does anyone know of any Boarding Schools that cater to baseball for high school boys. I am being assigned overseas so my son can go anywhere to school. its an awesome benefit but he struggles a bit academically but hits the baseball out of the park!
The above listed schools are strong academically and most are suspect baseball wise. If you want a true baseball school year round or at least from September to May that your best bet is IMG in Bradenton, FL.
Originally posted by Mark B: The above listed schools are strong academically and most are suspect baseball wise. If you want a true baseball school year round or at least from September to May that your best bet is IMG in Bradenton, FL.
Wow that seems pretty broad brush to characterize them as suspect baseball wise. I would hope the OP is keeping priorities straight and looking for good academics with good baseball.
I have two friends who recently went down this path. One did extensive research for his baseball talented but academically challenged child and decided to enroll him at Avon Old Farms. They are pleased to date and the player is getting good baseball attention from colleges.
The second forked out roughly $50Gs a year on IMG where the focus seems to be primarily baseball with academics mixed in. They left two years into the high school experience there though I can't say what the reason was.
OP needs to consider what his primary goal is, but I wouldn't broadbrush that list of schools as being 'baseball suspect'. Sounds far too negative and questionable given the long list.
Wow thank you to all of your for you guidance and suggestions. When i posted i didn't think my question would warrant any interest so i am pleasantly surprised. Glad to know that there is a supportive group of folks on this site. With that said, the task is quite daunting. i will be heading overseas for two years and cant take my son with me. So as a single Mom i need to find a place he will feel comfortable at and be successful. i will be checking out all the schools recommended but kind of leaning toward the IMG school as a first stop. thank you all so much. Janine