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Headfirst? Stanford Camp? Unsure

AcademicsFirst ·
There is so much experience here on these boards, I just wanted to see what people thought who have gone through the process before.     My 2015 LHP has a 4.35 weighted and a 4.O unweighted GPA.  He just took the SAT in January and...
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Rising HS Sophomore Advice

12whitesox12 ·
This is my second post on the site. I received great advice from my first post, but I am still unclear about some things. I am a future sophomore with dreams and aspirations of playing at Notre Dame, going pro, etc. My freshman year was disappointing from a baseball standpoint. I was second-string under a player who was probably a little better than me. He threw harder than me and was well known by the coaches before the season. When I got opportunities I produced, but I was still a utility...
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Private Tryouts for Ages 10U-16U

Pro Source ·
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Re: Headfirst? Stanford Camp? Unsure

Branson Baseball ·
Your son has a great academic record! He's a fit academically for many, many schools...easily. Both Headfirst and Stanford have an extensive number of D1 and D3 academic schools. Either (or both) camps are a fit academically from my experience with our 2012 and this year with our 2016. Go to the camps/showcases where his schools are attending. Likely both of these camps could fit if his list is a national list of top D1 and D3 academic schools. The primary challenge I see based on your post...
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AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks Branson....yeah, that is what I was afraid of. Not sure it would be worth the $1k to send him to HeadFirst if he's still under 80mph. Wouldn't do a lot of good to spend that kind of money if he won't draw any Interest. Maybe just pick a few individual college camps and go to them. I think 78mph and 155-160 is a possibility by summer, but not sure if that wld spur any interest from schools like Tufts, Emory, or Liberal Arts schools like Haverford, Amherst or Middlebury, etc. i was even...
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BOF ·
The Stanford camp is not only about being seen and getting on the radar, but it is a learning experience about what college baseball is all about, living in a dorm, etc. For the value I would recommend Stanford over Headfirst. You can do a search here and see all kinds of information on both of them. I would also look into the Academic Game at the Arizona Fall Classic. He may not make the team but just trying out and getting on their list will get him exposure. You are actually in a great...
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BOF ·
Here is the D3 map. I believe there is a more better one than this. BishopLeftysdad would have it. Gives you a good visual on where the schools are. https://maps.google.com/maps/m...b3b44&dg=feature
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Re: Headfirst? Stanford Camp? Unsure

infielddad ·
I am going to come at this pretty directly. While I am a huge fan of the Stanford Camp, I would be concerned that, with its size and your son's velocity, he could get lost. On the schools listed, it seems unlikely to me that most of them are a baseball fit. CLU, P-P, Emory, Tufts, etc. and baseball for your son, at this level, seems remote. However, as BOF noted, there are top academic schools which most of us in CA. would be accused of calling fly over schools to get from our coast to the...
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fenwaysouth ·
Well said infieldad.....well said. I believe that is golden advice. I would attend the event that your son has the best chance to stand-out, and I don't think that is the Stanford camp. HeadFirst is more focused on traditional D3 schools. In the long run, he'll have some academic options but it would be nice to expand that universe and add some baseball in the mix as well. In addition, for some of the elite academic schools with low admissions rates your son will want beyond 1900. He needs a...
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MidAtlanticDad ·
AcademicsFirst, I would have your son do some research on the LHPs who are currently getting innings at the DIIIs he's interested in. Some will have Perfect Game profiles with their high school ht/wt and velocity numbers. He might even find some guys who have numbers similar to his. Of course, he'll have to dig a little deeper to find out how those guys have progressed since high school, but it will give him some context. His expectations of playing time are also a factor. His academics...
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cabbagedad ·
Be aware that many D3 academics carry large rosters and/or JV teams. Tuition is typically expensive and many coaches aren't shy about encouraging lots of academically qualified kids to attend their school and try out for the program even if they are only marginally qualified from a baseball standpoint. If getting playing time is important to your son, make sure he has detailed discussions with each coach as to what his realistic chances are.
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BOF ·
There is such a wealth of information here. Great stuff guys. Infielddad's advice is spot on. The other thing to consider is the schools pitching program. My son's program routinely takes marginal D1 kids and develop's them into draft picks. What a lot of people may not see is that it also takes borderline D3 kids and develops them into solid contributors.You get that in D3 ball because of the larger rosters. They get there of course by their own hard work, which is in the weight room,...
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AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks everyone...I knew I would get some great advice on here. The baseball team has a strength coach that works with them...as for his mechanics, he works out with a private coach and usually attends most of Jaegers camps. Bottom line is if he gets admitted to a school like UCLA, Hopkins, or Georgetown, he will probably go...and will just attempt to walk-on so he has some closure in his own mind. I don't see him deciding to go to some no-name school just for baseball. He has worked hard to...
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infielddad ·
AF, at the time our son got recruited, the D3 program was an absolutely "no name" to us and most everyone in his school It was also a "no name" to what turned out to be his roommate, recruited from Northridge. Our son went on to be drafted from the D3. His roommate is now with the FBI. The school's baseball program is now the top ranked program in D3, thanks in part to the contribution of BOF's son.. I think I understand what you might have meant about name recognition but it is also the...
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like2rake ·
AF - Go attend an Oxy and/or CMS game, take a look at the lefty pitchers, hopefully someone will be in the stands with a good radar gun. You might be very surprised at the true velocities....sub 80 MPH for lefties is not uncommon. There are very successful LHP in the Northwest Conference, even guys who made the All Conference team, who top out in games maybe at 81 - 82. The key is great location, movement, changing speeds, and maybe a funky delivery/arm slot. Good luck and keep at it!!
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AcademicsFirst ·
Definitely no disrespect meant Infield. Yes, I probably get too caught up in the rankings myself and only think of the big names, I myself graduated from Northridge, so I know it's not all about the name. its just so much to think about. We were at OU this summer visiting my dad and went on a tour. He can get $8k/yr in merit aid which would make OU cheaper than going in-state, but as much as I love Norman, he wouldn't play baseball at that level and part of me would like to see him strive...
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BOF ·
UCDavis is a great school, and is at the bottom of the BigWest, however they are recruiting as high a level D1 player they can find. Infielddad knows as much about the program as any since his son coached there. I would not waste too much time considering them from a baseball, perspective. His target schools should be based on what major he is interested in, what you describe could be a number of the Maryland area schools, Washington College leading the pack. Fenwaysouth and some others...
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cabbagedad ·
And BOF's post brings up another consideration... college club baseball. Schools such as Stanford, Cal Poly, Davis, UCSB, St Mary's, Cal, UCSD have club teams. This may be a great option if he has a challenging major and one of those schools happens to be a fit. http://www.clubbaseball.org/Teams.aspx
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Re: Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

BOF ·
This was 4 years ago, but I don't think it has changed much. Pitchers tryout in the bull pens with coaches watching. There are around 8 mounds in a row that the coaches are watching. There will be a primary coach with a gun at each mound grading the pitchers. You basically have to be in the top 50% to be selected for the game based on the numbers. They are not pre-selected as kids are coming from all over the country and so are the coaches so I am not sure how they could do this. You should...
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AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks BOF....I appreciate your insight as always!
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standballdad ·
Good luck to your son, my son will also be there for the Junior All Academic Game and tryout as a catcher. Glad to hear the rosters have not been set since we are also driving in from Socal for the event.
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BOF ·
Have them both relax and have fun. Just being on the tryout list will help them. True story, my son was on one of the interior mounds trying out, and I asked him how it went and he said "well I don't know how hard I was throwing, but it got the interest of the two coaches on either side of me as I saw them sneaking a reading from me a couple of pitches. His scout coach got two telephone calls during the tryout inquiring about him. So they will be seen before the evening game. Good luck to...
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Suds ·
While my son did not make the academic game, he not only had several colleges call/text him telling him they do not understand how he did not make it, but one of the schools that saw him during the try-out called and offered him! Originally Posted by AcademicsFirst: Hey Everyone.... Just wanted to see if anyone has gone through the tryouts for the Senior All Academic Game. Son is a LHP Senior in So. Calif. Foothill League and was invited to the tryout this coming Thursday, so just wanted to...
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Re: Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

standballdad ·
Originally Posted by Suds: While my son did not make the academic game, he not only had several colleges call/text him telling him they do not understand how he did not make it, but one of the schools that saw him during the try-out called and offered him! Originally Posted by AcademicsFirst: Hey Everyone.... Just wanted to see if anyone has gone through the tryouts for the Senior All Academic Game. Son is a LHP Senior in So. Calif. Foothill League and was invited to the tryout this coming...
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smokeminside ·
Academics first....how has your son's search turned out if you don't mind my asking?
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AZCollegeBallDad ·
My son had a very similar issue. He was a low 70's rhp late in his sophomore year. He went to throwing experts: Texas Baseball Ranch, AZ Baseball Ranch, and 212 Athlete to overcome his throwing issues, and develop a throw-training program that he could continue to work on. In 16 months his velo increased 12-14 mph. This is where I would put your money. Build the velo, then build the relationships one-by-one with the college coaches, at the schools that he is interested in. He attended...
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Re: Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

tequila ·
This is an old thread but I thought I might resurrect it for a minute and see if anyone has had experience with this event in the last few years. My 2019 is not currently on a team that will be playing in the Classic but I'm considering taking him for the Senior All-Academic tryout. He's a catcher and, in communication with the event organizer, they said there are typically around 35 that show up at this position and they take 6 or so for the game. Now I don't know if he'd be one of these...
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Gov ·
look up thread AZ fall classic.... The Canada team out of Vancouver is an excellent option. The HC routinely picks up players from all over to bolster his roster. Also,look at past years teams that have attended, you may see other teams you can call.
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tequila ·
Will do and thanks Gov! I looked up "Senior All-Academic tryout," which is where I found this thread, but haven't really started the team search yet. I appreciate it.
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Re: Rising HS Sophomore Advice

Branson Baseball ·
I responded previously. I'm a Domer. Go Irish! Three key things: 1) You're at a time and stage in the recruiting process where you can get better. Get better academically (e.g., standardized test scores, curriculum, etc.). And get better athletically (e.g., baseball skills, faster, stronger, etc.). Focus on this. Regardless of where you end up in college, you will have put your best foot forward. This Summer is a time to get better athletically. 2) Always cast a wide net regarding colleges.
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RJM ·
Be the best student you can be? Train to be the best baseball player you can be. Wanting to play at Notre Dame is a great goal. But you should be developing first. Then figure out where you fit. If it’s major conference D1 then Notre Dame is an option. But if not, there are many places at various levels of college ball to get a great education and have a quality college baseball experience. Good luck.
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stayfocused ·
"I am planning on starting a lawn mowing business to help alleviate the cost of exposure and travel baseball on my parents." You will get lots of good advice on here from lots of experienced parents. Above from your post to me as a huge plus for you. Way to go and I hope your mowing business is a success!! There is no other way for a kid your age to earn that kind of $$ per hour than mowing. Do a good job and you will have lots of customers.
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2022NYC ·
Whatever workout plan you find and agree to do, make sure you stick to the schedule...and document your progess (lift/weight/sets/reps, distances, times whatever) regularly. Equally important is to get on a eating and hydration schedule and document it daily. Sleep too
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cabbagedad ·
Great advice by all above. You are being resourceful with regards to earning some money to help cover costs and seeking out advice from a site like this. Use that same resourcefulness to find great instruction and mentoring within a reasonable cost. This time of year, there are lots of college players home for the summer that will be willing to work with you with mechanics of throwing and hitting, advice on conditioning programs, long toss programs, etc. Much of your goals to throw harder...
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3and2Fastball ·
Jaeger Bands, Loss Toss Program, Weightlifting Program with lots of Deadlifts & Squats but only with a qualified instructor, and a qualified pitching/throwing coach to make sure your throwing mechanics are correct..... As a position player you will also want to work on your sprinting speed and your swing.
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Re: Rising HS Sophomore Advice

KD ·
Plan your work then work your plan but moreover share the plan with someone... a team mate or friend. It is important to have a someone familiar your goals and questioning the efforts you put forth, making sure you are sticking with your plan. If you can identify someone with the same or similar academic/athletic aspirations then the two of you can push each other to stay on track.
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CaCO3Girl ·
A. Build Strength: 1. Running, followed by running, and don't forget the running. Core strength is key to most baseball skills. Find a good hill, run the stadium steps at the football field, don't just run on flat ground. Dodge as you run, go to the left, go to the right. 2. Get a twitter account, follow Eric Cressey, he's always putting up drills that you can do. 3. Youtube baseball workouts. Many you can do in your house. B. Get Seen: 1. Pick Up Player is ideal. If you aren't on a good...
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Buzzerpop ·
If I could give any advice in regards to your training it would be to stick to your workout plan. And EAT! Maximize your time in the weight room and field by refueling your body. Gaining good weight (muscle) can be huge when trying to develope Velocity.
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SomeBaseballDad ·
Grades will get you in ND. They told a Gatorade POTY for our state and like 23rd pick overall to look elsewhere because of grades.
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Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

AcademicsFirst ·
Hey Everyone.... Just wanted to see if anyone has gone through the tryouts for the Senior All Academic Game.  Son is a LHP Senior in So. Calif. Foothill League and was invited to the tryout this coming Thursday, so just wanted to know what to...
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