Mafia Sports started in 2008 and is the parent to Mafia Fastpitch and Mafia Baseball.
In 2008, five young women who love the game of fastpitch softball, decided they wanted to branch out from their local leagues and begin their own travel team. With the help of their coach, Mafia Fastpitch was born. That first Mafia Fastpitch team became, and is still, the flagship of the Mafia program. Over the past several years the program has grown to support 8 fastpitch teams and 2 baseball team.
Our Mafia teams consist of a diverse group of kids from many different school districts. We look for families who love the game, who believe the more you practice and train, the better we become as a team. Our goal is to develop each player to the best of their ability.
We expect our players to conduct themselves appropriately on and off the field. Sportsmanship and a positive, competitive attitude are important characteristics of a Mafia player. We work to foster this within the program. We expect our players, coaches and parents to represent our program with a pride and dedication that shows the heart of each and every person that is a part of our family.
Coach Ric Everman is the director and manager of Mafia Fastpitch. Coach Ric oversees the player selection process and is the head of player development. Mafia Fastpitch requires its players to commit themselves to continuously work to improve their own level of play either through our in-house programs at Playmaker Sports, or by seeking other professional instruction. When a player commits to the Mafia program, they commit to their team, coaches and parents to be the best player they can possibly be, on and off the field. Travel softball is expensive and families make sacrifices to make their Mafia team and our Mafia program successful.
Mafia Fastpitch expects teams to compete at the travel level and play at least 10 tournaments a year. We compete in A or B tournaments. The organization will help with the planning, but each coach is responsible for the day to day aspects of running their team.
With our growing needs and focus to be in the ranks of the top teams in the state of Indiana, Mafia has affiliated with Player's Edge Sports in Mooresville. Mafia now has a new 4,000 s.f. indoor practice area with 2 (3rd one coming) batting cages, 4 pitching lanes and room for infield work. Player's Edge Sports also has 4 additional batting cages and 4 pitching lanes. We look forward to a very long and productive partnership with Player's Edge Sports.
Coach Scott Jelley is the director and manager of Mafia Baseball. Coach Scott oversees the player selection and is the head of player development. Much Like Mafia Fastpitch, Mafia Baseball requires that it's players invest in their own level of play either through our in-house programs at Playmaker Sports, or by seeking other professional instruction. Are teams will compete in 10 to 12 tournaments a year. At Mafia Baseball we require that our players understand what their responsibilities are in representing our program both on and off the field.
As coaches, we are looking forward to the challenges of a new branch of Mafia Sports. We envision our teams to follow in the footsteps of the original 5 players and help establish Mafia Baseball as a program to be recognized.