The above thread got me thinking about 12U ball and Cooperstown etc. I wondered, where are they now and thought it might be fun to see where kids landed these days and give parents some insight of the real world after 12U.
I am listed players on son's 12U team and what they're doing now and if they played HS/College ball.
FWIW, we went to Cooperstown when they first allowed games in early June and out of 100 est teams, got 4th. Ran out of pitching and into some big time FL teams who had plenty.
1. Started HS at SS and is now a policeman
2. Started HS baseball, quit juco ball and is now finance major via UGA
3. Started HS ball infield, played several Jucos won title at Columbus State-unsure now
4. Started HS infield, got scholarship to TN school and quit to enjoy school-dont know now
5. Started HS baseball and football and decided to be a student at UGA as he couldn't do both there and unsure now
6. started as P HS and went to D1 in GA as pitcher- unsure now may have more time due to injuries
7. went lacrosse in HS, unfortunately passed away a few years ago
8.started HS @ OF/P, scholly to local P5 D1, left for juco and is now senior P there
9. started HS P, scholly P5, drafted
10. started HS in OF and P, playing P5 ball now as senior
11.Wrestled in HS- student and possibly graduated.
12. Played HS ball, quit and started playing golf, think he just attended private college in alabama
13. I cannot recall the kid or parents of our 13th kid..<getting old>
My son picked this to play on as the 13th guy for the due to the coach and knowing many kids from his original ballpark. The coach busted up the team after the season, announced it at Cooperstown that he was "no longer going to coach" and then promptly had it prearranged to pull several good kids with his to start another team the next year with no option to tryout for it. We didn't care much but parents who had been there for years were pissed.
We had fun, these parents were awesome and Cooperstown and how my son ended his season then was epic and is what he recalls from that season.