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Recent 8U NTX Spartans - Red News

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8U Spartans - Red - Brian Crawford Memorial Tournament Sunday Schedule Posted

NTX Spartans 8U- Red - Brian Crawford Memorial Tournament


We play our first Sunday game at 9:30 am on Field G (different field than today).  If we win, we play at 5:00 pm against the Canes (#1 seed).  Please be at the field at 8:45 and we are wearing RED jerseys!   The link to the tournament website is: 

Here is the Schedule from the website:

Fri 2-22-13 7:00 PM
8U Canes Baseball Club- MTZ
8U Colleyville Panthers
Fri 2-22-13 8:30 PM
8U DFW EXPRESS (Crabtree)
8U Canes Baseball Club- MTZ
Sat 2-23-13 8:00 AM
8U Colleyville Sun Devils
8U NTX Spartans
Sat 2-23-13 9:30 AM
8U Colleyville Sun Devils
8U Dallas Diabloz
Sat 2-23-13 11:00 AM
8U NTX Spartans
8U Dallas Diabloz
Sat 2-23-13 12:30 PM
8U NTX Eagles
8U DFW Express - Wiggins
Sat 2-23-13 2:00 PM
8U NTX Bulls
8U NTX Eagles
Sat 2-23-13 3:30 PM
8U DFW Express - Wiggins
8U NTX Bulls
Sat 2-23-13 5:00 PM
8U DFW EXPRESS (Crabtree)
8U Colleyville Panthers



Recent 11U Spartans-Red News

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Treat your Spartan Player to a great back to school haircut at The Gents Place in Frisco!

Garrett and Gage loved the hot towel facial treatment! Quote from Gage: "Dad, this is the way to live!"

As part of your fall registration, I’m very happy to announce that The Gent’s Place in Frisco (Southwest sector of Lebanon and the Tollway, 6975 Lebanon Rd | Suite 303 | Frisco, TX 75034) is our newest corporate sponsor with the NTX Spartans’ Players’ special: The Gent’s Place is granting the first 150 Spartans a FREE “Jr. Gents” salon treatments for our players, which is a really fantastic back-to-school special if you don’t use it prior.  We will be providing the Gent’s Place a list of all our registered players and the first 150 players to book an appointment receive this quality session for FREE. To schedule your appointment, please call 469-579-4417 and let them know you are with the NTX Spartans.  Treat your player to a FREE back to school haircut. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the Spartan Moms!

Everyday of the year, moms are cheerleaders, fans, drivers, equipment managers, medics, photographers, and fundraisers.  Without them, kids sports would not even exist!  Today, the Spartan organization would like to thank all the Spartan Moms for everything they do!  Thank you all!

We cherish you.

The NTX Spartan Organization


Spartans Offseason Training Program

Sacrifice what you are for what you will become...

The Spartans offseason training program will be held weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5:00 pm at Gold's Gym in Plano (NE Quadrant of Park & Preston) beginning December 10, 2013 and continuing until March 28, 2014 (off days are December 24 & January 31).  The cost is $15/session or a special rate of $275 for the entire offseason program (includes an offseason t-shirt) - a $50 savings.

7U Spartans kick off the season with a victory!

Good afternoon all!

We started off a little slow in the first two innings, but we kicked up a notch starting in the 3rd inning!

We had 3 of our Spartans go 3 for 3 at the plate last night!

Quinton, Carson and Caelen!

Quinton had 1 single and 2 doubles.

Caelen had 2 singles and a triple.

Carson had 2 singles and a double and led the team in RBI's with 4.


Jackson and Derek each went 2 for 3.

Jackson had a single and a double.

Derek had 2 singles.

Everyone else went 1 for 3!

Bareden Jallo recorded a double. This is a little deceptive in that he hit in our 5th run that inning, and the umpires stopped him at 2nd. It could have been a triple, or possibly even a homerun.


We also made some great plays in the field!

Ethan made a great throw from Pitcher to 1st to record the first put out of the game.

Caelen was a beast at 1st Base making several outs.

Carson made a nice play on a grounder at Short Stop and tagged the runner trying to head to 3rd!

The boys made good throws from the outfield, and all of our Catchers did a great job behind the plate!

Congrats to the boys on a good First win!

Have a great day!



Coach Steven

11U Spartans Red Defeat Sun Devils 28-5 to Kickoff the Spring 2013 Season!

The 11U Red Spartans came out ready to play on Monday night.  The bats were hot and the defense was much improved.  The boys all hit well with Zach and Nate hitting inside the park home runs, Carstens and Connor with triples, and Grant with a deep left field double!  The defense had only a handful of errors.  The pitchers and catchers did an excellent job and interpreting pitch calls and executing their roles. It was a great way to start the FBSA Spring Season.  We have practice on Wednesday at Bacchus 4 at 7:30 and a tournament at Triple Creek this weekend.  Let's play ball!

Who inspires you? These Dodgers players inspired me.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu won over a lot of fans by playing catch with a kid--"Deuce"--in the stands during batting practice before a Dodger game this week. "Deuce" actually has a pretty good arm himself. See it here:

Just over a week ago, Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp literally took the uniform off his back and gave it to a fan--along with his cap and cleats--who is suffering from terminal cancer. See it here:

Special thanks to James Frazer, Coach of Spartans 11U Navy team for the links! 


Spartans Off Season - Baseball Clinics





8/2 - Catcher's Clinic (8:00 am - 10:00 am)

8/2 - Pitcher's Clinic (9:30 am - 11:30 am) (with Catcher's staying)

8/3 - Baserunning Clinic (8:00 am - 9:00 am)

8/3 - Spartans 101 Clinic (9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Location: McInnish Park, 2211 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006

Cost: $30 for all 4 clinics, $15 for 2 clinics or $10 per clinic.

Online Registration & Payment: See below.  Unless your player is going to attend at least 2 clinics, please enter a separate registration for each clinic your player is going to attend with the date of the clinic and $10 cost for each clinic.  If you are going to attend at least 2 clinics, complete only 1 registration and enter ALL (or the 2 clinics) for the name of the clinics, enter the date of the first clinic, and enter the amount of $15 (if 2 clinics) or $30 (for all 4 clinics).

If you have any questions, please email


This is how Spartans celebrate Halloween!

The Devillier Family showing Spartan pride!

Thank you Spartans for a Successful Banquet Fundraiser!

Congratulations to the winner of the Kindle Fire: Betsy Peters!  Thank you to all the boys that sold tickets for the raffle!  You made a big difference as you sold over 380 tickets and raised almost $2000!  Many boys were well over their 5 ticket commitment.   Special thanks goes to Jackson W. on our 8U-White team who sold 71 tickets!  He will be shopping at Cardinals for a new bat this fall!

Grey Patterson Wins Spartan Cowboys Ticket Raffle!

Grey Patterson won the Spartan Cowboy Ticket Raffle and will be heading to see the Cowboys take on the Eagles in AT&T Stadium on December 29th.  The winning ticket was sold by Jackson Hawk of the 12U Red Spartans.  Also, the largest seller of raffle tickets was Garrett Larson, also from the 12U Red Spartans, who sold $790 worth of raffle tickets.

Spartans Football and Basketball Coming Up Soon

As we plan for our summer and fall baseball seasons, we want all Spartans to know that football and basketball teams will be forming soon through our football orientations and basketball try-outs we will be hosting.  Details will be forthcoming, so check back here often as well as your e-mails.  If you have friends who would like to play these sports, please invite them to any and all try-outs.  Our professional coaching structure will be the same as baseball with enhancements such as camps and clinics, custom uniforms and great Spartan discounts!

Spring 2014 Baseball Clinics - UPDATED!

We will be having iour final baseball clinic for our returning as well as new Spartans. The details are below: 

1. Pitchers and Catchers Camp

Saturday, February 1 (1:00-2:30 pm) (all ages) (UPDATED)

2. Hitting Infield/Outfield Camp
Saturday, February 1 (2:30-4:00 pm) (all ages)


The cost of each camp will be $20 and we will be posting an online registration on 1/15/14 on the Homepage and Baseball page of ther website.  PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE SO WE CAN PLAN FOR THE CORRECT NUMBER OF PLAYERS. IF YOU ARE REGISTERING MORE THAN ONE PLAYER, PLEASE SELECT REGISTER ANOTHER PLAYER BEFORE COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION.

Finally, formal practices are currently planned to begin the first week of February and we have just provided the GMs the teams practice schedule.

12U Red Spartans Team Supports Toys for Tots

The 12U Red Team was planning to play in the Toys for Tots tournament in December, but it was cancelled due to the recent snow storm.  However, the team was still able to donate some toys to help the Toys for Tots program.  Nice work parents and players - thanks for helping those kids less fortunate in our community!


Registration/Payment Forms for Players on Teams

Spartan basketball - register here!

Common Elbow and Shoulder Conditions presented by Baylor Medical

Everyone, I wanted to pass along the attached flyer for an upcoming FREE seminar that Baylor Sportscare in hosting on Tuesday October 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Baylor Medical Center, Education Center Room 1, Garden Level, 4700 Alliance Blvd., Plano, Texas 75093.  The garage parking is FREE and a light meal will be provided as well.  At least 1 parent is encouraged to attend with their player.  Dr. Robert Berry, Medical Director of Sports Medicine will be presenting on common shoulder/elbow condition in throwers and overhead athletes.  I think this would be great for the NTX Spartan parents/cdevelopment oaches/athletes to attend.  Please register by calling 1-800-4Baylor or visit  


NTX Spartans Offseason Weekend

Baseball Camps

for Former, Current and Prospective Spartans

Location: WT White High School, 4505 Ridgeside Dr., Dallas, Texas 75244

(Location may change due to inclement or extremely cold weather (below 45°)

Cost: ONLY $20 per Player/Event, ONLY $50 per Player/Weekend Session or

Get all 6 Weekend Sessions (24 Events) for ONLY $300

(Note: Each Weekend Session will build upon the skills taught in the prior Sessions.)


Session Dates:

Session I: Dec. 6 & 7


Session IV: Jan. 17 & 18


Session II: Dec. 13 & 14


Session V: Jan. 24 & 25


Session III: Jan. 10 & 11


Session VI: Feb. 7 & 8



Event Schedule for Each Session:

Saturday (12:30-2:00pm) - Speed and Agility Training – Lorenzo Daniels (Outside at WT White – Track Area/ Open Football Field) (Note: The First Session of this Event ONLY starts at 12:00 pm)

Saturday (2:00-3:30pm) – Batting/Fielding Mechanics – Scott Ollison/Trey Beamon/ Jeremy Hazelbaker (LA Dodgers Guest) (Large Baseball field located on the corner of Crestline Ave. and Rickover Drive)

Sunday (12:30-2:00pm) - Pitching/Catching – Robert Dodd/Nick McBride (Frisco Roughriders Guest)/Dan Hawk & Gerald Marshall (Large Baseball field located on the corner of Crestline Ave. and Rickover Drive)

Sunday (2:00pm-3:00pm) - Psychology of Baseball – Carrie Stewart (Professional Sports Psychologist) (FREE) (Large Baseball field located on the corner of Crestline Ave. and Rickover Drive)

See complete bios of the professionals at

Online Camp Registration - SEE BELOW! 


LA Dodgers outfielder, Jeremy Hazelbaker, joins the NTX Spartans offseason clinic team!

Jeremy Hazelbaker - LA Dodgers

Jeremy currently plays for the LA Dodgers organization. He was drafted in the 4th round by the Boston Red Sox. He has played at every minor league level from A to AAA. In the offseason of 2013, he was traded from the Boston red Sox to the LA Dodgers.  Jeremy will be working the other NTX Spartan development coaches and helping to conduct some offseason fielding and batting clinics which will be announced shortly.

John Smoltz's Hall of Fame message for parents: Baseball's not a year-round sport

Former Rangers draft pick, Ryan Tatusko, joins the Spartans staff!

Ryan just recently retired from playing baseball.  He was drafted as a pitcher in the 18th round by the Texas Rangers in 2005 and he played for A, AA, and AAA teams including the Frisco Roughriders. In 2010, he was traded with Tanner Roark to the Washington Nationals for Christian Guzman. Thereafter, he played with the Hanwha Eagles in Korea until he recently retired. Ryan will be working the other NTX Spartan development coaches and helping train and coach our players.