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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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Retrainh ·
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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redbird5 ·
Do you have a roster of players?
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East Coast Whitecaps ·
yes we do. it will be online in days to come. www.eastcoastwhitecaps.com
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Sophomore Son wants to do more show case evals

Rogers3 ·
I have a 17 year old Sophomore (catcher) who is wanting to do more showcases , along with camps or try outs. We live in a small town outside of Tulsa OK. Neither of which have many, if any . I don't know where else to look for showcases,evals, or camps other then a few sites. He has done only a few due to lack of knowing about any more. Can anyone tell me sites I can check? Or have any suggestions about where to start? !! Thanks for any help anyone may have.
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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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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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TPM ·
See topic "NCAA announce re fruiting rule changes" already in discussion.
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JeffnNYC ·
Thanks, and sorry to have missed it.
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Eokerholm ·
PG https://www.perfectgame.org/Showcases/ Headfirst: https://www.headfirsthonorroll...ball-showcase-camps/ PBR (I think they're horrible) https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/showcases Why a showcase or camp unless it's at a school he's interested in seeing/getting on radar. Camps are mostly money makers for the volunteer coaches. A great way to get in front of coaches if you don't have a travel ball team you can play on that will be at an event. If he has good metrics and videos you could...
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RJM ·
What is his objective? Does he have a business plan? Or is he throwing spaghetti off the wall to see what sticks?
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Rogers3 ·
He wants to improve what potential coach's for college or MLB see that others may not.He is getting several invites, questioners and prospect follows from about 12 colleges now, but wants to try and fine tune or improve skills to give himself as many options as he can with the things he can control. Plus any extra opportunities to get his name out is a good thing when your high school is real small and more then likely not a stop many recruiters make . I think it's a way for him to be...
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Rogers3 ·
And because of where his bday falls he has the option to play up to 18U (which is what he normally plays or he can play down at 16U because he is a sophomore
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LousyLefty ·
Throwing spaghetti? Is this a new velocity protocol we need to include in our training? (Kidding)
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Rogers3 ·
Maybe that's what he's missing in his profile ....he's been eating all the spaghetti not throwing it ....problem solved.I'll let him know how he can up his game, this wont make him very happy since he likes to eat, but a good chance for him to learn sacrifice for goals set. ( hahaha)
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ReluctantO'sFan ·
I would use caution on that throwing program. If not taught correctly, one could start throwing meatballs sorry had to add that one in, lol
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baseballhs ·
I know most people on here will say that showcases and camps are a waste of time, but we didn't play for a power team because my son wanted to play with friends. We used showcases and camps exclusively and it worked out well. When he committed, he was talking to or had offers from about 15 P5 schools. It just depends on the path you want to take. We knew 2 kids who didn't even play summer ball, only did showcases and both committed to P5 schools before junior year. We just did PG and PBR,...
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LousyLefty ·
ROGERS3- Now that we’ve straightened the error you’ve been making with spaghetti out....I’m still not sure why your son feels he needs to get more showcases in? College baseball is in season and yes there is some recruiting going on but it’s not the pace it was a month ago. Do you mean showcase tournament’s? Those will ramp up in the summer. RJM is right. You need a goal and then a roadmap to that goal. There are a lot of resources on this site that can help. Now is a great time to get...
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PitchingFan ·
Don't play 18U until after graduation. Scouts do not show up for 18U tournaments/showcases. 18U teams are normally made up of guys who have graduated from HS already so coaches don't go. He needs to play 16U tournaments. Is he on a top level tournament team in the area, which there are a lot?
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Rogers3 ·
He was a pick up player last summer for a couple traveling teams , he wants to find a tournament team for this Spring/Summer season but the 5 teams we have found around us are maxed and not adding to the roster.(we found out alot of those teams have played together for years) but they all told him he is on their list to pick up if they need a fill in player. i'd like to find a team very soon even if its a little farther out from us , but Im stumped on where to look.
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LousyLefty ·
Go to the registered teams list for the must do tournaments. Start sending emails. I’m in CA and our big events are mostly in AZ. Because of the heat a lot of teams pick up an extra catcher for the long summer tournaments. I would guess the same happens on the ECoast? Unlike emails to college coaches, you can do those.
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anotherparent ·
Wanting instruction is different than wanting exposure. If he wants instruction, go to cheap, local college camps. For exposure, keep this in mind: top D1s recruit starting in freshman year (or earlier!), but you have to have the measureable numbers that they want. Mid-major D1s might or might not recruit early; every other level recruits the summer after junior year. So, if as a soph he has D1 numbers, then go to showcases now; if not, wait. For a catcher, the numbers they want to know are...
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ReluctantO'sFan ·
Might be a dumb question, but I'm still confused on the options for a Soph 17 year old. I get being able to play down to 16 due to having the right birth-date, but what happens next year when he is a 18 year old Junior? I guess I might be overthinking it and he would just play as a 2022?
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baseballhs ·
Yes, he would just play with 2022s. We had a kid who turned 19 a month into school, senior year. He played with his graduation year the summer before. In terms of the draft, it didn't hurt him, he was taken top of the first round out of HS.
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baseballhs ·
In terms of summer team, you might look at the Royals Scout team. I know they pay for almost everything and although a lot of their boys are from Kansas or Missouri, they do have players from other areas. I've heard good things and there are some people on here who have played for them. The other scout teams might be following suit in the way they run the teams, but I don't know that.
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RJM ·
The objective shouldn’t be to attempt to accumulate college baseball offers. The objective should be to obtain offers that are an educational, baseball, financial, social and cultural fit. A player should sit down with a parent(s) and define the potential college conference level he can compete. This isn’t about wishing. It’s about being realistic. Then from those conferences decide which schools fit. Then target those schools. Email coaches and find out where to get in front of them. Don’t...
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PitchingFan ·
The Royals Scout Team is a definite option if he is a top caliber player. I can get you contact info. I would also contact FiveTool.org and ask about teams or look at the teams that play in their midwest tournaments and contact those teams.
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Rogers3 ·
He's a solid catcher , his pop time was timed by a college that held a evaluation and he had a constant 1.8. Even in a game situation. Best time at the eval. If you dont mind giving me the contact information that would be great. Ive also contacted fivetool after reading your reply. I appreciate a point in the right direction.
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Eokerholm ·
Avoid PBR Texas, it’s a train wreck. PBR PA is amazing. FiveTool is great about blowing up Twitter with videos. Not sure about the scout draw like PG. Go here and check national or regional travel teams rankings, reach out and see if you can find a spot. That’s what we did and it worked https://www.perfectgame.org/Ra...aspx?R=272&T=reg
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baseballhs ·
Is this just since The new director because I can’t say enough good things about Bicknell the last two years. The events were good and he went above and beyond for kids.
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Eokerholm ·
Showcases were a joke. Run poorly. UH location. Hurry up and pitch 10 and be done. They got the types of pitch wrong. My son felt rushed. He’s only there to pitch. Another showcase at A&M pitchers were supposed to show at 1:15, we got there early at 12 and they started pitchers at 12:20. They sent out a public tweet, not an email to the attendees, a tweet. I don’t check twitter when driving so we were thankful we were early. Others weren’t as lucky. They don’t use or update pitch speeds...
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fenwaysouth ·
Rogers3 - I'm a big believer in what RJM is saying here. You and your son have to have a general idea of what he wants to do during his 4 years of college and 40+ years out of college. You asked for a starting point, there it is. Once you have a handle on that, then figure out how baseball & education is going to fit into your son's future plans. Create a list of schools that meet his requirements then cross-reference with available showcases, tournaments, camps. Once your son begins...
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Rogers3 ·
He has a list of schools he would like to attend for his degree as a Sports Physician. I didn't realize that he could email coaches to at least put his name out there, I was under the understanding they had to contact either the player or parent showing interest from either profiles or showcases or camps he had been to. I now know alot more then I did 3 days ago. All of which is VERY HELPFUL in me helping him find a good match. Because after all is said and done his Education comes first,...
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nycdad ·
Re: PBR NY, I agree my kids have done their events going on 3 years. Dan who ran NY took over PA I believe. He's still involved in NY though.
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nycdad ·
At the D1 level pre-med is going to be difficult if not impossible. Be prepared for push back. My son was considering ATC and eventually PT. while the HC/RC on his visit were potentially ok with it on his recruiting visit, turned when talking to the head of the department it would almost be impossible. My son then researched salaries out of school for those and decided he didn't want to do them ;-)..
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Eokerholm ·
Agree with NYCDAD, Pre-Med is not going to be an option. Depending on the program they will limit or mandate the amount of classes and hours taken. So will their schedule. UVA mandated 15 hrs/semester and you must graduate in 4 years. GT is only 12 hrs/semester. Pre-Med in either scenario will be difficult, especially with the schedule and travel constraints. When you get to it, you should ask the coach on a visit how many days of school they miss a season.....Some schools are affected by...
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Branson Baseball ·
I responded previously. I'm a Domer. Go Irish! Three key things: 1) You're at a time and stage in the recruiting process where you can get better. Get better academically (e.g., standardized test scores, curriculum, etc.). And get better athletically (e.g., baseball skills, faster, stronger, etc.). Focus on this. Regardless of where you end up in college, you will have put your best foot forward. This Summer is a time to get better athletically. 2) Always cast a wide net regarding colleges.
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RJM ·
Be the best student you can be? Train to be the best baseball player you can be. Wanting to play at Notre Dame is a great goal. But you should be developing first. Then figure out where you fit. If it’s major conference D1 then Notre Dame is an option. But if not, there are many places at various levels of college ball to get a great education and have a quality college baseball experience. Good luck.
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stayfocused ·
"I am planning on starting a lawn mowing business to help alleviate the cost of exposure and travel baseball on my parents." You will get lots of good advice on here from lots of experienced parents. Above from your post to me as a huge plus for you. Way to go and I hope your mowing business is a success!! There is no other way for a kid your age to earn that kind of $$ per hour than mowing. Do a good job and you will have lots of customers.
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2022NYC ·
Whatever workout plan you find and agree to do, make sure you stick to the schedule...and document your progess (lift/weight/sets/reps, distances, times whatever) regularly. Equally important is to get on a eating and hydration schedule and document it daily. Sleep too
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cabbagedad ·
Great advice by all above. You are being resourceful with regards to earning some money to help cover costs and seeking out advice from a site like this. Use that same resourcefulness to find great instruction and mentoring within a reasonable cost. This time of year, there are lots of college players home for the summer that will be willing to work with you with mechanics of throwing and hitting, advice on conditioning programs, long toss programs, etc. Much of your goals to throw harder...
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3and2Fastball ·
Jaeger Bands, Loss Toss Program, Weightlifting Program with lots of Deadlifts & Squats but only with a qualified instructor, and a qualified pitching/throwing coach to make sure your throwing mechanics are correct..... As a position player you will also want to work on your sprinting speed and your swing.
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KD ·
Plan your work then work your plan but moreover share the plan with someone... a team mate or friend. It is important to have a someone familiar your goals and questioning the efforts you put forth, making sure you are sticking with your plan. If you can identify someone with the same or similar academic/athletic aspirations then the two of you can push each other to stay on track.
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CaCO3Girl ·
A. Build Strength: 1. Running, followed by running, and don't forget the running. Core strength is key to most baseball skills. Find a good hill, run the stadium steps at the football field, don't just run on flat ground. Dodge as you run, go to the left, go to the right. 2. Get a twitter account, follow Eric Cressey, he's always putting up drills that you can do. 3. Youtube baseball workouts. Many you can do in your house. B. Get Seen: 1. Pick Up Player is ideal. If you aren't on a good...
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Buzzerpop ·
If I could give any advice in regards to your training it would be to stick to your workout plan. And EAT! Maximize your time in the weight room and field by refueling your body. Gaining good weight (muscle) can be huge when trying to develope Velocity.
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SomeBaseballDad ·
Grades will get you in ND. They told a Gatorade POTY for our state and like 23rd pick overall to look elsewhere because of grades.
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