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BLUD15 ·
They are going to need things form y'all and y'all will need to know things from them. I wouldn't expect daily communication because things do get busy during the school year but several conversations a week is about the norm, I would say.
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RJM ·
Wow! That’s one of the best posts ever made here. Results may vary based on the demands of your degree. But there is time for a social life. All the teammate and baseball stuff is dead on. I was standing outside a hotel one night when a university logo’ed bus pulled up. On the bus was a friend and former teammate of my daughter I hadn’t seen in a year. We chatted for a while. Then she was called. She smiled and said, “I may be leading the country in scoring. But I’m still a freshman. I have...
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smokeminside ·
👏😂
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fenwaysouth ·
Excellent post, one of the best I've ever read here. Great advice. I'll add one thing...get your school work done. Freshmen year is the toughest adjusting to the work load.
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cabbagedad ·
Great post. We don't get the perspective of the current player enough here... thanks for doing that.
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Trust In Him ·
Ok, I'm in my 50's and I believe I was just put away by a 19/20 year old who is in more touch with baseball reality than I could ever be. And to think my kid distorted the truth a bit when he told me how college was.... . Great post.
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smokeminside ·
Had my jr. to be read it and he said it was remarkably accurate. Now we're giving it to his frosh to be little bro.
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adbono ·
That is an awesome post and I really enjoyed reading it. From my perspective it was on the mark on almost every point.
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baseballmom ·
Blud15, Priceless! ! We need more of your hands-on wisdom! Keep posting!
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CTbballDad ·
Thanks for the insight! I’ll be sure to share with my soon-to-be college freshman!
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CatsPop ·
God bless you BLUD15. Son who just finished frosh year as well felt it was very accurate + from the heart. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with those that are getting ready to face what you just went through!
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Go44dad ·
Hey BLUD15! Anything on texting your parents every now and then?
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Advice for Incoming College Freshman

BLUD15 ·
Going off to college is exciting, know there is a whole new baseball world that's waiting for you is even more exciting. I just finished my freshman year of college and I wanted to share some of the things I wish I had known/ I learned. Disclaimer: This is written from a players perspective of college baseball, so there will some things that parents probably won't want to know about. Understand that you are a freshman: It doesn't matter if you're the number 1 recruit in your class or a...
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Qhead ·
This is great and so very timely for me! Thanks Blud I'm copying and emailing to my 2019 son who leaves in a month! Great advice.
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Prepster ·
Required reading for all rising Freshmen! Thanks so much for the post, and all the best to you!
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Goosegg ·
GREAT POST!!!!
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Iowamom23 ·
I think the thing that surprised our whole family is how much there are actually two teams in college baseball — a team of pitchers, and a team of everyone else. My son headed off to college with a teammate from HS. They lived on the same floor, about three doors apart, one is a pitcher, one a MIF. We would ask our son "how's the SS doing?" "I don't know, never see him." Heard from the other boys parents that they got the same thing in reverse. Just something we really didn't expect.
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Prepster ·
With all due respect, the biggest party weekend I ever experienced in my college years was on the Harvard Yard my Freshman year with high school friends from there, Dartmouth, Brown, Princeton, and Williams. Partying is virtually universal on college campuses of all stripes, colors, and levels.
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RJM ·
Mileage may vary with any STEM major at any level. I know what my kids put into being science and math majors and playing. Engineering is more challenging.
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RJM ·
Party school? Dartmouth is located in Hangover, NH according the the students. Every school is what you make it.
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24fan ·
My son (rising college Soph, just like you) read it, agreed with everything. Very good and accurate post. Best of luck to you this year!
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Gov ·
Fantastic post and concur it should be required reading for any incoming freshman. Well done!
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Midwest Mom ·
Thank you! This is so awesome! My son will be a freshman this Fall and I’m sure it will be helpful.
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2019&21 Dad ·
Great post. I'm guessing that at nerdy D3 colleges "your mileage may vary" on some of these points like social status and parties, but there's alot of universal truths there too. I passed it on to my rising Frosh. Thanks!
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SomeBaseballDad ·
You can't believe how hard balancing school and baseball is, in a nutshell. Your basically working two full-time jobs.
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JABMK ·
Great post!!! My son only communicated when he needed something! lol Other than that "crickets"!
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Midwest Mom ·
My son had official visits with 3 “nerdy” HAD3 and one HAD1. One of those nerdier D3’s was the biggest party school he saw and it totally turned him off.
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Picked Off ·
Great post.
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Gov ·
Same - China Bowl...
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CollegebaseballInsights ·
Have you visited the schools website?
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Nonamedad ·
I have searched this site and the web but really can’t find much info. I know all schools have fall ball and this how the team is finalized. Is there a schedule any where, is it mainly inter squad? The NCAA site said the coaches get 8 hours per week, is that right? Any info would be appreciated.
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Nonamedad ·
I thought they played JUCOs,,,,,did it list how many games total, including intra squad.
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Iowamom23 ·
I went back and looked. Our fall schedule was announced Aug. 31 and included three JUCO games and an intrasquad tournament, along with a scout day.
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Shoveit4Ks ·
Don’t wreck a scooter and stay outta the HC’s office. (son wasn’t great at either)
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dadof2ballplayers ·
This was a great post and I’ve had my future freshman read it. Thanks for the assist.
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Nonamedad ·
Yes.....nothing.
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CollegebaseballInsights ·
It will depend on the school. You might want your son to ask the coach if they are planning to post a schedule on their website. The reason why I'm recommending your son do it is for him to show the coach that he is taking responsibility and very interested in knowing everything about the program. Also, if this is his first year in college, it will also give him the opportunity to mental prepare for the fall.
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2019ss ·
Showed this to my 2019 who just returned home from his freshman summer session. He agreed with every point. Thank you for sharing BLUD15!
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
I will add that in the fall, you will probably need baseball pants and a ball cap. From my sons experience, Uniforms were not handed out till the team was decided. In fall he used his own Baseball pants and cleats. A ball cap from HS or a Summer team. what ever he had handy. And whatever Dry fit shirt was clean. Once the team was decided and cuts were made Uniforms and hats would be supplied. He still used his own Pants for practices through out his college career. This probably pertains...
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fishnsail ·
Thank you , Some great advice here... Just sent it my 2019
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Shoveit4Ks ·
I didn’t read all previous posts, but: get prepared to compete against guys who are as good or better than you wrap your mind around losing time at a position because you are young capitalize on every moment you are given to perform outwork everybody else, regardless of any stigmas associated with being a “try hard” dont be “that” freshman
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