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Club or HS for summer

Billy Baseball ·
Here's the scenario, there is a kid who is a big kid who hits well and has a strong arm. Throws across the diamond low 80's, pitches in the mid to upper 80's. Strong hitter, but struggles on defense, hasn't played 3rd for very long. Some college coaches have expressed interest as a pitcher, mostly NAIA and D3 and they want to see him pitch this summer. High school coach likes his bat, and has said he will not pitch him (big school, deep in pitching). High School coach also feels strongly...
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3and2Fastball ·
Play high school in the summer and Showcase in the late summer/fall. Travel Teams are, to me, more of a necessary evil and a huge ripoff at some academies. I get that they have their place but with Showcases and college camps you don't have to go that route
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Swampboy ·
Is "both" at all a feasible option? Hitter on the school team. Starting pitcher only on club team and not attending club games he's not scheduled to pitch.
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c2019 ·
Club !
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Billy Baseball ·
Lots of great feedback, let me answer some questions to see if that changes anyone's opinion. The father is my brother in law, known him forever, played high school football with him. Kid is 6' 2" about 180 - 190 (father is much, much bigger). Kid was a catcher when he was younger, didn't like catching after he got a little bigger. As far as playing 3rd, he made a ton of errors this season, but he is settling in. For the high school coach, he wants full buy in for his team. Totally...
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bigcubbiefan ·
I was a travel coach...a lot of my guys played Legion also...we didn't start until after Legion (immediately after). Depending on what area of the country you are in, explore possibility of playing for the school summer team and a later summer/fall travel team. Fall of senior year is prime time D2/D3 recruiting season. Arm overuse shouldn't be an issue since he is not pitching on school team. Perhaps he could catch on as a PO and only attend games he is pitching. A lot of travel teams...
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manman ·
Tough spot to be in. Not doing exactly what a overbearing coach wants can cause problems as my son now deals with. 2018 grad, made jv team as 8th grader as pitcher/ catcher. Freshman yr varsity coach wanted him to go to outside pitching coach. Son liked pitching but prefered catching. Took catching lessons, played catcher on showcase team summer after freshman yr and committed to D1 school that fall. Coach never talked to my wife and I during recruting process. Coach and son relationship is...
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cabbagedad ·
OK, Manman, it looks like maaayyyybe you didn't buy into everyone's advice and perspective from your original thread. Some tough questions for you... Why do you think such a good kid who is a D1 caliber player has a bad relationship with his successful HS coach? Why did your kid not talk to the HS coach before going a completely different direction than what he was instructed to do? Do you think you are helping or hurting your son in the process at the present time? BTW, if you think the HS...
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kandkfunk ·
This is what I would push for. My son will be a PO for his club team and supplement his position play and hitting with his AAA Legion team. If there is any way to work it out, this, in my opinion, is the best case scenario.
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Dallas Patriots ·
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Finally. Agents OK for high school players

jp24 ·
http://www.baseballamerica.com...ees-permitted-agent/ High School Draftees Permitted To Have Agent High school players who are drafted will now be allowed to have an agent negotiate for them with major league clubs before enrolling in college without affecting their NCAA eligibility, following a vote Friday at the NCAA Convention. A proposal that was sponsored by the Big 12 Conference as a part of the process the Power Five conferences have to autonomously adopt legislation easily passed by...
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swing analysis

Chaas98 ·
I posted my swing on here last August, and thanks to your feedback, here is what I got. Please feel free to say whatever, I really want to be the best I can.
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HS Baseball Looking for JUCO Route

HS.Baseball.Scout ·
I am a recruiting coordinator working within JUCO baseball in the South. Looking for Class of 2016 unsigned baseball players. RHP, LHP, OF.
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Teaching Elder ·
Tough situation. I would imagine that the administration probably already knows about the guy. Surely some other people have spoken to him in the past. Maybe they don't care. You could look to layout a case against the guy with the AD by noting the number of people who've left over the years, and asking, "Does the school really have this many 'problem' players?" I would add, "Sir, don't you think that we are a pretty normal high school as far as kids are concerned? I see no other high school...
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Rob T ·
Details aside, this won't be the last time your son has to deal with an ass for a coach, boss, professor, etc. You should equip him with how to deal with these people rather than having to do it for him. It's a valuable lesson. I can sympathize with the coaching situation. My son's school brought in a new coach that was so toxic that players who would have made up the entire starting lineup this season transferred out or quit over the past 2 years. The administration didn't care. It took the...
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nxt lvl ·
Sounds like this situation is ugly. yuck. Do you have any other options for his playing high school baseball?? Private school vs public school etc.... Life is short, baseball is a great sport. Why would anyone let their kid play when it wasnt fun. He is a Freshman?? He still has another four years to play high school baseball. No reason to let these guys ruin the sport for him. I have seen kids get so abused by a coach that they quit the sport. As an advocate for YOUR son you have the...
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RJM ·
First a baseball thing. 4.2 to first and an 8.3 60 don't mesh. One is major league speed. One is snail slow. I completely question the person doing the timing. I'm betting the story isn't exactly as your son told you. More than one coach is upset with him. There isn't a conspiracy to get him. Your son has to suck it up and talk with the coaching staff about what they perceive he did wrong. My son was a varsity starter soph year of high school. When the bus stopped for a game the coach made a...
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RJM ·
My son played high school for a coach where kids quit baseball because of the coach. The parents publicly complained about the coach. It was obvious to me the coach could be difficult at times. But it was nothing to quit over according to my son. Every kid who quit was questionable to start. They had to blame someone over their lack of ability. Why not the coach who snapped at them a few times?
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RJM ·
There was a kid at our high school who left after soph year because the coach screwed him. He went to a Catholic private and got screwed there. He returned to the high school,and got screwed again. This time my son was a junior. He said the kid grossly overrates his ability. I can say the same thing about the dad. According to the dad big time programs disocovered his son at showcases. But they ultimately backed off and screwed him. The kid headed for a JuCo first year of college and got...
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2016Dad ·
My son is pretty good pitcher and wants to mature his skills. Does he need high school ball for this? Or will Travel/Showcase suffice for recruiters? My son is playing JC baseball after being cut Junior year of HS by a coach not too different from yours. Never played Varsity. May be a longer, harder road but it's possible. Can your kid still play 14U next spring? A little young but maybe look into spring leagues for red-shirted JC players.
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CaCO3Girl ·
Okay, you didn't answer my questions so I will just say that I don't understand why YOU are having a meeting at the school or with the coach. I also don't understand why the coach would email YOU about your sons behavior. You know how I can tell my son is pissing off the coach, when he is sitting on the bench for an entire game. There are no emails or heart to hearts...my son either has to take care of HIS business with the coach or he doesn't get to play. Is HS necessary for a college...
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old_school ·
here is an uneducated opinion based on the facts I skimmed, I assume they are not 100% complete and probably only somewhat accurate... Will it hurt to not play school, maybe some but maybe not, it won't be a deal breaker if he is a good kid and good player. Should there be some other resolution outside of a freshman walking off and quitting the team? absolutely.
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CaCO3Girl ·
Is there a chance it went down like this: Assistant coach is the only one keeping track of who is injured and who isn't and he was off when your kid started pitching. After the third inning of your kid was pitching he walked out, saw who was on the mound and then told the other coaches "we have a problem". At that point he called your kid over and said "Are you even allowed to be running yet?" Meaning....aren't you still hurt kid? Your kid responds with a cocky singsong answer “my doctor...
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CaCO3Girl ·
Oh man, quit! As the parent of a 2020 I'm telling you you are going WAY overboard. You are now going to pay the baseball coach...what $50 for some one on one time with your kid? Why? Okay, quick word of advice from someone who is SURROUNDED by people who are doing exactly what you are doing, just stop! Fly under the radar, let your kid fly under the radar and only shine when it comes to what he can do on the field. This advice is under great debate on this board but in my opinion you should...
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RJM ·
Your son is in 8th grade and you're going to talk to the coach? The first time I I talk to one of my kid's coaches about them would be the next time. And they're past college. As in it never happened. I let them sell themselves. I let them deal with their own situations (which were few). Oh, I had one conversation with each travel coach (two kids) on what I could afford for college. One time I was really pissed at the high school coach. My son told me to get over it. He already had.
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Teaching Elder ·
Old school, decisiveness and manner of motivation are a coach's prerogative. The boy should probably learn to live with those types of things. However, these things too can cross the line. Listen carefully, and take care not to try to tell the guy how to coach his team. It's a touchy, nuanced matter. I do think that parents have a right to demand that coaches not only perform well, but that they lead their children well.
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enough advice...thanks...

Former Member ·
holy crap...I got enough advice that it going to make my head explode. Thanks...
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Teaching Elder ·
You have an absolute right to talk to the coach. Your son is 14 or 15 years old. People that tell you to let your child sort things out with a grown man are simply baffling to me. We don't let high school kids have responsibility for saying no to sexual advances from their teachers. Why should athletes have to, with out exceptions, deal with coaches or teachers or other adults. Adolescents simply do not have the experience, skill, tools, power or authority necessary to handle any number of...
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old_school ·
I don't disagree with this, I just recommend acting like you are listening closely even if you aren't. I have no problem with a man coaching however he sees fit...I just recommend a non argumentative way of dealing with them.
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RJM ·
Actually whining isn't acceptable. It's deplorable. But I'll bet most posters have slipped up at least once. I was on a ledge when my son tore up his knee the first weekend of post junior year showcasing. The reality is whining doesn't accomplish anything. It's better just to state the circumstances to the best of your ability and ask what people think. I played college ball. By the time my son got to varsity (soph year) I had coached 18u showcase softball and 16u baseball. I've seen a lot.
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tinaj ·
No I think he's doing growing tall. He has been lifting wts. and building up but he's just a skinny boy. No he goes to a very small school and the coaches don't help their students much. He has asked the coaches about getting help to play ball but this is year 2 and know one helps. We have emailed coaches both at Jr. college and University. He has got to showcase for a couple of them. But a lot we have not heard from. He plays summer ball and has played all his HS years. Been to many...
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cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site... I agree with Screwball, more info would be helpful and it is certainly not too late for JC's or other D3, NAIA opportunities. In most areas, most JC's have a very local flavor and the coaching staff is familiar with the local talent. Are there JC's in your immediate area? Has your son had dialog with them? Based on his weight, I assume he hasn't really physically matured yet. Does he project to get much bigger or taller? Has he played much travel ball? Are there...
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cabbagedad ·
OK, you mentioned earlier that he only has one scholarship offer. He can only go to one school, right? So one is enough if it is a school that is a fit. Realistically, high 70's, low 80's from a 2017 RHP isn't going to solicit much immediate college attention (let alone MLB) and probably little or nothing from a baseball scholarship standpoint unless he has a lot of credible success against verifiable competition (i.e. - a good travel team). Many questions still haven't been answered. Good...
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Billy Baseball ·
Just curious if your son has found a place to go to school. Best of luck, hope he finds a great school to allow him to play some more baseball and get the education he is looking for. BBB
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rynoattack ·
Since he is a 2017, it is pretty late in the process, but it is not too late. At this point in the process, I would get video to as many JC coaches as I could. Cabbage is right about Florida. The competition will be stiff. Get to as many showcases this summer as you can. It only takes one good performance in front of the right guy to make it happen. Good luck!
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Mark1450 ·
My son is 6'2 175 lb outfielder who runs a 4.7 second 60. He is 2017 Senior wanting to play Junior College preferably in Florida. He is 3 year Varsity Starter currently batting .390 from the leadoff position. He is 3 year American Legion All star Below are links that contain a scouting report from the Connecticut American Legion All Star game. The second link is to my high school stats from my Junior season. http://www.prepbaseballreport. com/profiles/CT/Justin-Miller- 4813062957#tab2...
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STALLIONS BASEBALL

stallions9 ·
15U through 18U players. High school season ends in May, and we are ready and excited to start Summer play! We are playing in College based Showcase tournaments this summer. If you want to be seen by college and professional scouts, we give you the opportunity to make an impression. Our Rosters and our fees are low compared to most other organizations. If you are interested, we can come out and watch you play on your team as your tryout. Or, we can meet and hold an individual tryout. Check...
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Gov ·
Club will maximize the opportunities for this player. He's a 2018? Big difference between expressing interest to play in college vs. determined to play in college, might want to get that clarified... We had a similar sort of thing happen with our HS Coach the past August. HS Coach sent out an email stating all HS Varsity players will play with his Legion team for the summer, and not their club team. I called the coach: told him our son had already committed to play for his club program and...
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SluggerDad ·
You say big kid, strong hitter, biggish arm .... Stop right there. Those attributes will get him lots of looks especially at D3 -- but also at higher levels. You say weak defense -- okay he's not going to be a MIF or play CF. (Can he run?) But a big sticks speak loudly especially when wielded by a big body. Defense -- that can be improved with work. But sounds like he has that thing that college coaches love above all else - -- MAN STRENGTH -- especially when its accompanied by a swing that...
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Gov ·
Good points Cabbage. I should add to my post that son had always played Legion along with his Club ball for previous two years. This was the first time the HS Coach said "you will all play Legion with me and no Club." My son was fortunate that he was a starter with both solid defensive and offensive skills. The HS Coach could have very easily left my son on the bench during HS season to make his point. It could have been dicey, and agree you've got to be careful. We thought is was a risk...
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cabbagedad ·
HOW strongly does HS coach feel about players playing summer with him? What is the summer season? How competitive is the HS travel program? Can he play travel afterward? Does he play other sports/football? Does he work with a P instructor? What year is he? What is your role in the relationship? You said he just started playing 3b... how much potential for improvement is there? If HS coach feels very strongly about players participating in summer program, be very careful. Also, with the...
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cabbagedad ·
Do you know how long the HS summer season is? Ours is only about five weeks, depending on playoffs. Still time to pursue travel afterward, particularly for good P's. What I really like about Gov's second post is that it shows how valuable good communication with coach is. Even if player doesn't like the answer he hears, I have a gut feeling this would be the best avenue. Have player ask to sit with HS coach and explain his situation, that he loves his role on the team and is committed but...
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Backstop22 ·
I agree with 3and2 that he has to find a way to do both HS and travel/showcases. He can even sign-up at the showcases as a Pitcher Only. But lots of them will let him do both and you never know if a coach might like his bat better than his pitching. If he is an academic kid, get him to either Headfirst or Showball. If possible do HF in August (should be after HS Summer) and then Showball in November. As many of us have experienced here, lots of kids wind up playing a different position in...
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Billy Baseball ·
Great advice everyone. Appreciate the communication. I plan to relay this advice to my friend tonight, but I'm taking credit for it. Ha ha.
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howdybaseball ·
Club ball!
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Catching mask

Backstop1512 ·
Okay guys, so I am a catcher recently going into High School. I have worn a hockey mask for all my life. I haven't had much problems with it. I have an All Star MVP4000 and I love it. As I continue to get older I keep seeing more and more traditional...
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POWER Baseball Open Positions

Proehlific_POWER ·
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Northern Virginia High School Showcase Camp

jmrw20 ·
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Originally Posted by Backstop1512: Okay guys, so I am a catcher recently going into High School. I have worn a hockey mask for all my life. I haven't had much problems with it. I have an All Star MVP4000 and I love it. As I continue to get older I keep seeing more and more traditional style masks. I also thought they were cool looking, and after doing some research on them, I have read some Pros and Cons. Most Cons were saying how it doesn't cover ears, or their state doesn't approve it. The...
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Backstop1512 ·
Originally Posted by BishopLeftiesDad: Originally Posted by Backstop1512: Okay guys, so I am a catcher recently going into High School. I have worn a hockey mask for all my life. I haven't had much problems with it. I have an All Star MVP4000 and I love it. As I continue to get older I keep seeing more and more traditional style masks. I also thought they were cool looking, and after doing some research on them, I have read some Pros and Cons. Most Cons were saying how it doesn't cover ears,...
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