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Irish Green Sox Youth Baseball

The 12u Richmond Green Sox after winning a tournament at The Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, MD.

Irish Green Sox Youth Baseball is a US-based organization with strong ties to the Irish American community.

The Green Sox program is built on a foundation of great coaching, excellent communication, and solid fundamental play that makes good players great and makes great teams into champions.

The Green Sox Advisory Board, composed of former and current college and pro players, coaches, and scouts, oversees the program and ensures that best practices are followed.

The program is designed as an SUPPLEMENTAL ADD-ON to a player’s baseball activities. In addition to in-person events, we will also have virtual events, including Irish cultural enrichment opportunities and Q and A sessions with major leaguers. No matter what a player’s current time committments are, there is a way for them to be a part of the Green Sox program.

Please note: Irish Green Sox Youth Baseball is open to all players, regardless of their family’s ancestry. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

THE GREEN SOX WAY

The Green Sox program is built on a foundation of great coaching, excellent communication, and solid fundamental play that makes good players great and makes great teams into champions.

The program uses the Matheny Manifesto, written by former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, as a way to get parents, players and coaches on the same page about how to approach the game and what it means to all of us. Our Green Sox Advisory Board, composed of former and current college and pro players, coaches, and scouts, oversees the program and ensures that best practices are followed.

IRISH CULTURAL CONNECTION

The Green Sox also offer a cultural component, thanks to strong ties to the Irish American community.

The Green Sox program is supported, in part, by the Irish American Baseball Society (IABS). The IABS provides support and guidance, thanks to a panel of college and professional players and coaches who advise and guide the program.

Green Sox players and their families receive free membership to the Irish American Baseball Society. As members of the IABS, they can take advantage of many cultural opportunities, including free Irish language classes and more.

OUR PLAYERS

Players do not need to have Irish roots to join the Green Sox program, but they do need a desire improve as players, teammates, students, and citizens.

OUR COACHES

Our coaches include high school, college, and professional coaches who love the game and want to prepare each player for the next level. We focus our teaching on three core areas: fundamentals, Baseball IQ, and player development.

OUR PARTNERS

We partner with established baseball organizations, to provide best-in-class baseball experiences that add to a player’s current baseball participation. We are always interested in partnering with youth baseball organizations, teams, and coaches, who share our vision.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE ARE THE GREEN SOX LOCATED?

The Irish Green Sox Youth Baseball program is a US-based organization. We will have events throughout the US in 2024, including camps, clinics, showcases, tournaments, and All-Star games. There is also an online portal that provides access coaching, Q&As with big leaguers, and cultural enrichment experiences, no matter where a player lives.

The Green Sox program is open to ALL players, regardless of their family’s ancestry. The program does have strong connections to the Irish American community, through its affiliation with the Irish American Baseball Society and the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame. 
 
Interested players will have opportunities for cultural enrichment, via virtual Irish language and Irish history classes. Cultural enrichment opportunities are optional and are not requried to participate in the program.
 
Please note: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

No! The Irish Green Sox Youth Baseball program is a SUPPLEMENTAL ADD-ON to a player’s baseball activities. We partner with existing baseball organization’s to provide a unique and valuable baseball experience to interested players, according to their availability.

The program is designed as an SUPPLEMENTAL ADD-ON to a player’s baseball activities. In addition to in-person events, we will also have virtual events, including Irish cultural enrichment opportunities and Q and A sessions with major leaguers. No matter what a player’s current time committments are, there is a way for them to be a part of the Green Sox program.

Irish Green Sox Youth Baseball is built on a foundation of great coaching, excellent communication, and solid fundamental play that makes good players great and makes great teams into champions.

The Irish Green Sox Youth Baseball program is run by Emerald Diamond International, a 501c3 non-profit organization and the parent organization of the Irish American Baseball Society.