About our organization
The Fort Caroline Indians organization formed in 2013 by former JuCo All American Southpaw pitcher, Tony Newman. After seeing the need to keep some of the Fort Caroline talent together and help prepare them for the next level, it was vital to go to work and put something in place to accommodate them. Former 1st round Major Leaguer and current Atlantic Coast High School coach Joel Davis was brought in to manage the team and help develop the players. Joel brings with him a tremendous coaching background as well as a history of helping his players go on to play at the college level. After 3 successful seasons with the 18U Indians, it was time to take the next step and get these players in the system earlier. In 2016 the Indians started a 16U club which is managed by Rolo Baez, former Arlington Country Day coach and personal coach for several current MLB players including his brother Javier.
The Indians now have a 16U and an 18U team that compete in tournaments during the Summer months throughout the state of Florida and Georgia and that are focused on getting every deserving player the opportunity to play college baseball. Fort Caroline and its surrounding area has produced a lot of great talent through the years, and with the expansion of the Junior field there is no reason for these players to go anywhere else. Phase 1 of the Blue Monster Project (field expansion) has been completed. The block backstop was completed November 2015 and gives the facility a fun college/pro feel. We will have college prospect workouts every first week of December consisting of 10+ JUCO and 4-year University baseball coaches.
For you 13 & 14-year-old players, keep working hard every day and know that you have a great opportunity awaiting you in the next couple years and that there is no better place to be than Fort Caroline and no better opportunity to prepare for your future than with the Indians.
Our mission is to instill character, loyalty, sportsmanship and a work ethic second to none in order to succeed at the next level. Our staff uses these core traits to evaluate players before investing the time and energy into them. If you are looking for the best 18U opportunity in Jacksonville, you have come to the right place. Reach out to us today and learn what our organization can do for you and your future.