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You are invited to apply for Crab University’s extraordinary winter travel baseball opportunities which will help your development as an athlete.  What makes these opportunities special?  Through showcase tournaments in both Florida and Arizona players will be able to demonstrate their talent for college coaches. In addition to the tournament games, those selected to attend will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions on the NCAA Initial Eligibility Process and social media presence.  Showcase recruiting videos will be produced and provided for each player.


These particular showcase opportunities have been chosen for a number of reasons.  The first reason is exposure.  In addition to the college coaches present at the showcase, the tournament directors share the scouting reports, results and statistics with every college program in the United States. The second reason is the climate.  Many of you have played fall sports or have just recently completed a fall baseball season. Choosing showcases in the warmer climates allows coaches the opportunity to see you play real games, something that is necessary as part of their recruiting process. 


The first showcase will be Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in Goodyear, Arizona at the White Sox and Dodgers Spring Training Complex. The majority of players will be departing from the Baltimore-Washington area, but travel arrangements and costs will be adjusted for those traveling from other areas.  Players are expected to arrive Thursday, January 14th and depart Monday, January 18th.  Over President’s Day Weekend in February players will travel to Vero Beach, Florida for the second showcase. The Florida showcase will require players to arrive early Saturday, February 13th and return Monday, February 15th.


Our goal is to form three showcase teams.  The cost for these opportunities is $1,800.00 as long as air transportation can be arranged for less than $800.00 total. Travel arrangements and costs will be discussed once a player has been selected to attend, and payment plan options are available. Details on payment plans will be available with the registration instructions.  If for some reason you are unable to attend both showcases, but are interested in participating please email to discuss possible options.


Crab University provides many opportunities for young men to showcase their baseball abilities, the winter showcase experiences are just the beginning.  If you are interested in applying for the winter showcase or other Crab University opportunities please apply here, Crab University Application


The deadline for the winter showcase applications is December 1, 2015, but don’t wait as the showcase teams will fill quickly.  Applicants will be evaluated and notification will occur on a rolling basis after November 15th.


Showcase Package Includes:

  • Team Entry into each Showcase tournament
  • 2 Game Jerseys, Home and Away
  • Game Hat
  • New Balance cleats
  • Game Bats
  • Games on Game Changer
  • Play in front of college coaches
  • Transportation for both trips
  • Hotel accommodations in Florida & Arizona
  • Breakfast daily
  • Game Film for recruiting purposes
  • Daily batting practice at Major League facilities



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