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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 ·
fenwaysouth posted: 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...
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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 ·
fenwaysouth posted: 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...
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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 ·
fenwaysouth posted: 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...
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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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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 ·
Teaching Elder posted: 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. 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...
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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 ·
Teaching Elder posted: 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. 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 ·
Teaching Elder posted: Well, keep us updated on how it all goes. Interested to see what value TV adds if one is already doing Olympic lifts. Thank you, I will.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

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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Re: Catcher Skills

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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