Over the course of the past twenty years there has been a shift in the landscape of youth baseball. Hyper competitive environments and win-at-all-costs mentalities have replaced efforts to foster skill development, leadership, character, and preparation for life after the game. Founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (CST Baseball Inc.) in 2006, the Twelve works against the grain to focus more on the development of players and future leaders. We believe that by doing things the right way our players will gain the necessary skills and character attributes to succeed in the future, both on and off the diamond. In just a short span of time, we have achieved impressive on-field success. We have gained recognition along the way as one of the top baseball programs in the state and in the country, recognized not only for what we have accomplished on the field, but also for the manner in which we operate.
We are not a travel ball program. Twelve was created with the intent of providing exceptional baseball instruction utilizing the expertise and experience of former collegiate and professional players and coaches. The program has since evolved to include services to help navigate the recruiting process, advise parents on how they may better serve their sons in their role as sport parents, and teach athletes the importance of community service. Our player development model involves a character and leadership component that applies to on and off the field settings. Our practices, games, teams, camps, programs, philosophies, and methods are designed to balance competition with passion and respect for the game.
The program started in College Station in 2006 and College Station is our home base. Our 9u-14u College Station rosters are typically labeled as Maroon and White (per age group) and are comprised primarily of players from College Station and surrounding areas. We have a home base and private facility located at 5188 Straub Road in College Station, TX. Design and construction on the training facility began in January 2016 and the space is available only to Twelve members. The training facility features six indoor tunnels and bullpens built using MLB Spring Training design, as well as velocity training areas with space for a future infield and outfield training area.
In 2014 we launched a program in the fast growing area of Katy, TX. Our 9u-14u Katy rosters are typically labeled as Silver, Grey, and Black (per age group) and are comprised of players from the Katy area and surrounding areas of the greater Houston metroplex. Our Katy operations are run out of the Cotton Sports Ranch off Katy-Hockley Rd. in Katy, TX, just north of I10 (5443 Katy Hockley Cut-Off, Katy, TX 77493). The facility features a full-size high school field with a turf infield, and two youth-sized turf fields, all fields with lights, and indoor cages.
The Woodlands program launched in the spring of 2018 and will operate and function to mirror our programs in College Station and in Katy. We will field 2-3 teams in the 9u-14u age groups in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Baseball Academy located at 28611 Blue Jack Ln, Magnolia, TX 77354 will be used as our primary training home. TWBA features a mid size field with lights, outdoor cages and training areas, and also an indoor cage and training area.