Good day - We are trying to find the right answer to a tricky issue.
We are going back east this upcoming MLK weekend. Originally the goal was to look at a set of Northeast high academic schools. Subsequent to that, my son began talking with the HC of a program that is having a camp on the 13th. He committed to attending that camp which feels like a good way to deepen that relationship.
The problem is that several of the other schools that he wanted to visit - and with whom he had been communicating - now are also having camps on Sunday the 14th. This looks like a perfect opportunity except for the fact that these schools are primarily looking at him as a pitcher. It is very early in the season, and he will have played catcher and thrown a bullpen on the 13th. If he were to attend a camp on the 14th, he'd want to throw hard and this looks like an easy way to get hurt.
So...does it make any sense at all to communicate with other schools and say that he'll be on the east coast and would like to visit but isn't going to attend camp? Or will attend camp as a C but he's not ready to pitch at this stage in the season ramp up?
Should he just be straight forward and say - I committed to your rival's camp before I knew of your camp and I am going to throw there, so I am not going to throw for you because I am trying to stay healthy?
Recognizing that coaches know each other and talk I don't want him to burn bridges by not being transparent.
Should we just go visit the schools themselves and not let the coaches know? This would accomplish the goal of understanding feel and fit, and would help me feel better about spending the $$ to fly across the country. If these schools were within driving distance, this would be a non-issue
I appreciate your perspectives