EL1 is a national sports training company created by athletes, coaches and educators who believe in the transformative power of sport to make a difference in people's lives both on and off the field. We provide expert instruction and a full suite of administrative solutions in the service of athletes, teams, organizations, tournaments, and events - primarily in baseball and softball. Using a unique business model that emphasizes cooperation rather than competition within the youth sports ecosystem, we create numerous pathways to partnership for facility owners, league operators, and team coaches.



  • Facilities

    EL1 currently operates nine facilities to support teams and athletes of all ages and skill levels, with many more coming. Equipped with next generation technology like HitTrax, Rapsodo and Diamond Kinetics, and staffed by impassioned instructors - many of whom played baseball and softball at the highest levels of the game - we provide a singular and inspirational experience for athletes, coaches and parents.Learn more

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    A suite of behind-the-scenes services designed to make life easier for the unsung heroes, parents and volunteers who nobly labor to make sports work. For teams, our staff can take care of budgeting, player registration, fee billing and collections, ordering uniforms and fan gear, and more. For facilities, we can design plans for efficient operations, scheduling, and profitable growth.Learn more

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    Team Training

    A unique “operating system” for teams from elite travel ball down through Little League. Our staff of former professional players can provide outstanding position- and skill-specific instruction to complement the work of your coaches.Learn more


    Affordable and progressive one-on-one or small group instruction for baseball and softball players delivered by our highly qualified and experienced staff. We use a blend of teaching, technique and technology to help athletes work on key skills throughout the year.Learn more


    Special programs in our facilities, in Major League stadiums, and in the community that emphasize both fun and fundamentals. From spring break and summer camps to pitching and catching clinics to 7-on-7 camps, we offer a variety of options for baseball, softball and football players of all ages and skill levels.Learn more


    Exceptionally well-run and high-level team sports events for baseball and softball players. Our Premier Sports Tournaments division operates more than 100 top baseball and fastpitch softball tournaments, with a dominant market share in the Pacific Northwest and a growing presence elsewhere. Learn more


    Programs and instructional support for athletes, families and coaches, especially those in underserved communities. We work closely with Major League teams to design and run programming for their Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) initiatives, to identify and train coaches and mentors, to bring events into the local communities, and to give equipment and facility time to those who have traditionally not had access to such things.


    We also operate as the Dodgers Training Academy, Softball University, Ambler Sports Academy, and RISE Football.

“The instructors are great and easy to work with. Their communication with the parents is wonderful! The coaching styles of the instructors has meshed very well with my son. It has been an all around fantastic experience over the past few years!”

Melissa H.

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About our

Our instructors are our heroes. They set us apart. They understand that to truly have an impact on young athletes' performance, and their lives, they have to go way beyond expectations - working with athletes as individuals and building deep, personal, consistent relationships.

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