TIP: NO MATTER WHAT SOMEONE IS SELLING, REMEMBER THIS ONE THING

The baseball recruiting world has boomed into a HUGE profit making business. Unfortunately, along with all of the really good baseball people who help kids, the market has been flooded with even more people in it for the wrong reasons. Remember this one tip as you enter into the world of college baseball recruitment: No…

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WHAT ARE LACK OF PRACTICE SWINGS COSTING YOU?

Recruiting Process

Having great bat speed will help any player get into the door of college or professional baseball, but the key to staying there and advancing in an organization is the ability to consistently repeat one’s best swing. What does that mean? If a player takes his “perfect” swing (the swing that is very “easy”, fluid, powerful, and on plane), and…

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3 WAYS TO KNOW IT’S TIME TO TAKE AN UNOFFICIAL VISIT

At every point in a player’s career, there is going to come a time when you need to begin taking college visits. Today we are going to be discussing unofficial visits. Usually, you will begin taking unofficial visits before taking official visits. The reason is because you cannot take official visits until the beginning of…

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RECRUITING QUESTION: WHICH POSITION HAS THE BEST CHANCE?

A question and topic that gets brought up more often than you would expect is: My son plays position x, but would a switch to position y give him a better chance of being seen and recruited by a college coach? The specific question I received today was between the positions of Catcher and Third Base.…

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THE VIEW FROM 400 FEET

This article was written by Nick Millspaugh. Nick played D-1 Baseball at IPFW in Fort Wayne, IN. He finished his collegiate career at Indiana Wesleyan University alongside Atlanta Braves’ starting RHP Brandon Beachy. In a world where many of us are so reliant on our devices, we so easily dismiss the importance of the intangible. With…

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SCHOLARSHIPS: HOW MUCH MONEY IS REALLY OUT THERE?

THE AMOUNT OF ATHLETIC BASED SCHOLARSHIPS IN BASEBALL IS VERY LIMITED BASED ON THE SCHOOL AND CONFERENCE YOU PLAY IN. Today’s article is based on a question from one of our newest ABPA members. The question is: “How much money is really out there?” This is a great question. I will answer it from a D-1…

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DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER?

ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT BASEBALL IS THAT SIZE IN NOT THE FINAL DETERMINATION TO WHAT LEVEL YOU CAN PLAY! I was asked the question today during a phone conversation on how much size comes into play in baseball and during the recruiting process. My answer was simply: “It IS and it is NOT…

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4 STEPS TO GETTING YOUR RECRUITING VIDEO WATCHED

Let me make one thing clear before we get into this article: RECRUITING VIDEOS WILL NOT GET YOU RECRUITED. Don’t get me wrong, recruiting videos serve a purpose….just not the one you are expecting. The recruiting process has two aspects to it: Developing relationships with coaches Learning how to market your strengths to coaches So…

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RETURN ALL CORRESPONDENCE

One of my biggest pet peeves, both now and when I was at West Virginia University, is when I call, email, or attempt to contact a player in some other way, and NEVER hear back from that player. This is both disrespectful to the person making the call as well as can really hurt your…

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College coaches don’t recruit you based on…

Here is a pretty standard (and sad) conversation I have with players and/or their families: “I don’t understand why I’m not getting scholarship offers. I hit .470 last year during my high school season.” Or another: “I can’t believe no one is recruiting me. I am the best pitcher on my team. I don’t throw…

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