About

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer a comprehensive developmental baseball/softball program that provides every possible opportunity to allow our players the ability to reach their athletic dreams and personal goals

Our Promise

We are excited to bring a quality brand of baseball and softball to Delmarva, a promise that will incorporate fun and learning into the same experience. Whether it be the state of the art instruction, a well-structured strength and conditioning program, or a training academy unlike any other on Delmarva, the Aces bring a different motto to travel baseball locally. The organization features a variety of instructors with collegiate and professional experience.

A model has been set up aimed at making each player better in all facets of the game, a program that will create well-trained athletes with a drive to play baseball/softball at the next level.

Our History

The Delmarva Aces were founded in July 2014. The program originally had 14 baseball & softball teams that began play in 2015. In that first year, the program wore orange and teal jerseys with "DA" logos. Surprising to some, the first ever Aces logo was a shark chomping on a baseball bat.

Some things that the original Aces may remember are the batting cages in the weight room, dirt mounds in the back area and Apex parents dugout. The program fundraised nearly $30,000 at their first ever Live/Silent Auction at Seacrets. 14U Ryan Gibbons threw the first perfect game in Aces history in October 2015. The teams played the majority of their events at Sports at the Beach, Fruitland and Delaware Championship Baseball. The first Delmarva College Prospect Baseball Showcase took place in June 2016.

The organizational sponsor for the Aces program was Mizuno and it led to the first sponsored showcase team, Mizuno Aces. The first team was put together in 2016 and paved the way for a perfect 19-of-19 2017 HS grad players in our program committing to play college baseball. The 2017 class earned over $250,000 in scholarship money that year for college. With the improved training in the winter academy, 46 players (35%) gained atleast 5MPH on fastball speeds that offseason.

The program won its 1,000th game on June 2018 and opened up its first "Facing Adversity Scholarship", which was won by Amy Chen of Pocomoke HS. In July, the program locked in with Diamond Kinetics for hitting/pitching technology as well as Sports Recruits for college recruitment. The Delmarva Aces South (formerly Tidewater Outlaws) were born in August of that year in Virginia Beach, VA and founded by Chris Chavis. The highest fundraising total with the Horsey Foundation came this year as over $125,000 was fundraised by the families in the program.

The next year, the Aces were voted as Delmarva Youth Sports Organization of the Year by Power 101.7. A deal was inked with Rawlings and New Balance as the main sponsors for the program. moved into Felton, DE, where Delmarva Aces North is now located. That year the building in Berlin installed a new 20x70 foot cage with Hittrax technology. DCP Rawlings 2020 and DCP Rawlings 2021 National combined to go 11-2-2 at Perfect Game WWBA National championship events, but would each bow out in the final game of pool play.

On January 11, 2020, the program saw its 1,000,000th hit on their official website (www.delmarvaaces.com).

Contact Email

delmarvaaces@gmail.com

Phone

443-513-4717

Delmarva Aces is more than just baseball. They build character, relationships, leadership skills and training programs. Garrett has taken our son Gage to the next level, while also giving him the understanding and confidence needed to achieve his goals

KRISTEN JOSEPH

SHOWCASE PARENT

Coach Dave and everyone a part of the Aces organization has shown me the attention and given me their time to allow me to grow as a player. They’ve allowed me to become a part of a family. - 

CALVIN LORANCE

SHOWCASE PLAYER

Our son has a number,  but he's not just a number with the Aces!  The organization genuinely appreciates his dedication.  They not only develop their players but also develop relationships.  We wish we had joined the Aces sooner! -

MIKE KELLY

YOUTH PARENT

Delmarva Aces has been the best decision for our sons! The organization prides itself with teaching fundamentals while instilling hard work and determination. The winter academy is by far the best in the area. All instructors have our boys’ best interests at heart.

CHRISTI WITT

YOUTH PARENT

In 2017, my family relocated to Ocean Pines, and I worried about how my children would handle it, especially my 7-year-old son.  Jameson has found his home with the Aces. He is having the time of his life with his best friends.  We are part of a family at the Aces, and we love it! 

ANDREA CLYMIRE

YOUTH PARENT

Dave Whigham and his Aces staff were instrumental in preparing my son for the next level. From the very beginning, the focus was on developing my son as a player and as a person of good character on and off the field. I couldn’t be more appreciative of the foundation they gave my son to play at the United States Naval Academy. Go Aces and Go Navy

KIRK SMITH

ALUMNI PARENT

The Delmarva Aces is the best youth organization on the East Coast. From the baseball instruction to the programs they offer and to all the staff, we couldn’t be happier. Our son has become a force to reckon with in pitching, fielding and hitting. We can’t live without the Delmarva Aces -

BILL BAKER

YOUTH PARENT