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Re: Catching mask

Smitty28 ·
Originally Posted by Sugi: My son is a 14yo 8th grader and prefers the two piece (Mizuno mask, Wilson skull cap)over his hockey style helmet (All Star 2500). He will wear the All Star if rules says it so and has no problems wearing either. He just prefers the two piece. He says the two piece is cooler (temperature not looks) and on foul tips don't ring his bell like the hockey style sometimes does. The fact that the foul tips don't rattle him is enough for me to support it. I coach his team...
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Coach_Sampson ·
The only reason I preferred the two piece set up was that it was easier to wear sunglasses with the mask on.
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Batty67 ·
And let's not forget the super-extension follow-through that can clip a catcher in the side or back of the head. Yes, rare, but it does happen. Just another safety consideration.
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trojan-skipper ·
High school rules require the one piece, hockey style, the rationale on I that was there was no way you test a 2 piece together... Kids wear different helmets with different masks. Keep your 2 piece for summer ball but you have no choice for high school.
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mepp ·
Related question: My son wants to go to a 2 piece mask because he says that he can see better with it. It seems like that wide design of the mask gives a better view both peripherally and directional line of sight. Was wondering if anyone else had seen that as a reason for going to the old style. Comments?
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Coach_Sampson ·
I've worn both... and there is a perceived difference in field of vision but not any real difference. I think it is due to the sides of the helmet being against your face. But like said before, if your son plays under NFHS rules he has to wear the hockey style helmet
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Bulldog 19 ·
Originally Posted by mepp: Related question: My son wants to go to a 2 piece mask because he says that he can see better with it. It seems like that wide design of the mask gives a better view both peripherally and directional line of sight. Was wondering if anyone else had seen that as a reason for going to the old style. Comments? You can come up with whatever reason you want, NFHS rules specify that the mask must be approved by NOCSAE as a unit. The two-piece mask/helmet does not meet...
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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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Coach hand wrote letter?

dag3451 ·
My son is a sophomore in high school. He has received a little bit of interest from D1 schools, and recently, a coach hand wrote a letter to him. Does this mean anything opposed to a computer typed letter?
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cabbagedad ·
Probably a good indication.... unless it looks like girl's writing, gets his name wrong and asks him to come to camp for just $299 Usually, a personal hand written is a good sign but those sneaky marketing departments these days... depends what it says.
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CoachB25 ·
I thought that a D-I College Coach could not contact a freshman or sophomore recruit either by phone or letter. Am I wrong on this?
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dag3451 ·
It is mailed to the school to the high school coach in regards to the player.
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Re: Engineering Schools with Baseball

lionbaseball ·
"In 2011, the university funded a $28,000 study on the feasibility of moving to Division I." Wth?
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Do you happen to know how many scholarships they currently fund?
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leftyshortstop ·
Swarthmore has a 4 year engineering degree with a strong emphasis on software. Lehigh would be a good baseball fit at mid-80's. Why no D1 interest at mid-80's?
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JCG ·
I do not. But it's a tough school to get into, and in-state tuition is less insane than privates, so I'm sure many families would be happy with a minimal offer.
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JCG ·
I'd think that Bucknell and Lafayette would be worth a try too, but the kid's a 2016, so....
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dkraus ·
Leftyshortstop - i am by no means an expert at this, we had always simply hoped he would play highschool ball and gradually realized he's pretty good. In my experience the D1s with good engineering programs won't look at a pitcher unless he's touching 90 as a righty. Lefties is another story. The funny thing is we've always thought of him as a pitcher but his bat is incredible; 3 for 5 last night, a home run and 5 rbis with exit velocity of low 90's. Swarthmore had contacted him earlier this...
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Worth it? ·
Sounds like my son's long lost twin brother and I feel your pain. If you find any such school taking applications after the deadlines have passed, please let me know. Same boat.
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Worth it? ·
Swarthmore app deadline passed...
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Buckeye 2015 ·
I'll second bishopleftysdad with regard to Ohio Northern. Great engineering school and good baseball program. HC has pitched in the MLB world series. It's definitely not a southern school, so the crappy spring weather may take some getting used to but could be a fit for your son.
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Goosegg ·
I assume he is a 2017. Rose-hulman (Indiana I believe) is one of the country's premier engineering schools. Ratio of men/women skewed a bit. If he wants a path which ends in a great job - though the school is in the northeast - the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (low end D3) in King's Point could be an option (or, even the other service academies [though those are D1)). Many D3s have 3-2 engineering programs which may or may not interest him. Are you sure he isn't D1? His velo could be fine -...
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fenwaysouth ·
DKRAUS, As you are discovering, there is no easy button when it comes to baseball and engineering.....in my experience there will be trade offs and/or compromises. It sounds to me like you've discovered this. First, in our experience there were a lot more options in the Northeast however those are mostly private schools. The southern schools that had engineering were mostly large state schools and therefore D1 schools. So when you say south exactly what do you mean? Southeast, southwest?
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Al Pal ·
In D3, Washington and Lee, Trinity (Tx) are the ones that come to mind that have engineering. Many others in D3 have 3/2 or 4/1 programs.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Rose-Hulman, While not really south is located in Terre Haute Indiana. So I would not consider it north east, more mid west. If you can live with Ohio weather there is also Ohio Northern. Their baseball team is full of Engineering Majors. If you want warm weather check out Harvey Mudd College. It is one of the Claremont schools and combines with other colleges to form the Claremont - Mudd - Scripps baseball team. https://www.hmc.edu/ http://www.cmsathletics.org/sports/bsb/index And if your...
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CaCO3Girl ·
I sent you a PM DKraus, look at the upper right hand of your screen and click on your name and look for "Private Messages".
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JCG ·
How about D2? UCSD - high academic, top engineering school, D2 baseball.
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dkraus ·
Thanks for all the input. CalTech had contacted him, he was concerned about the "whole" college experience as their student body was only 1000 kids. He is a 2016 grad but i thought that if there was a school that wanted him he could get in despite not applying (i guess i might be wrong here). We had talked to RoseHulman but believe it or not we were too late - they had capped admissions. He has been accepted to Texas A&M (obviously just academics) but just seeing if we've missed...
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dkraus ·
Had not thought about UCSD, thanks
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JCG ·
What about Harvey Mudd? Small school, but not really as it's part of one community with the other Claremont colleges. I believe we have a user whose son is headed there soon, so he may chime in.
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Branson Baseball ·
Some good feedback already. There are a lot of options, from the more technically oriented schools (e.g., RPI, Rose Hulman, CalTech, Florida Institute of Technology, et.al.) to colleges with more limited engineering offerings (e.g., Trinity TX, Trinity CT, Lafayette, et.al.). As a former electrical engineering major and a hiring manager of thousands of engineers over time, I'll add that computer science can be an awesome path too, and one that is more widely available including at many...
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standballdad ·
Your son is a 2016 like mine. HM is not an option at this point. My son was verbaled there contingent upon getting through admissions. He ended up not getting admitted even when he was on the coaches supported list. UCSD is also done with their recruiting except for maybe a stud pitcher. They too have already sent out their admissions. My son like yours will be majoring in engineering. He was accepted into some very good schools UCLA, UCSD as well as AF Academy. Wherever he goes he will...
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JCG ·
Standballdad makes a good point. It's late! BTW my eldest is an engineering student at UCSB and he has friends who play club baseball at both his school and Cal Poly and love it. That's another way to stay in the game.
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BOF ·
You pretty much have everyone that was on my son's list. UCSD is likely not an option due to cost and lack of scholarship $$ since you are out of state. It looks like you are from San Antonio and likely Trinity is too close to home but they have an amazing new engineering facility, which you are probably aware of. If my son got into Cal Tech I would highly encourage him to go there, that is a life changing school. It is possible to get into Mudd by going to Claremont and keeping a min 3.0 in...
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Backstop22 ·
My son is a 2017, but otherwise sounds like an almost identical situation for him lies ahead. Will graduate as 17 year old, so he is at a bit of a disadvantage physically. Almost 6' tall but struggles to stay above 170. He is positive he wants to do mechanical engineering, so we've gone through the same search for engineering schools that have baseball programs that are not part of the elite D1s, and then expanded to D2 (where we have found few matches beyond UC-San Diego) and D3. One site I...
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dkraus ·
I had suspected it was late at this point, just thought i'd throw it out there for any last ideas. He will likely try walking on or playing club ball. His academics are top priority.
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Gov ·
Good stuff! (The Right Stuff)
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RJM ·
It's really late for acceptance to college. At this point any interested D3 would tell your son, sure walk on. It's a crap shoot. The coach has already recruited the six to eight studs he was looking for. You might want to consider club baseball at Texas A&M. Club teams don't travel as far as varsity programs. Homework and grades is more of a priority than baseball. At a school like Texas A&M the team might be a bunch of players who tried to walk on or washed out of the program and...
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Enjoying the Ride ·
Just an update on UCSD potentially moving to D1: http://www.sandiegouniontribun...division-one-change/
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JBoss ·
Trine in Angola, Indiana, is another engineering D3. It's about 30 minutes from Fort Wayne, 1 hour Toledo and 1 1/2 hours from Detroit. A lot of guys on the baseball team are studying either Engineering or Business.
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fenwaysouth ·
Another couple thoughts as you are considering southern D3 engineering schools: 1) You can use this tool to generate your list. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ I just used it based on the information you provided, and as expected it is slim plickings. You may want to expand your geography beyond the south which is exactly what my son did a bunch of years ago. He grew up in Virginia but ended up going to school in the northeast. 2) You'll want to verify the college's engineering...
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dkraus ·
Thanks for all the input has been very helpful his select coach wants him to play college ball but also knows finding the right mix w academics is important and he continues to get looks on field level; at this point its really in gods hands
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JCG ·
They definitely ought to do it, as it would be enhance the school's national profile. But asking a notoriously nerdy, academics-only student body to pony up another $495 fee per year to finance the change, this on top of an already rapidly climbing cost of attendance? Not. Going. To. Happen.
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Re: Coach hand wrote letter?

Rick at Informed Athlete ·
DAG, as a former D1 compliance director, I'm curious to know (although I don't expect you to say publicly) whether the letter was written to the coach about your son (which I would view as borderline acceptable), or whether it was written as if being sent directly to your son (crossing the line in my opinion)? Congrats to your son on getting that level of interest as a sophomore! However, if a coach is playing loose with the rules while recruiting your son, will he be playing loose with...
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HS Baseball Looking for JUCO Route

HS.Baseball.Scout ·
I am a recruiting coordinator working within JUCO baseball in the South. Looking for Class of 2016 unsigned baseball players. RHP, LHP, OF.
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Nastycurve ·
Ive got a kid who is still looking, a friend of my son. He's 6'2" 215, throws mid eighties and also plays first base-great hitter. If you can help him, let me know and I will send you his info. Thanks,
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HS.Baseball.Scout ·
@NastyCurve Thank you for your response. We would love to see what we can do. If you will, reply with your email address and we can go from there. Thank you
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Travel to the Annual Dominican Republic games June 2017 (1 week) Ages 16-19

gball33 ·
I am in need of 8 more baseball players to represent USA/America in a one week doubleheader baseball experience in the DR. ALL positions wanted. Secured housing, meals, security, cultural learning, site-seeing and team mixing (2nd game) will be provided. A passport is also required before departure. Assistance in travel if needed. A great experience to add to your baseball playing or coaching resume. Nearby pro-scouts will be in attendance at some games. Coaches : 1more spot open. (resume...
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Baseball U Tryouts

Baseball U Travel ·
Baseball U considered one of the top travel programs in the country will be holding 2017 tryouts for High School as well as Middle School age teams on Sunday, November 6th. Baseball U who is celebrating their 10th Anniversary has now helped over 480 players move on to college as well as had 87 players selected in the MLB Draft. The organization has had 8 1st Round draft picks and this year had two 1st round alumni taken in the draft. Each year the organization grows in size covering 4 states...
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