Most of the Hard 90 Clutch players have been waiting 4 to 5 years for the big first day at Cooperstown Dreams Park. Three of the Hard 90 Clutch players had older brothers visit Cooperstown with Hard 90 and have waited for their time to shine.
The vision for the Hard 90 Clutch began 4 years ago after the final out of the Hard 90 Legacy Premier’s Cooperstown run. My older son Devon was on the Legacy Premier and I could not wait for Jordan to be able to experience Cooperstown with his older brother as a coach. The three of us in the Disneyland for baseball - as Jordan was able to experience Cooperstown with his best buddies.
So it began - we returned home to the Hard 90 Clubhouse and formed the Hard 90 Pound - the predecessor to the Clutch. Four of the Clutch players were on the original Pound team. Over the next year we picked up most of the remaining Clutch players forming a nucleus that has played together over the last 3 years. It has been absolutely amazing to see each one of these boys develop through baseball.
At the beginning of the 2018/2019 season, the Clutch players met and formed a goal to win the Cooperstown tournament. Over the last 12 months, the Clutch has taken on all comers- playing the top competition in the Western United States with one sole goal - get ready for Cooperstown. Some of the players have trained 5 to 6 days a week for the last 12 months getting ready for this trip. It has not been an easy road - big sacrifice by the boys and their families - but the boys formed a brotherhood and today was the day for their dream to begin.
The travel to Cooperstown from Sacramento makes for a long day - but the anticipation of reuniting with teammates for a week long summer baseball camp makes the time go by fast.