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2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU

jmrw20 ·
2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU Grades 9-12 Location: Raymond H. "Hap" Spuhler Field Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Camp Cost: $250.00 Link: http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots If you have any questions...
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Bill Brown Summer Baseball Camp

jmrw20 ·
This day-camp, open to players between the ages of 7 and 13, offers personal and group instruction in all phases of the game of baseball. Our knowledgeable and energetic staff will provide proper instruction and drills to enhance the skill level of...
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Re: Theo Epstein 2017 Yale College Class Day Address

Teaching Elder ·
you mean he wasn't boycotted out of his speaking engagement? He must have been the backup plan for whoever got boycotted because it's the thing to do.
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baseballmom ·
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Theo Epstein 2017 Yale College Class Day Address

2022NYC ·
My apologies if this was already posted. Pretty good speech for a bulldog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D0S8SGa5dY
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Ripken Fan ·
Thanks for posting. Actually the (mild) stir about his selection as speaker was.".oooh he's just a sports figure." (of course ignoring his business attributes) In addition to the shout out to the Yale Baseball team in the speech,I am told he met with players at two local establishments and then visited the baseball house.
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

cabbagedad ·
A few thoughts that don't necessarily directly answer your questions... Does he know what he wants to major in or what he wants to do for a living (besides maybe play baseball)? Many come here without a wide enough net. As an academic 2019 considering D1 states thru D3's in a large geographic area, I would propose that his net is quite wide and he will have to put sufficient time into research and searching within as to what options will be realistic for him (narrow that net a bit). It won't...
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Branson Baseball ·
Go to the events where the schools on your son’s vetted list will be. And those events should be ones where he will be seen by those schools. Vetted academically and athletically. At a minimum, trusted third parties (e.g., scouts, guidance counselors, et. al.) have said your son could be admitted and could play baseball there. Does he have a vetted list that he’s working now? If not, he should ASAP. For the vast majority of players, college baseball recruiting is not a crap shoot where a...
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Consultant ·
Jfnnyc is your son invited to the Yankees Area Code tryout? Bob founder of Area Code Baseball 1987 and Goodwill Series 1983
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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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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

JeffnNYC ·
My wife complained that I made the initial post way too long! Sorry for that. For sake of brevity, hoping to find out two questions: 1) Do D1 coaches heavily scout PG national 18U Memorial Day tournaments? 2) Is PG 17U WWBA tournament in GA enough for a kid that is interested in playing DI? What's the next most important 17U national summer tournament as measured by D1 coaches in attendance? Bob- thanks for the question. Yes, he already has an Area Code invite lined up from a Yankees scout.
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

RJM ·
At this point a good portion of D1 commitments are filled. There is space available. But be careful not to be the non scholarship insurance policy for a position. Keep in mind a lot of faster with power shortstops will be moved to third in college. At this point I wouldn’t throw spaghetti off the wall to see what sticks. I would have a very targeted strategy. Where do I want to play? Does my high school or travel coach know that college’s coach so he can promote me before I’m seen. You...
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

Smitty28 ·
Regarding the Memorial Day tournament you mentioned, I don't know anyone that's gone to that (from CA). At least in CA, HS teams are just finishing up and players are taking a breather and getting ready for JOs. Also, colleges are still playing so not sure how they'd be on the recruiting trail. I don't think it would hurt to miss this, IMO. Regarding the 17U WWBA, this is a great tournament no doubt. But, that's a lot of eggs to put in one basket. What if the coaches you are interested in...
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Consultant ·
If he participates in the AC tryout, there will be over 80 major college coaches and 40 pro scouts. Your cost is zero and an opportunity to play in Los Angeles and Fenway Park. All the East Coast scouts are great talent evaluators. We travel to Australia as the Yankees. Bob
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

Smitty28 ·
I should add - regarding the 17U WWBA, you'll only play a couple games at Lake Point where the majority of coaches hang out. Most of the games will be on fields up to an hour away and very few college coaches make the trip in my experience.
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RJM ·
Out of state cost may not matter to you. But the percentage that becomes an athletic scholarship has to fit into the coach’s budget. This goes back to the stud value. But some state universities need to recruit out of state due to the limited talent base in their state.
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SSBuckeye ·
Agree with Smitty. Too many teams and not enough games played at LakePoint for each team to ensure he'll get seen in that one tournament. Definitely a tournament you should ideally play in, but it's one of several you'd want to attend. My 16u is lucky because we live in Atlanta, and his team will play in every 16u & 17u event at Lakepoint this coming summer. And we're still not counting on that to carry the day. Still need to target specific schools, make contact, then attend their camp...
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Gov ·
Concur with Smitty here. Depending on which travel team he's able to get on, they may have preferred access to Lake Point (turf fields where the majority of coaches are). I believe the preferred access comes from teams having played in the WWBA tournament for a number of years.
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JeffnNYC ·
Thanks everyone. What other heavily scouted national travel tournaments should we consider? Maybe not a PG one? Have coaches firmed up their summer recruiting schedules this early and are they willing to give that information to interested prospects, or perhaps better, prospects in whom they have an interest? ACT- He's taken it once and was sick with the flu. Tutor-administered practice tests consistently showing ~27, but I've been trying to keep our expectations low, realizing this all...
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baseballhs ·
We only got one game at Lake Pointe last year and due to rain delays, it didn't start until almost midnight. I only saw one coach there at that point. I wouldn't put it all in that. Area Code should be a good opportunity.
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Gov ·
Patriot League, GTown type D1's will still be very active next summer - get the ACT score up. How many times has he taken it? A few extra points will expand his options.
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joes87 ·
I would not leave your son getting seen at a tourney up to chance. You need to put together a comprehensive recruiting plan for your son. Below is a cut and paste from a post I put up a few weeks ago. It was geared toward a little different conversation, in which the player is just starting on their journey. You are a little ways into your sons, but the basic principles still apply. Here is a high level approach. If you have any specific questions, post your question as a separate topic, you...
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

RJM ·
Select Fest -NJ Top 100 Mid Atlantic - PA There are well scouted regional showcases in relative close proximity. They’re elite enough to require scout recommendations. Someone else will have to chip in on specifics. It’s been nine years.
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

BLUD15 ·
They are going to need things form y'all and y'all will need to know things from them. I wouldn't expect daily communication because things do get busy during the school year but several conversations a week is about the norm, I would say.
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RJM ·
Wow! That’s one of the best posts ever made here. Results may vary based on the demands of your degree. But there is time for a social life. All the teammate and baseball stuff is dead on. I was standing outside a hotel one night when a university logo’ed bus pulled up. On the bus was a friend and former teammate of my daughter I hadn’t seen in a year. We chatted for a while. Then she was called. She smiled and said, “I may be leading the country in scoring. But I’m still a freshman. I have...
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

smokeminside ·
👏😂
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

fenwaysouth ·
Excellent post, one of the best I've ever read here. Great advice. I'll add one thing...get your school work done. Freshmen year is the toughest adjusting to the work load.
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

cabbagedad ·
Great post. We don't get the perspective of the current player enough here... thanks for doing that.
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Trust In Him ·
Ok, I'm in my 50's and I believe I was just put away by a 19/20 year old who is in more touch with baseball reality than I could ever be. And to think my kid distorted the truth a bit when he told me how college was.... . Great post.
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smokeminside ·
Had my jr. to be read it and he said it was remarkably accurate. Now we're giving it to his frosh to be little bro.
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adbono ·
That is an awesome post and I really enjoyed reading it. From my perspective it was on the mark on almost every point.
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baseballmom ·
Blud15, Priceless! ! We need more of your hands-on wisdom! Keep posting!
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CTbballDad ·
Thanks for the insight! I’ll be sure to share with my soon-to-be college freshman!
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CatsPop ·
God bless you BLUD15. Son who just finished frosh year as well felt it was very accurate + from the heart. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with those that are getting ready to face what you just went through!
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

Go44dad ·
Hey BLUD15! Anything on texting your parents every now and then?
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Advice for Incoming College Freshman

BLUD15 ·
Going off to college is exciting, know there is a whole new baseball world that's waiting for you is even more exciting. I just finished my freshman year of college and I wanted to share some of the things I wish I had known/ I learned. Disclaimer: This is written from a players perspective of college baseball, so there will some things that parents probably won't want to know about. Understand that you are a freshman: It doesn't matter if you're the number 1 recruit in your class or a...
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

Qhead ·
This is great and so very timely for me! Thanks Blud I'm copying and emailing to my 2019 son who leaves in a month! Great advice.
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

Prepster ·
Required reading for all rising Freshmen! Thanks so much for the post, and all the best to you!
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Goosegg ·
GREAT POST!!!!
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

Iowamom23 ·
I think the thing that surprised our whole family is how much there are actually two teams in college baseball — a team of pitchers, and a team of everyone else. My son headed off to college with a teammate from HS. They lived on the same floor, about three doors apart, one is a pitcher, one a MIF. We would ask our son "how's the SS doing?" "I don't know, never see him." Heard from the other boys parents that they got the same thing in reverse. Just something we really didn't expect.
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

Prepster ·
With all due respect, the biggest party weekend I ever experienced in my college years was on the Harvard Yard my Freshman year with high school friends from there, Dartmouth, Brown, Princeton, and Williams. Partying is virtually universal on college campuses of all stripes, colors, and levels.
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RJM ·
Mileage may vary with any STEM major at any level. I know what my kids put into being science and math majors and playing. Engineering is more challenging.
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RJM ·
Party school? Dartmouth is located in Hangover, NH according the the students. Every school is what you make it.
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24fan ·
My son (rising college Soph, just like you) read it, agreed with everything. Very good and accurate post. Best of luck to you this year!
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Gov ·
Fantastic post and concur it should be required reading for any incoming freshman. Well done!
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Midwest Mom ·
Thank you! This is so awesome! My son will be a freshman this Fall and I’m sure it will be helpful.
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2019&21 Dad ·
Great post. I'm guessing that at nerdy D3 colleges "your mileage may vary" on some of these points like social status and parties, but there's alot of universal truths there too. I passed it on to my rising Frosh. Thanks!
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Re: Advice for Incoming College Freshman

SomeBaseballDad ·
You can't believe how hard balancing school and baseball is, in a nutshell. Your basically working two full-time jobs.
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JABMK ·
Great post!!! My son only communicated when he needed something! lol Other than that "crickets"!
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Midwest Mom ·
My son had official visits with 3 “nerdy” HAD3 and one HAD1. One of those nerdier D3’s was the biggest party school he saw and it totally turned him off.
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