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15U Summer Baseball In Austin Area?

Sonny R ·
We recently moved to the Austin area and discovered that the high school my son will attend will not have a freshman Summer team. Any suggestions for 15U Summer 2019 teams in the north Austin area?
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Interesting How College Summer Ball Temp vs Full Contracts Can Work Out

Gov ·
I posted this in a recent thread having more to do with Collegiate Summer Leagues leading to draft...thought it would be a beneficial story to others going down this path in the next few years: Coastal Plains HC calls son yesterday asking him to come down for last two weeks. Said he'd rotate him between 2B, SS, 3B and play every game. This was the Temp Contract that ended due to the Full Contract guys all showing up. Amazing how this can work out.
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Re: D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

TPM ·
See topic "NCAA announce re fruiting rule changes" already in discussion.
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Re: D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

JeffnNYC ·
Thanks, and sorry to have missed it.
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Re: Spring/Summer Tryouts for 2019!

Sloan ·
Have you checked out https://selectbaseballteams.com? They have a great resource for finding players and teams over the spring and summer.
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Re: 15U Summer Baseball In Austin Area?

baseballhs ·
I will throw names out there, if you want any opinion on them, DM me. What school will your son attend? Most teams here do not have school sponsored summer teams. It is all club. GPS, TexElite, Lonestar, Canes Southwest, Wings, Action Baseball
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Re: 15U Summer Baseball In Austin Area?

CoachDent ·
I would start with your high school coach. Many high schools have tie ins with select organizations. There are some message boards that have some openings posted also Like CTX baseball. If that doesn't work,contacting Organizations directly is also an option... we play for an org. based in Georgetown,not sure if they are looking but I could put you in touch with coaches.
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Re: 15U Summer Baseball In Austin Area?

CoachDent ·
BaseballHS has a good list-probably the best in the area IMO-I can also give you opinions--will tell you we play with GPS at a different age level..
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Re: High School summer team in New Hampshire

9and7dad ·
What part of the state are you in? You don't need to mention the town if you are not comfortable, but a region might help. The response for a kid in Berlin/Gorham may be different than one in Salem/Nashua. And also, you are right, most rosters are set, but you never know who might have picked up an injury or just had a kid lose interest. Have you checked into local Legion or Junior Legion?
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Re: High School summer team in New Hampshire

BaseballPlayer123 ·
What part of the state are you in? You don't need to mention the town if you are not comfortable, but a region might help. The response for a kid in Berlin/Gorham may be different than one in Salem/Nashua. And also, you are right, most rosters are set, but you never know who might have picked up an injury or just had a kid lose interest. Have you checked into local Legion or Junior Legion? Thanks for the reply. I live in the Concord area, but am willing to drive some distance. The Legion...
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Re: High School summer team in New Hampshire

9and7dad ·
I think the team you are looking for may be the one in Weare. I don't know much about them other than I think they are coached by the John Stark head coach. I have no idea on the status of their roster. Here is a link from a quick google search. http://leaguelineup.com/welcom...p?url=wearenationals
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

leftyshortstop ·
What kind of grades and SAT scores?
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

cabbagedad ·
Sounds good. Be careful not to overdo it with the arm. If he is like most kids his age, even though he has hit a height spurt, there is still much maturing his body will likely do in the next few years. That, along with keeping mechanics in check, should help considerably with the boost in velo he is hoping for. It just might not happen on the "early D1" timeline that kids would like it to happen. Control what you can control and best of luck. As always, enjoy every step along the way.
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

McCajun ·
LeftySS: unweighted 4.0 GPA.
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

McCajun ·
Thanks Cabbagedad. I'm a newcomer and grateful for the sage advice here.
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

CatsPop ·
Train for bigger, faster, stronger. Will be a special summer for your son.
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

Goosegg ·
Figure out which schools fall within your target list. If your travels take you near any, visit. Add and subtract as you learn what your S wants/doesn't want. Prepare for standardized tests. Find a good PC. Find a good athletic training program. Play catch with dad. Stay on top of grades. (If summer, prepare a list of books.) Youve got a decent baseball approach sketched out.
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

BucsFan ·
Given his GPA and that he is not lighting up the radar gun, he/you may be thinking academics is his calling card to attract interest from non top tier programs. If high academic D3 and D1 schools in non-power conferences is the goal, I'd strongly consider HeadFirst Camp (probably Sacramento best for you) and/or one of the Stanford Camps. Lots and lots on this site (just use search button) and online on both.
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

fenwaysouth ·
I agree with everything that has been offered by others. Your son has time to develop his skills in his frame. You've mentioned he is a RHP/OF sitting at 80. What about batting and his speed....are these tools that he could leverage at the next level or does he prefer to pitch? I ask this question because many people at your son's age are beginning to decide between position player or pitcher. One of the best things we did when my oldest son was about your son's age was get him a pitching...
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

RJM ·
Another skill that opens doors is foot speed. A player can't steal first. But a lot of college coaches light up when they see top level foot speed. Given the 60 is often one of the first tests at a showcase foot speed is a great first notice.
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

Branson Baseball ·
MC, You have received a lot of great feedback. And you have some elements of a sound Summer plan already. Many families with a profile similar to your son's focus too much on playing games the Summer before the player's Junior year. Local leagues, travel tournaments, big showcases, getting seen by colleges, etc. That can be great if the rising Junior is ready for that exposure. But many are not... yet. I recommend to players at this stage to focus (as others have noted) on: standardized test...
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Re: Rising Junior Summer Strategy

kandkfunk ·
MC, We have son's the same age and I'm thinking we live in the same general part of the country. My son is a LHP/outfielder sitting about 80 right now. He is a few inches shorter than yours and his velocity has shot up over the last 9 months or so (sat high 60s as an incoming Freshman). You've gotten a lot of great advice. After reading this site for a couple years and talking to my son's coaches, we've developed a plan for the summer that sounds similar to yours. I'll PM you with his plans.
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

BOF ·
Your coach is going to place you in the appropriate league if he thinks you have the talent he will get you placed there. Top D3 programs have scouts at their games and following their top players and many have a scout day. Getting noticed is not typically not the problem if the talent is there.
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old_school ·
BOF is correct, I know a kid friend of the family who committed to a power 5 school. For a few reasons he ended up staying local and throwing D3 ball. He had many scouts looking at him closely this summer and will have many more this spring.
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

PGStaff ·
Much depends on which DIII college you are at. Some are followed closely by the scouting community, many are not followed at all. There is a very big difference between the highest level and lower levels of DIII. I would think that most coaches would know when they have a player with professional ability. They should also know some area scouts that they can notify and someone in a summer leagues. Also, be proactive if you truly believe you're a prospect. There are Tryouts you can attend.
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

RJM ·
A coach at a quality D3 is going to know pro scouts. He's probably had scouts interested in his players in the past. If a player isn't getting interest and his coach isn't good enough to help he should attend a MLB tryout. If he has anything he will be noticed. A D3 pitcher is more likely to draw interest than a D3 hitter. 90+ is 90+ regardless of the competition. I know a kid who entered college 5'11" throwing 84. He left drafted, 6'2" throwing 93. The question regarding D3 hitters is the...
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

SluggerDad ·
The coach of my son's D3 says that he expects that up to three of his players should draw some interest in the draft this year. From what we can gather the coaches are well connected and well respected, at least for a D3. They seem to get what might be called a small trickle of guys drafted from time to time. I think I read on their website that it was 24 in the past I can't remember how many years. So it definitely can happen. Of those 24 draft picks, though, I think most were in very late...
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

lionhurler ·
Thanks for the input everyone! Looks like I'll have to attend a tryout this summer since my school isn't a power house D3 program. We do play a lot of power house schools (two schools from our conference went to the world series last year and one of their coaches made it to the majors) though so I may get lucky if a scout is watching someone on another team. I am a pitcher by the way and I know we have a better chance at being scouted. Thanks again!
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

Goosegg ·
Here's the key question: what is your velo (sitting and touch)?
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lionhurler ·
I'm a sophomore sitting around 86-87 touching 88
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

Goosegg ·
With that velo, you should press your coach to find you a spot - Northwoods would be perfect for you. If he does not have the contacts, press him to speak to an area scout who has the right contacts. If that doesn't work, at the beginning of the Northwoods season, teams are always looking for temp players to fill in until the rostered players arrive. Do well during that temp contract and the team will either have a spot or call other teams on your behalf. Also, as the Northwoods season...
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

infielddad ·
lion, I am going to come at this in a slightly different way, but it worked for our son who was a D3 position player who was drafted. This is actually the way our son's D3 coach did it and his track record for Summer placements is second to none at the D3 level-last summer he had one player selected as a Northwoods All Star and 2 selected as NECBL All-Stars, (including one pitcher) and another who was one of the very top hitters in the NECBL for most of that Summer. I would suggest you look...
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Re: Division 3 to Pro

Dominik85 ·
Contact a guy like Kyle or cressey and get your velo up a little
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BOF ·
You have received great advice, get on a good summer league team, work on your velo, and don't worry about the pro prospects until it is evident you have those skills. 86-88 in today's world is nowhere near where you need to be. Frankly 90 is not that unusual these days, for serious pro interest you will have to sit 90 (minimum) and be touching 94-95, anything less than this you are just kidding yourself. My son has a friend from his program (CWS team) who sat 90 touched 94 and was taken as...
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

2019Dad ·
And the price is up to $1,100!
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

Gov ·
+200 over 2016 price I think
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

trchala ·
Over 20% price increase and SS already waitlisted at all 4 camps?! That's nuts.
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

Branson Baseball ·
I've posted numerous times over the last few years re: Stanford Camp, so I won't re-hash all the info here. IMHO, the camp is not worth it for the vast majority of kids in comparison to other showcases/camps.
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

Suds ·
wow, I think it was $595 when my last son did it. Having gone through this once before, I am not sure $1,100 is worth it. All it really did was generate a whole bunch of other camp emails from other schools. All his opportunities came from either the AZ Fall Classics or old fashion email/video then follow-up. In the end, he received his current scholarship from emailing video with verified velo to coaches. And no, he is not one of those 94-95 mph guys.
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

StrainedOblique ·
Stanford fills up fast . Always has. But keep in mind, Stanford is the Gold Standard for Academic Camp. They wrote the book. My son did it and had a great experience and it really kicked off his recruiting . Too many times parents try to go with the less expensive camps. I know i did!. But the truth is it's a waste of money. My son now plays at a high academic D1 in the South . I spent a lot of money and made plenty of mistakes during his recruiting cycle. If I had a do over, there would...
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

JCG ·
With all due respect I feel that Head First is now #1 on that list and Stanford 2 or 3.
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Gov ·
Stanford and AZ Classic have more D1's than D3's attending, and the D1's aren't all high academic. Headfirst and Showball have Ivy's, Patriot, few other D1's, but I bet 60% of the college coaches attending are from high academic D3's. (Headfirst and Showball also have different formats.) Knowing your son's academic strengths, career interests, and playing capabilities and projectability will help guide you to which camps would make sense. Objective baseball assessments by club coaches,...
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

cabbagedad ·
A few thoughts that don't necessarily directly answer your questions... Does he know what he wants to major in or what he wants to do for a living (besides maybe play baseball)? Many come here without a wide enough net. As an academic 2019 considering D1 states thru D3's in a large geographic area, I would propose that his net is quite wide and he will have to put sufficient time into research and searching within as to what options will be realistic for him (narrow that net a bit). It won't...
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

RJM ·
At this point a good portion of D1 commitments are filled. There is space available. But be careful not to be the non scholarship insurance policy for a position. Keep in mind a lot of faster with power shortstops will be moved to third in college. At this point I wouldn’t throw spaghetti off the wall to see what sticks. I would have a very targeted strategy. Where do I want to play? Does my high school or travel coach know that college’s coach so he can promote me before I’m seen. You...
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

Consultant ·
Jfnnyc is your son invited to the Yankees Area Code tryout? Bob founder of Area Code Baseball 1987 and Goodwill Series 1983
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

Branson Baseball ·
Go to the events where the schools on your son’s vetted list will be. And those events should be ones where he will be seen by those schools. Vetted academically and athletically. At a minimum, trusted third parties (e.g., scouts, guidance counselors, et. al.) have said your son could be admitted and could play baseball there. Does he have a vetted list that he’s working now? If not, he should ASAP. For the vast majority of players, college baseball recruiting is not a crap shoot where a...
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

JeffnNYC ·
My wife complained that I made the initial post way too long! Sorry for that. For sake of brevity, hoping to find out two questions: 1) Do D1 coaches heavily scout PG national 18U Memorial Day tournaments? 2) Is PG 17U WWBA tournament in GA enough for a kid that is interested in playing DI? What's the next most important 17U national summer tournament as measured by D1 coaches in attendance? Bob- thanks for the question. Yes, he already has an Area Code invite lined up from a Yankees scout.
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Re: 2019 prospect trying to finalize summer schedule

RJM ·
Out of state cost may not matter to you. But the percentage that becomes an athletic scholarship has to fit into the coach’s budget. This goes back to the stud value. But some state universities need to recruit out of state due to the limited talent base in their state.
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