Former Team California Player and Parent Testimonials

Our son began playing for Team California in 2011-2012 at which time he was a good player, not an Elite Player. Mitch Spiers and the Team California Staff taught our son what it meant to (A) Play the Game the right way, (B) How to COMPETE at ant level, and (C) Prepared him to play at the Next Level with greater expectations. The ability to play in front of numerous colleges through Elite and National Events that are well attended is a testament to the Team California Program Strength and Reputation. Mitch’s commitment is not only to teaching the game of baseball, but more importantly the value of academic success and how to conduct yourself on and off the field was invaluable and afforded our son with multiple options to play at the Next Level. Mitch’s style of coaching isn’t for everyone, and his expectations of the Players is High! Hence the success rate at not only the next level but beyond that. These expectations are there so players can succeed in College and beyond. I can guarantee you it doesn’t get any easier from here. We are truly grateful to Mitch Spiers and Team California for not only the development of our son, but all of the families we have made lifetime friendships with, and the wonderful adventures of playing for Team California!

Rick & Carrie Abel – Go Beavs!
Kevin Abel: RHP Madison HS – San Diego, CA
Oregon State University

Thank You to the Team California Organization and Mitch Spiers in helping both of my boys move on to the Next Level of Collegiate Baseball. Team California’s commitment to competitive Tournaments, Showcases and Personal Relationships with College Coaches and Recruiters gave both of my boys the opportunities to be seen by all of the colleges. Coach Spiers works with his players and teams so that they can reach their potential. Coach Spiers stresses the importance of grades, attitude, appearance and talent. Team California is a Family, and years after our boys playing has ended we still get together as parents to enjoy each others company. Thanks for a Great Experience!

Kathy Hroch
Rocky Hroch – OF Vista Murrieta HS ’15/McGill University
Chance Hroch – RHP Vista Murrieta HS ’16/New Mexico State

Team California was a key factor in preparing me for College Baseball, which would eventually lead me to an opportunity in playing Professional Baseball. Coach Mitch Spiers showed his belief in me as a player from the first practice I showed up wearing a Team Cal uniform. Coach Spiers will push you to your limits getting the most out of you as a baseball player and a man, as I was taught Life Lessons along the way. Team California’s atmosphere replicated the College Baseball setting, so when I stepped on Campus I was ready to compete from Day 1. Team California’s philosophies are taught not only at the College Level, but the Professional Level as well. It was truly a blessing to play for Coach Mitch as I contribute most of my success to rise from learning how to compete at the highest level at a young age, as I played for Team California.

Ryan Garcia: Outfielder
El Camino HS – Oceanside, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University – 2 x DII All-American
Seattle Mariners

Team California made me the person I am today, and showed me the true meaning of success and leadership. I realized that High School ball wasn’t necessary for me to receive a Scholarship. Mitch Spiers as my Coach was always there to show me where I could improve, and achieve the next level of success. Team California pushed me to be the best I could be. The fundamentals that were installed in me have allowed for success and cooperation in all endeavors, and for that I am thankful. Team California’s commitment, unwavering dedication to the sport and more importantly, to player development helped me obtain a Scholarship to New Mexico State University at the D1 Level. Mitch Spiers and Team California had me play in the right Tournaments, and to be seen by the right College Recruiters. I am Thankful for all of this!

Jason Bush: Catcher
Cypress HS – Cypress, CA
New Mexico State University

Living in Hawaii makes it extremely difficult to get exposed to College Baseball Coaches and Recruiters. Having my son play with Mitch Spiers and Team California was one of the best decisions I made. My son played in only two tournaments with Mitch during the Summer prior to his Senior Year of High School. I was very impressed College and Pro Scouts that were in attendance. Mitch promotes players through his vast network of College Coaches from D1 to Junior Colleges. His program works! The exposure my son received by playing for Mitch Spiers and Team California was second to none. My son earned a baseball scholarship, and now is attending the University of Oregon. Go Ducks!

Lucien Breault
Hunter Breault: RHP Kamehameha HS – Honolulu, HI
University of Oregon


Lisa Lee
Korey Lee: C Vista HS – Vista, CA
University of California

Tamara Vaughns
Jon Jon Vaughns RHP-UT
St. John Bosco HS