FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Girls Travel Baseball (GTB) is an elite all female travel baseball organization based out of South Florida, founded in 2015 by Robert Saven, CEO of Bases Loaded Inc. in Sunrise, Florida and Josh DeVinney of Longwood, Florida.
“As we continue to grow, we will have more events like the one held at Marlins Park in an effort to make GTB a top youth travel baseball organization and a chance for our girls to compete at the highest level.”
GTB was created to bring together the best elite female athletes with a passion for baseball. An idea that started while watching their daughters excel on the diamond playing amongst boys has come full circle over the last sixteen months. In September 2016, GTB began working with the Miami Marlins and MLB to grow the game of baseball for the under-served female market. This initiative included a combine weekend in Marlins Park that was run by GTB staff and USA Baseball coaches and was attended by over 15 MLB scouts.
30 players from all over the country attended and included a full day of workouts/evaluations in Marlins Park. It concluded on Sunday with scrimmages against local boys teams.
“The experience these outstanding athletes had in September, being able to play, try out and compete at Marlins Park was an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Robert Saven, Co-Founder, GTB and CEO of Bases Loaded, Inc. “As we continue to grow, we will have more events like the one held at Marlins Park in an effort to make GTB a top youth travel baseball organization and a chance for our girls to compete at the highest level.”
GTB is comprised of over forty rostered players playing across three age groups with expansion underway into the Summer, 2017. A Spring/Summer tournament schedule will be posted after the ABCA convention in Anaheim.
Founder Josh DeVinney added, “GTB’s long term goal is to become the feeder program for USA Baseball to fill an evident void with the girls program. GTB has been working with USA staff/coaches to mirror their program and prepare the younger players in our country to play for USA Baseball. The success we have had on the field, has really set the tone for future growth.”
GTB Players and families will compete in high profile tournaments nationwide including Ripken Baseball, Baseball Youth, Top Gun and more.