Tony Clark | MLBPA & PLAYERS WAY
The members of the Major League Players Association created Players Way to change the status quo of youth baseball in the United States.
Donny DeDonatis | USSSA & Players Way
USSSA created Players Way to be the guide all athletes can follow when it comes to their development within the game they love.
Headquartered in Viera, Florida, USSSA is the world’s largest multisport athletic organization, with more than 4.5 million participants of all ages and skill levels competing all over America in 13 sports, including baseball, fastpitch and slow-pitch softball, basketball, soccer, flag football, and tae kwon do. The organization was founded in 1968.
With the mission of empowering athletes through world-class athletic events and sports programming, USSSA aims to provide the highest possible athletic experience for every participant through an uncompromising commitment to excellence in sports administration.
About The MLBPA
The Major League Players Association is the union that represents players on the 40-man rosters of the 30 Major League baseball teams and oversees MLB Players, Inc., which exclusively represents the group commercial and licensing activities involving active players.
On behalf of its members, the union also operates the Major League Baseball Players Trust (www.PlayersTrust.org), a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation that supports youth baseball development as well as a full range of causes and initiatives as directed by its member players.
To Be Your Best,
Be Taught By THe Best.
In 2019, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) & the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) announced a partnership with the shared goal of supporting and expanding the development of youth sports. Founded in 2020, the Players Way was conceived through the joint effort of the MLBPA & USSSA to equip, challenge, and inspire the athletic development of youth athletes . The starting point is an athletic assessment.
With a refined process and a dynamic team, Players Way aims to set the standard for developmental sporting events, one of its main objectives which is best signified by our motto: “To Be Your Best, Be Taught By The Best.” A leading developmental multi-sport event programs, the Players Way is dedicated to the promotion of amateur sports and fitness programs through a process that pulls together detailed athletic assessments and advanced athletic technology with the expertise of former Major League Baseball (MLB) baseball players and leading medical experts.