Persistence is more important than talent.....There is a reason why ďStudentĒ comes first in ďStudent Athlete.Ē.....If you are jogging, stretching or playing catch, make sure you do it better than anyone else.....Respect the game as much as you want to be respected.....The direction of your hat is the direction of your life.....Practice the way you play gamesÖ All go, no quit.....It doesnít take talent to hustle.....Be a student of the game, learn itís history and you learn the game.....Help your team win if your playing or not.....Never argue with an umpire, they remember faces.....Allow your coaches to coach you.....Donít skip classes, would you skip practice?.....Strive to be as good in the classroom as you are on the field.....Set high standards along with knowing the steps to attain them.....Donít tell people how good you are, prove it......Your friends are not more important than your future, donít give into peer pressure.....Your parents love you, but they donít know more about baseball than your coach.....Donít let anyone make an excuse for you.....Maintain eye contact, it shows maturity and respect.....In baseball, itís your coaches opinion that matters, not your friends. Remember who makes the lineup.....Life is not fair, regardless of what some people may tell you.....Be enthusiastic about your teammates.....Love the game.....The only thing your coach owes you is honesty.....Body language screams, it never whispers.....Balance makes champions, if you focus on just hitting and ignore defense, you will never become a complete player.....Defense wins games.....Pitching sets the tone of the game.....Games are lost, not won. Mistakes lead to losses.....You can win a league with a few good pitchers, titles are won with great pitching staffs.....Work on your game everyday, the team that beat you does.....Who you are today is the result of who you were in the past! Work ethic???.....You donít have to be a great player to be a great ďball player,Ē hustle......Show off your talent to your coach and your future coach.....Baseball doesnít build character, it reveals it.....Character means doing the right thing when nobodyís watching
Strike Zone Leagues
Here is a brief synopsis of our upcoming leagues. Be sure and sign up early as space is limited. For more information on these leagues, please click on the links on the left. This is where you will find the registration forms for these leagues as well.

You can register by selecting the league below or calling the Strike Zone, mailing your reservation or faxing it to us at (402) 399-2019.
Baseball and Softball Cage League
Age groups
10 U - Boys
12 U - Boys
Girls Fast Pitch

For Baseball or Softball players. This league runs for four weeks. Players accumulate points by hitting designated areas throughout the cage and by performing situational hitting successfully (bunts, hit and runs, opposite field hitting, etc.). There are two players per team.
Tunnel Line Drive League
Age groups
15 - U Boys

A four week competition between teams consisting of 2 players. Players will hit off a SZ Staff personnel who will be throwing live batting practice in our tunnels. Points are earned by hitting marked point targets on the tunnel level.
Fall Mack's Mites League Fall Instructional League
Age groups
5 - 7 year olds

This league accommodates those very young aspirants (5-6 year olds) who want to get an early start in developing proper baseball skills. Playing actual games will allow an actual and realistic hands on learning experience for the young players.
Age groups
7 - 9 year olds
10 - 12 year olds

The goal of fall ball is to allow players to learn other positions, get more experience at their current position, and improve their basic fundamentals.
Fall Competitive League Fall Wood Bat League
Age groups
9 - 10 year olds
11 - 12 year olds
13 - 14 year olds
15 - 16 year olds

This league is the next step in the development process which offers players a chance to improve upon their skills in a competitive environment.
Age groups
16 - Up

The Wood Bat League is to give the High School Player and select team player an opportunity to continue their competitive season against the best competition around.
Elite Team Upper Deck League
Age groups
High School Jrs/Srs

The Best of the Best. This is a tryout league which provides players with first hand exposure to area college teams, and the experience of playing at a higher level. Participating on this team will demonstrate what it takes to play at the college level.

Age groups
College Players

Made up of college players wanting to prolong their season, this league gives these players a chance to keep on playing.  Most college coaches find this league a dream come true so that their players come back to fall back stronger than ever.

Spring Development
Strike Zone coaches have developed a four step program for becoming a more successful baseball player. High School coaches are looking for players that excel in more than just one aspect, and that's why Strike Zone coaches will be working hand in hand with your players to develop their game. In our Spring Developmental Program, players will meet 3-4 nights a week and develop all aspects of their game. Work on Defensive Work, Bullpen Work/Fielding, Speed, Strength, and Agility as well as Hitting.

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