When we talk to current and former Monarchs, some common themes seem to always come up: a sense of family; an appreciation for hard work and self-improvement; exposure to multiple sports; and the opportunity to learn from others, especially caring adults and older players who serve as mentors and role models.

This video, taken inside the Ryan Howard Training Center, has it all: older and younger players interacting in an informal setting and creating bonds; teammates working out with one another and pushing eachother to get better; youth playing multiple sports; and at the very end, a player reaching out to a coach for help. The essence of the Monarchs, condensed to half a minute on a Saturday afternoon.