Baseball Showcase’s… To go or not to go?
There are many showcase companies that have popped up over the years, and different events that market towards showcasing players. What makes a good showcase event?
Will there be multiple schools attending or just one? This is more of a bang for your buck thing, and obviously the more coaches attending the better… This helps to create more opportunities for the attendees, and better opportunity to strike the interest of coaches.
Will there be schools attending that fit your level of play? Example, if you are a division 3 type player, there is no need to attend an event with only division 1 schools. Most players are unaware of their level of play, so look for showcases that are well rounded with schools from various levels.
Will there be schools attending that fit your needs academically? There are some showcases that market to a specific academic level… Make sure that some of the schools attending fit your needs here. Remember we are STUDENT athletes!
Will the event provide open and honest feedback? At the end of the day you want to know your strengths, weaknesses, and what level you fit in at. Gaining the understanding of what you do well and what you need to work on can be very valuable information!
These are just a few thing that we have found to be the most important when deciding to attend a showcase or not… The Recruits Baseball Club holds an annual showcase each year that is open to all players who fit the profile (not just Recruits players). We get schools from the D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO levels to attend as well as several pro scouts. One of our goals is to help all players who wish to play at the next level find a fitting home, and expose players to all the different levels of baseball beyond High School.
For more information on our annual showcase, or to request an invite to the event, information can be found at www.recruitsbaseball.com