The mission of Purpose Driven Baseball is to equip and train young men not only for the sport of baseball but more importantly for LIFE with Purpose. We feel that our purpose in life is rooted in, established by and sustained through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Through Purpose Driven Baseball camps and clinics, players will receive excellent baseball instruction from current and former college and professional players and coaches. More importantly, players will be exposed to lessons beyond the sport. In our sports addicted culture, too often the performance of the sport is projected as the ultimate goal in life rather than the sport being used as a tool to teach valuable life lessons. Teamwork, self discipline, friendship, hard work, determination, courage, patience, and dealing with disappointment and failure are just a few examples of character building focuses that can be emphasized rather than just coaching for performance.
The funds generated through donations and camps will be used to fulfill the mission of Purpose Driven Baseball here and around the world. Our first mission trip took place in July of 2008 to the Czech Republic. Since 2008, Purpose Driven Teams and Coaches have conducted clinics and have competed in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Hungary & Spain. It is a great opportunity to have an incredible cultural and Faith experience.
Our first annual day camp was held in January ’08 in Clayton, NC. Notable coaches and former MLB players at our first camp were: Ray Tanner (current USC and USA coach), Mike Fox (UNC head coach), Mark Scalf (UNCW and USA coach), Josh Hamilton (Texas Rangers), Pat Watkins (former MLB player with Reds, Rockies and Marlins), and Mike Mahoney (former MLB player with the Cubs and Cardinals, & Tim Hyers (current LA Dodgers Hitting coach). Over the last several years we have been blessed to have many other current and former players and coaches. Take a look at our Notable Coaches and Camp Alumni pages.
Purpose Driven Baseball is dedicated to the memory of Johnnie Stott. Stott played college baseball at UNC in the late 50’s and early 60’s pitching in the college world series in ’60. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and played in their organization under then player/coach Jack McKeon. Those who knew Stott, saw him to be a man who had a passion for three things: God, Family and Baseball. He died suddenly of a Heart attack in 1994 and left behind family and friends who were greatly influenced by his life. Twin brothers, Jay & Ray Stott give guidance and leadership to Purpose Driven Baseball.
Purpose Driven Baseball is a division of With Purpose International.