Board of Directors
Maceo Lewis III
Starting in 1985, co-founders Harry Huskey and Tim Hickey had an idea to bring competitive travel baseball to Central Ohio. One team of 10-year olds began play throughout the city and competed in all-star tournaments. This team finished with a .500 record, but it was the beginning of one of the most successful amateur baseball organizations in the Midwest. Only five years later, this team won a national championship in Knoxville, Tennessee, defeating Huffman, Alabama. Since 1985 we have competed against teams from 49 states and 18 different countries.
More than 30 years later, the Cobras have won twelve national championships, 125 league championships and have over 6000 wins. Over 1000 players have participated in the organization and many of them have gone on to play college baseball and even professional baseball.
The Cobras pride themselves on excellent character, hard work and a great coaching staff. It is the vision of this program to teach each player, through quality instruction and repetition, the fundamental aspects of baseball while stressing team concepts, a competitive spirit, a commitment to excellence and respect for the game. Our goal is to develop quality athletes, motivated participants as well as outstanding young men. Most importantly we are providing a vehicle for the boys to have fun and excel in traveling baseball!
Our coaching philosophy is quite simply a variation of the Golden Rule.
We will coach the players the way that we would like our own children to be coached. An emphasis will be placed on discipline, accountability, respect and a commitment to excellence. We want to provide the most positive experience possible for the players. We will ensure successful player-coach, coach-coach and parent-coach relationships by emphasizing open communication, trust and honesty between all parties.
The Cobras have participated in the past in the CABA, AABC, NABF, IBC, USSSA, AAU, Dizzy Dean, Hap Dumont, Pastime, Baseball Youth, Nation's Baseball and the USTOC.
The Cobras are considered by many to be one of the top amateur baseball organizations in the country. Many of the Cobras alumni have played major college and professional baseball.