COUTDOWN! To the new H-90 regime!

Better has no finish line.
Coach Rick at his desk Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RICK TO STEP DOWN

There's a leadership change coming to Hard 90 in the beginning of September.  Rick Sundberg will step down as Director but will still be very involved with the program as an instructor, manager and special projects assistant.  This is Rick's 2nd baseball academy he has helped established; the first being Star Maker on the San Francisco Peninsula in the early 2000's.  There are literally hundreds of ball players who have gone on to play college ball or above with the help of Rick's tutelage along the way.  New Director Eric Walczykowski will be taking over the program.  He lives in El Dorado Hills and is looking forward in keeping Hard 90 as a leader in player development in the Sacramento area.

Slam Premier's Matt Huss perfect extension in San Diege tournament Friday, August 29, 2014

HARD 90 FALL WORKOUTS

Hard 90 Fall Workouts will run from September through December at both Oak Ridge High School (weekends) and The Clubhouse in El Dorado Hills (weekdays).  Improve with every good repetition!  Please CLICK HERE for dates/times/locations and please call (916) 365-4977 during business hours with any questions.

AGE AS OF APRIL 30, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2 AT THE CLUBHOUSE

Age   7-9's      5:30pm-7:30pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 AT THE CLUBHOUSE

Age   15-18's  7:00pm-9:00pm

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4 AT THE CLUBHOUSE

Age   10-11's  5:30pm-7:30pm

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6 AT OAK RIDGE JV BASEBALL FIELD

Age   13-14's  10:30am-12:30pm

Age   15-18's  12:30pm-2:30pm

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 AT OAK RIDGE JV SOFTBALL FIELD

Age   7-9's      12:30pm-2:30pm

Age   10-11's  2:30pm-4:30pm

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 AT OAK RIDGE JV BASEBALL FIELD

Age   12's      12:30pm-2:30pm

OPEN HITTING FOR H90 MEMBERS WITH OPEN HITTING OPTION (off holidays)

AGES 7-9      MONDAY 5-6pm,THURSDAY 4-5pm

AGES 10-11  TUESDAY 4-5pm, FRIDAY 4-5pm

AGES 12-13  MONDAY 6-7pm, FRIDAY 5-6pm

AGES 14-18  MONDAY 8-9pm, THURSDAY 7:30-8:30pm ($10 drop-in fee available for High School students)

Yuba College assistant coach John Bonifacini Friday, August 22, 2014

INSTRUCTORS NOW COACHING COLLEGE

There are Hard 90 instructors that are chasing their dreams just like our players do.  Below are former & current H-90 instructors NOW coaching in the college ranks:

TOM NILES - FULLERTON J.C. ASST. COACH

BRET LACHEMAN - CAL POLY POMONA ASST. COACH

JOE VETTING - BUTTE COLLEGE ASST. COACH

JOHN BONIFACINI - YUBA COLLEGE ASST. COACH

JON RAY - FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE ASST. COACH

SCOTT QUESADA - FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE ASST. COACH

H-90 Command's Ryan Xepoleas at bat for George Washington University Monday, August 18, 2014

H-90'S ALUMNUS RYAN XEPOLEAS

Hard 90 Command are now alumni of Hard 90.  They were a competitive team but did not have alot of natural pitchers so they struggled in tournaments at times.  No matter since they were still developing into college level players including outfelder/pitcher Ryan Xepoleas from Loomis.  Ryan attended Del Oro High School and is entering into his senior year at George Washington University in D.C. as a Division l centerfielder.  He's listed as 5'7" but that might even be a stretch.  Don't let that fool you, he plays like he's 7 feet tall.  "The biggest thing about Ryan during his years at H-90 was his total buy-in to what our coaches and I were doing and saying", says H-90 Director Rick Sundberg. Rick continues "his Mom and Dad were so supportive of Hard 90 and always trusted us, never a feeling of overriding anything."  Ryan was very successful statistically hitting .337 last year but more importantly won the Jackie Robinson award at G.W.  The award was bestowed upon him by the university's Jackie Robinson Honor Society reflecting leadership, heart and character.  Ryan says he owes much of his mindset to his days with Hard 90.  "You have to commit yourself to not only getting better but more importantly be open-minded to the instruction.  There's so many intangibles in baseball that Coach Rick and his instructors would always teach.  The main one is to buy into something bigger than yourself, that is your team.  That's when you'll really see change.  There's no way I'd be successful without having that instilled in me."  Hard 90 is very proud of all our baseball alumni including Ryan! 

King of Swat Winner Sam Daly at Cooperstown Sunday, August 10, 2014

SAM DALY WINS COOPERSTOWN HOME RUN DERBY

Congratulations to Hard 90 Power Premier's own Sam Daly on winning the prestigious Home Run Derby (King Of Swat) held in Cooperstown, New York during the skills competition on Saturday, August 2.  The competition consisted of 104 contestants representing teams from across the United States.  With 15 finalists, Sam powered 5 home runs out of the yard and won it on his last of 10 swings in very dramatic fashion. 

Coaches needed at H90! Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COACHES NEEDED, HARD 90 IS GROWING!

Hard 90 is the biggest tournament baseball program in Northern California.  It keeps growing and growing for a reason, development of ball players the main focus over the years.  The search is on for more of the finest coaches/instructors in the area.  If you have college level or above player experience and interested in interviewing for a H-90 team manager's spot, call Eric Walczycowski at (650) 575-7454.  Be part of a tremendous team with our great families, players and instructors.

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