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TACOMA SELECT

Baseball & Softball

Team Information

Tacoma Select Teams offers year-round training and play

We offer a unique off-season training approach designed to maximize reps with professional coaching while allowing parents to have scheduling flexibility. This approach has been adapted from high-level travel teams in California and isn’t seen elsewhere in the Northwest.

Our players enjoy year-round access to our indoor training facility: Hitting cages, various pitching machines, mounds, training aids, and a fielding area. Players 13 and above have access to a gym with baseball-specific training equipment.

All players enjoy discounts on private lessons, clinics, and camps.

Our teams train with professional coaching.
13U teams and above have paid coaching.

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9U | 10U | 11U | 12U | 13U | 14U | High School Show Case and College Prep Teams

Gabe Katich

GABE KATICH

Director of Player Development | 14U Head Coach

Gabe brings an immense amount of baseball experience, energy, and fun to his team and the Tacoma Select Baseball program. Along with coaching our 13U Majors Team, Gabe will be running pitching instruction and strength and conditioning for all our age groups.

Growing up in California, Gabe played for the San Jose Lights Out travel team, ranked  #1 travel ball team in USSSA Rankings. In high school, he was a two-time First Team All-League. Gabe played college ball at CAL State University, Monterey Bay, where he made Second Team All-CCAA. In his 2016 Season, he recorded 60 strikeouts in 71.2 innings. — After college, Gabe played two years in the Independent League with the Napa Silverados in the Pacific Association and the Santa Cruz Seaweed in the Pecos League.

CJ Blowers

Hitting & Pitching Instructor

CJ, originally from Graham, WA, attended Graham-Kapowsin High School where he excelled as a pitcher, earning multiple 1st-team all-league awards and a Preseason All-American honor during his senior year. He also showcased his talent playing for the Mariners Scout Team and the nationally ranked Taylor baseball team.

 

Continuing his academic and athletic journey, Blowers accepted an offer from Edmonds CC, where he maintained an impressive 2.23 ERA with 72 strikeouts and only 28 walks in 72.2 innings pitched. Transitioning to NCAA DII baseball at CSUSB in 2019, Blowers continued to impress with a 3.00 ERA.

 

Looking ahead, CJ will be leading his own 15U team next season and will be joining our training staff to work with all teams. 

Jack Robinette

Hitting & Pitching Instructor

Jack grew up in University Place, Washington, and attended Curtis High School, where he played Varsity Baseball. Jack was a two-year letterwinner for the Vikings and was a two-sport star, also playing football. He helped Curtis make the playoffs as a sophomore, junior, and senior.  Later, Jack played college baseball at Pacific Lutheran University. Jack is a two-way player, both pitching and hitting. 

Javier Salinas

Strength and Conditioning

Javier is a seasoned Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach currently working at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with the 14th Combat Engineer Battalion. With years of experience as a high school and collegiate strength & conditioning coach, Javier brings a unique blend of expertise to Tacoma Select. He specializes in strength training, athletic development, and injury management. Javier’s dedication to excellence and his ability to adapt training strategies make him a valuable asset in both military and athletic settings.

Erik Stewart

Outfield & Hitting Instructor | Coach

Originally from Gig Harbor, Erik grew up playing in many tournaments and leagues around the state of Washington. He attended Mount Rainier Lutheran High School. In his senior year, he was the League MVP. In College he played at William Woods University. He spent two seasons with the Owls as an Outfielder. 

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Additional Information:

**Any player with a birthday prior to May 1st must play in that year’s age division or older.

Example:

A player that turns 12 on or before April 30th would be considered 12 years old and is eligible for 12U.

A player that turns 12 anytime after April 30th would be considered 11 years old and eligible for 11U.

Our Mission

Tacoma Select’s mission is in the positive development of its players both on the baseball field and in life. 

On the field, Tacoma Select stresses the importance of practice and competition, focusing on developing high-level baseball skills. We focus on the importance of preparation, teamwork, sportsmanship, confidence, leadership, and attention to detail. Tacoma Selects players are expected to strive toward the appropriate responses to both success and adversity.  

Off the field, we emphasize character development, achieving strong academic results in school, exhibiting individual and team accountability and responsibility, developing communication skills, and being a good community steward.

The organization achieves its goals through the leadership of its founders, coaches, trainers, and players’ families. Tacoma Select expects all its players to strive to achieve that standard. 

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COACHES WANTED

NOW HIRING Coaches for our 13U & Older Teams

Interested in coaching? We are looking for experienced coaches with a minimum of college-level playing experience for our elite-level teams. If interested please email [email protected] and let us know a little about yourself.