Schedule Is Released!

4/16/2018

The Schedule was released two weeks ago and can be found on the website!  We have an exciting 23-25 game schedule for the Smokey Mountain Collegiate League!  With first year head coaches including : Caleb Moore, Travis Hart, Zack Long, and Matthew Carter we are very excited at the outcome and level of talent we will be displaying on the field in the first year collegiate league.  As the season gets closer we will be eager to see where we will be team wise.  "This is a great thing for this area," states Tom Griffin, "gives our kids and many of the other local talent kids around here a place to play.  For so long there are not good leagues close by that will take you without stats.  So this league will be for kids to give them a change to play and excel.  We are eager for the league and years to come." 

Welcome Letter

NET Elite Baseball is pleased to announce our new Smoky Mountain NET Elite Collegiate Baseball League.

This represents an exciting new opportunity for collegiate baseball players across the region to sharpen their skills during the offseason. Eligible players for the collegiate league include anyone currently playing college baseball, up to and including just-graduated seniors.

While summer leagues are rather commonplace for collegiate players, these leagues have been hard to find in or near East Tennessee. Carson-Newman baseball coach Tom Griffin recognized the need from his own challenges getting players in his program into collegiate summer leagues and has joined with other colleges and universities to form this league. NET Elite Baseball will serve as governing commissioner of the league.

In fact, this will become the only collegiate baseball league inside the state of Tennessee, making this a new and needed option for collegiate players based in East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and even West Virginia. 

Play tentatively is scheduled to begin near Memorial Day weekend. Each team in the league will have 20 to 25 players, and the schedule will consist of 24 to 26 games with a championship game to take place after the regular-season schedule concludes. Games will be played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Players participating in the league also will have the option to work summer jobs in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and/or Gatlinburg area. Coaches will include current and former college players or coaches.

Cost of the league is $500 per player, which includes shirts, hats and all game fees. Any travel, lodging, or food costs incurred are not included in the league fee, and are the responsibility of the players.

For more information, visit www.netelitebaseball.com. NET Elite has been running youth tournaments for the past several years, providing a showcase for athlete seeking opportunities at the collegiate and/or professional levels.

Welcome- Welcome to the Smokey Mountain NET Elite Collegiate League

 

We have an exciting new opportunity hitting the Jefferson City, Sevierville, and Knoxville area in 2018 summer. Starting in 2018 we present the new Smokey Mountain NET Elite Collegiate Baseball League.  This league will be made up of graduated seniors and anyone playing college baseball.  There isn’t any collegiate leagues in the state of Tennessee and many college programs around East Tennessee up to Kentucky, Virginia, and West Tennessee do not have an option to play in the Summer unless they are able to go off to one of these other bigger leagues across country and many of those leagues are not taking young college baseball players. 

Tom Griffen (Head Baseball Coach of Carson Newman) has had problems for years getting his guys into collegiate summer leagues   and decided with help of others to start this collegiate league in East Tennessee area.  The league will have 20-25 players per a team and will start right after Memorial Day! The league will consist about a 24-26 game schedule including a Championship game after the season over.  The league will be coached by current and former college players or coaches and will be played Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights.  The league will also offer jobs in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, or Gatlinburg area if the athlete chooses to want to work some.  The league is for competitive summer league collegiate league for local and out of town college baseball players to play in to get reps, better themselves, and be able to work.  The cost of the league is $500 a player which will include shirts, hats, and all there game fees.  The player is on their own for travel, eating, or spending the night if he so chooses.  We will have a contract for the player to sign.