Summer Baseball Camps
Playing baseball in college requires more than just a highlight video and an internet connection.
College baseball coaches need to see you in person at summer baseball camps.
The only problem is there are many types of summer baseball camps:
- Baseball showcases are designed for players who want exposure to college coaches. They usually consist of workout sessions and at least one game. These events can be invite-only and they are restricted by the college baseball recruiting calendar (i.e. they don’t take place during “dead periods” when coaches cannot contact players).
- Baseball camps and/or clinics give high school players a platform to get noticed, but, unlike showcases, they also include instruction from college coaches. Camps are run like a college practice – there are college coaches in the dugout, on the field and in the bullpen coaching and instructing. Baseball camps are open to everyone and feature instructors and evaluators from D1, D2, D3 as well as NAIA and junior college programs.
- Baseball combines are not designed for high school players who want to play baseball in college. Combines are run by local pro scouts who are looking for major league prospects. Since baseball combines are run by professional scouts, very few if any college coaches attend these events.
So, which one is right for you?
Baseball camps or clinics, like the Baseball America Clinics, are the best option because high school players receive instruction from as well as exposure to college baseball coaches. Since each event is run like a college practice, players get to improve their game while simultaneously showcasing their skills.
Furthermore, no other event can match the benefits players receive at the Baseball America Clinics:
- College coaches are guaranteed to be in attendance
- Games and workouts take place on one field in front of every coach
- Instructional sessions are run like college practices
- Sign-ups are carefully controlled to maximize playing time
- Players meet one-on-one with a college coach and receive a written evaluation
- Parents are encouraged to join one-on-one meetings with college coaches.