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Tuition Assistance Program
Scholarship Fund

The First Base Foundation makes playing baseball more affordable by providing tuition assistance to student athletes who play for the California Warriors Baseball Program. 100% of money raised for the Scholarship Fund goes to California Warriors student athletes.

The Reasons:

  • A more diverse group of student athletes have the opportunity to be seen by college coaches
  • Receive high-quality coaching and face high-level competition
  • By having a diverse group of participants, players self-evaluate and improve baseball skills
  • Experience a cross-cultural, multi-ethnic baseball program with a diverse coaching staff

The Results:

  • 30% of California Warriors receive financial assistance for Player Tuition
  • 100% of California Warriors alumni attend college
  • To see where California Warriors are currently playing in college, working in MLB, and playing in MiLB, go to the California Warriors Alumni page

Coach Development Program

Click here for the bios of the 2020 California Warriors coaching staff.

The goal of the Coach Development Program (CDP) is to train California Warriors alumni in the important leadership and interpersonal communication skills that will help them successfully coach at the high school and college level. We recognize the importance of training future community leaders. We accomplish this by:

  • Creating a curriculum
  • Providing Assistant Coach opportunities
  • Providing work experience
  • Mentoring & training from our Director of Baseball Operations
  • Preseason training
  • Training in technology related to the job

The Coach Development Program is a paid opportunity with a proven track record. California Warriors Alumni are well-represented as coaches and staff in baseball organizations across the country at the high school, college, and professional levels. Some of the programs that have or currently feature former California Warriors as coaches and staff include UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, College of Marin, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific, St. Edward’s University, Academy of Art University, to name a few. To see more, go to our alumni page.

If you are interested in participating in the Coach Development Program, fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Internship: Summer Opportunity Program

Click here to apply.

The Summer Opportunity Program (SOP) is a paid, supervised training program where students can gain experience working in the front office of a professional sports organization. It runs during our baseball season (June, July and early August). Applicants must be entering their Junior or Senior year in High School or be attending college in order to qualify for the Summer Opportunity Program. This program provides meaningful work experience for anyone with talent and motivation. It is a supportive, flexible, comprehensive and exciting program. Since its inception, the First Base Foundation has given opportunities to dozens of SOP participants. Many have gone on to get jobs with professional sports organizations.


Jobs & Job Descriptions:

  • Sports Journalism: You will be responsible for writing articles about our various teams and their games throughout the summer, as well as editorial blog posts that are informative and baseball-related. These articles will be posted on the website and on our various social media accounts. You must have an interest in baseball and sports writing, and must attend a number of California Warriors games throughout the summer to interview players, take photos, and take video. You will also be responsible for editing video in the office to post on the website and on social media.
  • Social Media Marketing: You will be responsible for helping create content for the First Base Foundation-California Warriors social media accounts. This can range from photos to video interviews to going live from games, and more. You will need to attend a number of California Warriors games to get content, and will work throughout the summer with the Sports Journalist at the FBF office to develop a strategy (and adjust it over the summer) so you know what content you need to capture. Candidates must be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Constant Contact.
  • Front Office Administration: You will work in the FBF office as an assistant to the Executive Director and Communications Director. You will learn how to use WordPress, PhotoShop, TeamSnap, and Salesforce and help the front office support our 4 baseball teams.

If you are interested in participating in the Summer Opportunity Program, fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Partnerships

Working together to make a difference: Understanding College Admissions for Student Athletes

The First Base Foundation-California Warriors is excited to announce new partnerships with college baseball recruiting / college admissions consultants who also happen to be California Warriors Alumni: Steelemack Strategies and Slater Admissions Advising.

Steelemack Strategies

Steelemack Strategies is a full-service advisory boutique specializing in providing transparency and guidance to high school baseball players who want to play college baseball. Mack Meyer, the founder of Steelemack Strategies, is a California Warriors alumnus who pitched for the University of San Francisco and the University of Virginia. He graduated from UVA in 2018 with a Master’s Degree in the field of Higher Education before signing as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants and playing minor league ball for two seasons.

As someone with first-hand experience on the matter, Mack understands that the baseball recruiting process is challenging and stressful for families who are unfamiliar with how the recruiting timeline functions and how best to approach communication between players and college coaches. Steelemack Strategies will educate and assist your family in creating a road map with concrete guidance that puts your student athlete in a position to be recruited while helping you understand and pursue the opportunities available.

Slater Admissions Advising

Slater Admissions Advising provides private, comprehensive, one-on-one college admissions advising for students who intend to enroll in four-year universities. Joe Slater utilizes his vast experience in college athletics and administration to guide all types of students through the complex worlds of academic and athletic admissions and recruiting.

Joe has served as an administrator and coach at some of the top universities in California, but he traces his career back to the start he got with the California Warriors! He coached the California Warriors collegiate summer teams for two years before taking a job as Director of Operations with University of San Francisco Baseball. He joined FBF founder Noah Jackson as a coach at University of the Pacific for two years and then moved into administration at UC Berkeley. Joe spent four years at Cal serving in Operations, Fundraising, and finally Admissions where he worked as a liaison between the athletics programs and campus admissions staff to help make sure recruits gained entry into the prestigious university.

Joe earned his Certificate in College Planning from UC Berkeley and has been helping students and families navigate the college admissions world ever since. He works with every type of student through the entire process of creating a college list, building an application strategy, writing essays, financial aid questions, and making the final decision that is right for their future.