Tagged With "D1"

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2013 LHP signs

maclefty ·
My son signed last month to a D1 program that was not on our list of 20+ schools.  We had an algorithm of which schools would work academically and athletically and emailed, texted and phoned most of the coaches over the last year.  We...
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D1 vs D3

Rdeangelo5 ·
As of right now I am being looked at by a few decent d1 schools but also by some d3 schools. College baseball is something I want to do but I also don't want to miss out on the college experience. I was really wondering the difference in the workload...
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NCAA Concludes Study On Ball Seams

BishopLeftiesDad ·
http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ncaa-concludes-study-on-ball-seams/ What does everybody hear think? Also mentioned in this article are possibly changing to the pro core as well. The pro core is harder and will cause the ball to have a...
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Soylent Green ·
Congratulations Rdeangel... You're in an exciting spot with the prospect of playing college baseball ahead of you. More knowledgable posters than I will give you some specifics on this hopefully, but I think it really comes down to A) YOUR specific baseball AND college goals; and B) the fit of each specific college that you're looking at. For a lot of players, the chance to play D1 baseball will carry a lot of weight... It's the overriding goal. No question that D3 baseball is less demanding...
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daveccpa ·
I don't think that its about D1 vs D3 or some other level. All coaches want to win and to win you need players to work at it. I would expect that the expectation level at a D1 is higher but I know JC coaches that expect their kids to put in as much work as D1 schools. If you want to play you need to know that it is a huge time commitment. My son is at a NAIA school and his typical schedule is wake up at 5:30am, workout from 6-7, class from 7:30 - noon, each lunch, hangout, on the field by...
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FoxDad ·
Originally Posted by Rdeangelo5: As of right now I am being looked at by a few decent d1 schools but also by some d3 schools. College baseball is something I want to do but I also don't want to miss out on the college experience. I was really wondering the difference in the workload (how much you practice, workout, etc.) between d1 and d3 programs. Thanks Just as an example, my son is now at a D2 university (transferred from a JuCo) and he has practice or conditioning every day. His only day...
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Rick at Informed Athlete ·
As SG said, Congrats on the opportunity to play college baseball. If you are hoping to be involved in other campus activities/organizations besides baseball, whether that be student government, a fraternity, performing in school musical or theatre productions, etc., you're probably a better fit for D3. Most Division I athletes, baseball or any other sport, don't have much extra time to be involved in those activities. I'm not saying it can't be done, but you should discuss those desires with...
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BOF ·
First for your specific questions: At a high level a D1 programs play 56 games plus any playoff games, at the D3 level it is 40 plus playoff games. D1 travel is more demanding usually a Fri/Sat/Sunday game with a mid week game thrown in. D3, they try to compress it into two days if a facility has lights with one day a double header. Top programs are also playing a mid week game For Northern Eastern D3 programs their 40 game schedule gets crammed into two months sometimes and some teams are...
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RJM ·
The day to day schedule will be very similar. The D1 schedule is longer. Chances are the bus trips are longer. If there's a game and a test the academic D3 player will be at the test. The D1 player better get it rescheduled (a generalization, not always true). An issue with D3s is they are typically much smaller schools. A needed class may only be available in the afternoon.
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Re: 2013 LHP signs

lefthookdad ·
Congrats to your son and best wishes!
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Re: NCAA Concludes Study On Ball Seams

NYdad2017 ·
Interesting article Bishop. Thanks. I'd imagine that, with the exception of UCLA, most colleges will favor the switch. I think it will filter down to D2 and D3. The question that I have is will it, like BBCOR bats, filter down to the HS level?
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rynoattack ·
Pretty cool!
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cabbagedad ·
I like it. It will be no small adjustment for pitchers, though. Big seams vs flat seams makes a big difference for pitchers' control and ability to create desired movement and spin.
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freddy77 ·
You've got to like it when you can increase offensive production and excitement without increasing risk to pitchers.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
My sons a pitcher, he has a decent fb,but he relies a lot on the curve for strikes. That way hitters do not simply sit on the fb. I am interested to see how he adjusts if they do this. He throws his 2 seam much more often rhen his 4 because he gets more movement. If this artice is correct he will probably get more movement. Every soring since back in HS he has suffered from blisters and it will effect him for up to a week or sometimes two. So that would be another plus. I am for it. It will...
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Sorry for the mis-spellings. I am writing this on my phone.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Well it is official D1 commitee has approved the lower seams for 2015 http://www.ncaa.com/news/baseb...ls-2015-championship @Hokieone How will this effect summer leagues. will they start using the lower seam in the summer of 2015 as well.
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FredLynnRS ·
Will they in turn have to change BBCOR bat standards? After all it is about exit velosity of the ball off the bat and the new ball will impact that.
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freddy77 ·
Originally Posted by FredLynnRS: Will they in turn have to change BBCOR bat standards? After all it is about exit velosity of the ball off the bat and the new ball will impact that. The new ball will not increase the exit velocity off the bat. It will increase the distance of a long fly ball.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Originally Posted by freddy77: Originally Posted by FredLynnRS: Will they in turn have to change BBCOR bat standards? After all it is about exit velosity of the ball off the bat and the new ball will impact that. The new ball will not increase the exit velocity off the bat. It will increase the distance of a long fly ball. Freddy is correct. The lower seams allow the ball to travel 20 foot farther on particular hits, because of less drag.
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FredLynnRS ·
Thanks for the clarification guys. I misinterpreted it to mean that the ball would come off the bat with more velosity.
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Coach hand wrote letter?

dag3451 ·
My son is a sophomore in high school. He has received a little bit of interest from D1 schools, and recently, a coach hand wrote a letter to him. Does this mean anything opposed to a computer typed letter?
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cabbagedad ·
Probably a good indication.... unless it looks like girl's writing, gets his name wrong and asks him to come to camp for just $299 Usually, a personal hand written is a good sign but those sneaky marketing departments these days... depends what it says.
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CoachB25 ·
I thought that a D-I College Coach could not contact a freshman or sophomore recruit either by phone or letter. Am I wrong on this?
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dag3451 ·
It is mailed to the school to the high school coach in regards to the player.
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Rick at Informed Athlete ·
DAG, as a former D1 compliance director, I'm curious to know (although I don't expect you to say publicly) whether the letter was written to the coach about your son (which I would view as borderline acceptable), or whether it was written as if being sent directly to your son (crossing the line in my opinion)? Congrats to your son on getting that level of interest as a sophomore! However, if a coach is playing loose with the rules while recruiting your son, will he be playing loose with...
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

nxt lvl ·
My son is a position player in his Jr year. He has gotten some attention by Hi Academic D1- D3 but have been told that they want to see a complete three years worth of semester grades inorder to move to the next level. They are very reserved in making any more movements beside that. At least to MY son. It is about transcripts of three full years I was told by a couple RCs. I am anxious to see if anyone has had the same experience.
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2boydad ·
My older son is a sophomore outfielder at one of the "little ivies" to put things in perspective he was and still is 5'10'' an was running 6.7-6.9 s 60's depending on showcase and conditions. threw high 70's low 80's. He went to the Stanford All stars camp as a CF/P for rising Jrs and got some interest from a few d1s and d3's. no offers but some "we want to see and know you more" Sept 1 emails from d1's and "would you be interested in getting to know school"No real "offers" but did have his...
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smokeminside ·
Gov, you know my 2017 son's story; it closely parallels 2boydads, including SAT scores, size, and speed and what we heard from Ivy coaches, in particular, about what they want from their outfielders. Every high academic coach son dealt with (all private schools) became more interested after they heard his mid Junior year GPA and SAT scores. At that point we knew it was going to be about the baseball: if he was a good enough player, and they needed someone in his position, his academics were...
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When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

Gov ·
I'm curious when, and at what events your position players were offered by top academic D1's or D3's? Was it after a Nov junior year HF or Showball event, or at an Ivy, D3, Patriot league camp in Feb junior year, or after Sacramento HF event? (Noticing a few early pitcher commits to Harvard and Yale on PG) If your position player was offered during junior year, can tell us when and at what type of an event your son was noticed? What was the tool motivating the coach to offer? Seems like...
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keewart ·
2014 attends one of the D1 "public ivies". Plays MIF. Committed the summer between sophomore and junior years. He was playing 17u WWBA the first week of July on a field in the boonies, but several coaches were there. Son was up to bat, turned himself around to switch hit, and hit a bomb. One coach that was there, was not the head coach at the time, also attended an out of state tournament the next weekend and saw him again. He talked to son's travel coach after that event to set up an on...
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Matty ·
My son, who is a freshman at a D3, was first seen by his coach at HF in FL Fall of his junior year. He talked to his coach at a Top96 event that same Fall. Then in January they had a significant conversation about his grades, test scores and what kind of school he was looking for. The coach told him he needed to take a math and science SAT II and apply EA. Over the next few months, they kept in touch via email, and my son even got a hand-written note from the coach asking him to apply EA. We...
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Gov ·
Smoke, having done the HF Jupiter during junior year, as you did with your older one, my sense was if you had a big 88-90 arm as a junior you got some real attention. Vandy, Duke, William & Mary, Texas, and HPY were on the hunt to acquire top 2018 pitchers. I thought the combination of AZ Fall Junior Classic, then 3 weeks later to be at HF Jupiter would be a chance for my 2018 to be seen twice in front of the same group of coaches on his list. Son's tool is his glove with a line drive...
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Ripken Fan ·
Gov: Son recruited as MI/CF. Plays MI in college Offers ne High Academic D3 just prior to Junior year. One D1 (lower down on "Bogey's list") around start of HS season spring Jr year, 1 Middle of "Bogey's list" academic and one high Academic D1 (Ivy) mid summer prior to Senior Year. Another High Academic D3 offer came on Aug 1 before sr year, after son committed. Offers came after numerous sightings at Showcases (such as Top 96/Showball/HF). Start of junior year, list narrowed and he attended...
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Re: College Commitment

cabbagedad ·
Awesome, congratulations!! JC can be a great route. Pay close attention to class transfer situations. That can be the biggest drawback if you are not careful, sometimes even if you are.
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JCG ·
Great news! Good luck.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Congratulations, Wesley. For many students, JuCo offers some real advantages. Here are some highlights: less expensive, more baseball games and practices, more turnover (more opportunities to prove yourself), and lower admissions standards. I have three pieces of advice for you. First, start planning for your junior year transfer today. Have a realistic idea about where you might transfer to, and understand the transfer rules for those schools. Second, find out where their recent graduates...
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College Commitment

Wesleythecacther ·
Haven't posted in a while guys. But happy to say that I committed to a college, D1 JuCo. Can't wait for next year. What is your opinions on JuCo route?
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Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you!
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hshuler ·
Congrats and best wishes!
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Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you. I will start planning ahead of time for Junior year. I will look into where most recent grads went. Last Fall the coach said they have at most 40 guys try out, he keeps it at that and for the spring keeps 26 guys on the roster.
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2forU ·
Congrats and keep working hard, especially the books!
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Grindneverstop ·
Congratulations and keep grinding!!!
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COLefty ·
Congrats on the commitment! I’m no expert on the Juco experience, but my son just finished his first semester at a top Juco baseball school. He is in the middle of a 4-2-4 Transfer. He has signed an NLI to return to a D1 Program this fall. Over the holidays, we had a chance to talk a lot about his Juco experience. Here are my takeaways on his observations: Overall, he (and I) are very pleased with the experience. He is glad he made the jump … The Juco program delivered on exactly what they...
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Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you for the reply! The JuCo program that your son attends sounds very good. What is most important to him, the D1 exposure and MLB Scouts exposure is also important to me. As for the recruiting for transfer for junior and senior year, academics are important and I am on top of it, have Mid Terms right now, took a break from studying to reply. As for scholarship, I have not gotten anything from the JuCo, but I will be looking into it when I transfer. As for the dorms, the JuCo I am...
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Teaching Elder ·
What COLEFTY said about academics is very important. If you can maintain a 4.0 or so, many 4 year schools have very good academic transfer scholarships. These, shouldn't count against what ever monies you get for athletics.
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FoxDad ·
You may want to contact the coach to see if he might have some other players you can room with. My son went the JuCo route and the coach was good about pairing up players who needed off campus housing. The JuCo my son attended did not have any campus housing (very few do) but they did have good relations with several apartment complexes in the area. Colefty gave some very good advise concerning transfer credits and the general baseball life at a JuCo. My son was busy in the fall from the...
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Re: 2020 Grad- 3B/RHP

keewart ·
My son had several sessions with a running "specialist". Took down his time immediately. The tips for starts and where to position arms/hand, etc...can help tremendously. Some have recommended a session or two with the high school track coach which may help. Does your son play varsity yet? When he does, that is the time to showcase, if he has something to showcase.
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CaCO3Girl ·
Kyle31, I have a 2020 and have been told that getting on Varsity can be subjective depending on the school. Also, the best time to start showcasing is 10th grade, providing you have something to show, which he does.
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