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Has Anyone Used Or Is Using a College Sports Recruiting Service?

Trust In Him ·
This article appeared in a Los Angeles Newspaper a few days ago. http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20170826/inside-the-unregulated-world-of-recruiting-consulting-services I never used a service for my son but did consider it. Thought this might be helpful for parents and players. We've all been through the "what ifs", anxiety, and second guessing. Some friends swore by it as engraved in stone, some negatively, majority had no idea. Son was approached in 9th grade and every year after that...
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Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts Sunday, September 10

Marshals Baseball ·
Tryouts for 15U-18U Marshals summer 2018 teams Sunday, September 10 , 2:00 p.m. WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Sunday, September 10 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Pearce High School 1600 N. Coit Rd., Richardson TX BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water ATHLETE AND TEAMS ACROSS DFW AND NORTH TEXAS 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.
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Notre Dame 2021

12whitesox12 ·
Ever since I was a kid I have dreamed of going to Notre Dame. My family is middle class and they have made many sacrifices to attempt to make my dream a reality one day. I know little about the recruiting process. The only things I know are from my own research online and from other people around me. I am a 3B primarily, however I believe I am going to DH for the rest of the year on my freshman team. I go to one of the best high schools in the state and in the nation. Although I do obviously...
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D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

JeffnNYC ·
Anyone care to weigh in on the changes to D1 baseball recruiting that were adopted last week? Here's an overview of the proposals if you missed it: https://d1baseball.com/features/division-council-adopts-baseball-changes/ It's interesting to me that the article leads with the change to official visit policy. Tell me if I'm wrong, but coaches don't like this because they will end up having to spend more money to bring their recruiting targets to campus during their junior year whereas under...
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Four spots remaining on select 16U and 17U teams in DFW area

Marshals Baseball ·
We have four remaining spots left on our summer teams. Eight or nine tournaments, depending on team: 17U - Need one PO for a 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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Rising HS Sophomore Advice

12whitesox12 ·
This is my second post on the site. I received great advice from my first post, but I am still unclear about some things. I am a future sophomore with dreams and aspirations of playing at Notre Dame, going pro, etc. My freshman year was disappointing from a baseball standpoint. I was second-string under a player who was probably a little better than me. He threw harder than me and was well known by the coaches before the season. When I got opportunities I produced, but I was still a utility...
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NCSA

Coach_TV ·
Has anyone heard of or used this site for any recruiting assistance? I keep getting emails for some reason and didn't know if there is any value in this or any site. http://www.ncsasports.org/
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Private Tryouts for Ages 10U-16U

Pro Source ·
Pro Source Athletics is conducting private tryouts for 10U through 16U teams for this upcoming Spring/Summer. Be a part of a program that values the student-athletes by having a minimum GPA requirement, gets them involved in their communities, sends over 95% of it's graduates on to college baseball and loves to have fun and win! Contact Jeff@prosourceathletics.com for more information or to set up a private tryout. Jeff Breeding---469.569.9673 www.prosourceathletics.com
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2018 Pounding the Pavement...

BaseballParent23 ·
This seems to be a dead thread. Maybe we can revive it a little for the 2018 class? My son was at a showcase last weekend and had a great time, a pretty good showing considering it's Florida and it was very cold and sprinkly/misty the whole time - the coldest of winter days for this neck of the woods. The showcase director spoke to the boys after each day and gave them the opportunity to shake hands with all of the scouts that were there and then they were able to speak to them, in their...
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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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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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Marshals Select Baseball Tryouts for 2017 Teams

McKinney Marshals ·
TRYOUTS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 FOR 2017 MARSHALS SELECT TEAMS Open tryouts for Marshals Baseball Spring/Summer 14U-18U teams continue this weekend. If you are an athlete who is willing to work hard to develop yourself as a player, we can provide a competitive environment to help you reach your goals, whether it is simply to be the best high school player you can be, or to play at the next level. To do this, we believe in fielding a few well-coached teams with quality players to compete in the...
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Chicagoland Showcase Camp, December 27!

Bobby Stevens ·
Windy City Baseball is holding a showcase-style Prospect Camp for High School aged players December 27 from 9:00-1:00 PM at the Rosemont Dome. Please see PDF file attached for more information and contact for registration. Thanks!
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Early Recruit Signing

Jlr58 ·
I am new to this forum and very appreciative to have found it. My son is a 2020 and will be our first to go through the recruiting process. Both his mother and I played collegiate sports but that was too long ago and it appears the recruiting process has evolved over the years. My question is this; If coaches are not allowed to contact players how are they entering into a verbal commitment with Freshman, Sophomores etc? Do the players initiate and make all of the contact? My son is outgoing...
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IRL

BaseballParent23 ·
Can someone please clarify for me how a player gets his name onto this list? We were reading up on the NCAA webside about this IRL, it's not clear if a player must get registered for each school of interest on the IRL or just one school can register a player for the IRL and then he's good to go for all schools (?). This is very confusing to me and seems some changes were made starting this year. Thanks in advance.
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Marshals Select Baseball Tryouts for 2017 Teams

Marshals Baseball ·
Marshals Select Baseball has scheduled our last tryout for Summer 2017 select teams. WHAT: Tryout for Marshals 2017 Summer Teams AGES: 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Kelly Field, 2000 Kelly Blvd, Carrollton TX BRING: Baseball gear and water COLLEGE PREP TEAMS 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Top competition. Positive skills development environment to maximize opportunity to play college or pro baseball. Strong emphasis on academics, character and team. Emphasis on maximizing...
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2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

willywildcat ·
Hey all, I am an uncommitted RHP looking for an academic D1 program. A big reason of why I'm uncommitted is because I started pitching a couple months ago. Even though my velocity reached 90, I started pitching a few months ago, making me late on the recruiting timetable. I was 87-89 at the Jupiter WWBA. I also have good offspeed pitches. I was wondering if anyone knew of schools still recruiting? It would be greatly appreciated. I would prefer a 4 year school opposed to a Juco because of...
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Top 3 takeaways from parents who have been there

Midwest Mom ·
Parents of student athletes who have successfully gone through the baseball recruiting process: as you look back, what would you say are your top 3 key learnings for those of us in the thick of it right now? We see bits and pieces of your wisdom in different threads, but would be great to see what you think matters most. Thanks in advance.
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What questions should I ask on a campus visit?

D1__ ·
First of all to all the dads on here that told me it was to late for me to play at the next level and that I should give up and play club ball I just wanna say my recruiting has picked up significantly �� thanks for the motivation! Now for my main question. I’ve spoken to a few schools recently and two of them have invited me and my dad one for a campus visit the other to a fall league game. My question is what questions should I ask these coaches once I arrive. A little background I’m a...
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Tryouts and Teams 12UAA and 14U Major

Pro Source ·
Please visit this link to sign up for our 2018 Spring/Summer Tryouts ! We are looking for 4 players for a 14U Major level team and 4 players for a 12U AA team. All of our coaches are former college/pro players. We also have a 12, 500 sq. ft. indoor facility with 12 lanes and a full climate controlled weight room! We have won over 100 tournaments and have had 112 graduates and 105 have gotten college scholarships! We also accept full teams that may want to make the jump to select ball. Please...
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Are College Camps Wort It?

baseball_swagg ·
Hey guys, had a quick question about a pretty gray area, college camps. I'm a high school pitcher, and one of my top schools emailed my coach. A few days later, I get an email to an 'Elite Prospect' camp for the same school, pretty expensive. However, if it has a legitimate value, or say recruitment chances, I will be more than glad to invest in it. Are these camps a revenue outlet, or do they actually have some recruiting value? Would my situation make it any different? There are less...
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NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
There is a somewhat well known travel team in the south with a head coach that just took a job at an ncaa d2 institution as an assistant. Will he still be able to coach that team? Through his travel team he's already added several players to his...
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
I've been wondering about that myself. When that job was posted on the school website it was listed as a part time position. Don't know if that makes any difference or not.
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
It is legal. One of the first sports I saw it happening was volleyball with volunteer assistant coaches at the school also coaching club teams. The harder you look, the more you will see assistant coaches at colleges coaching club teams in the off-season.
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
Is there a link online to the section of ncaa rules? I've searched but no luck, maybe someone has it on hand. Wanting to see if it's legal as long as they're a volunteer, or not if it's paid.
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
@TheOldBallGame I would rephrase your question to say "show me where in the rule book is says it is illegal?" I don't mean to be confrontational, but rules can't cover every what if, even rule books as big as the NCAA's. I would say, show the rule that says it is illegal. To reinforce the fact it is not illegal, look at the volleyball coaches at Stanford (I am using volleyball because this is where it has been happening the longest). Both the paid Assistant Coach Jason Mansfield and...
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
Thanks for feedback. No offense taken. It's just wording. I overheard several college coaches discussing this and one said he was going to look in to it so I was just looking for clarification/insight.
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
I know at least one assistant at a D3 school, that coaced a travel team. It was one of the better known in the state. He gave it up this last summer to spend time recruiting for his college.
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
Originally Posted by BishopLeftiesDad: I know at least one assistant at a D3 school, that coaced a travel team. It was one of the better known in the state. He gave it up this last summer to spend time recruiting for his college. I know of one too.
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
Originally Posted by TheOldBallGame: Thanks for feedback. No offense taken. It's just wording. I overheard several college coaches discussing this and one said he was going to look in to it so I was just looking for clarification/insight. I think this is an example within college sports of what is common place one sport, becoming more common in another. It will be similar to how, when football programs began recruiting verbally committed players. Other coaches/sports said they would never do...
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
Here's a copy of the Division II rule regarding employment of HS coaches. While it doesn't specifically address travel ball coaches, it's certainly OK for them if it's OK for a HS coach. NCAA Division II Bylaw 11.4.3 High School, College-Preparatory School or Two-Year College Coach. An institution may employ a high school, college-preparatory school or two-year college coach, provided the individual: (a) Performs actual, on-the-field coaching duties; (b) Is involved in recruiting only to the...
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
Here's a more specific guideline from the D2 manual: 13.11.2.4 Local Sports Clubs. In sports other than basketball, an institution’s coach may be involved as a participant or in instructional or coaching activities in the same sport for a local sports club or organization located in the institution’s home community, provided all prospective student-athletes participating in said activities are legal residents of the area (within a 100-mile radius of the institution). Further, in club teams...
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Re: NCAA D2 Coaching Running Travel Team

TheOldBallGame ·
It is legal. A top 25 d3's head coach runs a travel team around my area.
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
FYI: This was one of the better threads on Ivy / Smart ball recruiting
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
Harvard's ace ( a junior) was a 2-way player who also DH'ed , 6 HRs and hit over .300 in regular season. He was player of the week in league this past week. He was listed as top MLB prospect pre-season in Ivy League. I can tell you when they played Yale, the interest (and radar guns) were out when he pitched, and not much attention to his ABs.
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
Gov- A couple of thoughts. On the one hand, the rosters in Ivy (in some) are smaller than the 35 you'll see at other D1s. Some pitchers (POs) will get ABs in the spring or in blowout games. Others who can hit, but were POs may DH (seen it) if there arm is injured. Schools will determine where the need is . It sounds like your 2018 is more of a SS (a position heavily recruited in Ivy due to its versatility) who can pitch. One Freshman at an Ivy this year was a pretty good hitter in high...
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
Thanks Ripken. Do you think my 2018 should sign up as both a position player and RHP at HF to show pitching capability? Or, sign up as MIF/SS, and maybe mention he can pitch (show video), and say he's able to help on the mound, promoting more flexibility?
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
Before you even get to the baseball part have you researched the Ivy academic requirements and is he truly IVY GPA, test scores, levels? Second it is unusual for a middle infielder to be recruited as a two way due to the demands placed on those positions. Schools will recruit for outstanding talent first. "getting to 85 pretty quickly" is not 85, it is what ever he is now. Granted he is a 2018 so he has development time, but even though they are high academic, IVY's are looking for power...
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
He has the academic chops... BOF, I think you've served up the key thing: "demands placed on positions" We'll focus on strong arm and good bat SS.
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
I know (have seen play) two, two way players in the Ivy leagues. One is now in the Cardinals bull pen; the other is steaming his way through the Yankee system. One played short; the other first. One's velo sat 90, the other sat 87 in college. Both were studs at the plate; average fielders. But, in the end your son has no real control of where he'll play. (a) if he's good enough (b) he'll play anywhere the coach wants. So, the goal is to get good - very good in something - anything really.
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
Along the lines of BOF 's comment, where is the real strength? His throw across the diamond for a 2018 is pretty good. I would probably sign up as MI (position that fills the quickest at HF camps) and then send video on pitching to schools you are in touch with. Again school's need will dictate much. In son's recruiting journey, he received interest as both MI and CF. In the end he was offered for a spot as an "athletic MI who could play the OF if needed." Good luck.
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
As far as signing up for HF - there were plenty of players there who pitched and played the field when we were there. I think it's possible for him to sign up as MIF and still get one or two innings each day. Esp day 2 - they are scrambling to fill innings. My 2016 signed up as PO, still did the batting cage part of the camp so he wasn't just standing around and somehow ended up starting MIF and batting in game 2 on the first day. The only thing he didn't participate in was the...
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
His strength is at SS, and already signed up as MIF for HF. I've tried to protect his arm by limiting time on the mound to a few innings per tournament. Wasn't until his velo picked up that this idea of marketing as a two player came up; another angle to generate more appeal. Just needed to air this out with the wisdom on the board, thank you.
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
Beyond all the advise that has been offered, there is more to it than just your son. A few years ago, I believe very few Ivy HCs believed in it and most not at all. From our 4 year experience in the "League" only Princeton had a consistent philosophy of allowing two-way players. 4 HCs within the Ivy have changed since my son hung up his cleats in 2014, so I think it is a fair question to ask the HC about his specific two-way philosophy. So, assuming you get through all the academic and...
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
My son was in a similar position when getting recruited. He was looking at some of the high academic D3s but not quite Ivy level. He has always been a MIF and a closer (although in HS, he played SS but did not pitch much despite hitting 88mph on the gun in his senior year), During the recruiting process, he always focused on explaining his tools and saying he was willing to play anywhere the team needed him but told the absolute truth about his desire to play MIF and pitch whenever the team...
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
I don't have Ivy experience, but I am the parent of a two-way player in high school. It's a lot of work to be good at both positions, and keep up with academics. My son is now a freshman at an elite academic D3 and he is hoping to NOT be a two-way player even though the coach has mentioned he might be used as a closer. He will do whatever is asked of him, but it will be very hard with his academic workload.
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
Sent you a PM
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
My 2017 has signed up as a two way C/RHP at all of the major camps and showcases and even into the Fall of his Senior year, it is still not clear where his greatest value is. Some coaches have focused on his catching and others like his pitching prospects because of his strong arm. Our experience has been to enroll his primary position as C (or in your case MIF) and then list Pitcher as the secondary. Every event he has been to, they have always allowed him to pitch at least one inning,...
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
I would focus on MIF. He should have soft hands and range, it appears he has a strong arm and I would also focus on speed development and high OBP. The most successful MIF's I saw in my son's college career were magic in the infield, and had a high OBP, plus speed. That is the profile you are trying to fit into. LHH helps also. My son was a two way in college and was recruited by IVY's, received one offer but decided to go to a baseball powerhouse high academic D3. He pitched and played in...
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