The Scorpions Baseball Club are one of the longest tenured Travel Programs in the country. Founded by Sal Lombardo in 1994, the Scorpions have grown into one of the most well respected organizations of its type, nationwide. The Scorpions field both high school and youth teams from around the State of Florida and have affiliate programs in the Georgia Scorpions, Utah Scorpions, Midwest Scorpions and Northeast Scorpions.
The Scorpions chief and stated goal is to positively effect the lives of its players both on and off the field. The Scorpions have a rich history of high level players who moved on in both the collegiate and professional ranks, but are most proud of all the alumni who have succeeded beyond the diamond.
The Scorpions Baseball Club is owned and operated by Robert "Coach" Rikeman.
The Scorpions already have the premiere name for placement of players into college baseball and beyond. Our mission is to expand on this by earning the respect of professional and college baseball as the organization who develops “baseball players.” We will ensure that our student athletes play the game with respect and understand how to play the game the right way. Through a program focused on Development First then showcasing and competing second, we will ensure that each of our players has a blueprint for individual development. Our goal for each of our players is that he is better, both on and off the field, after he leaves our club than when he came to it.
"Train, Develop, Succeed"
At both the Youth and High School Level the Scorpions Strive to put development first. Whether you are a 9 year old player or a potential 1st Round Draft pick, there is always room to improve on your game. It is our goal to aid your player development in every way possible. Because of this, we have implemented a model at both levels to ensure our goals and yours are met.
High School Level
During the Season, each of our High School Teams will participate in four 3-4 day Training Sessions. During these Training Sessions we put them through a Spring Training type training. Individual Skills, Team Related Practices, and Weight Training are all part of these Training Sessions. On the final day of each training session we play games against both our teams and outside competition and invite college coaches and professional scouts to attend. These training sessions are dispersed through the summer tournament schedule allowing us to prepare and then react in our training to decencies we saw in game play. We rely heavily on our talented coaching staff and well as copious amounts of data that we collect during the training events to create individual performance plans for each of our players which are distributed at the end of each season. In addition to these training sessions and games, each of our teams will participate in 3-4 Major Tournaments. As we choose our schedule each season, we will seek out the best tournaments with the highest amount of competition and the most exposure for our players.
At the Youth Level, our goal is to develop our players and not overextend them in terms of amount of games played. Balancing development, training and game play at the Youth Level is very important. With this in mind, during both our Spring and Summer Season, we play two tournaments per month and practice twice weekly. Proper rest and time to play other sports is important as well, so we give adequate time to do both as our seasons last 3 months.