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Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

AcademicsFirst ·
Hey Everyone.... Just wanted to see if anyone has gone through the tryouts for the Senior All Academic Game.  Son is a LHP Senior in So. Calif. Foothill League and was invited to the tryout this coming Thursday, so just wanted to know what to...
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**OPEN TRYOUTS** Showcase / Travel Team

East Coast Whitecaps ·
Saturday May 18th at 10AM. Location is at Lakewood Park in Norfolk, VA. If you are interested please visit our site and contact us! www.eastcoastwhitecaps.comWe are trying to fill our summer roster.Ages 14-18 welcome!
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East Coast Whitecaps ·
I would have to say that this team is very well put together. They have an all around approach to the way they are handling this team and it shows in their practices and meetings. I'm excited to watch my kids play for this team this year and I hope we have a great year with many more to come. The team site is awesome, whoever did their website design did an amazing job. ( www.eastcoastwhitecaps.com ) Look forward to next practice coach(s)! -Ronnie
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East Coast Whitecaps ·
Thanks Retrainh! We are trying our best! Look forward to seeing you this weekend.
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East Coast Whitecaps ·
Do you have a roster of players?
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Re: **OPEN TRYOUTS** Showcase / Travel Team

East Coast Whitecaps ·
yes we do. it will be online in days to come. www.eastcoastwhitecaps.com
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Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
Just a little background I'm a junior Mif/OF located in VA I'm a little on the short end at 5'5 I'm currently throwing low to mid 70's across the diamond and high 70's from the outfield with a 60 time in the low 7s. As you can see these numbers are not that great, I have 1 Juco offer but dream of playing baseball at a decent 4 year institution. The dilemma however is my High School baseball program. We play in Division 5a Virginia we haven't had a winning season in years and unfortunately my...
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Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Hey guys, After seeing two doctors, the second being Dr. Ciccotti (Phillies), I have been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL. I still have a dynamic ultrasound test next week to determine the severity of the tear but just wanted some opinions. I'm a pitcher going into my senior year of college. This past season is when I started dealing with elbow pain but I pitched through the season and took a couple weeks off to see how it was but the pain came back even worse a few weeks later after 2...
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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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D1__ ·
Work Hard don't give up on your dreams!
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D1__ ·
Definitely not too late for D3, D2, and even some D1s. My son had several schools talking with him during his junior/senior summer from all levels. As the process wore on, it really became apparent where the best fit was (academically and athletically) and he committed to a D3. (We just had a senior on our HS team commit to a D2 in the past week.) I will say, what he found with the D1s that were talking with him was that they were pretty much rounding out their rosters at that point and it...
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D1__ ·
Play because you enjoy the game and your teammates, the rest of it is not really in your control and will eventually resolve itself. Work Hard, Play Hard, Have Fun. You are not too late for D2 or D3 options. Many players "commit" to D3s during Senior year, timing depends on admissions process of the school. There are many D3 walk-ons that end up with playing time.
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D1__ ·
I agree with Buzzard05. My son (5'8 155) was cut his sophomore and junior year. He worked his tail off (lifting and baseball) not because of high school baseball but wanting to play college. We put together some video, and he went to specific school showcases that he was interested in. He received interest from 3 of the schools and he will be playing next year in college (D3 Muskingum). He made the varsity this year, he is having a great time because he is hanging out with his buddies for...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
You are going in the right direction, joining a good summer travel team (assuming you will get decent play time and instruction) and working on strength training. Do not allow the HS program scenario to be an excuse. You can overcome it and still enjoy playing HS ball. As you are discovering, you can work on strength/speed/agility on your own, including during HS season. You can also work on skill development - find a decent instructor and then put the learning to practice when you take reps...
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D1__ ·
Thanks for the opinions/advice I'm dedicated to getting stronger and improving my game but do you'll have suggestions an what I should do to show my talent to college coaches should I make a video? What showcases should I attend?
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D1__ ·
You came to the right place. There is a ton of information you can find by searching topics in this forum, including putting together the most effective recruiting plan. It is different for everyone. You have to consider what your college and career plans are outside of baseball, what you/your parents can afford, where you would go geographically, cultural fit, baseball fit, etc., etc. Most will tell you you need to get in front of schools now. From what I am reading, I think you need to...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
DI_, You get one shot at this....take it. If you decide later to walk away on your terms then do it, but don't walk away now. You've described a situation I've heard many times before. Nobody is going to serve it up on a platter and hand it to you. Finding a college baseball program is hard work and it gets even harder to get playing time once you find a team. Opportunities are out there, you just have to find them. Get some help from your travel coach, or baseball people that you know. Good...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
One way for folks on the site to direct you in the right place for showcasing opportunities is for you to explain what your academic accomplishments, goals, and abilities are. Do you have a high GPA, and a good ACT Score?
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D1__ ·
As far as academics I've made honor roll every marking period of high school. I have a 3.6 GPA and will take SAT next month
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D1__ ·
Have fun your last year of high school playing baseball! Work on the things you can change for example, your academics, your work habits and finally being proactive about your recruiting. I never seen dreams comes true by quitting . Keep grinding!!
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D1__ ·
What your high school doesn't offer is just an excuse. You are not behind due to your high school. You are behind due to your lack of motivation and planning. When you weren't lifting weights in a planned program you could have been doing it on your own. I don't know any college players who got there because of their high school. They got to college ball on their motivation and work ethic (along with talent). There isn't a college player who has taken more grounders or flies at high school...
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D1__ ·
Your PSAT score combined with your GPA could help narrow things down a bit. A PSAT score would suggest a similar score on the SAT. At least that's what the SAT folks say.
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D1__ ·
If you will be playing with one of the best travel teams in VA, then your coach/manager probably knows a lot about this process. I would encourage you to schedule some time with him to talk about your aspirations and get started with a plan. IMO, the most effective way for someone in your situation to be seen by the right schools, is to first identify a set of schools yourself. Make a list of schools where you think admissions, finances and baseball are all within your reach. Once you have...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
If you are intent on playing baseball after high school, you simply cannot quit your high school team. The most you can do is find a way to change schools. But not playing at all is a terrible red flag that you will not overcome in your recruiting efforts.
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D1__ ·
D1 - by all means you should not forgo your senior year of baseball. If you skip it you will always be saying to yourself "what if". You are probably a good candidate for a D2 or D3 school. You need to put together a list of prospective schools and get to a showcase this summer and fall to display your skills. College coaches seldom come to HS games and if they do it is to observe a prospect they already have on their radar. JuCo is certainly a good alternative. My son played two years of...
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D1__ ·
Can you switch hit? What eye is dominate, left or right? Do you hit .400? Bob
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D1__ ·
At least you have started seeking help. Get to work. Your school is not stifling you , it just isnt motivating you. Hit the summer showcases. Stay on your grind as far as work you need to get better. Including weights and speed training. Work , work, work, and more work. Not too late for anything yet. This is a big summer for you. The door to your dream is still very much open. But it wont stay open forever. Good luck.....
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D1__ ·
I think one of the main things to be considered here is how decisions are made. You cannot give the decision makers more reasons not to like you . All your positive traits are weighed against your negative traits...........if you are a great fielder, but are shorter, slower and lesser than average arm strength don't add "didn't play senior year".....
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D1__ ·
My point is simply this. Lots of people get disgruntled about their HS programs. And lots of people get disgruntled with their collegiate programs too, for that matter. If you identify yourself as someone who quit because you were disgruntled, no one is going to care about your reasons or whether you had some sort of justification. If you quit, you label yourself as someone who might become disgruntled on the collegiate team, too, if things don't go your way. And with all sorts of other...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
To answer the original question, "Should I forgo my senior baseball season", only if you hate baseball and yourself. No right minded, free willed baseball player would consider this. Now, I know under certain circumstances perhaps, yes. Under your circumstances, NO. Does not sound as if you hate the game. Not to make light of hating yourself because that is a serious issue in and of itself, but many here will promise you that eventually, not playing when you could, will never sit well with...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
I feel like some of you'll aren't fully understand my intentions I'm not saying I want to quit because I don't like everything that's going on I was asking should I sit out my senior year to work on development and make myself a better prospect and would college coaches look down on my decision to do so?
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D1__ ·
No, I get it. I really do, but find a way, some motivation to contribute to your high school. You have no idea where you're going or where you'll end up. I light bulb may go off during your college playing days. A coach may inspire you to coach. Maybe you end up coaching. Use your current experience to make a better future you. Keep playing in every game that you can, practice, work whenever you can. The most important thing to remember has been said in this thread: a college coach will...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
I feel like your taking my post out of context the point I'm getting out is should I forgo my senior in order to prolong my careeer at the next level and you comment about those who can't play the game and hating yourself the fact is I do have a life threatening condition I deal with T1 Diabetes everyday and I'd like to play for a long time but I just wanted to know whether playing high school is my best option in regards to getting to the next level
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D1__ ·
Do both - develop and play for the hs team. Neither activity precludes the other. Neither diminishes the other. Be a "no red flag" guy who works harder than anyone else and all this other stuff will work itself out.
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D1__ ·
We get it. There are people responding who have coached baseball in high school and high school age travel. Trust colleges coaches will have an even dimmer view of not playing. If you think you're dealing with stuff now, wait until you get to college ball. A high school coach is making some extra pocket change by coaching. Hopefully he loves coaching. For a college coach it's his profession. It's how he pays the mortgage and feeds his family. There won't be any warm and fuzzy. If you can't...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
I think you need to play your senior season AND continue to work on development. Those aren't mutually exclusive activities. Even if you feel your HS coaches are not supportive of your development, or not helping you develop, you can try to focus on one thing every practice to get better at. Maybe it is working on baserunning, taking better routes to fly balls, ball exchange out of your glove, etc. There are things you can work on yourself that don't really need the involvement of your...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
D1_, Yes. Your best option in regards to playing at the next level is to play senior year, high school baseball. And EVERYTHING that you need to learn and know about preparing yourself for the possibility of playing college baseball is located on this site. Many here will be available to help. The value of this site is incredible.
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D1__ ·
First Kudos to you for reaching out to this board and taking that step...it's not eacy to ask for advice and even tougher to hear criticism...so good for you for taking that step. As a travel coach that has been fortunate enough to assist several players in their college decision making process and helping them get into the right college situation...I believe it would be a complete disaster to forgo your senior high school baseball season if you have any hope or desire to play in college. If...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
1. Play your senior year. This is a red flag to colleges if you don't. Colleges expect you to have the time to train with them, play with the team, workout on your own and handle multiple college courses. They will not accept the excuse that you didn't play with your high school team for 10 hours a week so you could train on your own. 2. While you are playing you can still train on your own and yes you should do that. (Gym membership, weight room at school, or if neither of those fit there...
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Re: Should I forgo my Senior baseball season?

D1__ ·
Position players don't get better by not playing. Overcome the obstacles, you will be a better player and person for it. Often times JR College is a good route for undersized high school players to help achieve the dream. Every starter on my son's .500 JC team played professionally and/or at a 4 year school.
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D1__ ·
Pretty much agree with everyone that playing for your HS team is a priority. (Again, like so many paths forward in baseball, I know an outlier who played his Sr year in an outside alternate league, went to UCLA, and is now making his way up the MILB chain.) The rest is - and always has been - up to you. I know several handfuls of small HS players who have had very successful baseball careers at the pro, college and coaching levels. The common thread for every one was a burning desire to turn...
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D1__ ·
D1; what do think about in the dugout, on deck and in the batters box? do you backhand ground balls? What eye is dominate? Be prepared to answer many more questions as you progress. Can you hit .400? can you have a .500 on base average? Bob
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Did Dr Ciccotti talk to you about the "Primary Repair" technique? I have read that it significantly reduces rehab time, but the surgeon won't know for sure whether or not you're a candidate until the scope is in your elbow. May be worth investigating. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/...my-john-alternative/
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Thanks! He didn't discuss surgery much since hes hoping I can rehab it but I'll bring it up to him at my follow up appointment in 2 weeks. Although if I have the surgery in August, 6-7 months recovery would bring me back during the first month of our season, it may be worth considering.
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Based upon orthopedic advice, my son sat out 6 weeks at the end of his senior HS season. He then rehabbed from approx. May 20 thru July 10. Got to college, nothing hurt, per se but his velocity was down 3-4 MPH and then slowly dropped further until he called and said elbow was hurting again. Had to have TJ surgery. Was told PRP would make it feel better but that in the Ortho's opinion (Kremchek), it was a short term fix and son would be right back in 5-6 month needing TJ surgery. He elected...
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Thanks for sharing your experience! That's exactly what I don't want to happen and it adds on to the similar stories I've heard. Obviously I wont make any final decisions until I see my doctor again and discuss with him but I'm leaning towards surgery because with grad school as an option it seems to give me the best chance to play my 4th year.
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Re: Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

AcademicsFirst ·
This was 4 years ago, but I don't think it has changed much. Pitchers tryout in the bull pens with coaches watching. There are around 8 mounds in a row that the coaches are watching. There will be a primary coach with a gun at each mound grading the pitchers. You basically have to be in the top 50% to be selected for the game based on the numbers. They are not pre-selected as kids are coming from all over the country and so are the coaches so I am not sure how they could do this. You should...
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Re: Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks BOF....I appreciate your insight as always!
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AcademicsFirst ·
Good luck to your son, my son will also be there for the Junior All Academic Game and tryout as a catcher. Glad to hear the rosters have not been set since we are also driving in from Socal for the event.
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Re: Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

AcademicsFirst ·
Have them both relax and have fun. Just being on the tryout list will help them. True story, my son was on one of the interior mounds trying out, and I asked him how it went and he said "well I don't know how hard I was throwing, but it got the interest of the two coaches on either side of me as I saw them sneaking a reading from me a couple of pitches. His scout coach got two telephone calls during the tryout inquiring about him. So they will be seen before the evening game. Good luck to...
 
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