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Clarkdale Eagles Program Overview


Clarkdale Eagles is the travel team program at Clarkdale Park. 

Tryouts are held each Summer for our Clarkdale Eagles Baseball Academy travel teams. Clarkdale Eagles Baseball Academy players will have the opportunity to participate in the comprehensive program at Clarkdale Park that will one day send a team to THE World Series of youth baseball, the Little League World Series. The only way to advance to the Little League World Series is by becoming THE BEST 12 year old team in the district, state, and region. The leaders and coaches at Clarkdale are committed to becoming just that, THE BEST. The teams will funnel into the Clarkdale Little League Spring program while participating in a few tournaments that don't conflict with the Little League season.

Clarkdale Eagles Baseball Academy (CEBA)


To continue to grow as a youth baseball community, we believe it is important to provide opportunities for ALL of our 5 - 12 year old kids that love baseball and want to keep playing. To accomplish this, we will host our first Clarkdale Eagles Baseball Academy (CEBA) this May through July.  The Clarkdale Eagles Baseball Academy is for experienced players that want to continue developing their skills this Summer. Participants will practice 2-3 times per week and compete in 3 local weekend tournaments. The program will emphasize age appropriate development to prepare each player to be successful at the next age level.

CEBA is an advanced program for youth ages 5 - 12. CEBA follows the Little League age cutoff date of August 31st. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. CEBA is an advanced program that may be overwhelming for new or less experienced players. New or less experienced players are encouraged to register for the Fall Clarkdale Little League season. Registration for Fall will open in late June.

CEBA's home park is beautiful Clarkdale Park in Austell, GA. Located at 4905 Austell Powder Springs, Rd., Clarkdale Park has four beautiful baseball fields, 2 large batting cages with sliding netting that can subdivided into 8 hitting stations, a playground, picnic pavilion and is home of the Clarkdale Cafe with some of the best concessions food in Cobb County.  

Practices will be held 2-3 times per week. Practices will begin the week of May 15th. Practice days will vary by age group.

Players will participate in 3 weekend tournaments, weather permitting. Tournament locations will be within one hour of Clarkdale Park. Older age groups may opt to play in additional tournaments. Tournaments will begin for some age groups the weekend of May 20th. 

The budgeted cost for this program is $250 per player and will include a jersey, hat, and tournament entry fees for 3 tournaments. 
 A down payment of $100 will be required at the first CEBA practice during the week of May 15th. Payments of $50 will be due on May 30th,  June 12th, and June 26th.  Player costs may be reduced through fundraising and sponsorships that can be organized by each age group. Fundraising and sponsorships will be credited to team accounts and applied to final payments first. Financial assistance requests will be considered (please email [email protected] with CEBA Financial Assistance Request in the subject line).

We will host tryouts this Summer for Clarkdale Eagles travel teams. Players selected to the travel teams do not need to have participated in the CLL Spring season or CEBA but will be encouraged to participate in the Spring 2024 season and compete to be selected to a highly competitive All Star team.

Clarkdale Eagles Baseball Academy Registration


Clarkdale Eagles Community

The history of our park and the community of Clarkdale dates back nearly 100 years. In 1931, the Coats
and Clark Company constructed a mill across the street from our park. The following year, village houses
were constructed for the mill workers. By 1934, amenities were developed for the village residents, one
of which was a baseball field. The baseball field included a grandstand behind home plate and bleachers
along both foul lines. Mill village baseball teams were quite common across Northwest Georgia during
this time. The Clarkdale Eagles were a well-known and well-respected baseball team who competed at
the Clarkdale baseball field. The Coats and Clark Company closed mill operations in 1983. In the early
1990s, the baseball field at Clarkdale was redesigned to accommodate three youth fields. Southwest
Baseball, the precursor to Clarkdale Little League, occupied these fields until 2004, when the current
Clarkdale Park was constructed. Today we honor the history of our park by striving to be the best
baseball organization for youth in our community.

Our uniforms honor the history of our park and solidify ties to our community. Our travel teams play as
the Eagles and sport a re-creation of the Clarkdale Eagles jersey from the 1940s. The Eagles is also the
mascot of South Cobb High School. Most of the Clarkdale Park team uniforms consist of some combination of royal blue and
vegas gold. These are the school colors of McEachern High School. Finally, the hats for our travel teams
display a version of the Old English C. This ties to Osborne High School, which wore hats with the Old English O displayed above the bills for decades under legendary head coach Donnie English .

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