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Our Mission

To make baseball accessible to all youth, by providing the resources, equipment, and opportunities required to participate at every level of competition. We offer skill development, competitive play, recruitment resources, and life skills programs that prepare youth to succeed within and beyond baseball.

Our Story

BaseballGenerations was founded in 2017 as a for-profit organization by Timothy Ravare, Ron Miller, and Dominic Smith. The founding trio grew up playing baseball together in South Los Angeles and shared a commitment to give back to their community and provide professional baseball training.  

 

Tim and Ron began providing one-on-one training and skills camps to local youth at affordable prices. However, despite their commitment to never turn a player away because of money, some kids continued to  drop out of training and practices due to lack of resources. BaseballGenerations (BBG) Foundation was born out of the desire to address the systemic problems hindering the development of youth. 

Why Baseball?

Baseball is a powerful tool for youth development. It can foster cognitive ability, social skills, and self-confidence in youth, helping them acclimate and grow throughout their adolescent, academic, and even professional lives.

Healthier Minds and Bodies 

Physical activity leads to healthier bodies and minds. It is well-known that physical activity can prevent the progression of increasingly prevalent chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes. However, physical activity is also associated with improved academic achievement, concentration, attention, and classroom behavior.

Rising Cost of Competitive Play

Sadly, the cost of playing Baseball is rising significantly, making its benefits increasingly less available to vulnerable populations. One cause is that parents are avoiding traditional recreational leagues and electing to send their kids to elite, pay-to-play teams. Higher fees and travel costs disproportionately impact low-income families.

Decreasing Minority Participation

The rising costs and shifting landscape of organized Baseball has disproportionately impacted minority participation rates, with the percentage of Hispanic and African American players getting smaller every year.  The opportunity to play organized baseball is increasingly a privilege only available to higher income families.   

BBG Sponsorship

A BaseballGenerations Sponsorship includes: group workouts focused on fundamentals and character building; small group training for working on individual technique, a showcase/skills camp; and tools for effective training at home. All activities are run by BaseballGenerations staff of talented coaches. 

BBG Sponsorship Includes:

  • Large Group Workouts (Weekly) 

  • Small Group and Individual Trainings  (Weekly)

  • Showcase/Skills Camp for annual cohort 

  • Online Training Program (5-tool Daily Guide)

  • Baseballs, Tee, Hitting Net, BBG hat and shirt

Group Workout (normally, $30 per workout)

The large group workout are a weekly program that teaches the fundamentals of the game, how to work within a group, and how to practice efficiently and effectively.

 

Small Group Training (normally, $40 - $60 per session)

Small Group Trainings are weekly/bi-weekly and focus on players' strengths and individual areas for improvement to increase offensive and defensive production.

 

Showcase/Skills Camps (normally, $200 - $250 per camp)

BaseballGenerations runs Showcase and Skills camps that help players expand their baseball knowledge, play with high level competition, and provide a means for recruitment via our baseball network.

Normal Cost

$30 per workout

$40-60 per session

$200-250 per camp

$200 Two-year plan

$200 for equipment

Total=  $670

      (per Sponsored youth)

Who We Are

The BaseballGenerations team is comprised of BBG directors, staff, current players, scouts and coaches who support and believe in our mission. 

Tim Ravare
Director, Founder

Tim Ravare was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After attending Serra High School Tim accepted an athletic scholarship at North Carolina A&T had a successful collegiate career at North Carolina A&T, serving as the captain of his team, and being awarded first team all conference in 2015. Tim received his BA in Business Administration. Since graduating Tim has used his experience on and off the field to help develop youth players within BaseballGenerations organization. 

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Ron Miller
Director, Founder

Ron Miller was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in Los Angeles. After attending Crenshaw and Serra High School Ron was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 10th round in the MLB draft. Ron played professional baseball for three years and since has used his talent to develop hitters swings from youth to professional hitters. 

Dominic Smith
Founder

Dominic Smith was born and raised in Los Angeles California, he attended Serra High School and was  selected in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft by the New York Mets. Dominic worked his way up through the minor leagues and made his Major League Debut in 2017 for the Mets. In 2020 Dominic was a finalist for the Hank Aaron award which crowns the best offensive players from each league. Dominic is currently enjoying a successful career playing for the New York Mets. 

BBG Foundation Team

J.P. Crawford
 

John Paul Crawford is a professional baseball shortstop for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. After growing up in Lakewood, California, Crawford attended Lakewood High School and was chosen as the 16th pick overall in the 2013 MLB draft by the Phillies. Jp debuted for the Phillies in 2017. In 2018 JP was traded to the Seattle Mariners. In 2020 JP was awarded with the Gold Glove award for the best defensive SS in the league. 

Reggie Southall 
 

Reggie Southall was born in Inglewood, California, where he then attended Serra High School and graduated with a 4.2 GPA. He accepted an athletic scholarship from USC, where he started at shortstop for 3 successful years. Reggie received several academic awards, including the David X. Marks Foundation Scholarship Athlete Award from 2014 - 2016, and graduating with a 3.49 GPA in Human Biology. After Reggie graduated from USC, he pursued a master’s degree at the University of Tennessee. Since graduating from Tennessee, Reggie is attending medical school at and the university of Southern California and using his experience on and off the field to help the develop youth baseball players. 

Eric received his Master's in Public Policy from UCLA's School of Public Affairs with a concentration in economic development. Eric proceeded to work at the Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) in the Los Angeles Mayor's Office and has consulted for many nonprofit organizations, including St. John's Well Child and Family Centers and the League of Women Voters LA (LWVLA). Eric received fiscal sponsorship for his nonprofit from Community Partners, where he worked with high schools and colleges on innovative solutions for Service Learning. Eric received his Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from UCLA, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the College and Departmental Honors programs. 

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Andrew Toussaint 
 

Andrew serves as the National Hitting Crosschecker for the New York Mets Amateur Scouting department. His scouting career began with the Mets in 2012. Prior to joining the Mets, Andrew worked as an instructor at the MLB Youth Academy in Compton. In 2004, he was drafted out of Southern University in the 13th round by the Angels, where he played from 2004 until 2009  and played two seasons for the SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Professional Baseball League. He then earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal State Dominguez Hills (2012) and his MBA from Pepperdine with a concentration in Management (2017). He currently resides in Lakewood, CA with his wife and three kids.

Thomas Walker
 

Walker’s coaching career started early, as he became a youth travel baseball coach straight out of high school. He played collegiately for the University of California Riverside from 2012-16 and was a three-time captain. In 2014, he was selected as a first team All-Big West Outfielder. Walker has recruited accomplished college players for his role as the manager of the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League and recruiting at Golden West Junior College in Southern California. Walker spent two seasons as an assistant coach for GWC, located in Huntington Beach, California. Thomas Walker is currently coaching for San Jose State University. 

Glenn Walker
 

Currently So Cal Area Scout for the New York Mets. Glenn has worked for the Mets since 2019, signing 4 players in that time including Corona HS CF Isaiah Greene. Glenn previously worked for the Atlanta Braves as Westcoast Video Coordinator and as an assistant coach at Compton College and Bellflower HS. He played parts of four seasons of Independent minor league baseball, including time in Japan in 2013. Glenn is a 2012 graduate of Jackson State University where he played infield and stole 40 bases in two seasons with the Tigers. Before his time at Jackson, Glenn played at Compton College on their 2010 playoff team. Glenn is a 2008 graduate of Long Beach Poly HS. He is the older brother of San Jose Asst. Coach Thomas Walker and has a four year old daughter, Aaleeyah Walker.

Tyler Adkison
 

Tyler is an investor, sports & entertainment agent, former hedge fund manager, and retired baseball player. Adkison grew up in Culver City, California and attended Mater Dei High School where he played baseball. Upon graduating in 2013, he attended San Diego State University,  where he was an All-America outfielder on the baseball team. In 2017, Adkison was named an National Collegiate Athletic Association All-America member and to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award final 40 list. Adkison was drafted in the 32nd round (970th overall) of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the LA Dodgers. In 2018, he announced his retirement from baseball to pursue opportunities in the fintech and venture capital industries, launching BlockTerra Capital, the first crypto hedge fund to focus exclusively on athletes. In 2019, Adkison joined sports & entertainment agency Premier Partnerships.​

Jordan is the Director of Player Development for Long Beach State. Jordan was previously the Assistant Coach for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League and spent two years primarily as the infield coach while also assisting the pitching staff for Biola University (2019) and Cypress College (2020). After college, he was signed as a pitcher by the Toros De Tijuana where his team won the Mexican League Championship in 2017. Jordan played for two other MLB AAA Mexican League teams before retiring from his playing career in 2018. Aboites played at Arizona State from 2012-16, serving as a two-position player for the Sun Devils. Aboites received numerous Pac-12 conference honors as both a pitcher and an infielder, including a spot on the 2016 All-Defensive Team. Aboites graduated from Arizona State on the Dean’s list with a degree in Communications and a minor in Family and Human Development.

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