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Video Analysis of Players

Coach Snider ·
In the offseason I usually coach players at our local baseball facility. Unfortunately, I am away for the summer and the kids still want to work with me while I am away. I was wondering if there are any coaches that have experience with having their...
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Video Analysis of Players

Coach Snider ·
In the offseason I usually coach players at our local baseball facility. Unfortunately, I am away for the summer and the kids still want to work with me while I am away. I was wondering if there are any coaches that have experience with having their...
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Texas Stallions 9U through 16U

stallions9 ·
We are getting ready for Fall baseball.  We have had a couple of tryouts and the response has been great.  All teams have a few openings left.  Come show us what you can do: Saturday, August 3 -  9:00 am,  Craig Ranch, field...
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Gold standard for D3 field/facilities

Wechson ·
Curious what the thoughts are here. Clearly one of the trade off for D3 is that the fields and facilities can be closer to high school than what we think of as next level. I've seen a few top D3 programs where I was surprised at just how bare bones the field/facilities were. Obviously the school isn't bringing in any revenue for the program, but some of the schools I'm talking about have massive tuitions so a bit surprising that the field/facilities aren't more impressive. Of those I've seen...
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What does "On the field" mean in this context, does it mean spread and use the whole field?

iplaybaseballtoo ·
Rewording question because people are having trouble understanding it. Before I go into the details here is the premise of the argument if someone says "do you want to take an infield/outfield on the field?" during warmups before a game where would you go? The two choices are to the outfield where you do a infield/outfield, or to your normal game position on the field. The answer should solely be based on how the question was phrased. I got into this debate with my friend because he stated...
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RJM ·
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iplaybaseballtoo ·
What exactly is confusing about the question? I am trying to debate the meaning of "on the field" in baseball based on the phrase that I used. Imagine this, it is a situation before the game and you normally up by taking infield/outfield in the outfield correct? If the coach says" would you like to take your in/out on the field" would you assume that he means spread out and use the whole field and play in your normal position, or just play warmup in the outfield.
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PitchingFan ·
In/out means on the field in your normal positions. Otherwise the coach would say we don't get on the infield during pregame. I've never seen a high school that did not take in/out on the field in positions unless the field was wet or real short on time. Travel is different. Unless it is a true showcase game just for show nobody takes in/out or infield/outfield on the field.
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cabbagedad ·
What age level and who is the "someone" saying it? If HS, I'm with your friend and Pitchingfan... taking I/O on the field means each player at his position. The exceptions typically are some tournaments. "Do you want to take I/O?" means the normal routine with each player plus backups at their designated position, making throws to bases, etc.
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iplaybaseballtoo ·
I understand the error in my logic now, but do you see how I could be confused at the phrase? My assumption was that the outfield is technically "on the field" and we usually take our in/outs in the outfield. I guess I'm just trying to justify my bad logic. But do you see how someone could make that mistake?
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iplaybaseballtoo ·
I understand the error in my logic now, but do you see how I could be confused at the phrase? My assumption was that the outfield is technically "on the field" and we usually take our in/outs in the outfield. I guess I'm just trying to justify my bad logic. But do you see how someone could make that mistake?
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fenwaysouth ·
My son and I really liked the Washington & Lee baseball field in Lexington, VA when he was being recruited there. That was our gold standard as he considered other D3 schools. We have family friends who have played at Randolph-Macon (Ashland, VA) and Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA) and I thought their field and facilities were pretty darn nice.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
It's close to being finished......but gotta think that Marietta College has got to be near the top with this gem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et5Zc_M2iag
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RJM ·
On the flip side it’s hard to believe this is a 70K per year top academic with a 1.6 billion dollar endowment. https://athletics.bowdoin.edu/...ities/files/baseball i guess “ You’re laughing at us now, but you will be working for us later” works for the program. They have an excellent, long tenured coach. I’m surprised he can’t push for more.
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cabbagedad ·
Cal Lu baseball facilities and sports and fitness center are pretty impressive, as is the whole athletic side of the campus.
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3and2Fastball ·
Pomona-Pitzer's background view alone makes it one of the best https://www.sagehens.com/sports/bsb/Alumni_Field
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Wechson ·
The view...and the weather.
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Wechson ·
That looks pretty nice, plus a great Engineering program there.
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Wechson ·
Gotta say this Dorm/Players Lounge at Swarthmore is pretty spiffy looking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ISyVaiH5y0
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JCG ·
NYU plays at MCU Park, home of the NY Penn League (short A) champion Brooklyn Cyclones. The good news is that It's a beautiful, new field with a view of the beach. The bad news is that it's almost an hour from campus.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
For petroleum engineering, yes, the other engineering programs I believe are similar to a 3-2. https://www.marietta.edu/progr...ineering-dual-degree https://www.marietta.edu/progr...etroleum-engineering I can tell you several ball payer have gone there to major in Petroleum Engineering, But few finish up in both Baseball for 4 years and a degree in Petroleum engineering.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Well the Wiac schools (big public institutions have some nice fields. https://uwlathletics.com/sport...4/BB_0714142722.aspx https://www.uwoshkoshtitans.co...lities/alumnistadium https://www.letsgopioneers.com...Kendall-Murray-Field Not quite up to par with some of the others, https://athletics.uwsp.edu/spo...24131958.aspx?id=283 Another not on par with those above: https://athletics.uwstout.edu/.../GEN_0708091058.aspx https://uwwsports.com/sports/2...29/prucha-field.aspx
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
In the NCAC I was always partial to Wabash's Goodrich park. https://sports.wabash.edu/faci.../goodrich-ballpark/2
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fenwaysouth ·
Son pitched there senior year right after a storm ruined and flooded our opponents home (grass) field. Loved the atmosphere. I felt like I was at the circus.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
I love that they are named after a roller coaster.
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Mominthestands ·
Salisbury University has an amazing facility. Heaters in the dugouts! https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/sports/2018/02/19/salisbury-university-opens-new-3-8-million-baseball- stadium/349246002/ Randolph-Macon and Johns Hopkins also have great facilities
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JCG ·
It's even cooler on a warm day in the summer. (the on-deck batter is Jake Mangum, who was discussed here quite a bit)
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adbono ·
Was the movie “Undrafted” filmed at that field? Looks very similar.
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cabbagedad ·
That is really sweet but then they show the dugout and bleacher area around home plate and it is a big disappointment. The next video that comes up is Willamette... great bleachers and field but crappy locker. Combine the two.
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adbono ·
Concordia University in Austin, TX has very nice on campus facilities, and it’s in one of the best college towns too.
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JohnF ·
In the Centennial - I enjoyed going to Gettysburg - the view beyond LF is the battlefield. Of course when it comes to spending money, Johns Hopkins field certainly is nice albeit a very short RF/LF porch (if you're a dead pull hitter). My son says he enjoyed Washington College atmosphere with the dorms along the in OF fence keeping everyone "entertained" while grilling, drinking, etc.
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Dirtbag30 ·
Hamilton has a new turf field (2016) and turf indoor practice facility (2018) with cages (setup with HitTrax) that are pretty sweet. https://athletics.hamilton.edu...oad_baseball_complex https://athletics.hamilton.edu...or_practice_facility Colby College's baseball complex opened in 2015-16 making Colby the first college in NESCAC to feature synthetic turf fields for baseball and softball. https://www.gocolbymules.com/f...es/baseball-softball * *the use of "harbinger" in describing athletic...
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Scranton https://athletics.scranton.edu/Facilities/volpe_field
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BaseballFan1965 ·
I'm mostly familiar with some of the D III VA schools I have visited over my son's travel ball the years. Randolph Macon has a very nice field and fun game atmosphere. Christopher Newport has a really nice design. The fence used to be very weathered but still a very nice place to play. Mary Washington had a nice small stadium feel to it. Hamden-Sydney was a very nice field and small stadium feel. Washington and Lee was top notch as well. I'm not sure if any of these schools had indoor...
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Wechson ·
wow that's very nice
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smokeminside ·
I’m at Swarthmore now for parent weekend. A couple things: if you can’t hear what the coach is saying on the video I’ve been told if you use earbuds phones you can hear it. I had trouble on my phone. He’s pretty engaging. The second thing is when the weather is bad some parents watch the game from that lounge. Finally, some times the action on that big deck is more entertaining than the game. I wouldn’t want to be an opposing outfielder. you get an idea at the 1:45 mark of this video. ...
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Wechson ·
Interesting. What do you make of the program? Will say the staff hasn’t been particular responsive to emails, my son had communication from pretty much every school he reached out to after Headfirst with the exception of the Swarthmore staff. They pushed their camps but didn’t respond to direct inquiry emails which my son found a little off putting considering how responsive every other school was.
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smokeminside ·
Wechson, sent you a pm.
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old_school ·
This was part of a massive project that included new softball and football stadiums as well.
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Buzzard05 ·
As others have said, but I will reiterate: Scranton is a top notch facility....Washington College does have a cool atmosphere with the dorms in the background.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Turf surface in the northeast is a huge recruiting advantage. https://www.playmaasa.com/faci...-athletic-facilities
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57special ·
My eldest HATES turf fields. He feels that they dumb down fielding, and gives an advantage to lesser fielders. They also get REALLY hot on hot days. I don't know how they play on them in the south during the day. The fields are regularly 20+ F hotter on the surface than grass. There is no doubt that they are great for limiting rainouts.
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old_school ·
And snow as the case may be
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
And you can shovel turf as well. When my son was in college, the football field was turf. On several occasions they shoveled the field, so they could practice outside.
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EastCO ·
No doubt. My 15 yo LOVES turf fields bc the hops are all uniform and predictable. I think the best idea is turf outfield and infield grass; and a real dirt infield
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RJM ·
Fast players love turf. Turf provides a consistent stride and makes them faster. I remember the first time my son played in turf. It was 14u. He slide on wet turf from the normal distance. He knocked the middle infielder taking the throw into left field. I had to convince the umpire it’s was inexperience sliding on wet turf or he was getting tossed,
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tequila ·
I'm not sure how he feels about it today but a couple of years ago my son wasn't a big fan of turf around the plate. As a catcher, a spiked 90mph fastball can be tough to handle in any conditions but turf doesn't slow it down in the least and you really hope it doesn't hit the edge of the plate. He also said "the ball doesn't feel right" whatever that meant. I assume it has to do with the lack of abrasiveness that would otherwise be present in dirt. On the flip side, an intentionally bounced...
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JohnF ·
Turf is smoking hot in the summer - try standing out there for 6, 7, .. 9, innings with black shoes - at least players get to go in the dugouts if they can make the outs... Still while nice to have for inclement weather - if the field doubles for other rectangular sports, the multitude of lines and perhaps really deep alleys make balls in the gaps a challenge. Endicott is one such example. Tough to play baseball in March/April on the North Shore of MA, but their field is in high demand.
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JCG ·
And then there's the health risks, especially if the crumbs are made of ground up tires, and not a safer substance.
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Tim Turner ·
Millikin University just built a 5.5 million dollar facility. A friend of my son just went there for a showcase and couldn’t stop talking about how nice it was.
 
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