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2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU

jmrw20 ·
2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU Grades 9-12 Location: Raymond H. "Hap" Spuhler Field Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Camp Cost: $250.00 Link: http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots If you have any questions...
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2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU

jmrw20 ·
2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU Grades 9-12 Location: Raymond H. "Hap" Spuhler Field Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Camp Cost: $250.00 Link: http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots If you have any questions...
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Best Details about Exposure?

BaseballCoach2 ·
I was wondering what's the best tips and details about getting exposure and interest from college coaches. I have a 2018 son, and people tell me it's too early, but I see 2018 and even 2019's verbally committing all the time. Please let me know because I'm new to the whole recruiting and next level baseball environment. I believe he has the talent to go on to play college baseball, I just dont know whats best for him. Please let me know. Thanks alot.
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#1 Assistant Coach ·
You've come to the right place. Sure you will get a lot of advice. Remember, exposure TO and interest FROM coaches is not a cause/effect relationship. Exposure TO, is something you can definitely control, but the interest FROM is out of your hands.
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BaseballCoach2 ·
Alright thanks. Hoping to get a few answers soon
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fenwaysouth ·
BaseballCoach2, College baseball is pretty vast. Let's not try to boil the ocean all at once. Let's start with something a little more manageable and targeted.....what does your son want to do, what is he capable of doing and who do you think will be interested in his skills? If you can answer those questions it gives the board a starting point. BTW...don't concern yourself with other's receiving offers at this time. It's really not worth your time thinking about it.
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BaseballCoach2 ·
Academically he's an A-B normal with about a 4.0. But athletically He's capable of being an all-conference and all-district player if he continues to work. He wants to play college baseball and even beyond that if given the opportunity regardless of what level it may be. He's more of a contact and speed rather than a power player. I don't know if that means much to coaches so that's where I'm kind of lost. I know he won't just come straight off the bat with D 1's so I'm guessing just the...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

CaCO3Girl ·
I realize this is a baseball site but I have to open up the academic discussion since Fenway tried but it was overlooked. While playing baseball should be a consideration it should not be the primary consideration. What does your son want to be when he grows up if the baseball thing doesn't work out? Someone who wants to be a teacher may go to a very different school than someone who wants to be an engineer. I know most of our kids don't want to consider that baseball will end for them...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

standballdad ·
Sounds like a smart kid. Does he have an idea where he wants to go to school academically? Casting a wide net in hopes of catching interest is a crap shoot unless he has strong tools. I would make a list of colleges that he would like to attend and start a campaign of emailing those coaches to start the process. What position does your son play? and what are his measurebles? You also need to be realistic in your sons abilities whatever they are.
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joes87 ·
The 2018s and 2019s you see committing are mostly outliers. The big recruiting year is the year after your junior year of HS ball. It doesn't hurt to get exposure before then, but most of the attention at exposure events will be focused on the incoming HS seniors. I have a 2017 and we are fortunate that we are in a very good program designed to get kids exposure. My biggest advice would be to take a hard look at your travel program. Make sure you are in one designed to get kids exposure.
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BaseballCoach2 ·
Oh okay. Thanks. He's talked about wanting to be a physical therapist or something in the field of sports medicine once he gets older. I know that some of the kid's change their minds about what they want to be when they get older as they progress through school. He has made a brief list of schools that coincide with the path he wants to take. I'll remind him that it's not always 100% baseball and academics do come first because he seems to get carried away. Thanks alot once again.
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BOF ·
Welcome. It is not too early and in fact the next two summers are critical for your son. Start with CACO3GIRL's assessment of what his academic interest are and then merge that with baseball. You need to get an independent assessment of his projected baseball skill level and then build a plan around the two elements, academic and baseball. Make up a list of 25-35 schools that fit the profile and start researching, use the USNews, and other college ranking books to get a good profile of what...
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BaseballCoach2 ·
Okay thanks. I really appreciate it.
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CaCO3Girl ·
A teenage boy got carried away thinking about his baseball dreams??? NO WAY!!!! LOL, just keep being the voice inside his head telling him to focus. It has been said by many on this board that baseball ends for everyone eventually, some sooner than they wish due to injury or life in general getting in the way. While it is great to shoot for the stars eventually he will come back to earth and live a life that doesn't center around baseball. THAT is why choosing a school based on academics or...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

Goosegg ·
"I have a 2020 and I took him through Manhattan after Cooperstown just to walk around the streets of New York. To say he HATED it is a massive understatement. He's a Georgia boy who loves baseball and wants to play in College but the city buildings, the smell, the lack of nature, just the vibe of the city in general made him very uncomfortable. Inner City Colleges will be off his list no matter what the baseball program is like." Its never too early to begin creating college possibility...
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pabaseballdad ·
very good advice above. I'll echo and try to stress the importance of creating a target list of schools - based on whatever criteria is important to your son- location, city, rural, big, small etc. and choosing the right type of travel team that will get you exposed to those schools. I've seen kids in our area play for legion, or some travel team a dad put together, no colleges see them play, and everyone wonders why they aren't getting noticed by colleges.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
We started emailing potential schools the fall after my son's sophomore season (actually sat watching the World Series while shooting out emails). He had hopes of playing D1...but at that point he was still the smallest/youngest kid in his class and didn't "look like" a D1 kid, though he was capable of playing with any kids his age...even some who already had D1 interest. He emailed about 40 possible choices. D1's from a 3 state area (not the Power 5 schools...we knew they likely were out of...
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fenwaysouth ·
BaseballCoach2, Ok, so you've been given some great advice about the importance of academics and academic fit with college baseball. We've only scratched that surface, as that can be a whole separate long discussion by itself. Your sons take away should be took look at physical therapy (or similar majors) schools in the context of baseball. You can get a listing of majors by school, location and other dynamics here: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ The good news is your son shouldn't...
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Buckeye 2015 ·
A couple good points about exposure and travel teams. My son played on a very good team at 15U and 16U. Myself and another coach had put it together....just kids from NW Ohio that we personally knew or had met over the previous 4 or 5 summers. We carried 12 to 13 kids most of the time. Of those kids, there are now guys pitching in the ACC, B1G and MAC (2) with other playing at all levels throughout Ohio and Michigan...10 of the 13 are playing in college. Funny thing is, we played in the best...
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Re: 2018 Help!! What are my options?

Teaching Elder ·
If you want answers you will need to rephrase your question in such a manner as to give people the chance to tell us all how great THEIR kid is.
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2018 Help!! What are my options?

D1__ ·
My time is running out and I'm in need of insight into what realistic options I have. I'm a 2018 looking for a 4 year program, I've made plenty of mistakes that have held me back in the recruiting process an I acknowledge that but I'm asking for advice on what it takes to get an offer the summer/fall before your senior year and what have you'll experienced in regards to receiving an offer as a rising senior. (Hears sum info if it helps) (I'm a 5'6 MIF 83 Exit Velo, Upper 70s from short...
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Re: 2018 Help!! What are my options?

keewart ·
If you share with us "the mistakes that have held you back in the recruiting process", maybe we can go from there. Are you keeping coaches up to date of your travel schedule and game times/locations each week? You are not hearing from the D1s because they HAVE stopped recruiting for the class of 2018. There may be walk on positions left, but I would focus on D3s. A great public D3 in VA is Christopher Newport. Public D3s are hard to find in our area, and there are very few D2s with baseball.
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JCG ·
This comment seems to be quite bitter, but I am sure it's just facetious.
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keewart ·
Another public D3 with baseball is University of Mary Washington.
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D1__ ·
As far as mistakes I believe that I didn't seek out a better travel program to play with until this year, previously I played with a mediocre team that didn't help me develop or get exposure, another mistake would be not making a high quality recruiting video like others that i know, and lastly I'd say my training I've played Varsity since freshman year and as soon as I got there my High School coach was serious about baseball players not lifting weights so for my first and second years of...
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D1__ ·
Thank you that helps a lot, appreciate it.
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Prepster ·
You admit to having made a few tactical mistakes along the way; but, you are to be roundly commended for taking overall responsibility for your recruitment. I've always felt that too many players were willing to acquiesce to their parents' inclination to step in and run their son's process. In your case, you're demonstrating a great deal about your "makeup" that will mean something to many of the recruiters who are given an opportunity to know that you have it. Your self-drive and...
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BOF ·
You are small, with limited arm strength and power and are slow. You are not going to play at a D1, period. Christopher Newport is a top D3 program and has D1 talent on that team (at least the middle infielders) , so don't waste your time at a top 20 D3 program. You can check out D3 programs at d3baseball.com to find a programs that might fit you. All that said, if you want to contribute to a program you will have to find a D3 that has a combination of what you can afford, matches your...
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Re: 2018 Help!! What are my options?

Matt13 ·
Focus on schools with the idea that you aren't going to play baseball...because honestly, you're probably not going to. If you do that, and end up making the team, then great--that's a nice bonus. At this point, though, baseball is probably telling you that it's over.
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Louise ·
If you have good grades and test scores Headfirst has a "last call" for seniors in the Fall in Florida. Know a few kids that got D3 offers in the past from attending that session.
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baseballmom ·
While I agree with Goose' really good outline, I wouldn't pooh-pooh the JUCO that is interested just yet. Find out where those players feed into. There is nothing wrong with 1-2 yrs at a JUCO, as long as it's heading you in the right direction. Make sure all/most the credits transfer.
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JCG ·
Not a huge fan of prospect camps in general but once you have followed Goosegg's excellent suggestions it might be smart to invest in camps at any schools that fit your list. We have known a couple kids who have gotten offers this way.
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rynoattack ·
Grades are huge, and like Goosegg suggests, fall showcases. Get to the Arizona Fall Classic if you can. Tons of coaches from all around the country will be there.
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D1__ ·
Thanks I'll make sure to look into that showcase.
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D1__ ·
I'm sorry if I confused you in my post I'm actually located in Virginia.
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TPM ·
I went back and saw that you have made a post once before about this and asking if you should not play your senior season. Lots of advice as to play travel this summer but perhaps you played in front of the wrong programs. Good luck.
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Twoboys ·
Wow, going to be devil's advocate for the OP as well as other 2018 who may read this. It is July of your rising senior year. Yes, many D1 schools are done and much of the scholarship money has long been committed. But there are many schools (D1 included) who are still looking to add an arm, add a player they need or even just like...many commitments continue to happen, but you have to be focused on the right level academically (unclear from OP where that might be) as well as baseball talent...
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Re: 2018 Help!! What are my options?

D1__ ·
As far as grades my GPA is a 3.6 and I take the Sat next month, evaluation wise when I got an evaluation I was told to focus on D3 and Juco possibly sum D1 HBCU's (Norfolk ST, Coppin State, etc)
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TPM ·
I read over your first post, and it was my assumption that you are focusing on D1 programs. You did blame your coach for lack of training, but now I understand that you are taking personal responsibility. You have not responded regarding your grades or test scores which is the x factor in getting an opportunity to play college baseball at any 4 year program. I do understand that you feel you are a better player than some, have you ever gotten an evaluation on your skills? That more than...
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Re: 2018 Help!! What are my options?

D1__ ·
Thanks for the reply but I never said I was hell bent on a D1 just trying to get a 4 year, and if you actually read my post you'd see I have taken responsibility and I'm working hard to get somewhere I'll make sure to @ you when I'm playing at the next level...
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Goosegg ·
What are your grades and scores? Whatever those are, identify the schools which would recruit a player with your academic profile. Then, evaluate which of those schools recruit players who you believe have equal or less baseball skills than yours. That subset (the point at which a school(s) finds its way onto both lists) are the total schools with whom you would have a shot. Factor in your financial ability to pay and your geographic limitations (if any) and the list winnows down further. Of...
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rynoattack ·
I agree. JUCO could be a nice fit...
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rynoattack ·
#LameComment
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TPM ·
Concentrate on those suggestions given to you.
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RJM ·
Whoops! Confused you with someone else. Go to the D3.com website someone suggested. Click on teams. Click on region. Click on teams in your region. Find their league standing. Chances are if the top teams aren't after you at this point they're not interested. They recruit. Look at the .500 teams. What I posted about calling coaches still applies. You don't have time to waste. You should make your calling list over the next couple of days and be on the phone Wednesday morning.
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Re: 2018 Help!! What are my options?

TPM ·
I really like BOFS straight forward reply. With that said, I also agree with baseballmom's advice. Why be he'll bent on going to a 4 year d1 where you might get a late pick up but chances are you may sit more than you will play. Just remember that if you committ to a JUCO, you can committ later to a D1. However, this might be your best option, in 2 years you will have another even better option than what you are facing now. One more thing, don't blame others because you are not where you...
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Re: 2018 Help!! What are my options?

RJM ·
Contact coaches directly. Be prepared to sell. Promote your best attributes. Be prepared to defend your negatives. Do not lie. Ask these coaches where you can get in front of them this summer or fall. If you call you have about twenty seconds to attract interest. It's the nature of a sales call. If you do well the conversation will go further. You will know if you're being blown off. If you email the coaches you're at the mercy of them returning an email. You don't have a lot of time to...
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MARSHALS SELECT BASEBALL TRYOUTS Saturday, August 12

Marshals Baseball ·
TRYOUTS for Marshals Fall 2017 & Spring/Summer 2018 teams Tryouts 15U-18U tryouts are for 2018 summer select teams. 13U-14U tryouts are for Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 select teams. Saturday, August 12 13-14 9:00 a.m. 15-18 10:00 A.M. WHERE: Kelly Field 2000 Kelly Blvd, Carrollton, TX 7500 BRING - Baseball appropriate clothing - Water A FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT We have a focus on helping our athletes advance to the next level of their game, whether that means being the best high school player...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Buckeye 2015 ·
Have you tried contacting coaches on your own thru email? You can find the RC coordinator's contact info on their website. The 87-89 number from WWBA is a verifiable number...so that's a bonus. You can explain the "just started pitching" to them in your email. If you have recent video of you on the mound, that would help. I know here in the Midwest the D1's aren't completely done with 2018's....but your profile says Florida. It was 17 degrees here this morning and it's supposed to snow here...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

willywildcat ·
Thank you for your immediate response! To clarify, I have played baseball for several years. I have competed on a top ranked travel team that nearly won the WWBA at Lakepoint. There I played Infield. I was recruited by several D1s hitting-wise but a final offer never materialized. My arm has always been my best attribute so I started throwing on the mound. I pitched against Jucos in the Fall and ended up pitching in the Jupiter WWBA and pitched well. Now I've put on over 10 pounds this past...
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