MLB Great Mo Vaughn Opens Youth Baseball Academy in Boca Raton

Retired Major League Baseball legend Mo Vaughn has watched his life come full circle. After spending over a decade dominating the big leagues, the three-time All-Star and 1995 American League MVP finds himself back on the diamond with a whole new perspective of the game.

The Hit Dog is now known as Coach Mo to his young son Lee’s travel team, the Boca Raton PawSox. This new position has reignited Vaughn’s passion for the game and sparked an immense desire to give back to the community.

When the PawSox needed a permanent practice location, the former Boston Red Sox first baseman immediately converted his storage unit into an indoor training facility for his son’s team. Inspired to help more young baseball players, Vaughn decided to turn the training facility in Boca Raton into the Mo Vaughn Baseball Academy and open its doors to the public.

In April, ready to offer indoor clinics to young ballplayers in South Florida, Vaughn linked up with Coach Joe Cossuto to put a plan into action. Cossuto spent 12 years as the head coach of a travel team in Connecticut, while also designing and running a variety of clinics.

By combining their knowledge and passion for the game, Vaughn and Cossuto were able to design a comprehensive and meticulously structured format for a variety of youth clinics. The Mo Vaughn Baseball Academy is offering hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, advanced fielding, and general skills clinics for kids aged 5 to 12 at the academy starting July 8.

Vaughn considers himself truly blessed to have the opportunity to get back onto the field and give back to the kids. Coaching his son puts a smile on his face and fulfillment in his heart. When it comes to teaching kids the fundamentals of the game while simultaneously providing a fun-filled atmosphere, Coach Mo is setting the bar extremely high in South Florida.

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This post is sponsored by the Mo Vaughn Baseball Academy