RJM posted:R Alvarez posted:RJM posted:
Coaches do not send personalized camp invitations to their camps with a phone number requesting you call off a blind email. The program sends a form letter that looks very personalized. My dog once received what looked like a personalized camp invite after I filled out an online recruiting form in his name. I was trying to prove a point to a parent who thought their potential D2 prospect son was being recruited by one of the top D1 programs in the country.
If the coach has seen the player perform, he’s impressed and then the player makes contacts the coach might provide his phone number. If the player is previously recommended as a “must see” by a reliable baseball contact the coach might include his phone number. If the player is a huge local name the coach may be aware of him and provide his phone number.
But coaches do not provide their phone number to blind contacts.
Don't be so quick to say "NEVER" RJM. It's a strong word and it's a bit dissmisive. Coaches DO communicate with players and DO provide phone numbers when they are interested in a player. I know from personal experience with my son. A phone number is not a social security number. It's a phone number. My son received more than a few emails with coaches sharing their number. Why is that so unbelievable to you? An invite to a camp, a request to share a schedule, and sharing a phone number happened in our world. That's our reality. You are not a "blind contact" when the coach has taken the time to review the players video, summer stats, grades, test scores, etc. I will admit this did not happen at the D1 level, but it happened more than a few times with regard to coaches at the D3 level.
You must have a reading comprehension problem. Or you see what you want to see and not what is written. Your response is completely irrelevant to my post stating coaching do not make their phone number available to blind contacts. I explained they would have to be interested in some manner.
When you get down to the mediocre and doormat D3’s who are desperate the procedures might be different. Baseball may be so irrelevant at these schools they don’t have a recruiting budget. But not many players want to play for a doormat at the lowest level?
By the way, did you lose some letters in your name? Check the lost and found.
As I have said before, any player who is able to play college baseball, at any level, should be applauded. Any coach who leads his players and inspires them to be great people in the game of life, should be applauded. i don't understand what your fascination is in trying to put down D3 schools all the time. Again, my son did receive emails from coaches (not just standard camp invites) providing their numbers, asking him to call if he had any questions. Others emailed him asking when was a good time for them to call my son. These schools were high academic schools that were not as you say, "doormats." They were not "irrelevant." They did have recruiting budgets. They didn't play at "the lowest level."
It would serve you well to read the sticky, "reminders of HSBaseballWeb Manners and More." I don't believe your response was consistent with the purpose and tone of this site. Your response did not add anything to the conversation. It was simply a low brow attack that has no place on here. I will take the high road and chalk is up to you just having a bad day. good luck from a newbie!