11/23/14 - Congratulations to Coach Eric Smith on leading his Python high school team to win the CCYB 15/16 title. This team is comprised on 13-16u players who came together to win their last 6 games in a row, while giving up only 5 runs in their 4 playoff games by combining strong pitching with excellent defense. Alex Kent, Jeffrey Pyne, David Kotin and Alex Rivas lead the offence in the two final games and Kotin, Kent and Mark Kelley were outstanding on the mound.
Other players contributing to the team success this season were Adam Lampe, Devin Alessi, Brett Zenk, John and Jason Carrig, Ryo Kojima, Jake Reynolds, Mark Hill, Andrew Flach, Jacob Estrada, Sean Carroll, Steven Rea, Josh Donaldson and Eric Livingstone.
Coach Smiths approach to the team this season was to allow his players to play in positions other than their primary high school slots, providing lots of reps in other positions. For the 4 non-HS players, Coach Smith placed them in positions that he felt they would excel in at the high school level. During the last 6 games of the season, Coach Smith moved his HS players back to their regular positions and the team responded with 6 straight wins and a CCYB title!
15/16 Pythons Win CCYB Championship
We are glad you found us. The Pythons Baseball Club™ is one of the most impressive and successful club sports organizations in Southern California. Your kids deserve more and we deliver more than being just another Baseball Club.
The Pythons are a local baseball organization staffed by high school and college coaches, assisted by college players who are committed to preparing our members for high school baseball by providing great competitive training and game situations.
All of us want the best for our children, which when it comes to baseball means going beyond, "Daddyball" or recreation baseball teams. In the Pythons organization your son receives a fair shake. He is taught by winning coaches, who understand the importance of learning real skills, not real attitudes. Team play is essential; fair play is expected every day. Simply put, our program’s goal is to assist each member to become the best baseball player they can, as well as strive to make them better citizens.
The Irvine Pythons Baseball Club is a registered non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Pythons Baseball Club's Second Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction. The Committee and Board have put together a wonderful evening filled with great food, friends and fun for players and their parents. The event will be held on December 8 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the beautiful Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in the Trabuco Ballroom, in Mission Viejo.
During the evening, we will be giving out 2 awards to members of each team that were voted on by the team members as well as a 3rd award voted on by their coaches. Throughout the evening we will be highlighting the accomplishments of the year. This is an event all players and family members will not want to miss!
There will be a silent auction filled with wonderful items including restaurant gift cards, weeks at local camps, and Dave & Busters game cards to name a few of the items up for bid. All players on arrival will receive a ticket for items we will be raffling off during the evening. Please click the link below to register for the banquet. We hope all players and their families will come to celebrate our 2014 accomplishments.
The Pythons will be running our 3rd annual 2-week Spring Season tune-up program from January 12th - 24th. This program is designed to get our players back in shape and up to speed with our program prior to the beginning of the Spring season. The program will include conditioning, field practices, batting practices and a scrimmage or two. All practices and games will be conducted under the supervision of our professional coaching staff. This program is only open to those players who have registered and paid for one of our Spring 2015 programs. Please click on the link below to register.
The Pythons Baseball Club is launching a unique new program for the Spring of 2015 that enables higher level players to participate in both rec. ball programs and the Pythons. The “Pythons Classic” program will begin in February with a couple of Sunday practices and then the teams will begin play in the Sunday CCYB League through Memorial Day. We will work closely with local rec. leagues on our scheduling to make sure that there are no conflicts. We will also closely follow pitch count and rest rules, to make sure the players are not overused and that they are available to pitch in their rec. ball games. The plan is to run this program until rec. ball all-star season begins.
The Pythons Classic teams may also play in a couple of tournaments that do not conflict with their rec. ball season.
The program is geared for the more advanced rec. ball player who wants to stay sharp by playing on Sunday’s very competitive Python baseball under the supervision of our professional coaching staff. This program enables players and families to also continue to have that great rec. ball experience with dads coaching their boys playing together with their classmates, neighbors and church friends.
We will be running Python Classic teams in Irvine and in Tustin for 9u-13u players. Please click on the registration link below for additional information.
Our 8u-17u teams will be playing a combination of Sunday CCYB games and optional tournaments. Each player will have the opportunity to participate in 4-6 sessions per week on local Tustin and Irvine fields. These sessions include; team field practices, scrimmages, intra-squad and CCYB games and/or training workouts (batting cages, pitcher/catcher, conditioning sessions, etc.).
Our High School Program begins in June after the HS season ends for players 14-17u
For the past 2 years every graduate of the Pythons who has tried out for their high school team has made that team and many of our alumni are among the very best players at their high school.
When you compare our fees to other professionally coached Clubs and factor in how many days and hours of quality practices and competitive games our program offers, it becomes evident of how much of a value our program is. Please click on the registration link below for additional information.
About 150 players, families and friends turned out for some great food, lots of games and some terrific raffle prizes @ Woodbury Park in Irvine for our Spring BBQ.
December 10, 2013 - Over 250 Python players and their families packed the beautiful Trabuco Ballroom at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo CA. to celebrate our 2013 teams.
Renowned radio and television personality and host Jim Rome, served as the Master of Ceremony for the awards portion of the event, announcing the player award winners in 3 categories for each of our 8 teams; “Nails”, Pitcher of the Year and MVP. In addition Jim announced 3 special 2013 Coach of the Year Awards.
Pythons President, Jay Kotin noted the tremendous growth of the organization, from 12 players in 2009 to over 120 in 2013!
For additional details, a list of all of our award winners and more pictures from our Awards Banquet, please click the Awards Dinner Slide Show link below.
The Pythons are more than just a travel ball club! We encourage our players and families to get involved in our community through service projects, donations and general support of several organizations like KidWorks, which is a wonderful organization located in Santa Ana CA that restores at risk neighborhoods, High School Baseball programs, which are supported by the Pythons where our players and alumni attend and the Challenger Division of Little League, which is designed to provide children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball.
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