If your team has a solid reputation of taking kids to the next level and they are playing good teams a coach is more than likely to stick and shoot the breeze with the team's recruiter. We had a pitcher who was dealing vs a team from CA at the Boulder IDT but the infield was booting the ball. It was a very close, spirited and competitive game where DD almost got into a fight with the opposing catcher. We ended up losing by one run, but a D1 coach came looking for me after the game asking about that pitcher. Unfortunately, the pitcher would not have been a good fit for this school based on the reputation of that school. So yeah, it can happen, but not as often as one would think especially with teams that don't have a long standing reputation and goodwill in the sport.DD and her travel teammates had multiple college coaches spot them at tournaments and reach out to their travel coaches. A kid should also be reaching out to coaches and attending camps, but they can absolutely get noticed at showcases or national tournaments too. Especially when facing teams colleges are already following other recruits from.
In the meantime, send out emails using this acronym. BIF--Brief, Intense and Frequently. Be relentless and methodical. I was talking with a dad this week and he sent me a flyer for large showcase camp in the East which he intended to take his DD. I asked him which schools are highest on the target list. He did not know nor has his DD been emailing these schools. Nothing worse than showing up to a camp as an anonymous player hoping to generate random interest. Also, they don't even know which representative the school will be sending to the camp. Vol asst, grad rear, hitting coach, HC??? Those coaches are there to make money and can they make any recruiting decisions? What if you emailed the coach and they say, yeah I would rather see you at my on campus camp next month. Save your money! I could go on, but this should help some folks that are making camp decisions right now.