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Re: ScoutDay

cabbagedad ·
No but "request your beta invitation" would imply that it is still in the formative stages.
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ScoutDay

howdybaseball ·
Anybody heard of scoutday? http://www.scoutday.co/client/#/home
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Re: NCSA

Gov ·
Gotcha... you're 3 yrs early, no need. Focus on fundamental development: footwork, proper throwing mechanics regardless of pitching, goodhitting instructor who takes it slow and emphasizes learning to hit it hard, position your son to be on the best team possible for next year, look up the travel programs - which tourneys do they go to? Not critical for your son now, but can take two seasons to improve and get on key teams that will travel to key tourneys when son is 16u. College coaches...
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Re: NCSA

Coach_TV ·
He's 13.. Heading into HS this fall. I've heard a ton of horror stories about sites and services like this and would only do the free option. His abilities as a 13U travel player are good, he's leading the team in most offensive areas and is the #1 catcher...but high school is a different beast. Thank you for the response and advice.
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Re: NCSA

Gov ·
Yes, they're effective. But only sign up for free service to start. It's important to know how involved and aware you and your son's coaches are relative to recruiting. Don't sign up for fee services until you can get objective free feedback of your son's abilities. What age is your son? (Great people involved in this service, but take it slow...)
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Re: NCSA

smokeminside ·
fwiw, I echo Gov's comments. You have time. Just play ball, for now. I have a kid the same age as yours. He's working with hitting instructor every other week and playing summer ball with his intermediate school team. Will hit the weights in late summer and fall.
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NCSA

Coach_TV ·
Has anyone heard of or used this site for any recruiting assistance? I keep getting emails for some reason and didn't know if there is any value in this or any site. http://www.ncsasports.org/
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Re: NCSA

BackstopDad32 ·
In our son's journey I think during his freshman year of HS I actually went all in on their paid services. Immediately I felt it wasn't a worthwhile endeavor. To their credit they honored their free look period with no hassles when I asked for my money back. As others have stated we then dug in on everything this site had to offer. My son started owning process mid sophomore year and made for him a great choice which so far has been all a parent could ask for in many ways. I'm a big believer...
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Re: NCSA

baseballmom ·
OK, guys, I gotta chime in! This recruiting thing is NOT rocket science. My husband basically hired "baseballmom" to handle all the baseball stuff...lessons, travel teams, recruiting, etc....all that in the trenches stuff! He wrote the checks, when needed. And loved watching our son play! lol! I that there is NO NEED to use a recruiting service. So, Fenway, ClevelandDad, #1 Asst Coach & others are absolutely right! Follow the Timeline, get a few min of video from all sides, make up that...
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Re: NCSA

Coach_TV ·
I've truly see the value of this site even prior to this post, but it's really come out seeing the responses. Like my OP said, I'm received emails about this site and wanted to ask the experts here about the value of a site like this...and I got what I asked for! I am a hands on parent from the aspect of research and presenting my son options of what is out there. It's his life, it's his feet that cross the white lines... mine are on the outside coaching 1st base... it's his journey; but I...
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Re: NCSA

Branson Baseball ·
I'm going to echo Fenway and Coach. And I'll add that I'm not a fan of these services at all. Helping kids and families with college recruiting across all sports, I see these types of sites/services everywhere. I see a lot of athletes filling out NCSA, berecruited, et.al., forms and waiting for coaches to call. I see families paying for premium services from these sites and....crickets. Creating an academic and athletic profile or resume is an important part of the recruiting process for...
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Re: NCSA

2017LHPscrewball ·
I almost signed up with these folks, but held off and soon found this site and got some comfort around the calendar and paths. In hindsight, I'm thinking a 3rd party site might complicate the process if the parent also decides to step up and take an active role. I'm glad I was able to avoid the cost but also glad that I did not begin to rely on that service or ever develop any contrary opinions. I know the process is long and takes effort, but many folks have helped lay out the basics and...
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Re: NCSA

ClevelandDad ·
What fenwaysouth said. I don't believe I've seen fenwaysouth embolden a post like that before, but what he said could not be said any better. There is no better resource on the market indeed than the hsbbweb and on top of all that - it is free.
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Re: NCSA

fenwaysouth ·
Coach_TV, So, I'm going to offer you a somewhat different viewpoint. Over the years, I've seen folks post about NCSA and other organizations that ask the same question you've asked. Since NCSA has been around for some time they must be doing something right and providing value to someone....the question is for whom? Most of the people I've met over the years are people like Gov and Smokeminside. They are very hands on, and came to HSBBWeb asking a lot of excellent questions that are specific...
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Re: NCSA

nxt lvl ·
Very well said Coach.....
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Re: NCSA

chf_mom ·
We did not pay to use a recruiting site for our son, but posted his stats and videos on several sites' as free accounts. It was a good place to keep info updated and shared with prospective coaches and also be searched for opportunities he might not be aware of. But mostly they are vehicles for email about camps, college camps, etc. I will say that the NCSA blog or weekly newsletter had great articles on recruiting that were well written and researched. So from an info gathering point of...
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Re: NCSA

d-mac ·
My son signed up for the free profile. He has quite a few colleges that have followed him and soon after he started getting a lot of mail and email from the admissions side of various colleges. The free profile seems like a no brainer, but we don't have any need for their paid services.
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Re: NCSA

2boydad ·
I have a different take than most on this sight. For most of those on this sight, commercial recruiting services such as NCSA, Field level among others may not be necessary, They are of a alent level or in a program that gets good exposure but for many perspective players these services are the only way parents and players can get national exposure. My sons had a different coach every year in HS and the travel organization focused only on regional schools and promoted to d1 and 2 primarily.
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Re: NCSA

SanDiegoRealist ·
I signed my son up for NCSA free service and use the hits from that to drill down into my database to discover who was looking at my son's profile. His club team also effectively uses Fieldlevel.com, so we subscribe to that one and it has born fruit. It is important to be proactive and to reach out to the programs your kid is interested in...don't wait and be reactive...
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Re: NCSA

#1 Assistant Coach ·
Fenway articulates a very important point here (what else is new, right?): -that basically contracting the use of an organization, that you have researched and vetted, is fine, but nothing........NA-THING, is better than the subject party getting "in the trenches" themselves and taking 100% control of it; subject party being ideally a well-informed parent/guardian at first, and then ultimately, as Fenway states, when player is mature enough to comprehend and take ownership? The player...
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Re: NCSA

PGStaff ·
NCSA is probably the best when it comes to recruiting services. I guess if someone has no idea how recruiting works at the various levels a recruiting service or showcase geared towards DIII would be valuable. It is very easy to get a DIII college interested in anyone with good grades. Everyone that signs up for a DIII recruiting event or service is going to draw interest from DIII schools. Talent always helps draw more interest, but being a good student is the most important attribute for...
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Re: NCSA

KilroyJ ·
I started down the same path with NCSA, signed up for the profile and started getting calls from their sales guy- let me say first that everyone I spoke with was VERY nice, professional and respectful and want to do what they say they will do, but they do want to get paid for their efforts. We spoke to their regional sales-somebody-or-other for about an hour and he went through a "roadmap" of college recruiting, and wanted us to write everything down so we could follow the checklist. It was...
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Re: NCSA

2017LHPscrewball ·
I've heard NCSA is quite good when it comes to many of the sports where there may not be much repeated exposure to large groups of coaches. Take swimming - I've heard "times" are sort of the sole measure (they're not really looking for grit or the grinder when it comes to the 50 free). Throw in the female gender and perhaps their are some programs that are looking for solid candidates who have expressed a sincere desire to compete at the collegiate level. Moving over to baseball, RC's don't...
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Re: NCSA

BrianTRC ·
@Kevin A congrats on the success of your daughter. That's great stuff. Sounds like she will have a great college career. I think these services mislead people when they see coaches are "following" them. For your son to use it as motivation is a great way to use it, probably the best way to use it. The families who use it as gospel that the coach is interested are the ones who are being mislead. Trust me if a coach is interested they will do more than follow an online profile. Just curious,...
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Re: NCSA

BrianTRC ·
The truth is you can accomplish the same thing through email (free) and YouTube (free). Coaches don’t want 30 different login’s for websites when they can get all the info they need if you send them an email with your grades and video ‘Profile views’ are meaningless. Majority of those profile views are coaches poaching your email address to dump into their own database so they can send out camp emails. Save the coaches the extra step and email them directly….they’ll appreciate it, and so...
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Re: NCSA

Kevin A ·
She has the potential to have a great college career. A lot has to happen yet and the schools will be sitting on the pool deck at Nationals on July 1 when they can actually talk to the swimmers. Your right...Following them (and in 9th) doesn't mean anything. Coaches can do a blanket search with very little distinguishing criteria. But it also lets you know when the profile was actually viewed. Means the coach or assistant coach took the time to read your profile...Your stats.....View your...
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Kevin A ·
Use NCSA for my 2018 swimmer and my 2020 catcher. 2018 - Has over 500 views... 60 + Follows and not sure how many emails. She receives mail at the school too. I disagree with Brian that its a majority of coaches "poaching" emails. While it does occur, he is making it seem like it is not useful. I would say %50 of the interest are from D3s where she would be #1 ranked swimmer as a freshman on the team in her strokes. The rest is D2 and D1. Obviously by the time you look at D1 she is the third...
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Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
Benn looking at Top Velocity's catcher programs and also Pitch Harder's programs. Which is better? The Top Velocity programs can be found here: http://www.topvelocity.net/topv-products/ http://www.topvelocity.biz/2x-sub-2-0-pop-time-program/ http://www.topvelocity.biz/2x-sub-2-0-velocity-program-for-catchers/ Pitch Harder can be found here: http://pitchharder.com/products http://pitchharder.com/position-players
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
Thanks for the response. I will probably go with the Top Velocity as the guy I was talking to from Pitch Harder didn't say how his program was better, he just tried to say how Top Velocity wasn't good.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Teaching Elder ·
Wesley, Stay as far away from Pitch Harder as you possibly can. I'm not a big fan of Top Velocity either, as Olympic Lifts can be dangerous and probably are not as effective as just plain old good synching of the kinetic chain. Top Velocity, however, is light years more legitimate than Pitch Harder.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Teaching Elder ·
Yeah. Did he try to tell you how he's one of the most sought after trainers in the MLB? That is legit one of his claims. No one even knows who he is.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
He did say that. And as for the Olympic style lifts, I am doing some of those right now at the sports performance place I go to, but haven't been there for 2 weeks, we do squat, deadlift, bench press, hanging power cleans(still learning how to do those so not doing any weight really)
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you, I will.
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Teaching Elder ·
Well, keep us updated on how it all goes. Interested to see what value TV adds if one is already doing Olympic lifts.
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Catcher Skills

Wesleythecacther ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdHr6JAOE2s   Here is a link to my video from Baseball Factory. Here is a link to my Baseball Factory page: http://members.baseballfactory...er/_/109066/#member/   Can I have any catching advice, more on...
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Re: Catcher Skills

redbird5 ·
Wesley, As a 16 year old, you have a good base to work with. I would recommend three things immediately: 1. Lose the Knee Savers. This should allow you to get lower in your stance. Also along that line...get more flexible in your hip flexors. Take a yoga class. You have a pretty good sized frame and you will need to present a low target at times. Flexibility is very important. 2. Find a long toss or arm strengthening/stabilizing program. We use Jamie Evans' Velo-City (...
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CaCO3Girl ·
Has your velocity been clocked on your throw down?
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Re: Catcher Skills

standballdad ·
Originally Posted by redbird5: Wesley, As a 16 year old, you have a good base to work with. I would recommend three things immediately: 1. Lose the Knee Savers. This should allow you to get lower in your stance. Also along that line...get more flexible in your hip flexors. Take a yoga class. You have a pretty good sized frame and you will need to present a low target at times. Flexibility is very important. 2. Find a long toss or arm strengthening/stabilizing program. We use Jamie Evans'...
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Re: Catcher Skills

Wesleythecacther ·
Originally Posted by CaCO3Girl: Has your velocity been clocked on your throw down? I have been clocked at 75 mph.
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Re: Catcher Skills

Wesleythecacther ·
Originally Posted by standballdad: Originally Posted by redbird5: Wesley, As a 16 year old, you have a good base to work with. I would recommend three things immediately: 1. Lose the Knee Savers. This should allow you to get lower in your stance. Also along that line...get more flexible in your hip flexors. Take a yoga class. You have a pretty good sized frame and you will need to present a low target at times. Flexibility is very important. 2. Find a long toss or arm...
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