My Team: 8U-A 2018

Matt Power is the head coach of the 8U-A White Marsh Warriors travel baseball team. Though a native of our northern neighbor (Pennsylvania, not Canada), Matt is an avid Orioles fan and simply cannot get enough of the Maryland State flag, just ask him.

Entering the 2018 season, Matt has a head coaching record of 24-10-1 (.686 wining percentage), including league, playoffs and tournament games (without any ejections). He has led the 8U Warriors to four tournament championship games, with a .500 winning percentage in those games.

Matt, a former Pittsburgh suburbanite, spent his younger years playing hockey and baseball, which is evident in his infamous fungo slapshot. Legend has it that he once showed up to baseball practice wearing ice skates, claiming “The ice is the great equalizer.” There’s a reason hockey uses the term: Power Play. Matt’s defensive prowess earned him a spot in the Class A All-Star game while attending Deer Lakes High School. But, there are two things you can’t do during a hockey game: eat sunflower seeds or chew frozen gum.

When it comes to selecting an assistant coaching staff, Matt Power is second to none. Matt’s efficient and effective practices, which have proven successful for superior game preparation, are no accident. In addition to the tremendous coaching and leadership training he has received from the White Marsh Baseball program, Matt is also enrolled in the Domingo Ayala YouTube Theory of Baseball Academy.