What is Providence Sports & Leadership?
Providence Sports & Leadership(PSL) provides athletic and leadership development support necessary to develop young leaders from Providence, RI. PSL provides over 150 young men between the ages of 13-18 years old the opportunity to play competitive baseball. PSL has a total of 10 teams; 6 teams in the Providence RBI program for 13-15 year olds, a 13u, 14u, 16u and an 18u travel team. The 16u team and the 18u teams are prospect teams that play highly competitive schedules that include a number of showcase style tournaments.
PSL provides year round baseball training that includes fall baseball, winter indoor training and Spring/Summer baseball. We have baseball offerings for all skill levels for players ages 13-18 years old. The program's athletic focus is on skill development and creating a positive environment for young student-athletes to learn and enjoy the game of baseball.
PSL uses athletics as a way to teach life lessons within the context of team athletics. The core values of the program are; accountability, respect, dedication, commitment and determination.
After years of providing opportunities for young men to play competitive baseball, it had become apparent that so much more was needed to provide these young men opportunities to achieve success beyond the athletic field. We believe strongly that when the proper support structure exists young men from Providence can break the cycle of unfulfilled potential and become successful and leaders in their communities.
Student-athletes who demonstrate athletic and leadership potential are the focus of the program. Through our involvement in coaching baseball in Providence we have been exposed to dozens of young men who have outstanding athletic ability and display strong leadership potential, but because of the lack of support they ultimately do not succeed. By engaging student-athletes with athletic, academic and leadership development the future of student-athletes from Providence is very bright.