Pilots Baseball Academy / Top of the World Series, Inc.
Pilots Baseball Academy will bring professional training to the kids of the San Luis Valley! The Top of the World Series Baseball Complex will bring children from all over the world to Alamosa.
Our Mission Statement
Pilots Baseball was founded 15 years ago and inspired by the ethics of the Tuskegee Airmen. The original Tuskegee pilot was Benjamim O. Davis, the first African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy and an early leader in the Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilots corps during WWII. The Pilots baseball travel team was started by me, Geoff West, to provide inner city kids a chance to attend a range of tournaments they might otherwise not have been able to. With the proper fundamentals, the Pilots have competed against teams from all over the US. We have traveled to Steamboat Springs, CO, Cooperstown Dream Park, NY, the Blue-Grey Classic in Arizona and many more tournament locations.
The Pilots team maintains an “all kids welcome” policy with no try-outs required. We teach hard work, determination and that all things are possible. There are two main rules of conduct in the organization : no ’F’ word and no ‘N’ word.
My successful coaching at several inner city high schools over the past 10 years has given me valuable insights into how to start kids down the right track to be successful student-athletes. I have provided free clinincs and summer day camps to provide an alternative to simply hanging out in drug and gang-filled environments. I also provide high school athletes a chance to attend showcases and demonstrate their skill levels to colleges and pro scouts. The program has been so successful that new kids are joining every day. These services are provided free of charge .