About us

Our Mission

We focus on growing young men and women into elite baseball players, focused students, and strong citizens. We put an emphasis on their growth by setting expectations of hard work on the field, obtaining report cards, and promoting philanthropic actions within the community.

The Founders

Nick Morton

Nick was born and raised in New York City where he attended Packer Collegiate for high school. He was a 5 year varsity baseball starter and holds the school record for a career in all offensive categories, as well as assists, fewest errors, and fielding percentage. A two year Under Armour Pre-Season All American and named to MSG Varsity√Ę??s Top 10 best baseball players in New York, where they named him top third baseman in New York. Nick spent two years at Trinity University in San Antonio and two years at Washington & Jefferson in Pittsburgh where he played in three out of four regionals and was top ten in the nation in put outs, defensive runs saved, and fielding percentage as a junior first baseman. A career .296 hitter, and set game and/or season records in put outs, defensive runs saved, and fielding percentage in 2015.

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Billy Arendt

Billy comes from Houston, Texas where in high school, was named a Rawlings Pre-Season All American in 2010 and 2011. He also was ranked as the #87th best middle infield high school prospect in the nation for the 2012 graduating class. Billy also garnered two consecutive years as an Under Armour Pre-Season All American. A four year starter in high school, and team captain, Billy went on to be a four year starter where he earned All Ivy-League honors his junior and senior season. He led Princeton in multi-hit games as a junior and as a senior, he was top ten in his conference in home runs, runs, and on-base percentage while also playing in a regional and leading his team in hits while facing LSU and Sam Houston State, before being eliminated.

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How we Came to Being

After coaching for 3 years together for various teams, the co-founders, Nick Morton and Billy Arendt, decided to team up to create a unique travel baseball organization, based in the heart of New York City. They have been observing different travel organizations as both players and coaches and there has continually been a feeling that something was missing with all of these organizations. They began to think about the idea of their own organization because they felt that there is not a top to bottom travel organization in the New York City area whose goal is to both compete on the field at a high level AND mold their players into well rounded men and women.

Our players will be top athletes on the field, smartest students in the classroom, and most importantly, the strongest group of young leaders in their community. We believe that baseball is a great teaching tool for life and will use every opportunity to teach our players valuable life skills to ensure their success as collegiate and professional athletes.

What People are saying about The Freedom

This organization is, by far, the best experience we could've wished for for our son - Community minded coaches leading fine young men.

Not sure who has more energy, the coaches or the kids! 

Teamwork is stressed on and off the field. The Freedom is great group of coaches and players.