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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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2016 player who just ended first season in HS Baseball, how do I start to be recognized by college coaches?

mbarrett5 ·
I would LOVE to play baseball in college. My dream is to play baseball at a top college to get the best education possible, while playing the best sport in the world. I just ended by first year, in which I played JV. I was one top hitters on the team...
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2014-2016 Grads Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2014-2016 Grads Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2014-2016 Grads Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2014-2016 Grads Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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Tryouts for 2016 Select Teams

McKinney Marshals ·
If you are willing to work hard and commit to making yourself the best player possible, we will help you maximize your ability to play at the next level, whether that is being the best high school player possible, playing at the collegiate level or...
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RISE Baseball 2015/2016 Tryouts

RISE_Baseball ·
RISE Baseball 2015/2016 graduating class is looking to add one Catcher and a Pitchers Only to the roster for the upcoming showcase season. Visit risebaseball.com to see player profiles and video of all current players and please contact...
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Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
A few questions, and then I'll give some background. What is the recruiting landscape like for a player in the spring of his senior year? What academically elite D1 colleges still recruit at this point (top 50 US News and World Reports rankings)? What academically elite colleges would recruit a player who did not apply to their school already this late in the game?  Do the Ivy's or other elite college recruit this late in a seniors HS career? What would be best way to get out new...
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RJM ·
A few years ago a friend's son blossomed his senior year. His high school team was loaded. He didn't get on the mound until senior year. He absolutely dominated. All the local D1s expressed interest. One was an Ivy. The dad had attended the Ivy for undergrad and law school. He couldn't manage any pull. The kid was told he had to get accepted outside baseball. He didn't. He ended up pitching in the A10. By senior year roster spots are typically filled. At an academically elite school the...
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JCG ·
DaddyO just so you know, Fenway is the guy here. Even though I know much less than he's forgotten I'll wade into say 2 things. One, I think your son missed the boat. If he wants to play baseball at a top academic D1 I think his best option is to take a gap year and work in getting recruited for next year at Ivies, Patriot league schools, etc. With his academics, worst case scenario is that he has to go through the trouble of re-applying to the UC's and others again. Two, sometimes you get...
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daddyO ·
His thoughts were that he didn't cast as big of a net as he should have, but the reality is that he was a borderline prospect 9 months ago who did not attend the camps that would have gotten him a look, and if he had he still would have not been the prospect he is now. He's applied to a few D3 schools with support, and has been honest with the coaches in that he is considering multiple schools. I'd figured the ship had sailed for the Ivy League, but was probably more interested in late...
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keewart ·
" He's also been admitted to several D1 schools that offered no support in admissions but are giving him the basic "you can walk on" email." Most of the D1s have locked up their recruiting and spent the available scholarship dollars at this point for the 2016s and probably most 2017s, too. However, there are ~7+ players on each team that are not getting athletic scholarship dollars, and are vying for a spot. If your son gets his pitching numbers up, there could be an opportunity. Many D3s...
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Camm ·
I agree with JCG about the US News rankings. A student may have to make a choice between playing baseball or going to a top 50 ranked USN school without playing baseball. An aside - I understand that the OP's son isn't interested in a list of possibilities outside a top 50 school, yet for others reading this thread who are looking at colleges with a child, I want to point out that some students with a high ACT score and enough AP passing test scores make JuCo a non-possibility. A student...
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fenwaysouth ·
Daddyo, Okay, gotcha. Thanks for clarifying. Yes, unfortunetly I think he's missed the D1 & Ivy boat, but that it fine. He's got options to academically elite D3 schools as you described them, and an opportunity to play D3 baseball. That is nothing to sneeze at, and frankly an opportunity that not many people get. Considering the limited exposure your son demonstrated in front of college coaches, I'd say he got more than his fair share of attention if multiple coaches supported him.
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SluggerDad ·
Not much to add here, but walk-ons do sometimes, if rarely make it. Had a nephew who was a recruited walk-on at a low ranked midwestern D1 and he was cut. Still at the school cause he loves it. ON the other hand, son's HS teammate was a recruited as a walk-on to a UC, he too was cut. Played club ball for a year and is now at a JC. But on the flip side, my son's travel team teammate was a recruited walked on at Big 10 school, played his tail off in fall ball, absolutely raked during the fall...
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Ripken Fan ·
When my son was a junior in HS, the starting catcher received an offer and committed to a high academic small liberal arts D3 during the spring of his senior year. It can happen. The cards shuffle for D3 just like D1 (school thought they had a commit, now a spot is open) - just a little later.
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9and7dad ·
You've gotten some excellent advice - it's really too late for D1 recruiting unless a school has a unique situation arise. I'm curious, what do you see as his primary position? If you mentioned that earlier and I missed it, I apologize. The only other option you might consider is a post graduate prep school year. That gets him another whole year to both mature athletically and have another shot at recruiting. There are several elite preps on the east coast (that's my area of knowledge, there...
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Goosegg ·
In looking at your sons's athletic history and clear enjoyment and success at playing multiple sports, I wonder if choosing a school which has club sports in his sports may provide the athletics he needs. Or were you looking to leverage baseball to get into a school he wouldn't otherwise be admitted? I know that the Ivies generally do not reach the NCAA roster limit and kids walk on (get through admissions on their own) frequently. If your son is a late bloomer whose baseball skills add to...
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daddyO ·
Thanks for all the responses here and assistance. I'll try to address as much of the feedback as a I can. He wants to play an NCAA sport and get that experience. In the end he knows he needs to pick a school where he would be happy if he broke his leg on the first day of classes. He'd choose a great fit/school over a less good fit where he could play an NCAA sport. I guess he wants the best of both worlds, and as a 18 year old this is the time to have these dreams. He didn't apply at any of...
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fenwaysouth ·
Daddyo, As others have pointed out, it could be a possibility that your son gets picked up his senior year after a D1 committed recruit decommits or fails to get admitted. It does happen and nearly happened to my son his junior year with an SEC school. However, the big difference is the SEC school had seen my son play a dozen times over the spring and summer…they knew who he was and what he was capable of. Your senior son is an unknown quantity to a lot of these D1 schools in the middle of...
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RJM ·
Does your son want to pound his chest and say he was on a D1? Or is getting on the field more important? Players should go where they are loved not where there's just some interest. When there's just interest chances are there's a recruit ahead of him at his position (maybe two) who are getting love. Be a player not an insurance policy for the coach.
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daddyO ·
At this point if he had to decide he'd go with the one that loves him, but since he's still dating and not engaged or married, he's still looking for other suitors that might fall in love with him.
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6thatturnedouttobe9 ·
Your son sounds like a lot of kids that straddle the D1/D3 threshold. I am not sure what position he plays primarily or what kind of hitter he is against elite pitching or if he even knows, but it sounds like his 85 off the mound is the real spark for the inquiry. While the exit velo. sounds pretty good, based on my observations, there is a LOT more that goes into being projected as a successful hitter at the D1 level than exit velo; I know a multitude of kids who can hit elite high-level...
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daddyO ·
All good stuff, thanks for the input.
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Ripken Fan ·
Very true 6... tobe9 For those players, once one D1 shows interest, others may follow. Sort of like it's easier to get a job if you already have one. Tough enough to get an offer let alone waiting for the D1. How many of our sons have heard the RCs say, "what other schools are looking at you?" Your answer can determine how "convinced" they are.
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Gov ·
Good context... Sent you a PM
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leftyshortstop ·
I got a kick out of the OPs post. My son had identical numbers to the OPs son and turned down an Ivy to attend a highest academic D3 where he thought he'd get everyone out, be a two way player, and a four time All-America. Well, he couldn't get anyone out until he was a Junior throwing high 80's. The All-America finally came but it was a long hard road! All turned out great but it was super hard and he never regretted the high academic D3 over the Ivy. Be careful what you wish for. It looks...
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leftyshortstop ·
One more thing for the OP. Each team has at least 25 players but only 9 play and some of those nine are failing. That means the vast majority of college baseball players leave the sport having failed, and are, by and large, unhappy about it. Pick the place where you are going to succeed......in the classroom.
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fenwaysouth ·
In summary, the answers to your Ivy questions are that he would have to walk-on after being admitted. The time for your son to receive athletic sponsorship and support from the Coach is past unless there are extenuating circumstances. He would have to apply (late), be admitted (late) and walk-on which is not going to be easy since the Regular Decision deadline was early Jan 2016. If he has been accepted and the D3 coach wants him & supported him through high academic admissions why are...
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Re: 2016 player who just ended first season in HS Baseball, how do I start to be recognized by college coaches?

fenwaysouth ·
Michael, Welcome. I suggest you start here (URL below), and come back with specific questions. Good luck. http://www.hsbaseballweb.com/recruit_timeline.htm
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Branson Baseball ·
I have a D1 ballplayer and a 2016 like you. Sent you a dialog. I agree with Fenway's advice...start with the timeline. We did and it's a huge help!
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RJM ·
I'm asking the following question as a reality check, not to be antagonistic ... Since you're a JV player why do you believe you have potential to play college ball. Before you approach college programs, what level of college ball do you believe you can play? The reason I'm asking is my experience of hearing high school kids thinking they could play D1 ball without having a clue about the level of competition.
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Dadcoach ·
My son is also a 2016 and has had the good fortune of being "noticed" by several scouts just after his first HS season. A key word many younger players need to understand is "projectabilty". My son had a great season but more important than current stats, his talent in the projectable future is ideal and this matters more to scouts and D1 recruiters. At age 15 he is 6'2", weighs 170lbs and can throw in the mid 80s. It may seem unfair but size does seem to be a big factor. Hitting with power...
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GoHeels ·
Originally Posted by RJM: I'm asking the following question as a reality check, not to be antagonistic ... Since you're a JV player why do you believe you have potential to play college ball. Before you approach college programs, what level of college ball do you believe you can play? The reason I'm asking is my experience of hearing high school kids thinking they could play D1 ball without having a clue about the level of competition. I completely understand where you are going with this,...
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Spring Baseball - 2016 - College

MomLW ·
Per Cleveland Dad's suggestion to close out Fall and start up Spring... Makes me feel closer to the season just to post this!!!  
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SluggerDad ·
My son's D3 team reports for Spring training exactly one month from yesterday, a week before school starts.
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keewart ·
66 days until first game!
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FoxDad ·
It'll be a little different for us this year. The D2 university son was at did not renew his scholarship (his grades slipped) so he decided to go back to the junior college and get his AA (he was a few credits shy when he transferred to the 4 year university) before he goes on to different university (that's the plan anyway). So officially he hung up his cleats, but he's listed as a "student assistant" (volunteer coach) for the JuCo. It won't quite be the same, but I'm glad he's keeping his...
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younggun ·
Not to throw a wet rag on this conversation. This will unfortunately be the first spring I will not get to watch my son play baseball since he was 5. He was recovering from ulnar nerve transposition surgery this past September. Everything was going well until last Monday. He threw his first bullpen from the mound and felt a pop. A MRI confirmed out worst fears, torn UCL. I am sitting in his apartment waiting for tomorrow when the TJ surgery is scheduled. I wish all of your sons a healthy...
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Gov ·
That's a bummer. I really wish your son luck with this. Good luck tomorrow and Merry Christmas!
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Picked Off ·
Sorry YG! All the best to you and YG Jr. Injuries suck! Continue to encourage him, reflect on the journey and hope for the future. Prayers your way!
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cabbagedad ·
Fox, sorry to hear about the re-route. Really great that he is able to jump right in to the coaching gig, though. Keep us in the loop with how that goes. That will provide him with a whole new set of baseball challenges!
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cabbagedad ·
YG so sorry to hear about that. I feel your pain. We'll all be pulling for a successful process and rehab for him. It is good to hear that HC has been involved. FWIW, when cabbage lost his first college year to surgery, it was a big hurdle to get past the actual procedure. That seemed to trigger a more tangible countdown to recovery. Still, the wait between procedure and first date of therapy was a particularly tough period. Another player who recently had a similar experience found that...
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smokeminside ·
Hang in there, Young Gun. What a tough break.
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bballman ·
Best of luck to your son younggun. Hoping the surgery goes well and he has a successful rehab.
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ClevelandDad ·
Thank you MomLW! Welcome to the hsbbweb btw!
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CH10Dad ·
As a parent of a freshman this year, the Spring 2016 season brings on a lot of excitement as well as the unknown. Moving from a High School & Travel Ball veteran parent to being a "newbie" again! Trying to meet upperclass parents who already know everybody, understanding the little nuances of attending games like where are you supposed to park, what to bring, do we get to see the players after games on the road, etc. But the excitement of seeing our son work to earn a spot on the field...
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JohnF ·
Sorry to read that younggun - hopefully your son can come back. Hard to go cold turkey though! My oldest did the transposition when he was like 14 or 15 and was able to throw/pitch again in HS. While recovering he helped coach my youngest son's minor division team... Funny to seem him throw BP with the other arm... When my youngest was 14 or 15 he had the decompression surgery... Now he's on the shelf again after having labrum repair surgery this past September (90% tear, anterior). He just...
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