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About Guardian Baseball & Its Founders

About Guardian Baseball & Its Founders

About Us

Dedicated to helping Louisville children enjoy “America’s Pastime”, Guardian Baseball was created for baseball lovers by baseball lovers. We strive to bring the community together through good sportsmanship and nurture leadership skills and teamwork, while players enjoy more time outdoors and improve their fitness and health.

Who Is Guardian Sports?

Founded in 2017, Guardian Sports is the brainchild of Zev Bernard and Matt Kubancik. Both men grew up immersed in the sport – they played from the age of just five years old, waited in line to get autographs at the stadium, and thought there was nothing better in the world than breaking in a new baseball glove or pair of cleats.

Zev Bernard

A former college baseball player originally from Los Angeles, Zev is passionate about the sport, but even more so about getting today’s youth involved at an early age. In addition to his role with Guardian Sports, Zev operates an indoor training facility in the heart of Louisville and is involved with 15 different youth travel baseball teams.

Matt Kubancik

Matt loved and played baseball from an early age, and enrolled his kids in one of Zev’s teams. When the two met, they immediately connected and became friends. What would eventually become Guardian Baseball grew from that mutual love of the sport and deep friendship.

Our Mission

At Guardian Sports, our mission is simple – to ensure that you have the gear you need to play your best. We care about the success of all baseball players, current and future, and we’re dedicated to the future of the game.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee the best gear at the best price. It’s as simple as that. Thanks to co-founder Zev Bernard’s background as a college ballplayer and long-time coach, we have been able to secure unique deals with brands like Rawlings, Wilson, Louisville Slugger, Mizuno, and other top baseball equipment companies, allowing us to source equipment at below-market prices. We then bring those savings to players, parents, coaches, and teams throughout Kentucky and across the United States.

Guardian Baseball Gear

As long-time players, fans, and coaches, we understand the critical role that baseball equipment plays in safety and the ability to compete. Every single piece of gear is crucial, from a batting helmet that fits properly to the right size cleats and a properly-fitted glove. We also understand the role that quality design and manufacturing plays.

That’s why we work with brands that have been mainstays of the sport for decades, as well as innovative new companies. Our goal is to ensure that you and your player or team always have the best quality gear for safety, performance, and, most importantly, fun on the field.

You’ll find that we carry just about everything your ballplayer or team needs, from gloves to cleats, sunglasses to accessories, protective gear, and bats. We also offer a selection of closeout deals. These are limited quantities with ultra-low pricing and won’t last long.

How It Works

We’ve designed our website to be exceptionally easy to use. You’ll need to sign in to get started, or create an account if you’ve never shopped with us before. Then just browse through our categories, or if you know exactly what you’re looking for, use our search feature to find the exact product you want.

Add each piece of baseball gear to your cart and then check out through our secure checkout page. We’re happy to accept Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay, in addition to credit and debit cards.

Dedicated to Success and Fair Play

We want to provide baseball equipment to everyone. Regardless of your location, Guardian has the right gear at the right price!