Coach Ballance Appears on ESPN's Outside the Lines

Dig In Baseball's Co-Owner and Co-Founder, Steve Ballance was a featured guest on ESPN's Outside The Lines with Bob Ley on Sunday May 17th.


Ballance, a former Baseball Coach of the Year at Anne Arundel Community College and current head varsity baseball coach at Glenelg High School in addition to his role at Dig In Baseball spoke on the four guest panel via satellite about redshirting middle school aged baseball players to better prepare them socially, academically and on the baseball field for the rigorous high school, college and professional baseball levels.

"Any opportunity to help guide student-athletes and their families through the often challenging process of college or professional baseball selection is what myself and Dig In Baseball is really all about. We're lucky enough to work solely for the best interest of the student-athlete and their family. So if we think it is best for the individual player's development, both on and off the field to redshirt a year, we recommend it wholeheartedly" said Ballance.

Dig In prides itself as a full-service training, coaching and skills development organization. With tournament teams and collegiate squads since 2011, players are already getting national exposure. In August 2013, the organization celebrated their 13-and-under team's National Championship win aired on ESPN3. The team won the United States Specialty Sports Association's (USSSA) Elite World Series held at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex.

Dig In offers various services such as lessons, camps/clinics, showcases, team training, in addition to weight training and skill training and improvement. Our 7,000+ square foot facility in Gaithersburg, MD provides a great resource throughout the year for additional development for players and members.

"Each player's path of development and maturation is different. There isn't a cookie cutter answer to whether or not a player should be redshirted or held back. It's my job and passion to help guide these young men along their journey for what is best for them as people, not just ball players"- Steve Ballance.