Top Tier Baseball                                                        For Immediate Release: 10/27/2016

                     Top Tier Baseball and Kangaroo Court Baseball Club Join Forces
                        Will Launch the Top Tier Roos High School Program this Season

McCook, IL: Today, Top Tier Baseball announced a new strategic partnership with Kangaroo Court Baseball Club (KCBC) out of Tampa, FL. Both programs have enjoyed remarkable success at an elite level and are known for developing high end talent. By joining forces these programs look to build on their success and continue placing players into collegiate programs.

Owner and founder of KCBC, Jason Miller, had this to say about the new partnership; "Todd Fine and his team at Top Tier were exactly what we were looking for in a partnership. Their professionalism and proven history over 18 years in the making is impressive. Our partnership will be a collaboration of training and development by establishing goals for players through proven programs.” The Kangaroo Court Baseball brand will continue to be the leader in the Tampa Bay market for all age groups until the boys get to high school age. That is where the partnership between KCBC and Top Tier kicks in. "Our high school age players will train and develop out of the Kangaroo Court Baseball Academy on a daily basis and play as the Top Tier Roos during the important summer showcase season.” In the future there will be collaboration in the younger age groups, but the immediate focus of this partnership is to provide the KC high school players exposure and access.

When discussing this new partnership Top Tier founder and CEO Todd Fine said, “Today marks another great step forward for Top Tier Baseball. We could not be happier about partnering with Kangaroo Court Baseball Club to launch Top Tier Roos. Together, we will be able to bring our brand, and brand of baseball, to the southeast and continue to develop elite talent and work to find fantastic collegiate fits for all of our athletes.”

Top Tier High School Director, Griffin Phelps, thinks this is a great opportunity for the brand to continue its growth and help more players achieve their goals of playing college baseball. “What Jason has done with KCBC in such a short time is a testament to his commitment in player development. We are excited to bring Top Tier’s history of baseball excellence to the state of Florida and look forward to helping even more players continue their baseball careers at the collegiate level.”

In December, the Top Tier Roos will host their official tryouts for their 15u (2020/2019 Grads) and 16u (2019/2018 grads) over a two day period, December 9th and 10th. The evening of December 9th from 6-9 pm they will hold the offensive portion of the tryouts at The Clubhouse Athletic Center, home of the Kangaroo Court Baseball Academy. The second day of the tryouts, Dec. 10th, will be held at Frank Tack Baseball Fields starting at 9 am. Players will be taking on field batting practice, running 60’s, going through defensive workouts, and throwing bullpens. Both days will be scouted by the Prep Baseball Report.


Kangaroo Court Baseball Club was launched in Sept 2015. Within twelve short months the organization has grown to over 150 players with teams from 9U-16U. The organization experienced tremendous success quickly capturing over 30 championships in 2015 alone between the age groups. Both the 14U KC Court and 14U KC Roos teams are ranked #8 and #50, respectively with Perfect Game. In addition, three players attended the 12U USA National Team Trials, where one was selected for the 18 player roster. The 14U group had three players selected to the 14U National Team Development Program this summer. Two of those players have since been invited to the 2017 15U National Team Trials.

Top Tier Baseball was founded in 2004 by CEO, Todd Fine and is located in McCook, IL. Over the past 12 years they have placed over 350 players in college programs, produced over 50 MLB draft picks, 7 Major Leaguers, Gatorade Players of the Year, multiple Under Armour All-Americans as well as USA Baseball National Team players at multiple age levels. They have over 50 teams, ages 9-18 years old, including 5 fast pitch teams. They have a rich tradition of winning, with 4 National titles, 12 AABC Connie Mack State Tournament championships, and two trips to the AABC Connie Mack World Series.

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