My son received a solicitation for a camp opportunity at UNC next month. Of course, he'd be interested in playing for the Heels, and getting an opportunity to tour the facilities, meet with coaches, etc would be a positive experience. The 2 day event is limited to 48 kids. We all get a ton of these invites and solicitations, but this one begins a little different:
"You have been identified as having the potential to play college baseball by our staff here at UNC. We would like to extend an invitation to attend one of our 2017 UNC Elite Prospect Camps this coming fall"
Anyone ever attend this camp? For the camp price, it's worth the experience in my opinion, I'd just like to temper the boy's expectations prior to arriving. I'll give a little bio below:
2019, plays high level travel ball and at a high level HS program in GA. Near the top of the players but not as consistent as the studs. 4.0gpa, National Honor Society, etc.
60y - 6.83, Inf velo: 83mph, Exit Velo 80mph off tee (PG Showcase last year), Trackman exit velo in game highest 90mph wood bat (this fall). 16 months ago at the academic showcase (end of freshman year) he was rated 7.5 by PG.
The catch is he's still growing. I'm 6-1, he's barely 5-10 150lbs, but has bigger hands, feet and longer arm than me at 16y 6mo.
I clicked on registration and it's an "ABC Sports Registration". Here's all the fine print:
– Individually named and numbered Nike Dri-Fit Carolina Baseball Shirt
– Individually named and numbered locker with nametag in UNC Baseball locker room
– Advanced hitting, pitching, throwing, infield, outfield and catching instruction
– All-around hand-written evaluation detailing all skills demonstrated at camp
– Access to entire UNC Baseball Facility: Indoor cages, weight room, locker room, players’ lounge, playing field.
– Opportunity to meet UNC Baseball Coaching Staff
– Recruiting session for parents by Head Coach Mike Fox
– Lunch provided on Saturday
– Campus Tour
Estimated Saturday Schedule (8:30 am to 5:00 pm)
08:00 am. – Registration begins
09:00 am. – Run 60 yard dash
09:50 am. – Pro-Style Workout at positions (Primary & Secondary)
10:30 am. – Fundamental Drills and Position Instruction
11:00 am. – Hitting Stations begin
12:00 pm. – Lunch (Provided by UNC)
12:30 pm. – Live games begin
05:00 pm. – Saturday conclusion
Estimated Sunday Schedule (9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
9:00 am – First two teams playing arrive
9:30 am – Game #1 begins
11:00 am – Second two teams playing arrive
11:15 am – Game #1 conclusion / Game #2 begins
1:00 pm – Camp conclusion
*Note: No lunch provided Sunday
Camper to Staff Ratio
We make every effort to have an excellent counselor to camper ratio. This ensures quality instruction and individual attention. UNC Elite Prospect Camps are limited to only 48 players per camp. Coaches include UNC coaches and former or current Tar Heels.
Gear: Each camper receives an individually numbered Nike Dri-Fit camp shirt. Official Carolina Baseball game hats and various other Nike baseball items may be purchased during registration and at other times during camp from our camp store.
Quality Facilities: Carolina Baseball Camps are held at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium, which is located in the heart of the campus of The University of North Carolina.
Campers attending the Elite Prospect Camp will receive a standard written assessment from his assigned coach. Our staff does not “grade” the camper, but critiques the camper on his abilities and tries to make suggestions on how to improve. UNC coaches do not complete these evaluations.
Carolina Baseball Camps are privately owned and operated and not affiliated with the University of North Carolina. All of UNC baseball camps are committed to following and abiding by all NCAA rules, policies and regulations. All Carolina Baseball Camps or clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).