SWARM RED ELITE SHOWCASE PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

Join Swarm Baseball this summer and fall and get ready for high school tryouts. Led by legendary coaches Bob Strachan and Roy Muller, our team of dynamic instructors are uniquely qualified to take your game to the next level. Whether you are an incoming freshman or a top prospect getting ready for D1 or the draft, our instructors will have you mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared. Not only will you play in the top tournaments against the best competition, but you will be part of a unique coaching community where managers will teach you how to play the game and professional instructors will refine your individual skills. Needless to say, Swarm Baseball players will be the most prepared players on the field and trained to stand out from the competition. Below are some highlights of our high school program:

  • A team for every player – Red Elite for the most accomplished players and Swarm Blue, Gold, Black, and Gray for athletes needing more reps.
  • Player advisement and exclusive access to our vast network of high school coaches, college coaches, recruiters, and professional scouts.
  • All high school players automatically receive a Swarm Team Edition Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) Recruiting Profile at no extra cost. NCSA is the nations largest college recruiting site and connects athletes to over 35,000 coaches across the country.
  • All high school players will have exclusive access to Swarm Scout Days at our facility. Scout Days include official measurables (60-yard dash, 10-yard split, infield velo, outfield velo, exit velo, live bp, pitching), video analysis, profile training, player write up and the collection of video profile content.
  • Multiple practice days at both our indoor and outdoor facilities with an emphasis on individual development.
  • Exclusive access to Redline Athletics, Conte Sports Performance, and Fitlife Systems for baseball specific strength, conditioning, and speed training.
  • We will have multiple high school teams participating in elite tournaments and showcases including Perfect Game, USA, PBR, AZ Fall Classic, Pathway Games and Prospect Wire.

Swarm Baseball is looking for players that want to work hard, learn the game, and play at the next level. If this is something you are interested in, please register online at www.azswarm.com or contact John Casale at jcasale@risehg.com today

PROGRAM DETAILS

COST:
$275 Seasonal Club Fee, due as soon as a player joins
$195 Monthly Fee, starts in June and goes through December (fees start when player starts)
*Fees above include uniform, coach pay, facility, fields, insurance, registration and more. Tournaments, showcases, events and travel are extra.

PRACTICE:
There will be 1-2 practices per week, strength and conditioning, classroom sessions and individual skills development. Additional instruction with position experts is available upon request and may include an additional fee based on time and commitment.

UNIFORMS:
Swarm supplies Jerseys and Hats, players will need to supply pants, socks, belt and other accessories and equipment.

RECRUITING:
Not only will every player get a complimentary recruiting profile from NCSA with instant access to over 35,000 college coaches, but professional video production as well. More importantly, all of our high school coaches have long standing relationships with college coaches, pro scouts, and recruiters and will advise and guide our players through every step of the process including the first email as a freshman to declaring as a junior or senior. These vast networks will not only get us into elite national tournaments and showcases but bring coaches and their staffs to our doorstep. Our staff has sent hundreds of players to college and dozens of players to the MLB over the years and they are considered trusted resources in the industry. Many of our coaches just finished playing professionally or are still playing and remain highly active in the process.

TEAMS:
Teams are tiered and rosters are established by skill level (for example, AA, AAA, Majors, Showcase). All teams will carry 12-14 players to make sure we have enough players for events. A player’s skill level is the primary factor in team placement, but other factors such as team needs, availability, and tenure may be factored in.

It is important to understand that teams must be successful in tournaments to keep their good standing with the organization and be invited back. Winning teams lift the entire organization and that is why it is essential to compete in every game. Being competitive is a learned skill and all of our team’s train to win. Our practices will complement the best local, regional, and national high school programs and prepare our players to compete at a high level with their high school peers. Team drills, group drills and individual drills are written in advance and the various coaches work seamlessly to maximize team and player development. Practice usually last two hours and there is never a minute wasted.

The Swarm Red Elite showcase team(s) will play in the most competitive tournaments and travel most frequently. Swarm Majors level teams (Black and Gray) will also compete in certain highly competitive events, but mostly play in local and regional showcases and tournaments. Swarm AAA level teams (Blue and Gold) will mainly play in local events and focus on development and tons of reps. There will be events in all months leading up to high school tryouts and a larger roster will ensure there is no overuse injuries.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM BREAKDOWN

TEAM EXPECTATION

SWARM BLUE
SWARM GOLD
SWARM GRAY
SWARM BLACK
RED ELITE CASALE
RED ELITE STRACHAN
Team plays in local events
X
X
Team plays in local events and regional events
X
X
Team plays in local, regional, and national showcase events
X
X
Tournaments start in late May and go through December (periodic rest)
X
X
Tournaments start in August and continues through December (no rest)
X
X
Team strength and conditioning starts in July and tournament play starts in September and goes through December (no rest once tournaments start)
X
X
Team requires a significant time commitment – 5 days a week + tournaments
X
X
Team requires an average time commitment – 3 days a week + tournaments
X
X
X
X
Team requires a minimal time commitment – 1 day a week + tournaments
Team participates in summer strength and conditioning
X
X
X
X
X

PROPOSED 2021 SUMMER AND FALL TOURNAMENTS

CLASS OF 2024 PROPOSED TOURNAMENTS (JUNE-DECEMBER)

SWARM BLUE
SWARM GOLD
SWARM GRAY
SWARM BLACK
RED ELITE CASALE
RED ELITE STRACHAN
ARIZONA FALL CLASSIC (AZFC)
X
X
BASEBALL SHOWCASE (BS)
X
X
X
X
NEXT CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (NCS)
X
X
X
X
NATIONAL TEAM IDENTIFICATION SERIES (NTIS)
X
PREP BASEBALL REPORT (PBR)
X
X
PERFECT GAME (PG)
X
X
PATHWAY BASEBALL (TRIPLE CROWN)
X
PROSPECT WIRE (PW)
X
X
X
X
X
X
SOUTHWEST WOOD BAT CLASSIC (SWWBC)
X
X
X
X
X
X
SUMMER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (MCYSA)
X
USA BASEBALL
X
WEST COAST PREMIER (WCP)
X
X
X
X
X
X

THE COACHES

Roy Muller

2024 Red Elite Coach Legacy Adviser

  • 40 Years Coaching Varsity Baseball at Paradise Valley and Pinnacle High Schools
  • Over 700 wins with 3 final fours and 5 regional title
  • Arizona High School Coach of the Year 7 time
  • Elected to the Arizona Baseball Coaches hall of Fame in 2000
  • Coach Muller’s Jersey #23 retired in 201
  • 6A State finalist in 2017
  • Professional Scout for the New York Yankees for more than 20 years
  • Known as the ‘Bionic Coach’ due to numerous surgeries and a never give up attitude

Miles Moeller

2024 Swarm Black Coach 2024
Red Elite Coach 2025
Red Elite Manager Director of Baseball Operations

  • 1st Team All-Region and All- State at North Canyon High
  • Gold Glove center fielder at Glendale Community College
  • Full-ride Scholarship to Ball State University in Indiana
  • Six-year professional career with the Ottawa Champions, Quebec Capitals, Chicago Dogs and Normal Cornbelters
  • 0.00 ERA in over 20 postseason innings in professional playoffs
  • Currently Director of Business Development at Redline Athletics
  • Swarm Coach since 2018 and pitching instructor since 2019

Spenser Watkins

2024 Swarm Gold Manager 2024
Red Elite Coach Recruiting Coordinator

  • 2010 5A State Champion Horizon High School
  • All Star at Glendale Community College 2011
  • Western Oregon University Newcomer of the Year 2012
  • 1st Team All-Conference 2013-2014
  • Conference Champions 2013-2014
  • Drafter in 2014 by the Detroit Tigers
  • 2X Minor League All Star and Pitcher of the Year
  • Midwest League Champions
  • Currently pitching for the Baltimore Orioles at their
  • Major League Spring Training Camp in Florida

Bob Strachan

2024 Swarm Gray Manager 2024
Red Elite Manager Director of Player Development

  • Catcher at Phoenix College 1982-83 and University of Arizona from 1984-85
  • 1985 College World Series appearance at U of A finishing 7th in the nation
  • Assistant Coach at Horizon High School for 32 years from 1987 to 2018 with Eric Kibler
  • 30 State Tournaments, 19 Regional Championships, 20 State Quarterfinals, 15 State Semifinals, 9 State Championship Games, and 6 State Championships
  • Countless college and pro players placed with three father/son sets over the years

Ernie Young

Rotating Coach
Hitting Instructor
Scouting Director

  • 10th round draft pick by Oakland A’s in 1990
  • 8-year MLB career
  • Played one season in Japan
  • Olympic Gold Medalist in 2000 Sydney Games
  • Chicago White Sox Rookie Ball hitting coach in 2007
  • Current member of USA Baseball Board of Directors
  • USA Baseball World Cup Manager in 2011
  • 3rd base Coach for USA Olympic Team in 2019
  • Currently a scout for the New York Mets

Dominic Robinson

National Tournament Showcase Adviser

  • ▪  4 sport athlete at Diamond Bar High School in Southern California
  • ▪  Played both Baseball and Football at Florida State University under iconic coaches Mike Martin and Bobby Bowden
  • ▪  Played professional football for the NFL St. Louis Rams
  • ▪  Assistant football coach at Drake University in Iowa
  • ▪  Founder and Director of 3D Sports Performance, 3D Gold Athletics and 3D Gold Baseball in Phoenix
  • ▪  3D Gold Baseball is a powerhouse program with players representing 17 states across the US

Travis Flowers

2024 Swarm Blue Manager
Spring High School Manager

  • Standout Pitcher at Nordhoff High School in California receiving 1st team All Ventura County and All-CIF honors in consecutive years
  • Pitched at Ventura College from 2004-2006 and received a full ride to NAIA Culver-Stockton in 2006
  • Pitched at Missouri Western State University from 2008- 2009 until suffering career ending knee injury
  • Has coached at all levels from High School to Little League and has been a competitive club coach since 2014
  • Coach Flowers has been with Swarm since 2018

David Moore

2025 Swarm Black Manager
2025 Red Elite Manager

  • Assistant Coach at Horizon High School for 13 years under Arizona Hall of Fame Coach Eric Kibler
  • Played collegiately at Scottsdale Community College from 2003-2004
  • Lead Batting Instructor for nationally known Krush Batting Camps
  • Worked with multiple MLB players including Brandon Nimmo during that time
  • Led the WYCO Baseball Academy to the Connie Mack Baseball World Series in 2019
  • Currently the Athletic Director at Desert Shadows Middle School

Jordan Cowan

Rotating Coach
Infield/Batting Instructor

  • Top prospect out of Kentlake High School in Kent, Washington
  • Drafted in 2013
  • Currently playing professionally with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers in the Seattle Mariners organization

Mark Karaviotis

Rotating Coach
Infield/Outfield Instructor

  • Graduated from Maui High School in Kahului, Hawaii where he was a four-year letterman and three-year team captain
  • Top prospect from the University of Oregon
  • Drafted in 2016 by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Most recently played for the AA Jackson Generals in the Diamondbacks organization

Steve Hathaway

Rotating Coach
Pitching Instructor

  • Born in Acton, Massachusetts and graduated from Franklin Pierce in 2013
  • Drafted in the 14th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Pitched in the MLB for multiple seasons and most recently for the AAA Reno Aces
  • Retired in 2020

Jake Jaye

Rotating Coach
Middle Infield Instructor

  • Played for the Richmond Braves and won the Triple Crown National Championship in 2013
  • Attended Hillcrest High where he was a 4-year letter winner and holds the school record for most hits in a season
  • Made Honor Roll all 4 years of high school
  • Played at VMI from 2015- 2018 as a middle infielder holding many school records including games played, most hits in a season, and ESPN mentions
  • Current Freshman Manager at Paradise Valley High

Tanner German

Rotating Coach
Infield Instructor

  • Horizon High School standout from 2008-2012
  • Team Captain, All Arizona Team, and All Arizona Academic Team senior year 2012
  • Attended Texas Tech as a recruited walk on in 2012
  • Scottsdale Community College 2013-2014
  • NJCAA Division 2 Regional Champs in 2013
  • NJCAA World Series appearance in 2013
  • Coached with Swarm Baseball since 2018

Danny Lutz

Rotating Coach
Infield/Outfield Instructor

  • Graduated from Maui High School in Kahului, Hawaii where he was a four-year letterman and three-year team captain
  • Top prospect from the University of Oregon
  • Drafted in 2016 by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Most recently played for the AA Jackson Generals in the Diamondbacks organization

David Ellis

Rotating Coach
Video Coordinator

  • Made 27 pitching appearances at Phoenix College in 2012-2013
  • Assistant Coach at Shadow Mountain High School in 2016
  • Instructor at Cactus Athletic Camps from 2015- 2017
  • Competitive Travel Coach since 2016
  • Identified as a “rising star” in the Swarm Coaching Community, David is often helping other coaches with games, practices, camps, clinics, showcases and events

John Casale

Founder, Swarm Baseball
President of Operations
2024 Red Elite Manager

  • Founded Swarm Baseball in 2013 and has served as the Club President ever since
  • Founded Swarm Baseball Foundation, a 501C3 charity, in 2017 providing opportunities to financially challenged athletes
  • Founded Swarm Athletics LLC in 2020
  • Served as Manager of the 2024 Swarm Black team for the past 7 years
  • Current Manager of Swarm Red Elite 1 2024
  • Email jcasale@risehg.com