Parental Guide To The College Recruiting Process

Your son wants to play baseball at the collegiate level and you want to know
the best way to expose him to the college coaches.

Step 1. Make sure it is the players desire for him to play college baseball
and not the parents.Relize you will spend at least 25 hours a week on the
baseball field in practice and games.Athletic Scholarships are renewable every
year.

Step 2.Emphasize Academics: Register for the NCAA Clearing House. Take a SAT
and ACT Prep Course.Take the SAT and ACT the fall of your junior year in high
school. College coaches will not recruit seriously until they see your SAT or
ACT test scores.

Step 3. Play on a strong travel team.A strong travel team will be loaded
with prospects that college coaches want to see play. A college coach frequently
goes to see one player and finds another player he likes much better.The Senior
Fall Classic, WWBA National Championship 17U, WWBA National Championship 18U,
and WWBA World Championship are the most heavily scouted tournaments for
colleges and MLB Scouts.

Step 4.Get Video:Having a video displaying your playing ability can be a
tremendous asset in the college recruiting process. Position players should
show, batting practice, game hitting, infield/outfield throwing and the player
running to 1st base or running the bases. Pitchers show game footage filmed with
the view from behind the catchers showing not only the pitchers mechanics but
the velocity and movement of the ball towards the plate. Show radar gun readings
if possible.

Step 5. Attend College Baseball Camps. Start attending some college baseball
camps after your sophomore year. Not only will it provide College Level
Instruction, it is a great way to get your name out to the colleges.You should
try to attend a college baseball camp run by many different college coaches. The
more the better.

Step 6. Attend High School Showcases. Start attending high school showcases
the summer before your junior year in high school. Understand the format is the
same at most High School Showcase. 60 Yard dash, Infield/Outfield & Catchers
Release, Batting Practice, then hit against live pitching. Work on your speed
and your arm strength through sprinting , long toss, jobe exercises and practice
hitting with a wood bat.
Step 7. Be realistic about your playing ability. While ever parent thinks
their kid can play at a TOP 25 Collegiate program, most can’t. Go where you can
make the team and can play. Don’t exaggerate your kids ability to the college
coaches.Have an outside source rate your ability: Example High School Showcase
or MLB Tryout Camp. Parents have almost zero credibility with college coaches.

Averages College Fastball (Stalker Gun)
■Pro Level:90-92 mph
■Top 25 Division 1(conference games):89-91 mph
■Division 1: 87-89 mph
■Division 2: 85-87 mph
■Division 3: 83-85 mph
■NAIA: 84-86 mph

60 Yard Time Average
■Pro Level:6.90 seconds
■Pro Level(SS,2B, OUT):6.70 seconds
■Division 1: 6.95-7.00 seconds
■Division 2: 7.00-7.04 seconds
■Division 3:7.05-7.09 seconds
■NAIA 3:7.03-7.07 seconds
■High School: 7.15 seconds

Outfield Throws (MPH)
■Pro Level:90-91 mph
■Division 1: 87-88 mph
■Division 2: 86-87 mph
■Division 3: 84-85 mph
■NAIA: 85-86 mph
■High School: 82-83 mph

Infield Throws (MPH)
■Pro Level:86-87 mph
■Division 1: 84-85 mph
■Division 2: 82-83 mph
■Division 3: 80-81 mph
■NAIA: 81-82 mph
■High School: 78-79 mph

Catchers Throws (MPH)
■Pro Level: 85-86 mph(Release Time:1.85-1.90) seconds
■Division 1: 83-84 mph(Release Time:1.95-2.0) seconds
■Division 2: 81-82 mph(Release Time:2.0-2.03) seconds
■Division 3: 79-80 mph(Release Time:2.03-2.06) seconds
■NAIA: 80-81 mph(Release Time:2.01-2.04) seconds
■High School: 77-78 mph(Release Time:2.10-2.15) seconds

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