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Re: 10U Legends Elite Tryouts- January 23

Phanatic ·
You may want to post this on esbaseballweb.com (Elementary School Baseball Web) too -
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10U Legends Elite Tryouts- January 23

Legends Elite ·
Legends Elite 10U Baseball Team isholding tryouts January 23, 2016 3:00 PM Register Online at www.legends-elite.com Legends Elite Academy 301 Hilltop Ave., Richardson, TX 75081 (SW corner of Arapaho & Greenville Ave) Coach Olen Parker (318) 436-9688 or email me at olenparker65@yahoo.com .
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Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
A few questions, and then I'll give some background. What is the recruiting landscape like for a player in the spring of his senior year? What academically elite D1 colleges still recruit at this point (top 50 US News and World Reports rankings)? What academically elite colleges would recruit a player who did not apply to their school already this late in the game?  Do the Ivy's or other elite college recruit this late in a seniors HS career? What would be best way to get out new...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

fenwaysouth ·
In summary, the answers to your Ivy questions are that he would have to walk-on after being admitted. The time for your son to receive athletic sponsorship and support from the Coach is past unless there are extenuating circumstances. He would have to apply (late), be admitted (late) and walk-on which is not going to be easy since the Regular Decision deadline was early Jan 2016. If he has been accepted and the D3 coach wants him & supported him through high academic admissions why are...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

RJM ·
A few years ago a friend's son blossomed his senior year. His high school team was loaded. He didn't get on the mound until senior year. He absolutely dominated. All the local D1s expressed interest. One was an Ivy. The dad had attended the Ivy for undergrad and law school. He couldn't manage any pull. The kid was told he had to get accepted outside baseball. He didn't. He ended up pitching in the A10. By senior year roster spots are typically filled. At an academically elite school the...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

JCG ·
DaddyO just so you know, Fenway is the guy here. Even though I know much less than he's forgotten I'll wade into say 2 things. One, I think your son missed the boat. If he wants to play baseball at a top academic D1 I think his best option is to take a gap year and work in getting recruited for next year at Ivies, Patriot league schools, etc. With his academics, worst case scenario is that he has to go through the trouble of re-applying to the UC's and others again. Two, sometimes you get...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
His thoughts were that he didn't cast as big of a net as he should have, but the reality is that he was a borderline prospect 9 months ago who did not attend the camps that would have gotten him a look, and if he had he still would have not been the prospect he is now. He's applied to a few D3 schools with support, and has been honest with the coaches in that he is considering multiple schools. I'd figured the ship had sailed for the Ivy League, but was probably more interested in late...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

keewart ·
" He's also been admitted to several D1 schools that offered no support in admissions but are giving him the basic "you can walk on" email." Most of the D1s have locked up their recruiting and spent the available scholarship dollars at this point for the 2016s and probably most 2017s, too. However, there are ~7+ players on each team that are not getting athletic scholarship dollars, and are vying for a spot. If your son gets his pitching numbers up, there could be an opportunity. Many D3s...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

Camm ·
I agree with JCG about the US News rankings. A student may have to make a choice between playing baseball or going to a top 50 ranked USN school without playing baseball. An aside - I understand that the OP's son isn't interested in a list of possibilities outside a top 50 school, yet for others reading this thread who are looking at colleges with a child, I want to point out that some students with a high ACT score and enough AP passing test scores make JuCo a non-possibility. A student...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

fenwaysouth ·
Daddyo, Okay, gotcha. Thanks for clarifying. Yes, unfortunetly I think he's missed the D1 & Ivy boat, but that it fine. He's got options to academically elite D3 schools as you described them, and an opportunity to play D3 baseball. That is nothing to sneeze at, and frankly an opportunity that not many people get. Considering the limited exposure your son demonstrated in front of college coaches, I'd say he got more than his fair share of attention if multiple coaches supported him.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

SluggerDad ·
Not much to add here, but walk-ons do sometimes, if rarely make it. Had a nephew who was a recruited walk-on at a low ranked midwestern D1 and he was cut. Still at the school cause he loves it. ON the other hand, son's HS teammate was a recruited as a walk-on to a UC, he too was cut. Played club ball for a year and is now at a JC. But on the flip side, my son's travel team teammate was a recruited walked on at Big 10 school, played his tail off in fall ball, absolutely raked during the fall...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

Ripken Fan ·
When my son was a junior in HS, the starting catcher received an offer and committed to a high academic small liberal arts D3 during the spring of his senior year. It can happen. The cards shuffle for D3 just like D1 (school thought they had a commit, now a spot is open) - just a little later.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

9and7dad ·
You've gotten some excellent advice - it's really too late for D1 recruiting unless a school has a unique situation arise. I'm curious, what do you see as his primary position? If you mentioned that earlier and I missed it, I apologize. The only other option you might consider is a post graduate prep school year. That gets him another whole year to both mature athletically and have another shot at recruiting. There are several elite preps on the east coast (that's my area of knowledge, there...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

Goosegg ·
In looking at your sons's athletic history and clear enjoyment and success at playing multiple sports, I wonder if choosing a school which has club sports in his sports may provide the athletics he needs. Or were you looking to leverage baseball to get into a school he wouldn't otherwise be admitted? I know that the Ivies generally do not reach the NCAA roster limit and kids walk on (get through admissions on their own) frequently. If your son is a late bloomer whose baseball skills add to...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
Thanks for all the responses here and assistance. I'll try to address as much of the feedback as a I can. He wants to play an NCAA sport and get that experience. In the end he knows he needs to pick a school where he would be happy if he broke his leg on the first day of classes. He'd choose a great fit/school over a less good fit where he could play an NCAA sport. I guess he wants the best of both worlds, and as a 18 year old this is the time to have these dreams. He didn't apply at any of...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

fenwaysouth ·
Daddyo, As others have pointed out, it could be a possibility that your son gets picked up his senior year after a D1 committed recruit decommits or fails to get admitted. It does happen and nearly happened to my son his junior year with an SEC school. However, the big difference is the SEC school had seen my son play a dozen times over the spring and summer…they knew who he was and what he was capable of. Your senior son is an unknown quantity to a lot of these D1 schools in the middle of...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

RJM ·
Does your son want to pound his chest and say he was on a D1? Or is getting on the field more important? Players should go where they are loved not where there's just some interest. When there's just interest chances are there's a recruit ahead of him at his position (maybe two) who are getting love. Be a player not an insurance policy for the coach.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
At this point if he had to decide he'd go with the one that loves him, but since he's still dating and not engaged or married, he's still looking for other suitors that might fall in love with him.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

6thatturnedouttobe9 ·
Your son sounds like a lot of kids that straddle the D1/D3 threshold. I am not sure what position he plays primarily or what kind of hitter he is against elite pitching or if he even knows, but it sounds like his 85 off the mound is the real spark for the inquiry. While the exit velo. sounds pretty good, based on my observations, there is a LOT more that goes into being projected as a successful hitter at the D1 level than exit velo; I know a multitude of kids who can hit elite high-level...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
All good stuff, thanks for the input.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

Ripken Fan ·
Very true 6... tobe9 For those players, once one D1 shows interest, others may follow. Sort of like it's easier to get a job if you already have one. Tough enough to get an offer let alone waiting for the D1. How many of our sons have heard the RCs say, "what other schools are looking at you?" Your answer can determine how "convinced" they are.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

Gov ·
Good context... Sent you a PM
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

leftyshortstop ·
I got a kick out of the OPs post. My son had identical numbers to the OPs son and turned down an Ivy to attend a highest academic D3 where he thought he'd get everyone out, be a two way player, and a four time All-America. Well, he couldn't get anyone out until he was a Junior throwing high 80's. The All-America finally came but it was a long hard road! All turned out great but it was super hard and he never regretted the high academic D3 over the Ivy. Be careful what you wish for. It looks...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

leftyshortstop ·
One more thing for the OP. Each team has at least 25 players but only 9 play and some of those nine are failing. That means the vast majority of college baseball players leave the sport having failed, and are, by and large, unhappy about it. Pick the place where you are going to succeed......in the classroom.
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Legends Elite Select Baseball 7u-18u Tryouts-DFW

Legends Elite ·
Register at www.legends-elite.com   Tryouts for the 2016 Spring/Summer Season   Legends Elite baseball organization is a national program that develops, trains, measures and prepares young athletes for playing the game at the next...
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Legends Elite Select Baseball 7u-18u Tryouts-DFW

Legends Elite ·
LEGENDS ELITE - FINAL SPRING 2016 TRYOUTS Saturday, December 12, 2015 Note there are2 time slots ---------- 12:00 - 2:00 PM - 7uto 10u 2:00 - 4:00 PM - 11uto 14u ---------- Location:Legends College Prep Academy 301 Hilltop Ave., Richardson, TX 75081 (SW corner of Arapaho & Greenville Ave) ---------- Training that makes ALL the difference in your game. Come find out how we will elevate your game by focusing on making YOU a great player!!! If you or...
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4 spots left on elite summer travel teams - DFW area

Marshals Baseball ·
We have four remaining spots left on our summer teams. Nine or 10 tournaments, depending on team: 17U - Need one PO for an elite travel team 17U - Need one Infielder (SS, 2B, 3B) 16U - Need one PO for an elite 16U travel team 16U - Need one infielder OR outfielder for an elite 16U travel team If interested, contact 972-841-3744.
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Enjoying the Ride ·
He is a 2019. Way too early to give up on the dream school, IMHO.
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

RJM ·
Already having nine commits in your son's class provides an indication of where he stands. It doesn't matter they haven't offered any first or third baseman. Schools select baseball talent/athletes who can be moved around to different positions. They may have made offers to five shortstops they believe can be moved to any position. Corner infielders have to be mashers to be recruited. Or a shortstop pushed to the corner on their travel team by a superior talent. It's not time to give up.
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Backstop22 ·
I guess it would depend on the comment you made above: "He attended two previous camps there, the last at which both the hitting and the head coaches told him he would be hearing from them." So did he hear back from the head coach or recruiting coordinator within a week or so from the prior camp? While he is not yet a Junior and there are restrictions on contact, as you noted, the school already has 9 commitments from his class. So they have clearly found a way to connect with those players.
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

PGStaff ·
Get in front of as many college recruiters and MLB scouts as possible. When and if they see what they want, they will be coming to you. Usually college recruiters already know whether they want someone long before the camps. Very few just show up, surprise the recruiters, and get offered. Unless you have improved tremendously from the last time you attended the camp, what will be different? The secret to being recruited by your dream school is to have many other similar schools that want...
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Goosegg ·
It all depends on your budget, but consider the Headfirst camps which tend to attract more top academic schools and many of those schools haven't really started recruiting yet.
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

TPM ·
Because everything you said isn't only true, but right on the money. You hit that option up at the top!
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Midwest Mom ·
Thank you all. Helpful (and practical).
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

3and2Fastball ·
Rising Junior is way too early to give up dreams. Depending on how big of a school it is (Power Five?) how many of those 9 recruited 2019's will even attend college? (Opting instead for the MLB Draft)
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2019Dad ·
This is brilliant. Most kids -- and parents -- would think that the schools they are interested in are the only ones they want to talk with or get in front of. But PGStaff makes a great point -- " If a bunch that saw you want you, another bunch who weren't there will also want you ."
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

hshuler ·
In the high school football recruiting world, SOME kids use this strategy via social media. One Power 5 offer can turn into many just by creating a little social media buzz. I understand that football and baseball recruiting are different but the ultimate goal is the same.
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Stitchmark ·
Rising junior, class of 2019, currently touring NE and showcasing. Dedicated to playing/ high academic gpa. Got an email back from Ivy Coach about their camp, saying only 30 slots left...and other private school coaches plan to attend. Does this indicate "some" interest? Or do they cast a wide net? Thanks in advance for the feedback!
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Goosegg ·
Ivy coaches are no different in enticing kids to their camps. The camps are money makers. Doesn't mean that the camps are rip offs - just that there is no difference in the Ivy approach when compared to other schools. There are camps which have larger exposures to tippy top academic schools - Headfirst, Stanford, and others. That having been said, if you have the budget and the camp doesn't conflict with other baseball stuff, why not take the opportunity to check it out? Keep in mind that...
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

PGStaff ·
Actually there are offers made, but just like everywhere else they are all based on being able to get into school. Not sure how many look at this, but it is kind of a neat little database about recruiting. You can search for any college and see their commitments for any year. You can also click on (Colleges interested in) to see how many PG players are showing interest to that college along with other colleges they are interested in. I used Harvard below... You can see that they have two...
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

NYdad2017 ·
I personally know 3 or 4 kids offered in the fall of their junior year.
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Re: Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Goosegg ·
While I usually agree with PG, any player who believes that they have any kind of a binding Ivy commitment before they end the junior year is wishing and hoping. While coaches have a feel for their school's admission policies, no coach can predict a decline in grades or not achieving a particular score. (And, since there is no margin for error in any decline, the kid will be left at the alter in a minute.) Some kid posting a comittment to an Ivy before they finish their junior year is doing...
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Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Midwest Mom ·
Hello, my 2019 1B/3B/P son has been invited to the Elite Camp at his dream D1 top academic college. He attended two previous camps there, the last at which both the hitting and the head coaches told him he would be hearing from them. But in looking at Perfect Game college commitments, this school already has nine 2019 commitments (none of them are 1B/3B). So, it seems like this school seriously recruiting him is a huge long shot at this point, and he has interest from a few other great D1...
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Considering Easton EPG (Professional Series) glove for my son. Any opinions on their quality?

Coach Koch ·
New to the website and am liking what I see. After searching through the forums for advice on what new glove to get my 13 year old son I decided to go ahead and create a post to see if anyone with more knowledge than myself on the subject could...
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Re: Considering Easton EPG (Professional Series) glove for my son. Any opinions on their quality?

David Loucks ·
Hope it's not too late to help you out. Long story short, Easton's EPG series is the best pro level glove on the market in my opinion... especially considering the price at which they can be obtained. Retail price is comparable to most top of the line gloves, but buying on Ebay is the way to go. I have several models myself (12.75, 12, and 1b). The japanese tanned steer hide is ideal. Extremely durable, holds shape, yet remains pliable and they are the most light weight gloves I've ever...
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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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Premier summer teams North Texas - Marshals 15-18U

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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15u 14 u players need Palm Beach Florida

Coach Tino ·
Looking for 15u and 14u players for this summer asap! Contact me at 5612677947 coach Tino Gaudino pbcelite.com PBC Elite Baseball is a Nationally Ranked Travel & Developmental Baseball program based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Our mission is to provide players with a platform for elite competition, skills development and college exposure opportunities. We field 17U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U and 11U Travel Teams. We compete in a variety of summer showcase tournaments including Perfect...
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Tryouts Saturday, August 24, for 2020 Summer Teams

Marshals Baseball ·
Tryouts have been scheduled for August 24 for 2020 Summer teams. These tryouts are for 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U, and are for two different organizations: US Elite Baseball Elite teams at the state level, regional level and national level. McKinney Marshals High-level competitive select teams. Perfect Game has called US Elite Baseball among the top 15 travel baseball programs in the country for each of the past two years. The McKinney Marshals have been one of the top select program in north...
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Final Summer Select Team Tryouts 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U

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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