Frequently Asked Questions

Elevate Select Teams are some of best teams around. It is our mission to Elevate.

What age teams do you have?

We have teams aged 8u all the way through 18u. We will typically have multiple teams at each of these age groups. We also have fastpitch teams at several age groups and are always adding more!.

We also have our Elevate Academy teams at 10u-13u for the 2023-24 season.

We also assist other clubs with tryouts and player placement, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re looking for a team!

Your player’s level is determined by their age on May 1st, 2024.

Where do your teams train?

We have homes in Woodinville and Bellevue!

Elevate Northwest’s primary home is at:
22620 Hwy 9 SE
Woodinville, WA 98072
We are conveniently located right off highway 9 just north of Woodinville.

Several of our teams train at the home of our training partner, Elevated Performance Training in Bellevue:
1427 130th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

If you are interested in building or joining a Bellevue based team, please let us know at

What kind of training do your teams do?

Our teams encourage multi-sport athletes to participate in those sports when they’re in season. Having said that, there are baseball and fastpitch opportunities year-round for our teams. Fall training begins after teams are formed in August, winter training is November through February, and then summer tournaments take the team all the way through July.

Our program includes speed training, strength training, mental health/skills workshops, classwork on our culture, team access to our turf field, a full summer of tournaments, and many other training opportunities. Our hitting, pitching, and defensive training every winter is the best in the region, and led by amazing professional instructors.

There is no limit to how good a player can become at Elevate Northwest, it is up to them to commit to the many resources we have available.

We are partnered with Elevated Performance Academy for our professional instruction, you can find more information here:

What is the culture and mission of your teams?

Elevate Northwest exists to provide a positive and professional environment in which young athletes can better themselves in life and sport. We are founded on culture-first leadership, robust mentorship, and high-level skill development. At Elevate Northwest, we are proud champions of culture, sport, and community.

It is our mission to Elevate

  • Values of belief, humility, discipline, love, power, gratitude, service, brotherhood/sisterhood
  • Business ethics of honesty, openness, and integrity
  • The positive culture of our club, and our community
  • The level of training available to baseball players and coaches in the northwest
  • The character we display on the field and in our daily lives
  • The importance of family, unity, and love in a divided world
  • Awareness of those in our community who are in need, and ways we can help

learn more about our mission here

Who coaches your teams?

We have numerous high-level coaches in our program, all of whom are constantly being immersed in our culture and ongoing training. All team coaches at Elevate Northwest are required to participate in background checks, SafeSport training (bullying, abuse, harassment, player safety), coach training classes led by Ray Atkinson, mental skills classes, and much more.

Every team is engaged all year with more than just their team coaches as well. The winter training and ongoing instruction is designed and often carried out by true professionals in baseball instruction and high-level positive mentorship. Each team gets a complete winter of professional instruction.

Our Elevate Academy Teams are managed by our professional staff all year, including during games!

When are tryouts?

Tryouts for the 2024-25 season will begin in June 26-28 and July 17-20 for youth; July 24-26 for High School. Tryouts will continue through the first week in August. We will have many roster openings at every age group, as well as openings for groups and teams.

Anybody who wants to be evaluated before this date or outside of open tryouts should email:

Do I need to attend more than one tryout?

Players should register for one tryout date. If coaches want to see the player again, they will ask the family to return for another tryout or another workout that may not be on the schedule.

What are your prices?

Our prices vary by age and range from $3,000-$4,500

We have payment plans which allow the fee to be paid over 10 months, we also have scholarships available for anybody in need of financial assistance. Each team also has opportunities to raise money through seasonal fundraisers, part of which can help with our scholarship fund and bringing down player fees.

What age is my child for next season?

Our age cutoff date is May 1st, so please register for the age group that you will be as of May 1st, 2025 .

Is Elevate Like Any Other Youth Sports Organization?


Elevate Northwest is a nonprofit organization that is centered around providing life-affirming and virtue building lessons for youth and their families. Our primary focus is providing tangible benefit to our communities by enhancing the mental health of our youth, teaching them positive life skills, and collaborating with community groups for the greater good!

Our organization was formed under the principles of youth development and community building. Some of the examples of what we do are:

  • We have our own in-house therapeutic life coach! Seth Taylor has been instrumental to Elevate since our beginning, and works with our players, parents, and coaches on a regular basis as part of our programs. Many of our athletes also work with Seth on an individual basis, and we provide financial assistance in these scenarios when needed.
  • We also have our own 50-page Elev8 Culture Code guidebook, which teaches our players 32 different lessons about the mental skills it takes to be great at life. Our lessons range from Gratitude to Service, and from Discipline to Love. What’s love got to do with a sports program? Absolutely everything! Watch this parent presentation with our founder and our life coach to hear more! Passcode: YJ!1r!gM
  • Everybody that’s part of Elevate is in a program that aims to build the esteem and develop the character of youth and their families. We donate thousands of dollars and just as many hours every year to charitable causes, and we provide over a hundred thousand dollars of scholarships to young people who cannot afford to participate in our programs. We have many of programs that don’t require tryouts or “selections”, and we would never turn anyone away for lack of finances.
  • We believe we’re just scratching the surface and look forward to helping build-up our amazing communities for a long time to come.

What is a typical schedule?

Players will have many opportunities throughout the fall and winter to train at our facilities. Many athletes will be training four or five days a week during this time of year.

Our teams then play in tournaments in March-July, and most of them will play 12-16 weekends.

Practice times and days vary based on age and time of year, but it’s typical for a team to have 2 team practices a week in addition to their other training.

Do your teams travel?

Most of our teams play local tournaments primarily, and most will travel (requiring planes/hotels) between 1 and 3 times per season as well. Travel is primarily a team by team decision after teams are formed in August. Our Elevate Academy Teams typically travel less than our teal teams.

What skill levels do you have teams for?

Elevate Northwest has many of the best teams in the state of Washington at several age levels. We also have teams at many other skill levels and take great pride in our focus on developing all athletes in our programs.

Could I bring my whole team into Elevate Northwest?

Elevate Northwest is the home of Elevate Baseball and Fastpitch, and we are partnered with other area clubs as well. We can add whole teams to our existing structures, or we can discuss bringing your whole brand underneath our umbrella!

If you’re looking for a premier home for your team, we would be happy to chat! Email and we can set up a meeting.

Who are your Directors?

Wade Perkins

Wade Perkins  

Executive Director

Mark Tyler

Mark Tyler  

Director of Operations

Ray Atkinson

Ray Atkinson

Director of High School Teams and Coach Education

Matt Sanders

Matt Sanders  

Director of Youth Teams and Fastpitch

Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith

Director of Fastpitch

Cam Nobles

Cam Nobles  

Youth Teams Coordinator, Culture Director, Pitching Coach

Can I get recruited by great colleges from Elevate Northwest?

Elevate Northwest has much of the best talent in Washington, and lots of great opportunities to showcase their talent. We have many players recruited by PAC 12 schools, we have several active college coaches on staff, and a player here will have every opportunity to get in front of any and every program they are interested in.

Our best teams play in front of dozens of college coaches every season, ranging from top division 1 teams to junior college. Our leadership is in constant communication with college coaches from around the country, as well as PBR, Baseball Northwest, PAC NW, and other recruiting services. There is no better place to be around great players and get connected to coaches at the next level.

How do I get added to your newsletter?

Click here to be added to our newsletter!

What are your social media channels?

Are you looking for coaches?

Yes! We are always looking for quality people to help us lead our young athletes and carry forward the mission of Elevate Northwest. If you are interested, please email us at

I missed tryouts and I'm still looking for a team!

We still have openings across almost all ages, please email us at to see if there’s a good fit!

I'm on a team, how do I pay?

All financial and billing questions can go to

If you have any other questions about the program, please contact

Can’t find your answer? Contact us now.