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SMRR Showcase Level Teams

We are committed to providing our high school baseball and softball athletes with the exposure/support needed to take their game to the next level.  Since we only select a few teams to participate at the Showcase level, we can provide one-on-one support for each athlete to ensure they have a good plan for exposure.  We have some of the best resources and coaches to provide this to our athletes at one of the most important time of there sports career;

  • Marcus Crowell:  Baseball College Showcase Director for SMRR, 15U Futures, 17U Showcase and 18U Elite Head Coach.  One of the premiere instructors in New England. 
  • Gary Pleau:  Coach Pleau has been with the SM River Rats for 3 years.  He has coached at the high school, middle school and youth levels.  He brings a passion to teach the fundamentals of baseball and will be a crucial part of our Showcase program moving forward.  Coach Pleau is also an assistant coach for the Thornton Academy Varsity Baseball team.
  • Jason Lariviere:  SM River Rats Director of Baseball Operations, Head Varsity Coach at Thornton Academy, former Professional Baseball Player.
  • Travis Demmons:  Director of Softball Operations,  Softball College Showcase Director, 14U Red Head Coach, former Windham HS Varsity Softball Coach.

Please click on the following links to view our SM River Rats College Commitment Page!



SM River Rats Youth Level Teams (8U-15U)

The Southern Maine River Rats has a history of having the best winter training program in the region!  We firmly believe that starting our training in January and going for 3 months while having 2-3 practices per week is the BEST way to develop our players!   Some organizations start in November but only practice 1x/week with very little focus on fundamentals. 

The SM River Rats have 3 practices per week focusing on very specific  baseball and softball activities.  They have a hitting practice which goes for 60 minutes with all sessions having a purpose and key focus.  This is led by our founder and former professional baseball player, Jason Lariviere, and our Showcase Director, Marcus Crowell.  Each team also has a pitchers & catchers session which lasts between 60-90 minutes with specific focus on form/technique, the mental part of the position and much much more.  Lastly, each team will have a team practice where the focus is on skill development and team driven activities (first and third coverage, bunt plays, baserunning, etc.). 

The outcome of our regimented winter training is that our teams have been VERY success on the field of play!  Our baseball organization has won 8 New England Elite Baseball Championships, 3rd most in New England with no other organization in Maine having won more than 1!  To visit the EBL Championship Counter Website, click the link below;

Our softball program is going on 3 years old and they have quickly gathered some of the best talent in Maine!  They have won numerous tournaments and we are confident there will be more to come on the softball end! 

To visit our SM River Rats Baseball and Softball achievements, please visit the webpage below;



Open Registration for 2021 SM River Rats Baseball Tryouts!

For more information on our 2021 baseball travel season and to register for tryouts, please visit the following link;

River Rats Announce 2019-2020 Partnership With Saco Bay Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

SM River Rats 14U Black Capture D1A 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!

SM River Rats 13U Black Capture D1A 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!

SM River Rats 13U Black Capture D1A 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!

SM River Rats 10U Capture D1 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!