We’re Helping Put the “All” Back in Baseball


Baseball Is a Game for Everyone.

The Mariners believe our communities should be places where everyone can thrive. Serving our communities is a pillar not just for our community work, but for our business. Our social justice commitments are calls to action for us to advocate for and live these values on and off the field. Equitable access to baseball and softball is not guaranteed today, and the Mariners are committed to long term investment toward a vision for barrier-free access.

The partnership with EL1 Sports to create Mariners Training Centers is one step toward that vision.

We are doubling down our commitment to support all of our young athletes. Together, we will invest in our communities through facilities, programming and instructors – providing improved access and opportunities for recreational players, Little Leaguers, MLB RBI athletes, Mariners Care Foundation grantees, and select team players alike, regardless of socioeconomic background.

Mariners Training Center Community Initiatives


RBI Coaches Training

These trainings are an opportunity for the dedicated volunteer coaches of RBI programs to hone skills and techniques from the professionally trained instructors of the Mariners Training Centers to enhance the experience of their RBI players, both in practices and games. Clinics include philosophies and techniques on skill development drills, practice planning structures, and positive teaching methods. The curriculum helps coaches to develop their players of all skill levels and gives them the tools and confidence to run efficient and effective practices, allowing for better engagement, a positive environment, and robust player-coach relationships.


Dedicated Facility Time

We know that not everyone can afford private lessons or team fees, but our community can’t afford for children to be left behind in their dreams of pursuing baseball and softball and enjoying all the benefits that team sports have to offer. We set aside dedicated time when our facilities are open and our instructors are available to those with a demonstrated financial need, at no cost.


Camps & Clinics

In conjunction with Mariners Care Foundation, we will make spots in many of our camps and clinics available to those who cannot otherwise afford them at full cost. A commitment to access is an investment in a just, diverse, and inclusive game that will benefit ALL of the participants in these programs.

Mariners Community Commitments


Hometown Nine

This unique fellowship program prepares an annual cohort of nine local student-athletes for athletic and academic success and a future as community leaders. Mariners Training Centers are the Offseason Training Partner for Hometown Nine.


On BASE: Baseball and Softball Everywhere

The Mariners believe that all young athletes should have access to the games of baseball and softball, regardless of the barriers they may face. The On BASE initiative works in our communities to increase equity in the sport across the Pacific Northwest.


Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant

Since 2017, Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grants have supported student-athletes across the Pacific Northwest in their baseball and softball journeys with more than $250,000 to help with equipment needs in under-resourced communities.


Baseball Beyond Borders RBI

Baseball Beyond Borders levels the playing field one community at a time by helping student-athletes of color connect their passion for baseball and softball with their academic future. The organization will be hosting MLB’s RBI West Regional Tournament in Seattle this summer. Mariners Training Center is the Official Training Partner for Baseball Beyond Borders RBI.


2020-2021 Community Impact Report

For more information on the Mariners Community Commitments, please read the latest Community Impact Report.