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Top 96 Baseball Camps

Top 96 Baseball ·
HS Baseball Web Community - Beginning this coming summer, Top 96 will run two-day, regionally-focused events in four locations across the country: Atlanta , Boston , Chicago , & Los Angeles . All Top 96 events will be run on college campuses in the host regions and are designed for student-athletes who want to attend and play baseball at a college or university in that region. The mission is simple: deliver the best-in-class regional college showcases in the country. You may be familiar...
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Top 96 Baseball Camps

Top 96 Baseball ·
HS Baseball Web Community - Beginning this coming summer, Top 96 will run two-day, regionally-focused events in four locations across the country: Atlanta , Boston , Chicago , & Los Angeles . All Top 96 events will be run on college campuses in the host regions and are designed for student-athletes who want to attend and play baseball at a college or university in that region. The mission is simple: deliver the best-in-class regional college showcases in the country. You may be familiar...
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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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PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Phanatic2008WS ·
My 2017 is considering the PG National Academic or the Sunshine Northeast (same days), the Atlantic Coast top Prospect (late August). In addition, his team will be at the 17U WWBA at Lakepoint (early July). He is a RHP (max 88mph in Fall last year)/MIF who has has received text/email/phone interest from top/mid D1's as a RHP. Academics (>3.5)/Test scores (ACT 28) all good. The big question is many coaches that have seen him at Camps and such, want to see him in games. Do games at PG...
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When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

Gov ·
I'm curious when, and at what events your position players were offered by top academic D1's or D3's? Was it after a Nov junior year HF or Showball event, or at an Ivy, D3, Patriot league camp in Feb junior year, or after Sacramento HF event? (Noticing a few early pitcher commits to Harvard and Yale on PG) If your position player was offered during junior year, can tell us when and at what type of an event your son was noticed? What was the tool motivating the coach to offer? Seems like...
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Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
Benn looking at Top Velocity's catcher programs and also Pitch Harder's programs. Which is better? The Top Velocity programs can be found here: http://www.topvelocity.net/topv-products/ http://www.topvelocity.biz/2x-sub-2-0-pop-time-program/ http://www.topvelocity.biz/2x-sub-2-0-velocity-program-for-catchers/ Pitch Harder can be found here: http://pitchharder.com/products http://pitchharder.com/position-players
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PG TOP PROSPECT GAMES AT TCU

mamabb0304 ·
Thoughts on the PG Top Prospect Games at TCU? September 23-24, This will be the inaugural year. Considering sending our 2019 to this event, and wanted feedback if available? Looks like a good event, and PG does quality events of course. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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13U Select 30 Championships Top Prospects 7/30-8/5, 2017

PROBEAGLE ·
Hello All, I'm looking for some feedback regarding this event. My 13U son's coach handed out 3 of these "Golden Tickets" this past weekend at the DFW USSSA Select 30 Super NIT. I realize 13 YOs are a few years away from a meaningful scouting experience and our expectations should be aligned. Other than experiencing his first combine national event such as this, here are few questions I have: 1. How many invitations are given out? Are these tickets given to mostly competitive teams?
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12U AA, 14U AAA ,17/18U Top level teams

Pro Source ·
Hi, Pro Source Athletics is looking for 3 12U AA players near Dallas, 2 14U AAA players near Dallas and 2 17/18U Pitchers for our top level teams this coming Spring/Summer. Contact admin@prosourceathletics.com or 972.242.1882 for further information. Thank you.
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Re: Top 96 Baseball Camps

cabbagedad ·
I checked the site. There are no colleges listed for most locations. There is no pricing (at least without going several pages into enrollment). There are a bunch of links that go nowhere. There is no detail to the daily format. When do you plan on actually having the necessary information for someone to make a decision regarding your events?
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Re: Top 96 Baseball Camps

Top 96 Baseball ·
Hi @cabbagedad - If you click on the session-specific link (like this one for Boston: https://www.top96.com/session/boston-session-1/ ) you can see the colleges that have confirmed so far, as well as the price down at the bottom of the page. We're going to have multiple sessions in each geography, but haven't launched those second sessions yet, which is why on the Locations pages (like this one for Boston: https://www.top96.com/location/boston/ ) those details aren't listed - if you click on...
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Re: Top 96 Baseball Camps

BaseballBUDDY ·
Thx for the info. We’ll wait for more regions; $599 is a stretch for analysis and new program. Good Luck to your team
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meads ·
My son requested information and we got a nice voice mail and an email from Jed. My son needs to start thinking what colleges/ region of the country he will consider before we sign up for recruiting camps/showcases.
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Re: Top 96 Baseball Camps

BishopLeftiesDad ·
@Top 96 Baseball Have you considered paying for Advertising, to this site? This site is paid for by a very select few. And this looks like you are advertising your showcases.
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Backyard ·
PG can be powerful for sure. Depending upon many things its not for everyone. You're son will be a needle in a haystack. They have tens of thousands of kids they're looking at any given weekend at tournaments alone. There showcases are 400-500 kids minimum. College coaches mostly incognito on sidelines so you never know if you may have caught an eye. 99% will leave the showcase and or tournament never hearing a word from anyone that might have seen them. 88 max velo is good but that will not...
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

PGStaff ·
Backyard, Why not just go ahead and promote what you want. Because your information is wrong. Always have to wonder when a new poster brings an endorsement.
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

redbird5 ·
Backyard, You could not be more wrong with your entire post. We are now all dumber about showcases for having read it.
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

B-MoreBeast ·
Why not just post the meme Redbird?
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Truman ·
. . . that's one needle of a thousand in that haystack. And if that haystack is where I need to go to find a needle, then . . . .???
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Backyard ·
That's fine, It's no matter to me. I've personally been through these and know first hand so thought I'd offer. Simply posting to help kids, athletes and coaches.
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

redbird5 ·
I have been through this as a parent and hundreds of times each year as a coach and my results are very different than yours, backyard.
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Montanabaseball ·
backyard -- everything I have read on this site is contrary to what you wrote. The original posters question is a good one tho. when should tournaments be utilized and when should showcases be used and what are the pros and cons of each?
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

lionbaseball ·
I would highly recommend the Complete Showcase. Guaranteed a minimum amount of coaches (usually 30 but could be up to 100) and a maximum amount of participants. Your son will be evaluated by 2 college coaches but will be looked at by more. No more wondering if a college scout or coach will be at a game or whether you have to make the championship round to be seen.
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Louise ·
We have little experience but we have heard that unless your kid is D1 talent don't go to PG (other than the academic one) so whether true or not that rumor is out there!
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Enjoying the Ride ·
If he has never done a PG showcase, your son may want to attend at least one late spring/early summer to see where he is relative to his peers and get some updated video and verified numbers. If he does well enough, he could receive an invite to the PG National Showcase, which is loaded with college coaches who want to see the best match ups. As far as tournament play this summer, USA Baseball 17U National Team Championships (east or west), 17U WWBA, and an Area Code tryout if you can get an...
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Phanatic2008WS ·
Thanks for all the posts. My 2017 has been to two PG WWBA tournaments, but not to any of the PG showcases yet. That is what prompted my initial question about the value and relative pros and cons of PG run tournaments and showcases. At tournaments, the players are evaluated on game performances and that is always a hit or miss in my opinion (depending on where you play for example at Lakepoint or area HS fields, who you are playing, and who is watching you at any given point when you are...
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

redbird5 ·
Phanatic, Comparing a PG showcase to a PG tournament is apples and oranges. Both are fruits and a necessary part of recruiting, IMO, but they accomplish different goals. The PG Tournament is where players show they can get out decent hitters, rather than simply striking out the same kid from a rival high school over and over. And, if they get hit a little bit, they can show their makeup....among other things. Their velo, command, etc. may or may not be noted. The PG Showcase is where they...
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Phanatic2008WS ·
Thanks for the reply Redbird5. I totally appreciate the feedback. Definitely worth looking at the tourneys and showcases as separate, that both feed into an equation. Also, point well taken about the "dad with rose colored glasses - not Oakleys". He was at 88 max (sitting around 86) but at a camp that most coaches there saw, but no recording via a neutral entity like PG. So that is needed. Thank you.
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

PGStaff ·
Redbird, Thanks for the explanation, good one BTW. Often I want to say some of the same things, but am afraid it would come off the wrong way and people would think I am BSing. Phanatic, Sounds like your son could create some interest. So much depends on the other things once the velocity is recognized. Is that 86-88 look like the end or does it look like there is more to come in the near future? Are the other pitches usable now and how much can they improve? Can he pitch? I can tell you...
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

MKbaseballdad ·
I would do the PG Northeast Showcase in June and set his measurables heading into the summer season. You'll have his velo numbers, PG rating, video and comparison with his class out there for anyone to see post-showcase plus you'll have whatever coaches are there watching him. Redbird has a lot more knowledge and experience than I do but my 2016 played with 2 RHPs with similar to your 2017 (one last year and one this year). Both had max velos 1 MPH below yours and sat/sit around the same and...
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

RedFishFool ·
Get him to a PG Showcase, etc. It helps. Just saying!
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

Phanatic2008WS ·
Thanks again for all the suggestions. I am convinced on the need for going to a PG showcase. PGSTAFF: appreciate all the nuances to stocking up player projections that come into play. Although challenging, over the course of many years, these intangibles that we refer to (body type, arm action, command, secondary pitch readiness, poise, ability to get batters out, etc) have coalesced with metrics (pitch velocity, spin rate, etc). Together they are better aids to project what a 16 year old...
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Re: PG 17U WWBA /National Academic /Sunshine Northeast /Atlantic Coast Top Prospect

PGStaff ·
Phanatic, I suggest you contact me regarding your son. Don't worry I don't try to sell anything. I just think certain kids get the most out of certain situations or events and I would like to know more about your son. He does sound interesting based on your initial post. You can send me a private message as I doubt you want to discuss your son out here in the open.
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

nxt lvl ·
My son is a position player in his Jr year. He has gotten some attention by Hi Academic D1- D3 but have been told that they want to see a complete three years worth of semester grades inorder to move to the next level. They are very reserved in making any more movements beside that. At least to MY son. It is about transcripts of three full years I was told by a couple RCs. I am anxious to see if anyone has had the same experience.
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

2boydad ·
My older son is a sophomore outfielder at one of the "little ivies" to put things in perspective he was and still is 5'10'' an was running 6.7-6.9 s 60's depending on showcase and conditions. threw high 70's low 80's. He went to the Stanford All stars camp as a CF/P for rising Jrs and got some interest from a few d1s and d3's. no offers but some "we want to see and know you more" Sept 1 emails from d1's and "would you be interested in getting to know school"No real "offers" but did have his...
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

keewart ·
2014 attends one of the D1 "public ivies". Plays MIF. Committed the summer between sophomore and junior years. He was playing 17u WWBA the first week of July on a field in the boonies, but several coaches were there. Son was up to bat, turned himself around to switch hit, and hit a bomb. One coach that was there, was not the head coach at the time, also attended an out of state tournament the next weekend and saw him again. He talked to son's travel coach after that event to set up an on...
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

Matty ·
My son, who is a freshman at a D3, was first seen by his coach at HF in FL Fall of his junior year. He talked to his coach at a Top96 event that same Fall. Then in January they had a significant conversation about his grades, test scores and what kind of school he was looking for. The coach told him he needed to take a math and science SAT II and apply EA. Over the next few months, they kept in touch via email, and my son even got a hand-written note from the coach asking him to apply EA. We...
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

smokeminside ·
Gov, you know my 2017 son's story; it closely parallels 2boydads, including SAT scores, size, and speed and what we heard from Ivy coaches, in particular, about what they want from their outfielders. Every high academic coach son dealt with (all private schools) became more interested after they heard his mid Junior year GPA and SAT scores. At that point we knew it was going to be about the baseball: if he was a good enough player, and they needed someone in his position, his academics were...
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

Gov ·
Smoke, having done the HF Jupiter during junior year, as you did with your older one, my sense was if you had a big 88-90 arm as a junior you got some real attention. Vandy, Duke, William & Mary, Texas, and HPY were on the hunt to acquire top 2018 pitchers. I thought the combination of AZ Fall Junior Classic, then 3 weeks later to be at HF Jupiter would be a chance for my 2018 to be seen twice in front of the same group of coaches on his list. Son's tool is his glove with a line drive...
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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

Ripken Fan ·
Gov: Son recruited as MI/CF. Plays MI in college Offers ne High Academic D3 just prior to Junior year. One D1 (lower down on "Bogey's list") around start of HS season spring Jr year, 1 Middle of "Bogey's list" academic and one high Academic D1 (Ivy) mid summer prior to Senior Year. Another High Academic D3 offer came on Aug 1 before sr year, after son committed. Offers came after numerous sightings at Showcases (such as Top 96/Showball/HF). Start of junior year, list narrowed and he attended...
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Re: 13U Select 30 Championships Top Prospects 7/30-8/5, 2017

d-mac ·
My son was selected for the 14u event last year from the same tournament. There was a way to see who had been invited once the event was added to your son's player profile. For the most part, they were inviting the right kids. A lot of good players off of good majors teams. They ended up cancelling the event and all of the select 30 events. It was their first year and in my opinion they were not prepared and tried to rush it and someone pulled the plug on it. They answered my initial phone...
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Re: 13U Select 30 Championships Top Prospects 7/30-8/5, 2017

cabbagedad ·
Hey Probeagle... you said " I realize 13 YOs are a few years away from a meaningful scouting experience and our expectations should be aligned." Read that back to yourself three times. Look, as you are probably aware, U-trip is well established for running youth tournaments and usually pretty well organized. A quick google search shows that they now have these "select30" events all over the country and have established a separate website just for this arm of their operations. My experience...
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Teaching Elder ·
Wesley, Stay as far away from Pitch Harder as you possibly can. I'm not a big fan of Top Velocity either, as Olympic Lifts can be dangerous and probably are not as effective as just plain old good synching of the kinetic chain. Top Velocity, however, is light years more legitimate than Pitch Harder.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
Thanks for the response. I will probably go with the Top Velocity as the guy I was talking to from Pitch Harder didn't say how his program was better, he just tried to say how Top Velocity wasn't good.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Teaching Elder ·
Yeah. Did he try to tell you how he's one of the most sought after trainers in the MLB? That is legit one of his claims. No one even knows who he is.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
He did say that. And as for the Olympic style lifts, I am doing some of those right now at the sports performance place I go to, but haven't been there for 2 weeks, we do squat, deadlift, bench press, hanging power cleans(still learning how to do those so not doing any weight really)
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Teaching Elder ·
Well, keep us updated on how it all goes. Interested to see what value TV adds if one is already doing Olympic lifts.
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Re: Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
Thank you, I will.
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