West Raleigh CANES 13U & 14U

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West Raleigh Baseball Association has partnered with Canes Baseball in the creation of West Raleigh Canes Travel Baseball teams for 13U & 14U beginning this Fall.

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 Fall, 2022 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.


Questions? Please contact us at elite@westraleighbaseball.org.

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


Tryout Information (Attend 1 of 2)

Option 1:

Monday, July 18

6:00 - 8:00

Ting Park

101 Sportsmanship Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540


Option 2:

Wednesday, July 20

6:00 - 8:00

Ting Park

101 Sportsmanship Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540

(Interested participants will only need to attend one tryout)


West Raleigh Professional Coaches (Spring, 2022)

Mack Jenkins - Former Cincinnati Reds Pitching Coach  & current Team USA Pitching Coach

Sammy Serrano - Former SF Giants (MiLB) and current Team USA Coach

Tom Tillotson - PRO5 Academy and Holly Springs Salamanders Assistant Coach

Neal Holmes - For UNC Chapel Hill player and current assistant with Apex High School.

(Note: Fall 2022 coaches will be confirmed ahead of the beginning of the Fall Season in August)


Program Information

Dates: August - October, 2022

Teams: Two (2) 13U and Two (2) 14U

Program Includes:

Professional coaching and baseball instruction by PRO5 Baseball Academy staff at all practices (2x per week) and tournaments (general schedule listed below)

Practice location is determined by availability. In the 2021-2022 Season practices were held at the USA Baseball Complex, Middle Creek, Athens Drive High School and Ting Park.

Participation in 5 tournaments through end of October (depending on tournament schedules). Previous tournament participation has included Perfect Game, IMPACT, Triple Crown and Top Gun.


Practice and Training Schedule


  • Parent Meeting
  • Four (4) Indoor Baseball Sessions at Diamond Fit

September & October

  • Two (2) on-field training sessions per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 6 - October 27)


Example Schedule:

Tuesdays & Thursdays

13U (24 - 26 players) - 5 - 7 PM On-Field; 7 - 7:45 Speed and Agility

14U (24 - 26 players) - 6:15 - 7 PM Speed and Agility; 7 - 9 PM On-Field

(Please note this schedule is provided only for reference and actual practice and training schedules will be provided for each team before the beginning of the Season)


Program Fee

The Fall 2022 Program Fee includes:

  • Professional Coaching and Baseball Instruction by PRO5 Academy
  • Professional Strength and Agility Instruction by DiamondFit
  • Field Rentals
  • Insurance
  • Sanctioning Fees
  • Tournament Fees (5)
  • Canes Baseball Membership Fee

Additional expenses include:

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


Uniforms and Apparel

Each player will be required to purchase one (1) WR Canes hat, two (2) WR Canes jerseys, and one (1) pair of matching pants. Jerseys will include Canes Baseball and West Raleigh Baseball logo/branding.

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


Canes Baseball Email Fundraiser

Lastly, 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