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JCG ·
I think I'd lean toward option B - I like the idea of being part of the group that creates a new tradition of winning rather than maintaining the status quo. But I agree with those who say that in either option A or B the player has to go in focused on winning playing time, regardless of any promises and expectations. I disagree somewhat with the premise of the question in that you can posit that all other things are equal between the two schools, but in the real world they are not. Food,...
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MDBallDad ·
Most college baseball programs fall somewhere on the spectrum between perennial winners or regular bottom dwellers. We are faced with those two extremes, so let's set some basic background first. You have a player who is not going to be drafted into the professional ranks so lets assume a baseball career is not going to happen. The player is an excellent student and will likely have a successful financial future associated with what ever academic program they select. So now for the baseball...
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Branson Baseball ·
A lot of great responses! We went through this same discussion with my 2016 last year. I agree with what MidAtlantic says. Every coach at every school is looking to bring in better talent every year. There are zero playing time guarantees anywhere IMHO. My boys wanted commitment from the coaching staffs for Spring roster spots in year one. And (ideally) a four year roster spot commitment to the player if he was working hard on and off the field and there are no disciplinary issues. Playing...
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Matt Reiland ·
Agreed - a lot changes from year to year. Especially at the higher-tier schools that bring in large classes of JC transfers. You may have "put in your time" for 2 years on the bench, but there is still the chance that your coach brings in a JC transfer to start over you.
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Bogeyorpar ·
Agree with most posts -- option B. If you already know son is not a MLB prospect, why not go with a program that he can be in the starting lineup and have fun? Sitting on the bench is never fun and you can't get better either.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
So I would say go where he will be challenged. That can be choice A or B. Most players want to compete and be challenged. And not just by opposing teams. They want to be challenged by their team mates. one school came ay my son very hard. One of the coaches selling points was, "I cannot promise you will be a starter, but I know the talent I have, and you have more talent, than my current players." He was a new coach for this program, but not new to coaching. He had been a successful...
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MDBallDad ·
As always there are an abundance of excellent responses to the question that provide both new insights and reinforcements of sound logical approaches. Always interested in the thoughts and ideas of this group. Thanks!
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PGStaff ·
Probably a tad off topic, but I have heard so many times about players having to sit on the bench for two years before getting in the starting lineup. While I know this happens at times, what happens more often is the player sitting on the bench his first two years also ends up sitting on the bench his last two years. Or he no longer plays at that school. Or he no longer plays at all. Never understood guaranteed playing situations. Starting lineup as a freshman or becoming a starter after a...
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Swampboy ·
Get a read on whether you think the new guy has what it takes to turn around the losing program. There's a special kind of pride that comes from being part of a successful turnaround. My son was part of a group that turned a 10-win team that was perennially in the bottom 10% of D1 RPI into a 35-win team with an RPI almost 150 spots higher than its customary level. These guys aren't/weren't pro prospects, but they have a lifetime bond and sense of accomplishment nobody can ever take away.
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b i g m a c ·
Option B and play.
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Twoboys ·
I always worry (for my 2017 too) when we hear "guarantees" that you would be a starter or get X playing time NOW, up front. How can any coach know? Playing time is earned in my opinion -- and NOT given. A coach, whether a winning program or not, should want to put in the line up that he or she thinks gives the team the best chance to win. My son would plan to make it hard for a coach not to have him in that line up, no matter the preconceived notions. Any coach that is telling my son right...
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JCG ·
Interesting. I must have read a different OP.
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IEBSBL ·
Wow, I am a tad bit shocked to read everyone advocating for the easier route. I guess what they say about today's society is true, nobody wants to take the hard road. College athletics is not about just athletics. Based on what OP put I would and I would want my son to attend program A. You are going to learn hard work, you are going to learn tradition, you are going to learn perseverance, you are going to learn patience, you are going to learn how to be a team player. Program B will hand...
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CaCO3Girl ·
You are ONLY young once, he obviously loves the game and college will likely be his last chance to play. With all other things at the school being equal I would tell my son to go have fun playing his final years of baseball on team B, where he would actually PLAY.
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fenwaysouth ·
My son did select option B. As it turns out his team did win a conference championship his sophomore year....first in program history. A couple things went into his decision. First playing time has tremendous value in a very competitive major. His reasoning is if I'm not good enough to play, I could be doing things more related to my major or other interests. Second, the school he selected had more academic options (deeper and wider program) related to his major than his other choices. This...
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nxt lvl ·
The only thing worse than losing is sitting and watching someone else play all year long . Starting as a freshman isnt necessary but I would like to see some action in at least a few games. Who wants to watch from the bench all year??
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Dominik85 ·
playing time is never given even in a weaker program but I prefer playing and losing over winning and sitting any day. winning is more fun than losing and Baseball is a Team game but sitting is no fun.
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mmm1531 ·
I think a lot may have to do with your son's personality. My son hated to lose at anything, he hated for his t ball team to lose, he hated to lose at board games, if his favorite pro sports team lost we knew to give him some space. I saw a video of his college baseball team competing against the lacrosse and hockey team in a fitness test, he wasn't going to let his team lose an event. This winning desire factored in to his decision on where to attend school and play baseball. He didn't want...
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old_school ·
occasionally people get hit by lightening bolts and attached by sharks - pretty safe to assume the boy shouldn't be overly concerned about them. Every baseball person I spoken with has said roughly to the same to me, if you don't start or play regular Freshman or sophomore year you most likely won't play at all as an upperclassmen. That includes several college coaches.
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Coach_May ·
You just don't know. You can look at every opportunity and try to project where you fit in. You can have a coach tell you "we see you as a starter day one" "we believe you can compete for playing time day one" etc etc. But the fact is you just don't know. You could go to a D1 and play right away. You could choose a D2 and sit. The only thing you can do is go in and compete. You can be the 2nd best catcher in your entire conference and sit behind the best catcher in your conference. And that...
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Coach_May ·
How many players are on a college roster? At the D1 level 35. At the lower levels many more than that. How many play? Lets take position players. You will have 8 starters who play the vast majority of the innings. One catcher who will rotate from time to time. A DH. And maybe one guy who is a utility player. Let's call it 11 position players who see time. That leaves 24 players. Out of those 24 you will have 3 weekend starters and 2 midweek starters. Then you will have around 6 guys that get...
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IEBSBL ·
A) You and I know a lot more MLB guys were written off out of HS than Shark Attacks and Lighting. B) What is the purpose of your statement about "Every Baseball Person"? I don't remember nor reading anything I wrote stating that is not true. I don't even remember thinking that, that was not true.
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18U Catcher needed for select team in Dallas area

Marshals Baseball ·
The McKinney Marshals are looking for one catcher for our 18U team. Most of these players are already signed, and those that aren't soon will be, so this is a competitive team. Because the players are already signed, the team will not travel, and will play in competitive tournaments at colleges and venues in the DFW Metroplex, Weatherford, Navarro, etc. The focus will be to help players get ready for their college teams by playing a competitive schedule and finishing the season by July 16 to...
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Marshals 15, 16, 17, 18U Select Baseball Tryouts for 2016 Summer Teams

McKinney Marshals ·
The McKinney Marshals have a few spots remaining on select teams for play in Summer 2016. If you are a high school athlete who is willing to work hard to develop yourself as a player, we can provide a competitive environment to help you reach your goals. Although we are called the McKinney Marshals, our players come from throughout the DFW area, North Texas and Oklahoma. Depending upon the geographic makeup of the team, our teams practice in areas such as Allen, Carrollton, Dallas, Frisco,...
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Marshals 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Tryouts Posted

McKinney Marshals ·
www.mckinneymarshals.com   TRYOUTS: 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Tryouts for our 15,16,17,and 18U Marshals HS program teams for the Summer of 2015 will be held on the following dates. Sunday, December 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Clark High School...
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Marshals 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Tryouts Posted

McKinney Marshals ·
www.mckinneymarshals.com   TRYOUTS: 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Tryouts for our 15,16,17,and 18U Marshals HS program teams for the Summer of 2015 will be held on the following dates. Sunday, December 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Clark High School...
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Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts Sunday, September 10

Marshals Baseball ·
Tryouts for 15U-18U Marshals summer 2018 teams Sunday, September 10 , 2:00 p.m. WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Sunday, September 10 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Pearce High School 1600 N. Coit Rd., Richardson TX BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water ATHLETE AND TEAMS ACROSS DFW AND NORTH TEXAS 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.
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Marshals Tryouts for Summer 2016

McKinney Marshals ·
The next open tryout for the McKinney Marshals is this Sunday January 10, 2:00 p.m. at Richardson Pearce High School. If you are a high school athlete who is willing to work hard to develop yourself as a player, we can provide a competitive environment to help you reach your goals, whether it is simply to be the best high school player you can be, or to play at the next level. To do this, we believe in fielding a few well-coached teams with quality players to compete in the best tournaments...
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Texas Blackhawks Tryouts

TexasBlackhawks ·
The Texas Blackhawks organization will be holding private tryouts to fill out positions for the fall and summer of 2014 and 2015 for our 15u -18u high school age teams. The 2013 class had 3 draft picks. The 2014 class had all 14 players from one team...
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CaCO3Girl ·
If you want to have fun at Better Baseball let your son pick ANY bat off the wall, heck pick 5, and tryout the Hitrax system. It's only $20 and they will let you swing literally ANY bat in the store new in the wrapper.
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Really.You got a full ride, no college costs?

runitout ·
This is where the rubber hits the road. Baseball at all collegiate levels is a rabbit warren. Paying for college, athlete or not, is daunting. I thought it would be helpful to those who are starting the journey to be aware of the the actual net costs. I saw a very successful coach (multiple sports)from Baltimore with the PCA speak to our LL board. Her succinct advice was less practice more library. So what I hope is that we post the type of school, (D3-2-1, JC, naia, public private and...
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18U Select team looking for a catcher

Marshals Baseball ·
The McKinney Marshals are looking for one catcher for our 18U team. Most of these players are already signed, and those that aren't soon will be, so this is a competitive team. Because the players are already signed, the team will not travel, and will play in competitive tournaments at colleges and venues in the DFW Metroplex, Weatherford, Navarro, etc. The focus will be to help players get ready for their college teams by playing a competitive schedule and finishing the season by July 16 to...
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Marshals Select Baseball Tryouts for 2017 Teams

McKinney Marshals ·
TRYOUTS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 FOR 2017 MARSHALS SELECT TEAMS Open tryouts for Marshals Baseball Spring/Summer 14U-18U teams continue this weekend. If you are an athlete who is willing to work hard to develop yourself as a player, we can provide a competitive environment to help you reach your goals, whether it is simply to be the best high school player you can be, or to play at the next level. To do this, we believe in fielding a few well-coached teams with quality players to compete in the...
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15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Tryouts for Marshals Baseball

McKinney Marshals ·
www.mckinneymarshals.com   TRYOUTS: 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Tryouts for our 15,16,17,and 18U Marshals HS program teams for the Summer of 2015 will be held on the following dates. Sunday, November 23 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Clark High School...
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Tryouts for 15U-18U Marshals summer 2018 teams

Marshals Baseball ·
Tryouts for 15U-18U Marshals summer 2018 teams Saturday, September 23 , 2:00 p.m. WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Sunday, September 10 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Pearce High School 1600 N. Coit Rd., Richardson TX 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 a variety of locations...
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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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Marshals Tryouts for Summer 2016

McKinney Marshals ·
  The next open tryout for the McKinney Marshals is Sunday November 8. We believe in fielding a few well-coached teams with quality players to compete in the best tournaments possible.   Tryout info is as follows:   15U-18U Tryouts ...
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Marshals Select Baseball Tryouts for 2017 Spring/Summer Teams

McKinney Marshals ·
THIS WEEKEND'S MARSHALS TRYOUT DATE & TIME HAVE CHANGED Open tryouts for Marshals Baseball Spring/Summer 13U-18U teams are set for three dates this Fall. If you are an athlete who is willing to work hard to develop yourself as a player, we can provide a competitive environment to help you reach your goals, whether it is simply to be the best high school player you can be, or to play at the next level. To do this, we believe in fielding a few well-coached teams with quality players to...
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POWER Baseball Open Positions

Proehlific_POWER ·
Attention All High School Baseball Players: Do you want to play baseball at the next level? Are you serious about becoming a better player? Are you looking for an elite training facility and access to college coaches and professional scouts? Look no further than Proehlific Park’s POWER Baseball Program. POWER Baseball is having a tryout for its 17U Showcase team on Sunday February 24 th . The tryout will begin promptly at 1:00PM. All players will need to sign in and register before...
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MARSHALS SELECT BASEBALL TRYOUTS Saturday, August 12

Marshals Baseball ·
TRYOUTS for Marshals Fall 2017 & Spring/Summer 2018 teams Tryouts 15U-18U tryouts are for 2018 summer select teams. 13U-14U tryouts are for Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 select teams. Saturday, August 12 13-14 9:00 a.m. 15-18 10:00 A.M. WHERE: Kelly Field 2000 Kelly Blvd, Carrollton, TX 7500 BRING - Baseball appropriate clothing - Water A FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT We have a focus on helping our athletes advance to the next level of their game, whether that means being the best high school player...
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Rawlings Mavericks merge with Baseball Nation

BMont00 ·
We are pleased to announce, Rawlings Mavericks Baseball Club and Baseball Nation LLC , will join forces in efforts to expand the leadership of quality baseball in the DFW area. Baseball Nation and Rawlings Mavericks will combine commonalities in...
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Paid Baseball Coaching Position with New and Exciting Program!

Kellen ·
Attention baseball fans! I am in search of interested coaches wanting to be involved in America's Pastime with a new and exciting youth baseball organization! This is a paid position to lead a youth baseball team in practices and tournaments while...
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Brian ·
I live in maryville tn. Been around baseball all my life. Coached and umpire. 40 years of age.
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mdjst5 ·
I am very interested in this. I live in Pittsburgh.
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victorleo ·
How the batting cage are beneficial for practicing the baseball? What you think? Here is http://www.slideshare.net/pitc...atting-inside-a-cage
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13LHPdad ·
Great job, good luck Ben.
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Re: Do Scouts value HS baseball enough for a player to toil In a bad program

StrainedOblique ·
Recruiting coordinators and pro ball scouts don't really care about HS ball stats......but a red flag goes up if they DIDN'T play HS ball. Your son doesn't want to be 'That Guy' . It creates suspicion and can make your son look like a tourney kid who is an 'I guy' He's a baseball player and he attends High School. So, keep it simple.......Play on your High School team
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Branson Baseball ·
His HS program won’t matter much to College coaches or pro scouts. His baseball tools will matter. And how he performs at top showcases, e.g., PG, will matter.
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Branson Baseball ·
I’ll add that IMHO kids should play for their HS. Not doing so will raise questions.
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Iowamom23 ·
I don't know that my son is learning a ton about baseball from his HS baseball. His team was not very good his freshman and sophomore years, but was better last year and hopefully will be still better this year. His coach is a nice guy, but not the best baseball coach in the world. What he's learning from HS baseball is how be a leader, how to bring kids along who may not be as talented or as motivated as he is, and how to work respectfully with a wide variety of people. And every time he...
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