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 player. Mid-season I made a vow to myself that I would work all summer on throwing harder, making more athletic plays at third base, hitting harder line drives, etc. I am going to work out six days a week and try to gain as much muscle and skill and experience as a can before high school tryouts next year.
If there are any parents of kids that have been in my shoes or any former players that have, I would greatly appreciate your advice. What did you do to increase your velocity? Were there any programs that you used to improve? Also, as mentioned previously, playing at Notre Dame has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember. My grades have been really good! I currently have about a 4.7 out of 4.9 weighted GPA and 4.03 out of 4.2 unweighted GPA. I have taken the hardest possible class load this year and next year. However, I am not ready to showcase yet. I am using this summer to improve as much as I can to be ready to showcase, as I know P5 colleges recruit very early. How many P5 D1 guys have been late bloomers? I don't know if I would call myself a late bloomer, but I don't think anyone thinks that I am a stud caliber D1 player yet.
Also, this summer I am playing a few tournaments. My team is not that good. I was going to tryout for a top caliber team in my area, but the cost was too much. The team is run by a dad I know from little league and will only be for one year. I am planning on starting a lawn mowing business to help alleviate the cost of exposure and travel baseball on my parents.
Sorry if some of this information is redundant, but I would rather have TMI than not enough information. Thank you for reading this and I look forward to your advice.