

  • Professional Coaching and Baseball Instruction by PRO5 Academy
  • Off-Season (December - February) DiamondFit Strength and Agility Membership
  • Professional Strength and Agility Instruction by DiamondFit
  • Practice Field Rentals
  • Insurance
  • Sanctioning Fees
  • Tournament Fees (6-7)
  • Canes Baseball Membership Fee

Additional expenses include:

  • Uniforms, Equipment and Apparel
  • Tournament Gate Fees (as applicable)
  • Travel and Hotel Accommodations

The Spring 2022/2023 Fee and payment plan structure will be finalized by November 7, 2022.


Uniforms and Apparel

Each player will be required to have one (1) Canes hat and one (1) Canes jersey as well as one (1) West Raleigh hat and one (1) West Raleigh jersey. 

Discounts will be afforded to program families on apparel and equipment via the Canes Baseball organization.


Canes Baseball Email Fundraiser

Each player within the Canes Baseball organization must submit a minimum of fifteen (15) email addresses. No minimum amount of financial commitment is needed to satisfy the commitment. Families can opt out of the Fundraiser through a financial donation to the Canes Baseball Program.