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Ripken Baseball Camps

RipkenBaseball ·
Ripken Baseball recently made of our camp programs available online. Please view our week-long camps in Aberdeen, MD and our satelite camps in Northern Virgina! Let me know if you have any questions as I would be more than happy to work with you! Spring Break Camp (multiple locations) - $350 Northern Virginia Spring Break Camp - Monday, March 25 th – Wednesday, March 27 th (Ages 9-12) Long Island Spring Break Camp - Thursday, March 28 th – Saturday, March 30 th (Ages 9-12) The Ripken...
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Summer Coaching Opportunity

East Coast Whitecaps ·
The East Coast Whitecaps are looking for a qualified individual that is seeking a coaching opportunity at the 16u and 17u age levels for the summer. It is not limited to only the summer. You will also have the opportunity to become apart of the...
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East Coast Whitecaps ·
Also, if you want to look more into us please visit our website! www.eastcoastwhitecaps.com
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Re: Summer Coaching Opportunity

birddog ·
Hey Whitecaps...what happened to the one thread rule?
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redbird5 ·
The one thread rule is about the same topic (i.e. tryouts - we don't need 7 threads about a tryout).
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Re: Summer Coaching Opportunity

East Coast Whitecaps ·
I am extremely sorry the trouble I have caused. I will think better of it next time seeing how it bothers everyone. Thanks again for the heads up!
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redbird5 ·
I think he was pulling your leg, Whitecaps. You're fine.
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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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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site. Son was quite a bit younger. If you think about it, half of the kids trying to be recruited are younger than the average . Once you are shooting for college ball, you must be a very good player, regardless of whether younger or older than others in your class. He would be best advised to completely ignore that issue. The college recruiters don't care and neither should he. He is either a player or he isn't. He will either continue to work as hard as he can toward...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

2022NYC ·
My kid is a very young 2022. He uses his age as fuel to work harder. The college coaches he interacted with did not care about his age. There was a microsecond consideration to repeat 8th grade on his part, but once he was accepted to his preferred HS, that was a dead issue (mom would not have allowed him to repeat 8th grade). From a purely selfish perspective, my wife is annoyed he won't be able to drive himself to HS school, so she is his morning uber as it is on the way to her work.
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RJM ·
Thinking about age is a waste of time. It can only become an excuse. My son has a May birthday. He was also a physical late bloomer. Through high school he competed against some athletes in his class who were more than a year older. The summer after 7th grade he started playing travel ball grade appropriate rather than his age group. Starting with post freshman summer he played up another year. If a kid is young and you want to change the situation 8th grade should be repeated before high...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Gunner Mack Jr. ·
So I took my son to a new pitching coach a few years ago, a D1 pitching coach. Great guy, motivator etc. He's talking to both of us on our first visit and I mention my son is young for his grade (September b-day - most 2020's on his travel team are a full year + older). The guy gently ripped me apart (i was paying so I didn't get it full force). He said he only cares about whether a kid can compete and that fathers of kids who are young for their grade almost always tell him that fact. So I...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

atlnon ·
My son is in the same boat. Late Sept bday. My wife and I moved him up a year entering grade school as we see that he can handle it academically and emotionally (and he is doing well as a freshman right now). We didn't even think about sports at that time, nor were we aware that people are doing the opposite (repeating a grade). So he has classmates that are 2 years older than he is right now. He is playing travel with his age group (not with his grade). I do find myself letting people know...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Wechson ·
I'm going to go against the grain here and say it can absolutely make a difference. My oldest son, non baseball, ended up in D1 athletics but got a bite from just one school. If he had taken a year, there is little doubt he would have been a state placer or champion given the year progression he made in skill level, physical maturity, and mental maturity. That would have given him more suitors, and provided him with more choices. Not only was he a year younger, but he was a late bloomer...
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
My son had a early Sept birthday. Most kids in the class behind him were a year older. You guessed it they all started a year later. One year we had him play with his age instead of his grade in the Fall. And while it was fun for him, it really did not help that much. I would have rather he played with his grade, looking back and face tougher competition. Played with his grade or up the rest of his HS/Travel Career. So much can happen from 8th grade to graduation. Plus I cannot imagine...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

cabbagedad ·
Wech, no one is saying it can't make a difference. Most could argue that it would. But I don't think that was the OP's question and he doesn't say anything about possibly holding back a year. The points being made are.. 1. Once you are in the recruiting process, don't allow it to be an excuse. Every player will face many hurdles to jump. Will the player attack and fly over them or hesitate and get hung up? 2. Recruiters don't care. You either have the skill set they are looking for when they...
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Wechson ·
TOTALLY agree on point 1. No excuses ever, in sport or life. Would never bring that up at any point if I were an athlete or parent. For point 2, it only matters to recruiters in that they are seeing most likely a more physically mature athlete, which only helps them project. Walking my initial point back a bit, if I were to really have the chance to so it again I would have done it when he started school, not between middle school and HS. We debated it for a millisecond but elected against...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

cabbagedad ·
Yup, and agree I over-generalized on #2... that can be a factor.
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

atlnon ·
To OP's original question though, do recruiters take the possibility that the kid is not physically as mature as other kids in his grade into consideration? For example, in looking at PG grades, they compare your metrics with other people in your grade, some of which could be 2 years older.
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Go44dad ·
It's individual to the recruiter/prospect. Here's another answer. Scout "Son, how tall are you?" Player "5'11" Scout "Nobody is 5'11". If I like you, you are 6'0". If I don't like you, you are 5'10"."
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Wechson ·
Bingo, exactly! It's all in the eye of the beholder. If you are skinny, and the RC doesn't like you, then you are deemed "undersized". If you are skinny and the RC takes a shine to you, then you are "projectable, with plenty of room to fill out".
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

atlnon ·
Thanks! That's exactly the insight I'm looking for. And yes, my son is not only studying up a grade, but he is undersized even compared to people his age.
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Bill Brown Youth Camps

jmrw20 ·
This day-camp, open to players between the ages of 7 and 13, offers personal and group instruction in all phases of the game of baseball. Our knowledgeable and energetic staff will provide proper instruction and drills to enhance the skill level of each individual. Campers will be instructed in fundamentals including: hitting, pitching, infield, outfield, catching, base running, bunting, cut-offs & relays, rundowns, and sliding. Games will be played each afternoon to emphasize the...
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When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

CU@home ·
Can anyone share your own personal experience in helping a player through the college recruitment process when the players age did not correspond to the average age of those in his grad year because academic acceleration (skipping grades in school or for some other reason finishing high school early).
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HS Summer Showcast Team Tryouts Taking Place Now

Serious Baseball ·
Age Group: 15U-18U Summer 2017 tournament teams Professional and college experience coaches looking for committed group of players to add to rosters. We will have regular practices and play local DFW showcase and away tournaments. Tryouts beginning on November 19th from 10-noon - will continue to hold tryouts until teams are full. For more information visit www.claysmithbaseball.com
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The Dick Birmingham Memorial Sports Complex

cchiass ·
“The Birm” – features 6 full baseball fields of various age appropriate sizes for players ages 7-18, including 3 outdoor batting cages, newly renovated fields, fences, and dugouts. The Birm also offers delicious concessions, clean restrooms, large pavilions for parents and spectators, and a Marucci Pro Shop…but The Birm isn’t just another concrete filled cookie cutter park. We undertook the ambitious project of saving and restoring this classic baseball complex for the enjoyment of...
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