Tagged With "Fall"

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20 year old freshmen

josten beato ·
im gonna be 20 soon and starting college this fall at St Thomas Aquinas College D2. i lived in the Dominican Republic and practiced for 2 and a half years. hence the reason I'm beginning college ball this fall. I'm a lefty pitcher 6'4 220lbs and can hit 87-88 consistently nasty change at about 80 mph and a good curveball at about 76mph. do you guys think i have a legitimate chance of getting drafted as long as i throw 90-91 by the time I'm 22 ???
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Fall Baseball Showcase @ Virginia Wesleyan

BOT757 ·
Gain skills and be seen by over a dozen colleges who have already committed to attend -- including CNU, Norfolk State and Virginia Wesleyan. Results sent to over 500 colleges, and complete coverage by VirginiaPreps.com and WTKR! 2015 BOT757 Fall Baseball Camp & Showcase at Virginia Wesleyan (Oct 31/Nov 1): http://bestofot.com/757/event/2015-baseball-showcase/ THE OPPORTUNITY: Top players regionally, as well as state-wide, will be invited to perform and showcase their talents at the 2015...
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Fall Showcase Tryouts - Aug 3rd & 10th - Pre-Register Online

Whitecaps VA ·
Whitecaps Baseball will be holding tryouts this Saturday August 3rd @8:00AM  and next Saturday August 10th @9:00AM at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, VA.  The tryouts will be pro-style format and we ask that you...
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Looking for 11-12 year old players

IVEiteBaseball ·
We are looking for 3 more players for our 11-12 year old fall baseball team. We will be playing in a league which guarantees at least 16 games.. The only fee the players would need to pay would be for the shirts & hats. Our pants will be white which is the color most of the teams used this year. The fee to play for the shirts & hats is $40.00. Practices will be held either in New Philadelphia or Beach city. Please contact Coach Steve Meese at 740-262-9803 or Lisa Meese at...
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SoCal Scout Team Question

AcademicsFirst ·
My son is a 2015 sophomore and a LHP for a high school in Santa Clarita, CA.  I've been doing my research regarding local Scout Teams (West Coast Rangers, SoCal Cardinals, SoCal Cubs, SoCal Sox, etc) and was wondering if anyone had experience...
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NTX Banditos Fall TRYOUTS

CBS ·
NTX Banditos are holding High School Team Fall TRYOUTS August 1st & 2nd at Prestonwood Christian Academy Pre-Register today at www.ntxbanditos.com click on tryouts then registration. NTX BANDITOS TEAMS HAVE WON MULTIPLE STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT VARIOUS AGE DIVISIONS ACROSS MANY COMPETITIVE BASEBALL ASSOCIATIONS, SANCTIONED LEAGUES AND TOURNAMENT PLAY. THE BANDITOS ORGANIZATION HAS WON OVER 77 NATIONAL TITLES AND 142 STATE TITLES. PLAYERS...
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Blue Chip Fall Baseball

BCP ·
Blue Chip Prospects will be accepting players for our 12u new 13u fall baseball team. If interested please contact us at info@bluechipnj.com
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Fall Ball Tryouts HS 15-18U

Serious Baseball ·
Texas Select Baseball (Sunnyvale) is looking to add a few players to the fall HS roster (ages 15-18). We will be playing league DH's on Sundays. This team is coached by Professionals. If interested you can fill out a tryout form on the team website at www.claysmithbaseball.com or contact coach Clay Smith at 214.770.2498.
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Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

Gov ·
For what it's worth, I took my 2018 to the one day academic tryout and game yesterday. Due to the ACT he isn't playing with a team this weekend. The event was very well organized. Total of 227 kids, they held tryouts from 8-1:30, and posted 2 teams of 27 kids that played each other last night in SD Padres spring facility stadium. Each team consisted of 9 pitchers, 17 position players, 1 DH. With the position players getting 4.5 innings of play and 3 AB's. Son made the team. He was very...
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AZ Fall Classic Junior/Senior All Academic Game

SanDiegoRealist ·
First off, is there a feature where one can search the forums? I can't seem to find that function anywhere and I have to think someone has asked this question already...but here it goes: Besides the obvious academic standards a player has to meet in order to be eligible to play in one of the AZ Fall Classic All-Academic tryout and game (Must have at least a 3.7 GPA OR an ACT score of 27 or higher OR SAT score of 1700 is the minimum for tests taken prior to Jan 2016. 1200 (new scoring system)...
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Fall Baseball

Coach 2 ·
Norwood Blues looking for recommendations and inquiries regarding Fall 2017 roster to compete on weekends for six to eight weeks. Must be a well above average varsity level high school player. Contact Head Coach Rich Pildes at rpildes@uicalumni.org. Team Website at www.eteamz.com/norwoodblues
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HS Fall League Tryouts taking place now - Sunnyvale

Serious Baseball ·
Texas Select Baseball Club is looking to add quality players to the fall league rosters. We are a small organization with professional coaches who work with our players to help further develop their skills to help them move on to the next level. To fill out a tryout form and find out more about us visit our team website at www.claysmithbaseball.com
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Should Your son Play Fall Ball

S.Young ·
Hey All, I just read this interesting article from Cressey Sports about the value, if any, to your son playing baseball in the fall. I think for most of us, many of our decisions come down to asking the right questions, and I think this article does a great job of helping us ask the right questions as it pertains to fall ball. Check it out here https://ericcressey.com/should-you-play-fall-baseball Enjoy!
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AZ Jr Fall Classic - Strategy

Boilermaker ·
My 2019 C/OF is playing in the Fall Classic in October. I've never attended, but I understand no scores are kept and there are 6 batters/inning. Interested in thoughts from those that have had kids participate on a couple items Question #1: What is the strategy as a hitter? Is situational hitting expected/valued? Is getting walked just a missed opportunity show hitting skills or does it still show plate discipline to a coach? I guess what I'm asking is should a hitter do anything they can to...
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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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8-on-8 Fall High School Baseball League

Marshals Baseball ·
FALL LEAGUE Our Fall League is designed to give players as many reps as possible , both offensively and defensively , to maximize skills development . It will NOT interfere with fall ball in your high school. Here are the details: All games machine-pitch , two pitches per at-bat (approximately 90-95 at-bats in a 2-hour game). These are 8-on-8 games with full defense, full offense, played just like regular baseball (just no pitchers). Eight weekends of games (weather permitting). Competitive...
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Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

2020Prospect ·
My son recently committed to a high academic D3 school. He's very excited about both the academics and the baseball program, however this is one of those schools that does not have "slots" for athletes. He has to get past admissions, and the school is extremely selective. I don't believe the coaches would have recruited him if he didn't have a chance, but it's far from a sure thing. His pre-read was not a slam dunk, but also not a "no". He'll be applying early decision, and that leads to my...
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

SanDiegoRealist ·
Just submitted my son's application for the 2019's AZ Fall Classic Junior All Academic game in October 2017, but they did not ask for a video link on the application, just the GPA or SAT/ACT Scores, High School, email for school counselor...and not surprisingly my credit card number :-( . Just as an FWIW, video was not asked for.
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

StrainedOblique ·
Excellent event. Video isn't important . Just GPA / Test scores. The try-out part of the event is stacked w/ schools as is the all-star game in the evening. Good luck!
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

Backstop22 ·
I'm not sure if the itinerary is the same for the Junior Classic as it is for the Senior one, but be sure to let your travel team coach know that your son may be invited to the tryout and that he could be selected for the Academic Game that night. They now have scheduled other games and activities for that same Thursday, so there could be a conflict with his travel team schedule. Better to be safe than sorry and tell the coach of your plans. My 2017's team was cool with it, but his day...
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

Gov ·
I included video in an email I sent directly to AZ Junior Classic, parallel to completing the application. At the time we were searching for a team for my son to play on and I thought it would help the process. I apologize, I may have mentioned I submitted a video link on the application, that was incorrect. I only wish we had thought about the ACT testing dates . Son was already signed up for ACT and he wanted a score prior to going to HF Jupiter in Nov. So son didn't play in the weekend...
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

DiamondsRmomsBF ·
Great info. Keep us posted if you hear from any coaches. Would like to know how it works. Thinking of taking my 2019 next year. How and when do you sign up for the academic tryouts? Is it open to every one who qualifies academically?
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MAM ·
FWIW -- I'm not sure of exact NCAA rule -- but the coaches are not able to talk to the players at the Junior Fall Classic. We learned about it last year...
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

smokeminside ·
Anyone with a 3.7 GPA or 1200 SAT (new version)/ 27 ACT score can apply for the tryout. Not everyone is picked for the tryout. Tryout consists of 60 yd. dash, defensive workout, and two rounds of hitting. A LOT of kids tryout but as Gov said they whittle the numbers down to two manageable teams. The game is very well scouted, but so are the tryouts themselves. Just getting to tryout is a nice way to be seen by a captive audience. There are no other games going on during the tryout, so the...
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

Bogeyorpar ·
Any idea how they "select" the ones to tryout? Do they base it on academics? Clearly they haven't seen the kids play so can not be based on skills. Has anyone heard any kids got denied? So far anyone who applied seemed to have been selected to tryout. Other question (I remember it's already discussed somewhere): it seems logical that if you are aiming for D1 you go to the Junior event; if you aim for D3 you go to the Senior event. True?
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

JCG ·
I had an email exchange with the tournament owner before the 2015 Jr. Classic, and she told me that they had not turned away anyone up to that point for the Jr. Classic, though they do for the Sr. Classic. I do not know what their criteria are. Test scores + reputation of kid's travel team? Just a guess. As for your second question, that makes sense if you assume that most D1 schools have gotten all their commits for the following year by the time of the Sr event, and that D3 schools don't...
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Gov ·
Bogey, to be selected for the tryout they review academics and skills video. I was told it's easier to gain entry to the Junior HS event because people are just learning about the event and the players don't have enough graded semesters for the high academic colleges to be looking seriously at them. For the Senior HS event you'll have more kids scrambling to be seen due to their short time line to get an offer. Good for the D3's, it's a one day or weekend event to get a last look to fill...
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

smokeminside ·
There's likely some truth to the D1 jr classic/D3 sr. classic distinction. However, my 2017 got some mid-major D1 interest coming out of this year's sr. classic, and several D3s got in touch with him as well, both at the event and by email a few days later. Gov, how did the skills video work? We didn't submit any for the tryout; wondering if it might have been useful to get selected for the actual game.
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Gov ·
It was an item asked for on the application. We figured we'd include the video to increase the odds of being selected. I'm not sure if it influenced his selection for the game or not... I guess it could have put him on the radar... At the tryout he performed well and it's a small pond in a way - kids with a 3.7 that can play. Minor note: the game was pitching dominated, only a few kids hitting, and the same 2-3 kept hitting. My son had 2k's & F3, so his bat was off at the game, which was...
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Re: Arizona Fall Junior Classic 2016

StrainedOblique ·
The Academic try-out / all-star game is a A+ event. My son did it in 2014 . Lots of schools and yes, the coaches do not speak to the rising Jrs. But they do email. Uncommitted guys need to follow up w/ emails to coaches in attendance. Expressing interest in the schools and updating them on standardized testing prep work or test scores
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roothog66 ·
I definitely think there is something to this. My son, a 2018, attended the Senior event and, while their were a pretty good number of recruiters watching when he pitched, the only D1's I spotted were schools there because we had pre-arranged it. The VAST majority standing there were from D2's, D3's and JC's - lots of JC's.
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

adbono ·
I would attend the event and explain the circumstances to anybody that expressed interest. IMO he really isn’t committed.
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

cabbagedad ·
Same thought... actually, I never fully understood the idea of committing to a D3 school where you are not academically accepted yet. The wise advice always given here is to keep the foot on the pedal until there is a reasonable level of certainty (even then, keep doors and communication lines open). Your description of his status is far from that... "... this is one of those schools that does not have "slots" for athletes. He has to get past admissions, and the school is extremely...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

Twoboys ·
Cabbage Dad just my 2cents but here goes just 1 reason to "commit" -- if a player has multiple offers of admission support for a D3 (even those very few elite hA without slots), they can only ED to one school (true for any ED school whether D1 or D3). You can apply internationally, to military academies I believe and also to state universities. So once the player opts to apply ED to their top choice, they let the other schools know they have made a choice and those other offers tend to go...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

JCG ·
I'm mostly inline with 2Boys, but I can see a tiny bit of wiggle room. First of all you have to apply for the All Academic game tryout, and to submit that with incorrect info would not be an honest choice or fair to other applicants. To Adbono's point, a commitment to a D3 college _is_ a commitment, once the ED app is in. You're signing a contract that says you will attend that school if admitted (absent some limited mitigation circumstances.) But that said, if ED app is not in, and taking...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

cabbagedad ·
Thanks guys, very informative. I learned some things. Still, it seems that this player is not yet to the point where it wouldn't make sense to keep opening doors as backup. And, I'm not sure why the coach at school A would be upset if the acceptance is far from a sure thing.
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MKbaseballdad ·
We use the word "committed" for D3 recruiting but I don't think the players are committed until the school officially accepts them when their ED decisions go out in Dec. Submitting an application ED does not mean the student/player has to withdraw all other applications - that does not have to happen until they are accepted by their ED school (I googled just to be sure). Non-baseball playing students are allowed to submit applications to additional schools as back-up in case they are not...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

PABaseball ·
What would be the point of going and communicating with new schools? To let them know you'd love for them to be a backup option? If he doesn't get in he can always apply to other schools, explain the situation and show up the first day of tryouts. If you're good enough they'll keep you, they don't have scholarship guys to account for. Recruiting means the least at the D3 level, your game determines your role, not so much the commitment you made. That being said, unless travel and all that is...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

cabbagedad ·
I am again probably showing my relative ignorance with D3 as I certainly have more direct experience with the other levels. Still, I have had a fair number of players from our program end up going D3. Most of those players still considered baseball to be a very big part of the equation. Again, the OP says acceptance is far from a sure thing. With recruiting at other levels, coaches generally would be more than happy to take a drop down should things not work out at the player's first choice.
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

anotherparent ·
So the real question is, did your son have more options before he committed to this one school for ED? And if so, what were those options? With extremely selective schools, ED is almost a necessity for admission (and even then doesn't always work); so, backups need either to be schools with ED2 where coaches can give support, or schools where he could be admitted RD without official coach support. Only you know if such schools are out there. At that point it will depend on how good his...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

smokeminside ·
Keep your foot on the gas. Did your son go the classic and academic game as a junior? Then you know that that tryout is a meat market, and the senior event may be even more crowded. If you're worried about your son being accepted ED, then go. A coach at a school with no slots will understand your concern. I'd also let other coaches know your kid is gonna be there. Maybe he lights it up and some other school he actually likes takes a shine to him and piques his interest. People have the right...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

fenwaysouth ·
You've submitted a pre-read in good faith. Your son will be submitting an ED application in good faith, yet there are no guarantees by admissions or the coach your son will be admitted. The risk is all on your son, and for this reason I would attend the showcase for the purposes of possible RD application to another school. You are dealing with a process where the outcomes are not always positive. My son kept in communication with some schools after he committed and applied ED to a D1 HA...
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Re: Senior All-Academic Tryout / Arizona Fall Classic

fishnsail ·
I think it is better to keep all options open , as you never know what can transpire. Especially if you are close to the event. It is a cool event. We had "almost" commited last year at this time but still went. My son wanted to keep his options open. He made the academic game(pitcher) last year after being extremely dissapointed as a junior and not making it. If you make the all academic game there are a lot of HA D3 schools as well as D2 and many D1. We had a lot of contacts at the event...
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Re: SoCal Scout Team Question

Consultant ·
We are assisting the Tampa Bay Rays for their Scout team tryout. If you have an interest, please open our web site and complete the player profile. The majority of scout teams hold tryouts at no cost. The Fall games are scouted by professionals and college coaches. Bob <www.goodwillseries.org>
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Re: SoCal Scout Team Question

Sdlefty ·
If your son has an opportunity to play scout ball, then I suggest that he plays. I know for our son it was a very positive experience, and the best exposure from college and pro scouts. On the average over a weekend we would routinely see 20 scouts.
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Re: SoCal Scout Team Question

2019Dad ·
2019Son received an invitation out of the blue to try out for one of the SoCal scout teams. First thing I did was research it on HSBBW and found this thread, which was helpful. I do have a few questions: 1. What are the tryouts like? Is it a cast of thousands or more narrowly targeted? 2. Are there different teams per grade level? Or one team with a mix of grades on it? 3. Are certain of the scout teams "better" or more well regarded than others? (And I understand if you'd rather give that...
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Re: SoCal Scout Team Question

Consultant ·
2019 Dad; We are only involved with the Rays Scout team from San Diego. Many college coaches appeared at the August tryouts.There is only team with players from 15-17 playing. If you have interest in the Rays tryouts, please complete a "profile" on our web site < www.goodwillseries.org > Bob
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BOF ·
My son played for the SoCal Cardinals and knows kids who played for the Cubs. Coming from Santa Clarita would work for both of those teams. I also think the A's are in the SF Valley and would work also. All of the tryouts are pretty competitive and only the top kids make the fall scout team. I am not sure about the Connie Mack teams. The new Connie Mack league was just starting when he played and he played for the D-Rays in that league. Let me know what specific questions you have and I can...
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2019Dad ·
Thanks Bob, much appreciated. We're in the LA area, so San Diego doesn't work geographically. Anyone have experience with the LA area teams?
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Re: SoCal Scout Team Question

im647f ·
Try the Royals Scout Team. When my boys played (2012/13) many of the games were held at Riverside CC and surrounding areas.
 
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