Tagged With "D1"

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NCAA Concludes Study On Ball Seams

BishopLeftiesDad ·
http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ncaa-concludes-study-on-ball-seams/ What does everybody hear think? Also mentioned in this article are possibly changing to the pro core as well. The pro core is harder and will cause the ball to have a...
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2013 LHP signs

maclefty ·
My son signed last month to a D1 program that was not on our list of 20+ schools.  We had an algorithm of which schools would work academically and athletically and emailed, texted and phoned most of the coaches over the last year.  We...
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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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Best showcases for Canadian catcher

John S ·
Hi folks -- We're based in Toronto (so not in the HS baseball mainstream), and my son is a catcher in his junior year who is aspiring to play U.S. college baseball. We'd like to attend one or two showcases this summer, and are just wondering if any of you could recommend what our best choice(s) might be. My son would like to study sports management, and we're targeting a variety of D1, D2, D3 and NAIA schools. What showcase would give us the best bang for the buck? Thanks very much for your ...
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D1 probable redshirt...should he stay or should he go?

Jhcccc ·
Scenario: Player is recruited by mid major D1. Assistant coach who recruited player is released from the team this spring. The team decides (after giving the player another look with a different assistant coach) that this player is not a good fit for their program after all. Coach communicates with the player this week that it is likely he will be redshirted based on his current evaluation. NLI is signed and coach indicates that they will honor the scholarship for the year it covers. After...
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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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How to get on the radar of schools from October - March?

used2lurk ·
All, New poster here but have been lurking for a while. Thank you to all who are active and provide tons of insights to those like me. I have a 2022 who loves to catch and can play anywhere but MI. He has done one PBR here locally. He is a bigger kid who has some power and have heard from more than one baseball person that he has D1 potential (whatever that means). He is flexible and athletic at 6'3" 185 and is getting measurably faster and stronger now that he is working with a strength and...
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2019 prospect getting anxious without solid offers yet

JohnnyBaseballOG ·
Would love anyone's thoughts on this. Here is where we're at: My son is a 6'2" 195 pound CF/RHP. Starter on his varsity team since Freshman year. Top-3 player on his travel team, been to IMG, PG (including Lake Pointe) and PBR showcases. Runs a 7.03 60, outfield velocity 92, bat exit velocity 95, top fastball on the mound 87. Plays football (which meant he had to miss a few fall travel tournaments last year) but has been working extremely hard in the off season and barring injury, should...
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Do Scouts value HS baseball enough for a player to toil In a bad program

Robrod ·
*Old Post About Skipping HS ball...*
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College Coaches Show Case Camp

Julio ·
Good afternoon, my son is a MIF sophmore at very competitive HS Program in So. Fl. Coach has diffferent Colleges visit our schools workouts frequently throughout the year, and takes the school team to couple of Tournaments a year including PG Worlds in Jupiter, Fl. Son is already in varsity, and gets some playing time, but not a starter yet. Should Start as a MIF his Junior Year. My son recently got a letter to an invite from an Ohio University Coach asking him to attend to this...
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Advice ASAP with D1 offer

LetItGo ·
Been anxiously awaiting the "approval" to post because my son received a very generous offer from a D1 school last night and he was told he only has a few weeks to respond. Some background - he is a 2020 grad, RHP 6'3" 200 lbs., smart kid. He also happens to be a strong QB and because of football, he doesn't have the camp or showcase exposure. He goes to a very small, private school and aspires to go out of state for college. The D1 offer is in state. As luck would have it, a game was...
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2019 commitment

BBall Dad2001 ·
Lookimg for some advice. My son is a 2019 graduate who recently verbally committed to a D1 school. He had numerous offers from lower school that included athletic and academic money. He turned them down to have a chance at playing D1 baseball. The coach did not offer him athletic money stating they just didn’t have any more 2019 money but did give him academic money, basically a preferred walk on. Coach said that if he comes in, works hard then he can earn athletic money his Sophomore year.
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How to Commit Long Distance

baseball_swagg ·
Hello all- I wanted to ask for some advice on my recruiting journey. I am a 2021 RHP, and I am starting to navigate the recruiting process. However, there is one school I am very interested in, and fits all my needs and wants in a school. It is a D1 program, a terrific academic institution, mid-size, located in a beautiful area, and a great school in general. I believe I have the talent to play at this school, as it is a mid-level D1 school (fastball tops out at 84 as a sophomore, compared...
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Recruiting/Future help

jaylu0204 ·
My son is a 2021 LHP. He isn't committed anywhere and has some recruiting interest from some major D1s in our area. He plays for the preimere showcase team in our state. We finished in the Top 10 nationall by PG and advanced to the finals of one of its biggest summer events. He's 6'0, 190. Velo tops at 87 (once last October) and he will cruise anywhere from 83-85. Runs a 7-flat 60, 93 mph exit velo w/ wood off a tee. That's my son. Here's our story. And let me apologize in advance for how...
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2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

2020RHPCA ·
To start off, I am a 6’3” and around 200 lbs RHP/Corners. So far in the beginning of the year I’ve been throwing around 87-90 with a plus slider and an above average change (although it’s pretty inconsistent at the moment). I think I’ll be throwing around 89- 92 when summer rolls around. I think I can play two way at the next level but I don’t think my bat alone will get me where I want to go. Also, This summer I’m going to play for one of the top travel teams in the state, which will...
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Can non Travel Players Get to the Next Level?

baseball_swagg ·
Hello All- I'm a 2021 RHP with the dream of playing at the next level. People tell me I have the talent to pitch at the next level, and I believe I can as well, with hard work and a little bit of luck. I throw 84 as a sophomore in HS, I have a sharp breaking ball and a pretty good changeup. I also have a feel for pitching and the game. However, I don't play travel. It's not possible for my family, as it is too expensive and my parents are too busy for that kind of commitment. I'm a hard...
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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: College Coaches Show Case Camp

adbono ·
The answer is "it depends." If any of the schools that will have coaches at this camp are schools of interest to you/your son its well worth the cost - as this is not an expensive event. Even one session for $179 is not bad just for the experience. If your son does well he may get on the right radar early on. On the flip side, if you have no interest in any of these schools (and you don't need the showcase experience) then its a waste of time and money.
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Re: College Coaches Show Case Camp

d-mac ·
We've gotten the same emails and the same letter in the mail. These camps are worked by the volunteer coaches. It is a way for them to make some extra money. There won't be any RC's or HC's there from what I can tell. We have been getting email after email from Ohio and Iowa about the camp in Memphis. Friends of ours have too. It is pretty clearly a money grab.
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Julio ·
D-MAC, l checked a few locations and Ohio is is a lot of them. makes me wonder. Couple of other kids at least in our school that I've talked to also got the same letters.
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Re: College Coaches Show Case Camp

cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site. In the coming years, your son will likely get flooded with camp, showcase, tourney and try-out invites, especially camps. This site is a great resource for sorting out what makes sense to consider for each player's situation. First, he needs to start putting together a recruiting plan (if he is starting to feel ready to attend some of these events). It won't make much sense to pay for and attend an event if he has no interest in the schools present, except for the...
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Re: College Coaches Show Case Camp

hopefulmom ·
My son attended this particular showcase in our area. The only reason he went was because he was already speaking to a RC that was going to be there and they hadn't seem him yet aside from video. I do think it was a money grab though. They were supposed to get one on one feedback from the coaches running the showcase, however, in my son's case, he was a pitcher and they had coaches trade off when they were watching the bullpen. So only one coach actually watched my son. I ended up sending an...
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Re: College Coaches Show Case Camp

GaryMe ·
Ohio is relentless on the e-mails for these camps they collaborate on around the country. Thousands sent every year. Also, look at their roster and where they sign their players from. Teams like Ohio typically are not fully funded at 11.7 scholarships, so they tend to recruit home-grown talent or talent from border states. Couple of kids from California and one from Texas (outliers) but everyone else is from the rust belt.
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cabbagedad ·
Happens all the time. Where do you think the showcases get their mailer lists? Largely from school camps and other showcases. A player is tagged to have attended "event A". Mass invites are sent. "We saw you at "event A" and liked what we saw. We would like to invite you to "event B" for another look and an opportunity to ..." blah, blah, blah. That's also why so many get this note even when they ended up not attending "event A". But how did they see me when I wasn't there? ... is a question...
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Julio ·
Thanks to all that replied, great info and much appreciated.
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Re: 2019 commitment

PABaseball ·
I recently mentioned this on another post but academic money is unrelated to baseball. The coach cannot give out academic money, only the university can. If your son goes to walk-on and doesn't make the team, he would still keep the academic money. As for the decision. If that is what he wanted and works for your family, it sounds like it was the right decision. I wouldn't hold your breath too much with the money, but if he can walk-on and make an impact hopefully his coach will reward him. ...
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Re: 2019 commitment

adbono ·
Walking on is uphill sledding - and it never changes. I know this because I did it. I was successful only because I was a hard throwing pitcher - and a hard throwing pitcher will always get a look. But to get on the field a walk-on has to perform noticeably and consistently better than the scholarship players he is competing with. Not just a little better - a lot better. This hardly ever happens. The odds are way better for a pitcher than a position player. But something everyone needs to...
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Re: 2019 commitment

old_school ·
who and what qualifies for academic money is a grey area, there is always a range of what qualifies. IMO any coach with cred is going to be able to go admissions and get you "academic money that you qualify for" I believe they will get you the highest amount possible and quite likely more. I believed this happens everywhere and in most sports! My nephew received 90% financial package from an A10 school in hoops. They were out of scholarship money but liked him, he was a stud in HS...plus his...
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Re: 2019 commitment

cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site. When you say "basically a preferred walk on", what exactly was promised to your son? A tryout? Guaranteed spot thru Fall? Guaranteed roster spot? There are varying loose definitions of preferred walk on and this is important. Also, what level of confidence and how realistic is that confidence that your son has that he will be able to out-perform scholarship players right away? Since he has already committed, what is behind the question? Would a change be considered if...
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Re: 2019 commitment

BBall Dad2001 ·
Thanks for the reply. They offered him a guaranteed roster spot. We were very late in the recruiting game and had a bunch of NAIA and JUCO colleges in Arizona giving him both athletic and academic money but his dream was to play D1. He verbally committed a couple of weeks ago and was curious as to if we made the right choice or should he with go back to schools with better offers or wait and see how his senior season goes. I believe he will compete for playing and has a good shot at playing...
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Re: 2019 commitment

PitchingFan ·
Don't start second guessing. it will lead down a rabbit hole that is hard to climb out of. Just enjoy it and plan for the future. Nobody has a guaranteed spot if they are given baseball money or not. Things and people change. Just remind your son he will have to work extra hard between now and then to earn his playing time, but so will the kids who got money. I think a lot of parents second guess but remember your son got a good offer no matter where the money came from and he gets to live...
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Re: 2019 commitment

cabbagedad ·
Guaranteed roster spot shows a decent degree of commitment from the coach, as good as it gets in regards to preferred walk on. Agree with Pitchingfan that second guessing is not a good thing and I was reluctant to respond, thus the questions. I also agree with him that nobody really has a guaranteed spot. Your son should latch on to the opportunity and work his butt off to prove the coach's words right, and more importantly, drive his dream to reality. Congratulations to him and best of luck!
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Re: 2019 commitment

Iowamom23 ·
My son was in a similar situation but coach told him while they didn't have money for his freshman year, he would get money for the next three years. They also promised him that he wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the kids who get money and the kids who didn't in the first year. So far, it's been absolutely true. Son said at Thanksgiving that's he's learned more baseball through the fall season that he would have in four yeas at another school. I agree with those who say don't...
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Shoveit4Ks ·
Ballsy move, betting on himself...i like it. Keep us updated on his progress, pulling for your kid.
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Re: 2019 commitment

Buckeye 2015 ·
As others have said, the coach has nothing to do with Academic money....your son gets what he's qualified for...same as any other student. The coach can't "find" extra academic money. You can go to the schools website and find the academic money. See if it matches up with what the coach told you. If not, I'd be sure to verify before your son enrolls. Here's what I've seen in my son's 3+ years at a D1. Not trying to make this sound harsh, but I'm willing to be a lot of others will agree with...
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Re: 2019 commitment

old_school ·
Buckeye I agree with many many of your posts here, you get it in a big picture way....however I think you are just wrong here. A coach can't necessarily "find" money. I will agree with that as a statement of truth - but and this is a huge but - He can be connected to the ultimate decision makers who do. Schools can prioritize students in any reasonable way. Any student can get a min or max of what they are eligible for. There are typically multiple scholarships available, they can be pointed...
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Re: 2019 commitment

BBall Dad2001 ·
Thanks all. I think I need to just relax and let what will happen happen. Proud that he is chasing his dream of D1 baseball and will support in any way I can.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Old School....I guess my statement came out kind of wrong. The OP said the "coach did give him academic money". That's the basis for my statement. That can't happen......which is why I said they need to "verify" what the coach told them before they commit to enrolling. I'm aware that at some schools....let's say Vandy....that there are huge amounts of money available outside of the academic scholarships....but again, it's not up to the coach to determine that, though I'll agree that they can...
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Re: 2019 commitment

old_school ·
10/4 Buckeye my bad! I get so aggravated and I probably should just ignore it because it honestly doesn't matter but there is a huge % in the baseball community that believe it. Like you mentioned Vandy, fair enough I agree. Nobody believes these kids who are studs are going there getting the 25% min divided by 25 kids...and nobody believe that the ones who aren't getting baseball money aren't getting ridiculous amounts of "academic money" over and beyond reasonable. Don't get me wrong, I am...
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Re: 2019 commitment

BBall Dad2001 ·
Thanks again everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. I made it sound like the coach was giving him academic money and just wanted to clear that up that wasn't the case. Coach brought us out and simply said he was out of 2019 recruiting monies but my sons grade were such that the school would give him 75% of the tuition with a guaranteed roster spot. I have no doubts that he will work his ass off to compete for playing time. He had numerous full ride offers to NAIA, D2 and JUCO colleges...
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Re: 2019 commitment

BBMomAZ ·
It sounds like this is the right fit for you son, so congratulations! We are learning in my son's recruiting process that a guaranteed roster spot can be a good option, especially if your timing is a bit late and the school is a good fit academically and socially as well. Go for it!
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PABaseball ·
Not to be a downer, but just know as a walk-on there is no such thing as a guaranteed roster spot. Without money attached there is no guarantee he will be on the roster. There is not even a guarantee the scholarship players will make the spring roster. Either way you still have to go in thinking you're competing for a starting spot.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
No "guarantees" is correct....but a coach can "tell" you that you have a spot....and I guess you just have to take him at his word. Ex) a coach has 27 scholarship players and has 8 other kids coming in. He can tell 4 of them they have a spot....meaning the other 4 are competing for 2 spots (if he is carrying 33). Again, no guarantees...but most coaches who offer it that way will at least honor it for the first year.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Old school....you are absolutely correct. Depending on the school, it's not tough to get academic money coming out of HS. My son was a 25% kid as far as baseball money....but he also had a little more than that in academic money. At a state school the qualifications are clearly spelled out on their website....with regard to HS GPA and ACT. You meet both you get $XXXX. When the coach called and offered he said you'll get $XXXX baseball money and $XXXX academic money. So we knew the total. Of...
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old_school ·
and then on top of the academic portion, which is well earned, there are the private endowment type monies. X amount a year for the student who applies for whatever the name of it is. Also the memorial scholarships and so forth. I have a friend of mine who set up an endowment for kids in the business department of his alma matter in his dads name, he has some loosely written criteria but he has a tremendous influence on where it goes. He is an extremely wealthy man, his school is thrilled to...
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d-mac ·
From what I've seen no one has a guaranteed roster spot. The kid with the big scholarship % better perform or he will be gone quickly. In fact, I think that kid has more pressure on him than anyone else. As far as walk ons. There are plenty of programs that have had a lot of success with walk ons including a few recent national champs. Everyone assumes that the 11.7 gets divided up among 27 players, but at a lot of places it can be more like 20-22 guys on money and the rest on academic or no...
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d-mac ·
You are 100% correct and every school has these types of scholarships. The Maw and Paw memorial scholarship awarded to students who have exhibited great leadership skills. There are hundreds of these at every college and it takes one phone call for an athlete, a booster's kid, a legacy, etc, to get that scholarship.
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2019Dad ·
There doesn't need to be any shenanigans. At about 15-20 schools, there is financial aid available to each and every student, all of it grants ( not loans ), which of course means it is available to baseball players. See https://www.texasmonthly.com/n...inancial-aid-policy/ Just by way of example, below is Stanford's. So if your family income is $175,000, at Stanford the kid will likely get 50%+ off the sticker price in grants, not loans, which sure beats a 25% baseball scholarship. Same is...
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CTbballDad ·
Please note the table is for 2 kids in school and makes no mention of assets, on top of your income. So you essentially need double the Average Net Cost to determine your EFC. I don't want any newbies to think if they're making $185,000 and sending one kid to school, they'll a $30,000 Financial Aide Grant. Not gonna happen...
 
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