About Saddleback Cowboys

The Cowboys were founded by Chris Malec and Richard Mercado in 2013. The Cowboys aim to provide a safe, detailed, disciplined, and innovative platform for young men to grow mentally and physically through baseball.

Our founding principle is to build players from the inside out. We preach character, integrity, respect, honor, accountability, and work ethic above all else. These characteristics are the cornerstone of success in any endeavor. We teach these values and principles through our highly structured practice and game routines. The vast majority of our players will never make a career out of playing baseball, but will eventually be able to use the principles they learned through the Cowboys program as husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, friends and employees.