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College Coaches Show Case Camp

Julio ·
Good afternoon, my son is a MIF sophmore at very competitive HS Program in So. Fl. Coach has diffferent Colleges visit our schools workouts frequently throughout the year, and takes the school team to couple of Tournaments a year including PG Worlds in Jupiter, Fl. Son is already in varsity, and gets some playing time, but not a starter yet. Should Start as a MIF his Junior Year. My son recently got a letter to an invite from an Ohio University Coach asking him to attend to this...
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JUCO after a "Gap"?

dialedin ·
Is it possible for a player to get a JUCO offer a year AFTER they graduate HS? Or are offers only extended to current year grads?
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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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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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adbono ·
The answer is "it depends." If any of the schools that will have coaches at this camp are schools of interest to you/your son its well worth the cost - as this is not an expensive event. Even one session for $179 is not bad just for the experience. If your son does well he may get on the right radar early on. On the flip side, if you have no interest in any of these schools (and you don't need the showcase experience) then its a waste of time and money.
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d-mac ·
We've gotten the same emails and the same letter in the mail. These camps are worked by the volunteer coaches. It is a way for them to make some extra money. There won't be any RC's or HC's there from what I can tell. We have been getting email after email from Ohio and Iowa about the camp in Memphis. Friends of ours have too. It is pretty clearly a money grab.
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Julio ·
D-MAC, l checked a few locations and Ohio is is a lot of them. makes me wonder. Couple of other kids at least in our school that I've talked to also got the same letters.
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cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site. In the coming years, your son will likely get flooded with camp, showcase, tourney and try-out invites, especially camps. This site is a great resource for sorting out what makes sense to consider for each player's situation. First, he needs to start putting together a recruiting plan (if he is starting to feel ready to attend some of these events). It won't make much sense to pay for and attend an event if he has no interest in the schools present, except for the...
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hopefulmom ·
My son attended this particular showcase in our area. The only reason he went was because he was already speaking to a RC that was going to be there and they hadn't seem him yet aside from video. I do think it was a money grab though. They were supposed to get one on one feedback from the coaches running the showcase, however, in my son's case, he was a pitcher and they had coaches trade off when they were watching the bullpen. So only one coach actually watched my son. I ended up sending an...
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GaryMe ·
Ohio is relentless on the e-mails for these camps they collaborate on around the country. Thousands sent every year. Also, look at their roster and where they sign their players from. Teams like Ohio typically are not fully funded at 11.7 scholarships, so they tend to recruit home-grown talent or talent from border states. Couple of kids from California and one from Texas (outliers) but everyone else is from the rust belt.
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cabbagedad ·
Happens all the time. Where do you think the showcases get their mailer lists? Largely from school camps and other showcases. A player is tagged to have attended "event A". Mass invites are sent. "We saw you at "event A" and liked what we saw. We would like to invite you to "event B" for another look and an opportunity to ..." blah, blah, blah. That's also why so many get this note even when they ended up not attending "event A". But how did they see me when I wasn't there? ... is a question...
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Julio ·
Thanks to all that replied, great info and much appreciated.
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Re: College Commitment

hshuler ·
Congrats and best wishes!
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Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you!
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cabbagedad ·
Awesome, congratulations!! JC can be a great route. Pay close attention to class transfer situations. That can be the biggest drawback if you are not careful, sometimes even if you are.
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JCG ·
Great news! Good luck.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Congratulations, Wesley. For many students, JuCo offers some real advantages. Here are some highlights: less expensive, more baseball games and practices, more turnover (more opportunities to prove yourself), and lower admissions standards. I have three pieces of advice for you. First, start planning for your junior year transfer today. Have a realistic idea about where you might transfer to, and understand the transfer rules for those schools. Second, find out where their recent graduates...
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2forU ·
Congrats and keep working hard, especially the books!
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Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you. I will start planning ahead of time for Junior year. I will look into where most recent grads went. Last Fall the coach said they have at most 40 guys try out, he keeps it at that and for the spring keeps 26 guys on the roster.
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COLefty ·
Congrats on the commitment! I’m no expert on the Juco experience, but my son just finished his first semester at a top Juco baseball school. He is in the middle of a 4-2-4 Transfer. He has signed an NLI to return to a D1 Program this fall. Over the holidays, we had a chance to talk a lot about his Juco experience. Here are my takeaways on his observations: Overall, he (and I) are very pleased with the experience. He is glad he made the jump … The Juco program delivered on exactly what they...
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Grindneverstop ·
Congratulations and keep grinding!!!
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Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you for the reply! The JuCo program that your son attends sounds very good. What is most important to him, the D1 exposure and MLB Scouts exposure is also important to me. As for the recruiting for transfer for junior and senior year, academics are important and I am on top of it, have Mid Terms right now, took a break from studying to reply. As for scholarship, I have not gotten anything from the JuCo, but I will be looking into it when I transfer. As for the dorms, the JuCo I am...
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FoxDad ·
You may want to contact the coach to see if he might have some other players you can room with. My son went the JuCo route and the coach was good about pairing up players who needed off campus housing. The JuCo my son attended did not have any campus housing (very few do) but they did have good relations with several apartment complexes in the area. Colefty gave some very good advise concerning transfer credits and the general baseball life at a JuCo. My son was busy in the fall from the...
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Teaching Elder ·
What COLEFTY said about academics is very important. If you can maintain a 4.0 or so, many 4 year schools have very good academic transfer scholarships. These, shouldn't count against what ever monies you get for athletics.
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Re: NLI Transfer rule for juco

ComeonBlue ·
http://www.nationalletter.org/
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lefthookdad ·
Once his year is up he shold be free to do as he pleases, until/unless he has signed for a scholly for next year
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Re: JUCO walk-on?

FoxDad ·
JuCo (NJCAA) is not much different from the NCAA D1, D2, D3, etc when it comes to recruiting. Most quality JuCo teams recruit just like the "big boys" and walking on at good JuCo programs can be just as hard as walking on at a D1 or D2 university. Don't assume anything. My son was recruited by a JuCo that has had a consistent showing in the regional playoffs. At his freshman fall practices there were 55 players including two walk-ons. Out of the 55 only 35 made the spring squad and neither...
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bballdad2016 ·
The recruiting is pretty much the same for JUCO as it is D1,2,3 with the exception that JUCOs typically recruit later in the process. They don't want to spend time recruiting a kid that will end up going to a D1/2/3 school so they will wait until that recruiting timeline has passed. I can tell you that my son was watched by JUCOs last fall and recruited/signed this January. The school he will be attending is still looking for a player or two, and they are still actively recruiting through...
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Consultant ·
Please consider watching the current California Community College Regional playoffs. Your son will have a good perspective on his future college baseball goals. In California there is little recruiting by the Coaches. Encouragement yes. Each September, there will be over 80 prospects at the 1st day of practice. Do you live near Riverside? Bob Williams
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Your son could be setting himself up for disappointment, however, IMO he definitely has a better chance as a walk-on at JuCo than at D1/2/3. For one thing, JuCos typically play more games in the fall. That will allow the coach to make a better assessment of his talent than the more restricted schedules of D1/2/3. Also, JuCo rosters are much more fluid than four year schools. Obviously they have to replace about half of the team every year, plus a few guys do get drafted or move on the D1...
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2016Dad ·
Thanks for the responses. I have a new perspective. Yes, he talked to the Recruiting Coordinator this weekend about his plan to attend and play. He didn't discourage him in the least and was asked to play this summer.
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cabbagedad ·
Wow, that is quite different than our experience with California JC. Most rosters are filled with players who not only started for their HS but were all-league caliber. I've had several players with all-league recognition get cut by the local JC here (granted, a strong one that is a bit rare in that they typically get several players from out of the area as well). Both JC's one son played for had 80+ show up in fall. Blood bath every year. I guess I could see what you describe happen with a...
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JCG ·
2nd what Cabbage says and particularly what Bob Williams says. Playoffs are currently going on within a short drive from wherever you live in SoCal. Your son should be able to get an idea very quickly of whether or not he can play at that level. As for what the RC says I'm sure he's sincere, but that doesn't mean the the program doesn't cut half or more of the kids who show up in the fall. That's what I hear about the local JC up here in NorCal.
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havanajay ·
All this is agreeable. In my son's experience, yes they do recruit later in the process, generally during the senior season. During his frosh fall ball, about 70+ showed up but it's a good thing that your son will be playing for the RC's summer team. Gives the RC about 2 months to evaluate him and gives him a head start over some of the other walk ons who's not playing for him. Good luck to him.
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uncoach ·
It's possible.
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3and2Fastball ·
Yes very possible. All it takes is one coach who recognizes the talent.
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2017LHPscrewball ·
I guess my decision point would be "not the strongest" versus "weak". If truly weak, then JUCO might be best to get some classes needed before moving to a 4 yr and maybe see if college is truly workable. If academics are simply not a priority at this time, then now might be the time to make the commitment to put in the effort and tackle the 4yr school academics. Given the level of support that is provided at many schools, I would hope this is doable and baseball could provide the carrot...
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FoxDad ·
Don't make the mistake of assuming he would get "more" playing time at a JuCo. Depending on the program it can be very competitive.
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3and2Fastball ·
Academics in college, no matter where you go, can be very tough to adjust to. Time management is at a premium, and there are plenty of distractions. I have an older son who is now 25. He struggled a little in high school in terms of grades. He went to a relatively smaller school for undergrad and it took him a year or so to get his academic footing. He ended up excelling academically and is now at a prestigious Grad School. He played some club sports part-time in undergrad but has told me...
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Backstop22 ·
The JUCO situation in Southern California is really tough on both fronts. The baseball teams are loaded with lots of D1 talent players who did not make the grades to play D1 and are now trying to get there. A kid who is not a top baseball talent is not likely to play much. And then many of the core classes are filled with lots of motivated students who either could not get admitted into the increasingly competitive UC and State schools (despite many having high GPAs and test scores) or...
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3and2Fastball ·
There is a JUCO in southern Wisconsin, Madison College. Just a quick look through their roster, all of their IF's were either 1st or 2nd Team All-Conference in High School. And this is a team that finished just 1 game over .500 in 2016 Same with a few of the IL JUCO's I know about, Rock Valley, and Joliet You have to be really good to play JUCO Baseball.
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cabbagedad ·
Hey Dad... I'm a bit confused at your thoughts on academics. You are assuming he will have a better chance at academic success at a JUCO but you just don't see academic support at most Juco's. Those statements seem to contradict. I agree with the latter. Some of the JC's I am familiar with require athletes to attend an hour of what amounts to study hall if their GPA is below x level but that's about it. There will be various listings of tutors available for hire but I think generally, JUCO...
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CollegeParentNoMore ·
JUCO opportunities vary greatly by location. The more competitive the league = more D1/D2 scouts/coaches watching. There maybe alot of D1 talent in SoCal JC leagues, however, If a kid is a legit D1 talent he will play, a marginal D2 talent might not play on a strong JC team. The SoCal JC leagues are competitive but most of the players move onto D2, Some JC coaches do a good job at getting the kids to take the right classes, some others not so much. Ultimately it comes down the student's...
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CollegeParentNoMore ·
" generally, JUCO students are left to fend for themselves more so than at any typical D3-D1, NAIA options" Although it varies by school, I would disagree. Generally speaking kids will find the JUCO instructors to be more available to help then the professors at 4 year schools. I.e. my wife took Chem 1a at UC Berkeley with 900 other students, she didn't get any one on one time with the instructor, sure my wife had a T/A who spoke English as a second language to help out.... My JC Chem 1a...
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Dadofa17 ·
Thanks everyone who responded. I guess if there were an easy answer to these questions, I would already know the answer. In a way, it comes down to finding a school where there is enough academic support to meet the rigor of the classes offered. and maybe trying to lump 4 year versus 2 year is not the way to look at this.
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3and2Fastball ·
JUCO's can be a great option. In many states (WI/IL/MN for sure) JUCO's are easier academically than the D1's in-state, and cost way less.
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playball2011 ·
What is sons GPA if u don't mind sharing. Some parents think low 3's is bad. he has a yr left of HS, I would get busy finding him tutors, someone to teach him study skills, and ACT tutor as well. The thing that shocked me the most at sons school is players, esp freshmen who had grade problems. School had mandatory study hall, but son said many goofed off and didn't use time wisely. Coach talked to many about grades, and some lost scholarships, and were cut. Sure this happens everywhere. Its...
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12pitches ·
This is where you really need to do your homework on the coach. Some coaches care about your grades. Now when I say care I mean actually do things to help students meet their academic goals. My experience with my son was at our visit the coach said everything a parent wanted to hear. Reality he did none and actually told the kids they were there to play baseball and you need to figure out how to remain eligible.
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RKBH ·
12pitches - wish you could tell us what school you are talking about..
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Stafford ·
In our area, most JUCO's, are non-residential. So, no dorms, no cafeterias and meal plans, and no campus life/activities etc... So, athletes who live outside of the local area must find an apartment, and prepare or buy their own food and live as an adult off campus. It is common for upperclassmen at many four year colleges to move off-campus by their junior year. However, it is another thing for a freshman living away from home for the first time while trying to manage school and playing a...
 
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