Ask for your scores!
Updated: Dec 26, 2018
We’ve seen it happen too many times. A player is excited about attending a showcase. He and his parents drive for hours to be at a field with a few college coaches. He is dressed and looking the part.
One of the first events is the 60-yard dash. He runs it one time and possibly a second time. When finished, the player walks toward the dugout, and his dad asks him his time. The player responds with "I'm not sure…"
This also happens when the coach gets the player’s throwing velocity across the infield and when he gets his exit velocity from hitting.
At the end of the camp, the coach tells the player, “Thanks for coming, hopefully you learned a few things.”
The player leaves the camp without getting any feedback. So, the family may have just paid $250 for 8 ground balls, 12 swings and a 60-yard dash - with no idea what his scores were…
At the very least, you should walk away with some measurables that you can show other programs. Ask the coaches what your times/velocities were. This is not top secret information.
It is also a good idea to ask for feedback from the college coaches that are in attendance. If you don't do it the day of the camp, then you can send an e-mail the following day. It is better to know where you stand on things rather than be left wondering.
For more information about the College Athlete Advantage Recruiting Program please call Mike Orchard @ 407-489-7509 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.