College Baseball Recruiting!
Recruiting is an essential part of a baseball team's success. Four-year colleges look to junior colleges to find talented athletes as well as successful students. Finding students at a junior college allows head coaches to make criteria for students that will support and enhance their program athletically and academically. If students are successful at the junior college level, it is likely that they will transition smoothly to the four-year college level. The aim and purpose of this study is to provide players with data to increase their chances of acceptance to college baseball programs. This study elicited feedback from coaches regarding their preferences for recruiting college players. Once these players are successful on the field and in the classroom and it is time to play at a four-year college, they need an effective way to get them to their next destination.
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Recruiting College Baseball Players: The Most Effective Way to Recruit
What is the best way for college baseball players to be recruited? Is it to make connections with coaches, to email, call, have players observed, send video, or is it one of these, a few of these, or all three of these ways of contacting other coaches and schools to move players on to the next level? This was the driving question. After head coaches around the state completed the survey, the result was that they prefer all methods, not one.
This feedback made it clear that video is as important to access head coaches as email and phone calls. With video, four-year college coaches can see if the feedback they get is in fact the truth. Junior college coaches benefit from their players transferring, so they do whatever they can to make their players look the best they can be even if it is not an accurate representation of the players ability. Video stops that from happening. With video, recruiters and coaches can look at the player's actual performance whether a homemade video or a professional video. Coaches can see specific pitches or reactions to particular plays.
Because of the changes in technology and the advances in video it is becoming more popular and helpful in college recruiting and as per the survey it is a useful tool. Coaches can confirm style, ability, and talent based on what they were told by their current coaches. This brings us the how to then get the video to the coaches
Based on research from the driving question the capstone was born. Recruiting from a College Coaching standpoint can test one’s ability to judge talent along with one’s morals. But from a player’s view, trying to get seen by a college is much more difficult.
Not having the correct information to pass on to coaches could keep coaches from seeing a player that might actually be a good fit for their program. The capstone reaches the coaches and eliminates the barriers the traditional player faces.
The template/website guides players by telling them what they need on the website. The website once complete will be emailed to the coaches of their choosing and is easy to follow with all of the essential information head coaches at four-year colleges are looking for. All of the players videos are now at the touch of a button for coaches. They don't need to plug anything in, to have a particular software, or to keep track of anything. An email with a link gives them all of the players information