Maine Lightning program director Ryan Copp is realistic about setting goals for his program. With a facility located in the lightly recruited area of Portland, Copp understands not every player's ceiling will be playing D1 college baseball.
But that doesn't mean it's impossible. In fact, four of the 15 college commits in the Maine Lightning's Class of 2023 are D1 prospects, along with two early commits in the Class of '24, and one Vanderbilt commit in the Class of '25.
"Most of our guys are from the Portland area, and we understand that D1 is not everybody's avenue," Copp said. "We say from Day 1 in a parent meeting, if we don't win a single game all year, it's fine. We want to play every kid on the roster. Our main goal is the find a program where they're wanted and where they want to be. It's about placement."
Copp helped provide an in-depth look at what the Maine Lightning program has to offer to kick off our 2022-2023 Travel Ball Spotlight Series.