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2013 Mid-America Winter Showcase

Coach Johann ·
2013 Mid America Winter ShowcaseNov 23rd, Kent State University Field House, Kent, Ohio. The 2013 Mid-America Winter Baseball Showcase is the premier winter event to be seen and evaluated by dozens of college recruiters and pro-scouts. Coaches...
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Premier Summer Teams Tryouts McKinney Marshals

Marshals Baseball ·
Final Tryouts 15U-18U Marshals Summer 2018 teams SUMMER SELECT TEAM TRYOUTS WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Saturday, January 20 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Richardson Pearce High School Baseball Field 1600 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080 BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water We are called the McKinney Marshals, but we have teams and athletes across the Metroplex and North Texas. Athletes come to play with us from across the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Teams practice in...
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Premier summer teams North Texas - Marshals 15-18U

Marshals Baseball ·
Final Tryouts 15U-18U Marshals Summer 2018 teams SUMMER SELECT TEAM TRYOUTS WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Saturday, January 20 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Richardson Pearce High School Baseball Field 1600 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080 BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water We are called the McKinney Marshals, but we have teams and athletes across the Metroplex and North Texas. Athletes come to play with us from across the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Teams practice in...
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College Recruiting Q&A w/ Our Lady of the Lake University Coach Bryan Aughney

UnderRecruited ·
Bryan Aughney is the Assistant Baseball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio Texas. Here is a Q&A by UnderRecruited Preps to help high school student-athletes learn about navigating the college recruiting process. Q: How does the college recruiting process work? We identify our needs as a program and then we go find what fits our need as well as our university and program. We know who we are, we know what kind of student athletes we can attract so we try to...
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McKinney Marshals 2019 Select Teams

Marshals Baseball ·
We want to make sure you know about the upcoming tryout this weekend . Although we are called the McKinney Marshals, our teams are comprised of players from across the Metroplex and North Texas, and those teams practice at fields and facilities across the northern part of the Dallas area – Plano, Carrollton, Richardson, Dallas and Frisco. Tryout details this weekend are as follows: What: Tryout for McKinney Marshals Select Baseball Ages: 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Where: Kelly Field (2000 Kelly...
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Are College Camps Wort It?

baseball_swagg ·
Hey guys, had a quick question about a pretty gray area, college camps. I'm a high school pitcher, and one of my top schools emailed my coach. A few days later, I get an email to an 'Elite Prospect' camp for the same school, pretty expensive. However, if it has a legitimate value, or say recruitment chances, I will be more than glad to invest in it. Are these camps a revenue outlet, or do they actually have some recruiting value? Would my situation make it any different? There are less...
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Baseball Playing Opportunities for Ages 17-26 via VMarlins

VMarlins ·
If you are a player looking to play collegiate, international, or professional baseball then look at all the avenues we provide and the results we have for those who participate in our program. Qualifications are as follows: Respect Others, Respect Self, Respect the Game. We have provided a weblink below to explore. Call anytime. Frank Fulton, GM VMarlins, 4344894544. http://www.vmarlins.com/If_This_is_You..php
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Juco Scholarship Question

2017_Grad ·
Hello, I am a senior in HS, and a local D2 JUCO head coach had recently attended one of my fall ball games, we talked after the game and he said he liked what he saw. He also said that he can give a max of $1000 to the athletes - he verbally offered me the $1000 on the spot, but I've read that the majority of D2 JUCO baseball scholarships are normally close to full rides. Is this true? Or is this a situation of funding with the school? I appreciate the help in advance. Thank You
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Don't sign a Voluntary Withdrawal Form

Rick at Informed Athlete ·
This post is prompted by a call I received recently. I understand that an athlete may feel a ton of pressure if they're in an exit meeting with the coaching staff and they are being told something along the lines of "We don't see you ever playing for us and it would be better if you transfer. We'll help with your transfer if you sign this Voluntary Withdrawal Form." However, my advice is to never sign a Voluntary Withdrawal Form if the athlete can handle that pressure - especially if the...
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The 411 on helping your son play College Baseball

Rocky Alvarez ·
Below is an article I wrote after going through the recruiting process with my son the last two years. I hope it answers many of your questions. http://jobapalooza.net/how-to-help-your-son-play-college-baseball-get-a-college-baseball-scholarship/
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Ripken Fan ·
Swagg: Welcome to the site. From your profile I see you are a 2021 RHP. It's early in the recruiting game, unless you are in the small % that the P5 are looking at. I would have a better vibe if the college had CALLED, not e-mailed your HS coach. At your stage I would look to find a third party (PG or UA) or an inexpensive showcase that can get your measurables (MPH , primarily) for pitching. I think "school specific" camps are good, later on. After attending $$ showcases, tournaments , etc,...
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Chico Escuela ·
Did your son attend this fielding camp after the school/coach had expressed serious interest? I ask because often when my son emails a school, he gets an email response that is really just a form camp invitation. I assume going to a camp in that case is unlikely to generate real interest from a school, unless a player really offers something pretty extraordinary?
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Zia2021 ·
Welcome to the site! My player is also a 2021, and I can tell you that lots of D1 schools are actively recruiting rising sophomores right now (especially pitchers). We were at a big 15u tournament last week that had dozens of colleges scouting the games, including P5 and mid-level schools. So it is possible that this school is interested in you specifically since they emailed your coach. That being said, it is also true that many college "prospect camps" are money makers. You should ask your...
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Ripken Fan ·
Chico: Son was on the radar with school and had e-mail communication (probably at least once every 6 or so weeks) with the coach. He had become a "high follow" with coach once he ran fastest 60 at a Showball showcase with 225 players in December. Coach sent son nice personalized e-mail which really changed him from "camper" to prospect. The camp was during President's Day or MLK weekend, and a hitting camp the day before (same coach) was full. Unlike previous meetings with this specific...
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JABMK ·
Camps are tricky. You could go to most team's camp and see 100 kids with that one group of 5-6 players grouped together. That group will be the "recruits". The challenge is to know whether you are being considered for that group. Typically the "emails" are marketing to get $$. My 2015's experience was if a RC said to him that they liked his play and wanted all the coaches to see him then the camp was considered. This camp was also used as our unofficial visit opportunity and would go to the...
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FriarFred ·
Swagg - Welcome to the site. I agree with Ripken and the other posters to find some inexpensive camps to "get your feet wet" and get some measurable's first unless you know that the school has you on their board already. I would also suggest multi-school camps to increase your exposure to many coaches at a cheaper price. I believe that once a school has shown legit interest in you then the individual school camp makes good sense, but not until you have had some sort of dialog with the...
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fenwaysouth ·
Swagg, You mentioned your "coach" in your post. I assume this is either your high school or travel coach. Have you asked him as you are getting started on this recruiting journey? We all have to start somewhere. For us, it was son's national travel coach who opened some doors and showed us the ropes until we were able to zero in on what exactly son wanted, and what schools were looking for someone like him. His travel coach was a great sounding board as he had been through this countless...
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Zia2021 ·
Great point. I recommended he ask his HS coach in my original post because I thought that’s who the school had emailed. I should’ve said to speak with whichever coach they emailed. Like FenwaySouth, our travel coach has been the main point of contact for all 5 of the kids who have committed from our team so far.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Swagg, personally, I wouldn't recommend attending any college camp without speaking to one of the coaches beforehand. As a rising sophomore, college coaches are not permitted to call you directly, but they can talk to you if you call them. That kind of phone call is typically arranged by your travel or high school coach. If you can get the coach on the phone, there's a decent chance that he's serious about recruiting you. Once on the phone you can ask him if he thinks your talent level plays...
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baseballhs ·
It really depends on the school. My son has been to three college camps without talking to the coaches or being identified first. Two of the camps he was asked to stay and tour the facilities (pre new rules) and began conversations with them after the coaches followed up with my son’s coach. The 3rd camp was a waste of time and they didn’t even look at him. My son sent some video the next day and they called his coach...they didn’t even know he was at the camp. It was run by players and...
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Iowamom23 ·
There’s great advice on here about showcases, etc. I will add that my 2018 and a HS teammate were both invited to a P5 college camp their sophomore year the same way—through HS coach. Went and received an evaluation in the mail with essentially a “don’t call us, well call you” note on it regarding recruiting. Two years later, my son is throwing 90, same school invited him to another camp. He went, they offered that day and we just finished orientation. His teammate had the same experience. A...
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Shoveit4Ks ·
If it helps you advance your chances of an offer, then do it. Location, cost and communication from the school are what would move me to attend. Bear in mind that these are fundraisers to pay their community coaches and cover other costs so while emails and calls are made to HS/travel coaches, these are more cattle calls than true prospect invites.
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cabbagedad ·
Tons of great info given here already. I second what Midatlanticdad says... get some dialog from the school prior to the event. Ask some specific questions about where they may have seen you, what they like/don't like, what their interest level may be, etc. Between this and more feedback from your coach, you will get a much better idea of whether there is genuine interest or just another camp invite to generate $$. It is usually a better sign of some specific interest when they go thru your...
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cabbagedad ·
Having reread your OP... First, a question... is it safe to assume the school is in state or nearby? Second, to try to answer your question "what would be the best route to actually get recruited?", it is different for everyone. It is usually some combination of finding the right travel team, selecting the right events, having the right instructors, etc., but can be made to work with any budget. It depends largely on your talent level and what you want from a school. It usually requires a...
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baseball_swagg ·
Thanks guys for all the insight. I’ll definitely take this into consideration, hopefully it’ll work out as it should. Best of luck to all
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baseball_swagg ·
The camp is a 4 day camp, and the school is a short drive away. I personally feel as a player it would be a great opportunity given the location and the exposure. I just want to make sure I spend my dollars in the best, most prospective opportunities. Has Prep Baseball Report showcases been a good third party event? There is one near me, would it be better as a rising sophomore to invest in that? Thanks to you and everyone else who has given feedback!
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TPM ·
FYI. In some situations, if the camp is advertised as elite for hitters and or pitchers, they are run by the HC, PC, RC. Other camps are usually run by volunteer assistant (thats part of their job) and players. These invitations usually are generated from interest either from the coach or the recruit and are smaller than regular camps. However, some camps are excellent in instruction and should be considered if the cost is reasonable.
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Zia2021 ·
Depends on what kind of rep PBR has in your state, and which specific event even in a good state. In my state and surrounding states, PBR is good and has one “main” showcase event each year that draws the most scouts. They offer several other showcase options in our state but those other options are not well scouted at all. Those showcases will at least give you your measurables, but there may be less expensive options for those in your state. My 2021 is doing a PBR showcase this year, but...
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CaCO3Girl ·
A 4 day camp is unusual. I'd ask your coaches what they think.
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russinfortworth ·
Son is heading to the Vandy camp next week. I'll report back "if" I get information..........14 y/o thinks I'm on a need to know basis (and I guess we've created this monster by telling him that this is "his journey").
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baseballhs ·
Best camp we’ve ever been to hands down. He will be wiped out. &:30-8:30.
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TPM ·
Thats depends on the type of camp it is. Prospect camps can be 1 to 2 days and youth camps are usually 4 days.
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ARCEKU21 ·
Pulling back up an old thread as we are now trying to determine if going to elite prospect type camps are worth it. My son, a 2023, is pondering 3 of the prospect camps he has recently been invited to. They are all P5 schools. He has talked to two of the schools on the phone (they reached out to his showcase coach and asked for him to call them). One of the schools is in his top 5 list of schools and they seemed to be the most interested. He has actually spoken to them on the phone several...
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baseballhs ·
If they have asked you to call as a freshman. They are recruiting and it’s worth going.
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PABaseball ·
Unless he hasn't been playing fall ball or isn't 100% right now I would go to the camps of the two schools that called him. They are 100% useful in this situation - when a coach invites personally. If nothing comes of the camp don't sweat it, just two more schools you can cross off the list for now. Considering your son has been a freshman for not even two months I'm sure plenty of other schools will be interested if he is getting P5 calls already.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
I would agree with this
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PitchingFan ·
That last paragraph is correct legally but not correct completely. You can still attend campus and watch practice, meet players, see coaches and have indirect conversations with them. So there are ways around the rules if the coaches/you know how to use them. They can be given a tour of facilities just not by coaches. So you can do everything you used to do just in a different way. It is done every week on almost every campus around the US.
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Zia2021 ·
Pitching fan is right. My original response was written last year right after the rule change went into effect and nobody knew how it was going to play out.
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Re: The 411 on helping your son play College Baseball

RJM ·
I’ll admit my first reaction was, “Oh boy! Another new poster who thinks he’s going to educate us morons here” while rolling my eyes. But I started reading with an open mind. There’s a lot of very general information. There’s also a significant amount of incorrect information. When I saw the recommendation of a recruiting service I stopped reading. By the way club baseball at a large university is not unofficial D1 baseball.
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Rocky Alvarez ·
It may not have helped you, or you may not like recruiting services, but I found this particular one to be very helpful. I spend very little of the article talking about the service and I say in the article that if you don't do the heavy lifting, the recruiting service will not get your son to play baseball, but it does have value. I would have never found the schools I did with the service's suggestions of what schools my son was a good fit at. It would have taken me forever to find out...
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Rocky Alvarez ·
By the way, I never said Club baseball was "unofficial D1 baseball." It's perfectly clear that I stated club baseball is not sanctioned by the universities. It's put together by the players who want to keep playing baseball with their friends. I even said the teams are funded by the players. Again, tell me all these things that I know for a fact, that my son and I experienced, that are untrue. Stop doing drive bys brother. Bring something to the table of value. If you disagree about anything...
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Rocky Alvarez ·
...and no one here is "educating" anyone. We are simply sharing information that worked for us. No one is talking down to anyone. I have learned a lot through this site over the years. I just wanted to share.
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PitchingFan ·
Also not a fan of recruiting services but if you have the money, spend it. I just feel there are better ways to invest your money. I also believe you send your stats in a small ration because coaches do want to know if you can hit. If you are hitting less than .300 in high school you probably can't hit in college and if you have a 9 era in high school you probably cannot pitch in college. It is not heavily weighed but it is information. I also do not believe club ball is anywhere near the...
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DesertDuck ·
Good little overview, Rocky. Nice of you to take the time to share your thoughts and experiences. Should be very helpful to those just starting their journey and looking for a general overview to get them pointed in the right direction. Don't get too worked up over rjm's comments and lack of detail when picking your work apart. Drive-by's are just his style. If he can't relate it to his personal or his kids 'all world, championship experiences' he'll just swing and run. Take a look at his...
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d-mac ·
I’ve always been opposed to recruiting services but one of my son’s football teammates used one last year and went from being recruited by D2’s to multiple D1 scholarship offers and preferred walk on offers from numerous top end SEC and Big 12 schools. The kid was 6’4 with the longest arms I’ve ever seen and a huge frame so I’m sure that played a large role. But, nothing started happening until they used the recruiting service very late in the game.
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Iowamom23 ·
So I do have some criticisms, but I'll try to keep them productive and focused. 1. Is this the only place you posted this? It appears to be a jobs web site and I'm not sure that's the right audience for people seeking baseball scholarships. It suggests to me (and I doubt you intended this) that if you don't have a job, a baseball scholarship might be a way to go to help your kid with college. Otherwise, I'm not sure how this is an appropriate venue for the piece. 2. It's too long. I run an...
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Rocky Alvarez ·
Ptchingfan: Again, my article was for folks who want their kids to continue playing after high school. My point was not that Club Baseball was on a par with NCAA baseball, but rather for those kids who just love the game and their priority is academics, they can still play baseball after high school, and they don't need to worry about missing practices, schedules, etc. Club ball is simply just for those who love the game and dont want to stop playing. Obviously, if you are not required to...
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RJM ·
And everyone here knows you have an attitude. I wasn’t going to bother since the errors should be obvious to anyone but a rookie. But I guess I’m being challenged to slice and dice the article. The first section is about kiddie ball. No one becomes a college prospect in kiddie ball on a small field. Most college players were preteen stars. But many preteen stars don’t even make their high school team. Many parents can’t recognize the difference between the physical early bloomer of a 5”8”...
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Rocky Alvarez ·
1. Is this the only place you posted this? It appears to be a jobs web site and I'm not sure that's the right audience for people seeking baseball scholarships. It suggests to me (and I doubt you intended this) that if you don't have a job, a baseball scholarship might be a way to go to help your kid with college. Otherwise, I'm not sure how this is an appropriate venue for the piece. It doesn't appear to be a jobs site, it is a jobs site. Who cares where I posted it. That's irrelevant. I...
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Rocky Alvarez ·
Pitchingfan: Again, coaches are not interested in your son's stats. They need to see him with their own eyes. What does hitting .300 mean? Was it against quality pitching? Does he play in a mecca of great baseball with amazing competition? Does he pitch against the great teams or is he the kid they put in against not so good teams? They do care about metrics. 60 time, exit velo, pitching velocity, different types of pitches, height and weight, grades, test scores, etc. They don't care that...
 
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