At CageRat Baseball, we help high school baseball players develop their skills and maximize their true potential to become the best players they can be, thereby increasing their odds of being recruited to play for a college level baseball team. Everything we do is based on how college coaches actually recruit. Our job is to help you identify your skill level, create your recruiting game plan, help you execute that game plan, and then be there as a guide and consultant during the entire journey. If you have dreams of playing college baseball, CageRat Baseball could be exactly what you’re looking for to make your baseball dreams come true.
When college recruiters want to see the best players, they attend a baseball showcase, where they have the opportunity to observe the best players a high school can produce. Showcases consist of workout sessions and at least one game and are restricted by the college baseball recruiting calendar. The primary goal of a showcase is for college coaches to see high school athletes and to contact them if they like what they see. Baseball showcases are critical to the recruiting process, as this is the opportunity for high school student athletes to show college baseball coaches what they can do; winning the game is secondary at these events. Scouts and college coaches look for natural ability, discipline, skill level, technique, and often assess the overall attitude of a player.
Coaches see lots of athletes at a baseball showcase, often making a few notes about each player they’re interested in and then moving on to watch another game or portion of a game. A baseball showcase offers attendees the chance to measure their skills and compare them against other athletes, which can help players discover the areas where they need improvement. Some showcases add the attendee names to databases college coaches have access to, which can benefit the student athlete in giving them greater exposure by having their name on a college recruiting list.
To help your chances of being noticed by a coach from a school you’re interested in, contact the school at least one week before the showcase and express your interest in their program. Give them your uniform number, the colors you’ll be wearing, and your game times. During the showcase, be on your best behavior at all times; you never know when you will be observed. Consider the showcase as a job interview and act accordingly. After the event, follow up with the schools you’re interested in, ask if they saw you play and what their impressions were. Remind them you are interested in their program and ask what you can do next. By contacting the school prior to the showcase, doing your best during the event, and following up afterwards you will set yourself apart from many other players who don’t take the time and effort to do the same.
Tad Reida is a baseball coach for high school athletes who understands the ins and outs of the recruiting process, and helps players navigate them successfully. Come in for a free training session, and test the waters, or contact us with any questions you have about CageRat Baseball and how it could help you step up your game. We’re here to help players improve their playing skills, increase their confidence, and fall in love with the sport that can enable them to reach their full potential both on and off the field. If you want a coach with the experience that will help you get where you want to go and who gives you the expert advice you need to be in the best position to get recruited by a college team, you want Tad Reida on your side.
If you’ve been searching for a local Colorado Springs baseball training and recruiting facility that is specifically designed to help you take the correct steps to achieve your baseball dreams through professional baseball instruction, give CageRat Baseball a call today at (719) 445-8500, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you.