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Are you aware that over 94% of Varsity HS Baseball Players miss the College Scholarship Bus
Over 98% of Travel Ball Players miss the same Bus
Conversely- 90% of the parents and players playing Travel Ball actually think they have a real shot at a scholarship because they are an all star in Travel Baseball on an elite team.
If this is what you want for your son - then please study what happens in this business.
And.. it is a business...... Scholarships are money and money is business.
Your trophies and rings and team rankings will not get you onto the bus.
Your batting average and won loss record on the mound will never ever be looked at.
Colleges and MLB scouts are looking for tools, projection and makeup.
If you are not focusing on developing your tools, projection and makeup you will Miss the Bus.
Only the "Best of the Best of the Best"
Catch the Bus
Either you are an Elite Baseball Player as a 17-18 year old or you are not.
Nothing you did as a 12-16 year old matters to the college coaches or MLB scouts - it will be nice memories for you and your family and it will look good on Facebook and on the mantle.
But trophies collect dust.
And Projectable Skills turn into dollars.
Quote from Joe Namath: "If you are not going all of the way, why go at all? "
Elite Projectable Athletes
Require Elite Training!
Call 561-577-2055 Now and find out how you can be sure to have a seat on the Bus
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 95% of the players that train with us for more than 2 years will catch the bus.
Here are some Recent Success Stories
Junior K. came to us a 19 year old boy from the islands who had never played baseball.
His dream was to get a college scholarship and then play pro ball. He had no organized sports experience at all. He had not completed High School. He was skinny and fast. He was 6'3 and weighed 162 lbs with his clothes on. He trained with us full time for almost 3 years.
Over the 3 year period we put 90 lbs of muscle on to his frame topping him out at 252 lbs of all muscle.
We maintained his body fat percentage to 8% while adding tons of muscle.
He now runs a 6.38 laser 60.
His arm velocity went from a measured 64 mph to 94mph.
His raw bat power went from 145 feet to 440 feet.
His ball exit speed went from 62 mph to 94.
His fielding percentage went from 45% to 94%.
The Los Angeles Dodgers wanted to turn him into a shortstop.
The Pittsburgh Pirates wanted to turn him into a right fielder.
The Tampa Bay Rays liked him on the corners.
He turned down all MLB offers to receive a baseball college scholarship which paid all tuition, food and books and led his team in batting average, home runs and stolen bases.
Chris F was a lifetime Boca Raton travel player playing on all of the local elite teams at one time or another as a starter and middle of the lineup player.
He was cut from the HS team trying out as a freshmen. He doubled down and played on two travel teams to prepare for the soph year. He was cut again. He then came to us for an answer. We sent him to the Dominican Republic for an 8 month training program. Our first American Student training in the DR.
His 60 time time went from 7.3 to 6.5
His arm velocity went from 77 mph to 91 mph
His raw bat power went from 255' to 380 feet
His fielding percentage went from 79% to 95%
His ball exit velocity went from 74 to 93 mph
He turned down 2 MLB offers from the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks who fell in love with his tools and projection. They intended to sign him as a 16 year old International Player.
We asked him what he wanted to do. He said that graduating high school was his mothers dream and he needed to fulfill that journey. Great call and we agreed.
He returned to the same school, became the starting center fielder and was a Palm Beach County All Star and graduated on time.
He attended 1 showcase in Miami and received 3 offers. He is currently attending college on a 90% scholarship.
Grant V was a redshirt scholarship player at a JC in California.
As a redshirt player he did not play, and received little to no instructional or practice time during the entire year.
Realizing that he was up against stiff competition and a system that was overlooking him, his father found us in the DR. Grant brought an incredible desire for success and worked very hard. He trained with us all summer long - attending 4 training sessions per day before returning home. We reinvented him as an offensive and defensive player from top to bottom.
In 8 weeks:
His 60 time went from 7.15 to 6.75
His arm velo went from 83 mph to 88 mph
His raw power went from 320 to 390 feet
His swing mechanics went from 25 to 40
His release time went from 1.2 to .40
His glove went from a 30 to a 40 plus
His body fat went from 12% to 9%
We eliminated all of the american style actions and infused him with a latino salsa.
He secured a scholarship at a different college in the same league upon his return, earned a starting role and was voted to the leagues All star team by the competing coaches.
Our Training Packages Are
Custom-Designed To Fit
The Needs Of Each Athlete.
The program is about getting you on to the Bus !
Please Do not Miss the Bus
Top Reasons To Train With Us
In The Dominican Republic At
Our 1+ Acre Training Compound:
1) Intensity: In The DR,
Our Athletes Train
For 6-8 Hours Or More PER DAY.
2) Reps: Our Athletes
Get More Reps Before NOON Than
They Would Get All Week in The US.
3) Foundation: Baseball Is Won
From The Feet Up. We Teach
The Proper Footwork That Scouts And
Schools Look For In Their Recruits.
4) Speed: We Will Teach Proper
Mechanics To Decrease Your 60 Yard
Time And Get You Up The Line Faster.
5) We'll Teach You To Hit
For Power AND For Average and you will not be squishing any bugs.
Learn the same weight transfer hitting that put Brett, McRae, Boggs, Gywnn, Jackson, Schmidt, into the Hall of Fame.
The same technique used by McGuire, Pujols, Rodriguez, Harper, Cabrera, and Machado
6) Protect AND Improve Your Arm: We Will Teach You Proper Arm Care And Proper Mechanics.
Don't be one of the 75% of travel players who experiences arm trouble before finishing high school.
The system will use your arm and barely say thank you. And if you injure it, they will never take the blame. Protect yourself from the system.
7) Range: We Will Improve Your Defensive Range So You Record Outs Instead Of Allowing Hits.
8) Our Results Speak For Themselves: Our Athletes...
-Make Varsity As Freshmen
-Get College Scholarships
-Get Drafted By MLB
Out students Have attended Notre Dame, Stanford, Miami, Vanderbilt, Florida State, Florida, LSU, USC, Oklahoma, Yale, College of Charlestown, Georgia, Virginia, etc
To Learn More About Our Training Approach- Academy in the Dominican Republic And For An In-Depth Explanation Of Our Philosophy, Please Continue Reading Below...
Don't Miss the Bus
Top Ten Florida Baseball will provide you with every piece of information you as a parent or player needs to know about college baseball and the qualifications necessary to be a student athlete.
Helping you acquire a scholarship that will allow you to play baseball in college is one of our primary focuses.
This goal is a lofty one, but realistic for many players if they follow the correct path.
As a word of caution, let us say that the recruiting system is not what it seems to be. It is actually a sophisticated business. It can often be harsh and complex. Most families go it alone, only to later realize their mistake.
Top 10 Baseball is here to help. We can guide, direct, advise and negotiate for you. More than 1 of our friends were offered a 60 or 70% scholarship only to receive a 90% or full scholarship after we spoke to the coaches a few times.
Please refer to the tabs on the panel to navigate The Top 10 College sections we have prepared for you.
We will be updating and posting new information all of the time so be sure to visit often.
From our website, you will also be able to access virtually any division and any team. You can view team photos, rosters, schedules and archives..
You will also be able to take a peek into every schools academic department.
To view these teams, go to the NCAA Teams tabon the left, and the whole college world will start to open for you.
Have fun and enjoy the journey.
The overwhelming majority of high school student-athletes seeking a college roster spot do not get one.
There is no more important attribute that you can bring to the recruiting process than a proactive mindset. While academic ability and physical talent are important prerequisites, they are not enough!
Players and families must be honest with themselves...
...with respect to their academic profile, their athletic attributes, and how those will translate into opportunities through the recruiting process. Seeking an objective assessment at the outset of the recruiting process is crucial!
There is more than one ideal college experience for everyone.
While getting into college has never been tougher, the good news is that students can maximize their chances at a positive outcome by casting a wide net and targeting a well balanced group of schools.
Stats don't matter!
One of the biggest misconceptions about the recruiting process is that high school success, failure, or playing time, will have a strong impact on a player's "recruitability." While high school accomplishments are not irrelevant, students-athletes don't need impressive statistics to get recruited.
A "recruitable" student-athlete is NOT made during the season.
The seeds of a successful recruiting process are sown in the off-season, months in advance of when college coaches might see you perform. Once you have an objective athletic assessment, student-athletes must use the off-season to bolster their strengths and attack their weaknesses.
Conditions unique to the sport contribute to its problems, but even with these handicaps taken into account, baseball underachieves when gauged by a new academic measuring stick.
"We have a minority of programs who are struggling and others who are doing exceptionally well, but the overall statistics suggest overwhelmingly that baseball is not performing at the level it is capable of," says Wake Forest athletics director Ron Wellman, a former college baseball coach and chairman of a committee studying the sport's problem. "That has caught the attention of the (NCAA) board of directors."
The board was so alarmed by baseball's academic profile last year it considered immediately cutting the length of the season. Instead, a 26-person committee was formed to advance ways the sport can improve its Academic Progress Rate without draconian reductions. The APR, implemented in 2005, is the NCAA's tracking device for all Division I sports.
That committee will address the NCAA board in April.
"We have identified some positive steps, but there will be spirited debate, both within our committee and with the board as well," Wellman says.
Baseball's grade-point average is relatively high, and its APR of 931 compares favorably with those of other high-profile sports such as football (929) and men's basketball (927). But closer inspection reveals what has those inside the sport so concerned.
High school baseball players enter college with significantly stronger academic profiles than football and basketball players, as measured by core-course GPAs and standardized test scores. Even with this academic base, baseball players make less progress toward degrees, transfer more often and leave school earlier than players in other sports, according to NCAA research.
"The reality is we're under a microscope now," says coach Paul Mainieri, in his first year at LSU after 12 seasons at Notre Dame. "Our players have got to perform better in the classroom, and we have to keep them in school."
COLLEGE PROSPECTS NEED TO BE SEEN ON THE SHOWCASE CIRCUIT.
WHEN YOU DO THIS AND HOW YOU DO THIS IS CRUCIAL.
MANY MISTAKES CAN BE MADE DURING THIS PROCESS.
WE WILL HELP PLACE YOU ON THE CORRECT TEAM WHICH IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.
AND BY THE WAY, YOUR LOCAL SUMMER TRAVEL TEAM IS USUALLY THE WRONG TEAM TO BE ON. EVEN IF THEY ARE GOOD.
In trying to remember your NCAA recruiting guidelines, it is often helpful to construct a recruiting time line. Here are some NCAA recruiting guidelines to keep in mind:
* Before September 1, Junior Year: Up until this point, college coaches must follow very strict recruiting guidelines. Coaches can only send you sport brochures, questionnaires, and NCAA education information. You are, however, allowed to call coaches; they just can't call you back. (Be aware of this if you intend to leave a voicemail message.) Also, you can make unofficial visits to college campuses. Any meeting with coaches must take place on campus.
* After September 1, Junior Year: NCAA recruiting guidelines become slightly less stringent at this point. Coaches are now allowed to send all kinds of information about their school. They can even send personalized letters. In addition, coaches can now initiate email contact with you.
* July 1, between Junior and Senior Year: Although this date varies slightly by division (see the brief college recruiting calendar), this is generally the date after which college coaches can call you. NCAA recruiting guidelines relax even more after this point, as college coaches are finally allowed to contact you in person off the college campus.
* Senior Year: During the senior year, NCAA recruiting guidelines reach their most relaxed state. You can have as many as five NCAA official visits (or, you can take NCAA unofficial visits) to college campuses after the first day of your senior year. These visits cannot last longer than 48 hours. Before you can make a visit, a coach must have a copy of both your high school transcript and an official copy of either your SAT or ACT scores.
Another area where NCAA recruiting guidelines become important is at tournaments. Don't be offended or discouraged if a coach does not talk to you at a tournament. The NCAA has guidelines which limit contact at tournaments. Coaches are allowed to say "Hi" to you, but anything more is prohibited. Coaches can talk to parents or guardians at tournaments, but this counts as one of the three off-campus in-person visits coaches are allowed.
If you are an athlete in high school, you will need to fill this out in order to be eligible to play and to receive letters from colleges and coaches regarding potential scholarship opportunities. Note: By filling this out you are not guarenteed a scholarship, but you are taking an important first step in this process. This service is not free, but is worth filling out if you are dedicated in pursuinga position on a college sports team.
Website Link: web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/