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Ali Cepeda was born in 1976 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He came to the United States when he was the young age of 8 years old. Ali excelled in high school baseball in Fairfield, California while attending Armijo HS. In 1995 Ali was drafted by the Texas Rangers out of Canada College as a freshmen. He later signed a pro contract with the SF Giants and played with the Giants for 3 seasons reaching AA. Ali went on to play independent baseball for 4 years after his departure from the San Francisco Giants minor league system. His independent career took Cepeda to different parts of the world. Trois - Rivere (Canada), Quebec Capitols (Quebec) Greenville Bluesmen (Mississippi) , Americas Georgia, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Playing for the love of game, Cepeda had a never quit attitude which would help him become who he is today in youth instruction. Teaching our youth how to develop as an athlete, while building conviction and confidence in their ability along the way. Ali started his own company Cepeda Baseball in 2005 which provides professional camps and clinics to youth all over the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In 2009 Cepeda started Cepeda Baseball Clubs which is an organization that has teams in baseball and softball. Baseball is a mental game. 80% mental 20% talent. You have to dedicate yourself to be the best you can be, and apply 110% while doing so. It takes mental preparation and strong will to succeed as a student - athlete.
At Cepeda Baseball, we take pride in teaching the fundamentals of the game, giving each player the skills and confidence they need to go on to be successful not only in baseball, but in life.
At Cepeda Baseball we base our programs around three key components that resonate throughout our programs and are useful on and off the field:
Passion – In everything we do at Cepeda Baseball we bring our passion of the game and work to instill that same passion in everyone we work with. Whether it’s through our coaching, skill development programs or refining technique, we bring an unparalleled level of passion to what we do both on and off the field.
Preparation – Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. At Cepeda Baseball we go one step farther and not only prepare our players, but prepare them the RIGHT way. By developing core skills and techniques early, youth have a solid foundation to mature upon. We keep it simple, fun, informative and geared towards each individual.
Performance - We believe that with passions, preparation, hard work and the proper coaching, all players can perform beyond their perceived limits. With our proven training methods, we work to enhance performance by developing individual skill sets within each player to maximize ones potential allowing them to become confident and successful baseball players.