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Perfect Game Rankings

Dadcoach ·
My son recently competed with his team at one of the biggest PG events in Sept, winning the National Championship in AZ. As a 2016 graduating pitcher he was ranked very high on the All Tourney team and we have seen an increase in quality D1 recruiting...
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PG WWBA, National Championship, Etc.

ILIndians ·
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3yc...ndiansTRFv090213.pdf The Illinois Indians Travel Baseball Club is currently looking for a few more high-level student-athletes to complete our rosters for the following upcoming events: Sept 12-15 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Underclass) 15U – 17U Sept 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Upperclass) 16U – 18U Sept 27-29 in Cedar Rapids, IA Perfect Game WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship 16U –...
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PG WWBA, EvoShield Nat'l Championship, Etc.

ILIndians ·
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3yc...ndiansTRFv090213.pdf The Illinois Indians Travel Baseball Club is currently looking for a few more high-level student-athletes to complete our rosters for the following upcoming events: Sept 12-15 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Underclass) 15U – 17U Sept 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Upperclass) 16U – 18U Sept 27-29 in Cedar Rapids, IA Perfect Game WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship 16U –...
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PG EvoShield Nat'l Championship

ILIndians ·
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3yc...ndiansTRFv090213.pdf The Illinois Indians Travel Baseball Club is currently looking for a few more high-level student-athletes to complete our rosters for the following upcoming events: Sept 12-15 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Underclass) 15U – 17U Sept 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Upperclass) 16U – 18U Sept 27-29 in Cedar Rapids, IA Perfect Game WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship 16U –...
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PG WWBA, EvoShield Nat'l Championship

ILIndians ·
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3yc...ndiansTRFv090213.pdf The Illinois Indians Travel Baseball Club is currently looking for a few more high-level student-athletes to complete our rosters for the following upcoming events: Sept 12-15 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Underclass) 15U – 17U Sept 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Upperclass) 16U – 18U Sept 27-29 in Cedar Rapids, IA Perfect Game WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship 16U –...
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Player Development roadmap for my 2024 Grad Year son - sure could use some advice

mjd-dad ·
Sure could use some advice from coaches that offer guidance to players, or from parents that have navigated this journey before me. My only son is a 2024 grad year multi-sport student athlete entering 8th grade. He just now finished his 12u 50/70 travel ball with a trip to Cooperstown Dreams Park - so much fun. Moving up to 60/90 full time this fall. The kid loves to play, just about any sport, however his interest is greatest with baseball. Over the last few years in youth travel baseball,...
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Recruiting/Future help

jaylu0204 ·
My son is a 2021 LHP. He isn't committed anywhere and has some recruiting interest from some major D1s in our area. He plays for the preimere showcase team in our state. We finished in the Top 10 nationall by PG and advanced to the finals of one of its biggest summer events. He's 6'0, 190. Velo tops at 87 (once last October) and he will cruise anywhere from 83-85. Runs a 7-flat 60, 93 mph exit velo w/ wood off a tee. That's my son. Here's our story. And let me apologize in advance for how...
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PG Pitching Rules

What? ·
I want to know if the rule for an ineligible player is it a forfeit of the game (after posting a $100 with PG ) or According to NFHS Rule 3.1.1: An ineligible player on defense shall be replaced immediately upon discovery by the umpire or either team . Once discovered by teams, umpires, or PG Staff, the umpire & Official Scorekeeper will confirm eligibility with Tournament Headquarters. If deemed ineligible, team will have the opportunity to remove player from game. The replacement...
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Heading to PG 2016 WWBA 2017 Grads/17U National Championship

chf_mom ·
Very excited for our 2017 RHP who will participate in the WWBA 17U Nat. Championship starting later this week. This will be his first PG tournament and we are looking forward to the competition he will face and the opportunity to show his skills. He has been corresponding with his list of college coaches, many who plan to be there, and has sent them his game schedule. Any other advice or must-dos? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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PG Super 25 16U Qualifier Win - Team Going To Jet Blue in Ft. Myers

Gov ·
Exciting weekend for my 2018's Slammers-Coyote team winning the Ohio Valley Region PG Super 25 berth to the 16U PG Super 25 National Tournament at Jet Blue in Ft. Myers. Boys played really well and they are looking forward to playing some of the top national teams. PG Staff, the PG Ohio director and his staff ran an exceptional event! Your organization was well represented. During the tourney we reached out to the Ohio State Coach Greg Beals and he was incredibly generous to offer a facility...
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Perfect Game PGBA nonsense in Texas

free=good ·
So my son's 16U team has played 3 PGBA events in Texas this summer and was signed up and paid for this weekend's DFW College Classic. I checked the PG site this morning to see if the schedule was out yet and noticed we're not on it anymore (we were there last night). I alert our head coach who calls the tournament director only to be told, "sorry, don't have room for you." No call or email proactively, we have to reach out to be told we've been screwed. We've made hotel arrangements, I had...
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PG WWBA

pnw2017 ·
I have a few questions regarding the 17u wwba in july. How many college coaches roughly? How many on average per game? Which conferences will be there? How many schools send multiple coaches?
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Value of different PG events

free=good ·
Would like opinions on the value of the different PG events. My 2019 is scheduled to play several PG events this summer (listed below) but I'm wondering how valuable these events are in terms of exposure. Is he better off doing a showcase or will these events generate interest in him from coaches? Generally speaking he wants to play his college ball in the state of Texas so playing at Tx State, U of Houston, TCU and Sam Houston (plus a non-PG Baylor event) seems to make sense to me but are...
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PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

wsoxfanatic ·
My son received an invite to the PG pitcher/catcher showcase to be held this February at the Cedar Rapids facility.  I found some older threads on this event, so I apologize if I'm re-hashing old information; just looking for some refreshed data. We haven't done much in the way of showcases or camps. His club team hosts a couple of organized exposure "clinics/camps" where they invite several D1, D2 schools to attend which the majority of them do. They also play...
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PG Grade/Top Prospect List Chances?

Dingerswag1223 ·
Before I begin, please don't mind my username as this account was not made recently and I was not thinking about a more appropriate way to name it. Anyhow, I am a 2020 RHP/SS who recently went to an underclass Perfect Game showcase. I ran a 7.45 60 with a 1.77 10 SPL (not the best runner). However, I had a good round of fielding during the workout and topped at 82 mph across the infield. I didn't boot anything either, and all my throws were relatively accurate. I didn't have the best round...
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Single mom of a freshman catcher looking for some helpful tips

confusedbaseballmom ·
My son is a freshman catcher and we are basically blindly guiding ourselves through the best routes to meet the goal of college ball. I’ve always tried to keep things in perspective as best as I can with him reminding him to have a backup plan, but we’ve been approached by former MLB players, college coaches, high school coaches, etc for the past 4 years or so with compliments on how advanced he is at his position and how he has the natural skills to make it to the next level. He’s played...
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2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

JeffnNYC ·
My son is a 2019 6'4" 205lb hit and hit-for-power 3B/RHP with 7.2 speed . He attends an academically rigorous independent boarding school and is a solid student (3.2/ACT~25) who has taken seven AP and/or IB courses, as well as Physics, Chemistry, Calc, Econ, Stats, and Spanish 5. He's also a very mature kid and has travelled extensively internationally. He's been a three sport varsity athlete since his freshman year and quarterbacked the football team this past fall. Coaches/Scouts say...
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AZ Fall Classic Junior/Senior All Academic Game

SanDiegoRealist ·
First off, is there a feature where one can search the forums? I can't seem to find that function anywhere and I have to think someone has asked this question already...but here it goes: Besides the obvious academic standards a player has to meet in order to be eligible to play in one of the AZ Fall Classic All-Academic tryout and game (Must have at least a 3.7 GPA OR an ACT score of 27 or higher OR SAT score of 1700 is the minimum for tests taken prior to Jan 2016. 1200 (new scoring system)...
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Next steps - guidance needed!

MWdad ·
First time poster...I've been stalking the site for awhile and appreciate all of the great info! It has truly helped me guide my 2020 LHH Catcher as he chases his dream. His dream is to play for a school in the south at the highest level possible w/ highest academics possible. He plays for a top travel team in Midwest and is just beginning his recruiting process. He does have interest from a few mid-tier D1 programs in Midwest but has been seen by very few outside of the Midwest to this...
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2022's 1st PG event, Tournament MVP

Tug Tide ·
First post here, I found this site a few months ago and have been very impressed with the vast amount of info here. I'd like to do a bit of proud dad bragging here. My 2022 (13yrs old) son played in his first PG 14u tournament at LP recently. It was a fantastic weekend for him both offensively and defensively. He didn't have his best outing on the mound, that's ok though. His team won the tournament (40 teams) and he was selected as Tournament MVP. In 6 games he was 10/19, with 3 singles, 5...
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BOF ·
Congrats. You are doing the right thing getting him to events where he can be seen and by performing well will get him noticed. PG rankings, in general, come from attending their showcase events where players are evaluated and get a specific PG rank. Does it help? Yes. Is it necessary? No. It all comes down to time and budget, Players at the high end of their scale get invited to their invitation only events which are very helpful. Good Luck.
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Re: Recruiting/Future help

3and2Fastball ·
My son is a 2021 also, but doesn't pitch (he's a 3B/1B), and plays for one of the best travel programs in our state.... So I'm familiar with that age group & the way things are working w/ recruiting etc your kid has the "golden ticket" (lefty pitcher) & I applaud you for shutting him down when the shoulder issue came up. There are a lot of 2021's out there throwing mid 80's these days. Every top travel team has several of them, and there are many throwing upper 80's/low 90's (i.e.
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smokeminside ·
I've found that comparing my kid's recruiting experience to his teammates' was a gateway move to dependency on antipsychotic drugs. 3/2 gave you great advice. I'd focus on patience, while still pursuing as many options as possible, AND getting an ACT/SAT tutor. That score can go up significantly with the right preparation.
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cabbagedad ·
I echo much of what 3n2 said. You seem to have a pretty good awareness of what's up and you seem to have him in a good situation with a well connected travel org and he is getting attention, albeit no solid D1 offers. The few red flags I see are tied to panic. He's a soph and you have already had a "revenge tour" and you are reacting to others on his travel org getting offers already. A soph in HS and you're already planning a redshirt year in college. Take it down a notch. I'm guessing part...
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jaylu0204 ·
Great reply that I needed to hear. You're exactly right. He's fine. He's a typical weirdo lefty. He thinks he's the best pitcher in the country and, that (Major Division I) is completely ignorant for not offering him. He'll always have that confidence. The "panic" is from me. Deep down, I know that it's going to be OK. But you're right, he got early attention and it didn't quite materialize yet. I left out the fact that the RC at the SEC power told the showcase director that he thinks the...
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RJM ·
I’m on board with the responses. As a lefty D1’s are probably looking for him to hit 87/88 consistently. If he was right handed it would be 90. It’s great your son is dominating the hitters he ‘s facing. It’s good for his confidence. But the college coaches aren’t necessarily gauging him against those hitters. They’re looking at his tools and trying to project if he will get college hitters out. And you’re right about if he were 6’2”. Is he done growing? Are his growth plates still open?
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fenwaysouth ·
JayLu0204, Thanks for posting. So I think you'll discover that your approach, history and results are not that unique. Actually, I found myself reading your post and thinking..."yeah, I've been there and I remember going through exactly that". Nothing you posted surprised me at all. I'm not sure you know this but, ge tting recruited to play college baseball at any level is ridiculously hard. Listen, my kid was the second-to-last kid on his national travel team to commit. Guess what? I...
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Scott Munroe ·
Food for thought....do not give up on shooting for a P5 school....LHP's live in a different world. They usually develop slower than others and coachs know that. Ensuring your son is healthy is the most imporatant thing right now.
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PABaseball ·
Your son can still be a P5 prospect, schools are just looking for more consistency at this point. Topping at 87 then 83 then 86 then 84 is a bigger issue than 85 every time he takes the mound. The velo differences probably tell coaches that he is either injured or doesn't have proper routine/training to maintain that peak performance yet. It sounds like the latter, and it sounds like they are still interested, just waiting for him to correct that part. If he doesn't have it yet, get him in a...
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2020Lefty ·
My sons' story is very similar in terms of velocity, growth, etc. Everyone above gave good advise. My only add would be to look at a different P5 conference. Our experience was that ACC & SEC were looking for large kids, can't change that. Shop in a different area. A lefty in the upper 80's will find a good home with a good offer, IMO. Be patient, make a list of target schools, reach out to different areas. Be open to this part. If you son projects an attitude, attempt to kill it! Being...
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BOF ·
He's a lefty and going to be a pitcher in college so forget all the other stuff. He is a "potential" P-5 candidate, but be aware P-5 programs are very demanding and only the best play. Higher reward, but higher risk. Better to be a big fish in a winning program than a small fish in a demanding P5 IMO, as I many of my son's friends who went that route flamed out and transferred. Develop a plan and work the plan. Make a list of preferred programs 30-50 and make a list of recruiting and head...
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2020-RHP-Dad ·
"RC of local major D1 contacts showcase director and invites him to their prospect camp the next weekend." "Gets a call from showcase guy a week later and is told he needs to go to the camp. " Always like to hear pitcher experiences. As my user name indicates, my son is a 2020 RHP. Similar to your son, my son was the only freshman on a top 6A varsity team in Texas and did well (he was pitching against full grown major D1 commits that spring when previously he had only pitched against 8th...
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jaylu0204 ·
The Ft. Myers deal was kind of a fluke thing I think. RC saw something on twitter about him and invited him to camp. The other was due to our showcase director. He hit 87 in an all-star game on Tuesday. Wednesday, he puts in the call to the PC. Saturday he came to watch. Those are the only two times a coach has specifically contacted someone about my son.
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RJM ·
Don’t worry about how much he does or doesn’t pitch in high school. His exposure to college coaches will be in the summer. College coaches are mostly busy right now coaching. It’s MLB scout’s who show up at high school games. But if your son isn’t in high demand for college ball yet it’s not time to worry about pro ball. The scouts are looking at the 90+ high school pitchers.
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2019Dad ·
To echo what BOF said, for a pitcher, I don't think the P5 thing is quite as important. Looking at the Fangraphs 2019 draft board current rankings,, the first college pitcher on it is George Kirby of Elon, the second is Jackson Rutledge of San Jacinto JC, the third is Alex Manoah of West Virginia (a P5), the fourth is Seth Johnson of Campbell. Or look at last year's Cy Young voting. In the AL, of the top 4, Snell was a HS pick, but Verlander went to Old Dominion, Kluber went to Stetson, and...
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57special ·
Yep. Most of D1 can be a rat race, but the kid's we know that went to the big time baseball schools are struggling to get any playing time. Sometimes you are better off playing at a mid major, and getting off the bench. If you produce, they will find you.
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BOF ·
My advice is always to use baseball as a vehicle to get into schools he might not get into academically and use it as leverage. He is likely not going to play pro-ball so use baseball to find the right college home that fits his profile. Also go to a winning program as it is a lot more fun than loosing and find a head coach that is going to help him grow into a man, not necessarily a better baseball player, his pitching coach should do the baseball part. Also most HS players (and their...
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2020-RHP-Dad ·
Yes, that is worth repeating. As they say, be careful what you wish for because you might get it. Major college sports is a full-time job with lots of overtime. As I've heard many times, there is no such thing as a college baseball scholarship.
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Go44dad ·
Hey Jay, Lots of good advice above from experienced people. If you have been reading the board for awhile, you have read all of above before. And it is all good advice. To what you (your son) should be focusing on? Health first and foremost, combined with strength, mobility and conditioning. My recommendation is to go to Eric Cressey or an Eric Cressey like experienced PT / CSCS that has a lot of experience with pitchers. Get your son a movement assessment and a bio-mechanical assessment and...
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baseballhs ·
Be patient. It is hard not to panic. I remember being exactly the same thinking, my son just killed it against other D1 powerhouse commits, why did this coach just watch and not offer? Some schools are looking for specific things. Some schools talked to my son almost weekly for a year and never offered. He didn't commit until August after his sophomore year. I think for him, the number was 91. He had a couple offers before while hitting 90. He hit 91 3x and for the first time and he had guys...
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WestCoastPapa ·
It appears that your lefty pitcher has performed well in front of the right people. Impatience, frustration, worry all set in when the phone/texts/e-mails are not as plentiful as you'd like after seeing him do so well. My son was playing for a top level west coast travel ball team the summer before junior year. He absolutely went off at the travel team's prospect camp, which had over 30 college coaches (mainly D1) attending. Hit a ball out of a minor league stadium and hit the fence on two...
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letsgo!!! ·
You just really need to be patient and let the the velocity catch up with the talent. Though talented, your son is still young and I believe most P5 coaches need/want to see velocity in the high 8's before moving forward. A few years back my son's velo at 15 was low 80's. - Consistent work and development led to low 90's the summer prior to his senior year - while it may seem like power 5's aren't recruiting rising seniors, there were still Power 5 offers to be had.......so be...
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StrainedOblique ·
Lefty pitchers that can get outs get innings in College ball. Your son is young. He's left handed and he can pitch. He'll find a school to play for. There is nothing to worry about here other than his health and his grades. Health, Arm care is the number one priority for any potential college pitcher. Velocity is a measuring stick used by RC's and pro ball scouts to sort recruits and it can become important to players ( and parents ) but sometimes there is a price to pay for throwing a...
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MuskyShane ·
I read the first line of this reply to my wife and all she did was point at me and nod knowingly.
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keewart ·
Another thing you could work on with your son is the immaturity part. College coaches don't want problem players that don't show up to practice on time, not going to mandatory study hall, not making up work and tests from away games, etc. There are GPA minimums at some schools that are above the NCAA minimum. (So, not only do you have to get recruited by the school, and get accepted, you have to make the grades to STAY there !) Make sure you son is getting up on his own, with his own alarm...
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4arms ·
I’m looking for some advice on coach/player communication. I’ve read that the “earlier” you reach out to schools the better as long as you are close to entering High School. My son is in 8th grade, has had a heck of a year with showcase ball, and he’s been told by numerous coaches that barring any injury he should be able to play at the next level. My son reached out to two of his dream school’s assistant recruiting coaches and received a reply later in the day in the form of a prospect camp...
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baseballhs ·
He is young. Most replies will be firm letters to get kids to camps. It will take the effort of the college coach reaching out to his club coach and asking him to call to get real communication. That won’t happen from first emails. I would say to send short video clips and update new stats. That may get them out to see him at a tournament and from there, if they like him, he might be asked to call. It’s hard to project an 8th grader unless he is the very top percentage for the class. I just...
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JCG ·
The kids we've known who got college attention that young didn't need to do any outreach to college coaches. They played events like USA Baseball and the coaches came looking for them.
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PitchingFan ·
I would disagree with the earlier is better unless as we say here you have something to tell them about. If your kid is as another post says a 6' throwing 80 or hitting bombs on high school fields then you have something to tell them about. If he is throwing 70, then wait until you have something to tell them about. You don't want them to take you off a list because you persisted too early which they will do and it is harder to get back on the list. Unless you are talking I personally do not...
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4arms ·
Ok thank you. He’s definitely not throwing 95. His numbers are at the top in several categories (60, exit velo, infield velo) for his class according to PG. He’s been described as a young frame who’s highly projectable and is a “secondary” pitcher with velo 80-81mph. I guess I’ve read several pieces that say wait and they’ll find you and I’ve read to have a list and reach out. This is our first go around with this so we are trying to take all advice and stay ahead of the game.
 
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