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- Today, 10:40 AMIt is an amazing industry. The vast majority of those participating in the sport are not very good at it, yet many take it very seriously. The...68 replies | 0 view(s)
- Today, 09:16 AMSo how do you explain the popularity of golf? :)68 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 07:22 PMThis is the best way. Get a girl in an older division, the local HS pitcher, an ex-college player, etc, etc... If you don't know anyone, ask the...11 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 06:47 PMOh no, I didn't get that implication at all. I was just writing in general terms. Those who are intrinsically motivated and genuinely love the game...30 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 02:34 PMThere's a right way to do this and several wrong ways. The team won't want another "coach" but they will want a player that leads by example, always...30 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 12:52 PMThis is true. Had the same experience with my DD's. But in the OP's context of Rec Ball and the development of players, what about the other 99%?68 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 12:50 PMWhile it would be optimal to develop all players together, the human body does not work that way. Kids develop at different rates and end up a...68 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 12:26 PMI find that hard to believe that in 8U-10U there are 7-9 hours of practice and individual instruction for every hour of game time. Typically in...68 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 07:11 AMThe harsh reality is that very little before 14U makes a bit of difference in the long term development of pitchers. IMO developing pitchers at...68 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-17-2017, 02:00 PMNope - what they will do is raid a player committee to a different school or more likely people will hear 'so and so decommitted' and will actively...27 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-17-2017, 09:36 AMI will say that several showcases have already started to adjust - 2 we went to last year are now warm up game Friday only you want it, lots of games...23 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-16-2017, 04:18 PMI am going to say this again... you can't jump from zero to being the NFL in a few years. You can argue 'eyes' and revenues and athletic prowess and...72 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-16-2017, 11:23 AMIt used to be easier when this was more a 16U-18U thing - at that point them going with others or even driving themselves to showcases becomes more...23 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-13-2017, 01:44 PMThe other thing is we are talking about long established leagues - the NBA is 71 years old and can trace back further. MLB 114 yrs. NFL goes back 90+...72 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-13-2017, 01:25 PMI have expressed my views on NPF before here. The model for the league is wrong but they keep doing the same thing time and time again. They want to...72 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-12-2017, 10:32 AMThis should not just be a temptation - you need to see how your PC actually pitched. Many D1 level atheltes succeed despite of instruction because...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-12-2017, 08:44 AMIs this referred to as overlap?53 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-08-2017, 09:06 AMThis is good advice. Figuring out 'out-of'pocket' is way more important. No good getting 50% if you can't afford the other $25,000/year at one school...7 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-07-2017, 03:11 PMSounds like you have an understanding of what your DD and family are looking for in terms of an offer and commitment. One of the advantages of...27 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-07-2017, 09:20 AMYesterday a local girl 'committed' to a local D1 college. She is a 2020. She also frankly isn't all that good but she is physically impressive (tall,...27 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-06-2017, 10:05 AMThat is pretty typical in the SEC. But usually they offer a 5th year.45 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-06-2017, 09:06 AMI am a huge fan of doing one big event and being done. I hate selling stuff for % of sales. - Casino nights are a gold mine if allowed in your...10 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-05-2017, 09:58 AMIt isn't as rare as people make out especially in track & field, but if there is a cross over in seasons one takes priority (generally the one...45 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-05-2017, 09:15 AMI think it is a perfectly valid reason and I encourage my TB players stuck with poor HS coaches to do something else. DD#4 sat out her freshman year...61 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-05-2017, 09:04 AMKeep in mind that Div I in and of itself does not equate to high level competition. Plenty of Div I programs are awful. Realistically she is not...45 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-04-2017, 04:02 PMriseball replied to a thread First pitch in a program: Duke... in College Softball News and DiscussionsEnjoy every minute. It goes by very fast. When you look back after 4 years you will be amazed at the transition.12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-04-2017, 12:47 PMmarriard replied to a thread First pitch in a program: Duke... in College Softball News and DiscussionsJAD - I am assuming one of those photos is getting blown up and framed :-)12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-03-2017, 11:39 PMMy DD is very lucky. She plays on a HS team full of travel players - most of which she has played with at some stage over the last few years. They...61 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-03-2017, 11:41 AMAgree that there are certainly rare exceptions. Some schools must go to great lengths to get talent.61 replies | 0 view(s)
- 10-03-2017, 11:10 AMHigh School ball is pretty much a non-factor with respect to recruiting. College Coaches view it as nothing more than rec-ball with an abundance of...61 replies | 0 view(s)
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