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So you want to play baseball in college? Maybe you have scholarship offers. Perhaps you're not sure if you can play at the next level. How can you get recruited for baseball and what are coaches looking for? Get a free email template and find out more below.
According to Scholarshipstats.com, if you're a high school baseball player you have less than a 12% chance of playing in college. Seeing the numbers that of the nearly 500,000 varsity baseball boys from around the country, that only 56,000 end up playing college. If you think a coach is just going to knock on your door, give you a call or email you giving you a scholarship, think again.
I wasn't the fastest, biggest or strongest, but I somehow found a way to earn a college scholarship. It wasn't from having huge stats. Nor was it from being the best player on the team. Take it from me, there was a lot of work off the field that I had to put in to get noticed.
Going to summer and winter camps. Attending showcases. Getting video analysis and working my butt off in the cages. Developing callouses through my batting gloves and wearing out many coaches helped.
Getting to the next level takes dedication. If you're serious about going on, you have to market yourself. The easiest way is to reach out to college coaches.
Using this Email Template is the first step in getting on a coach's radar. Out of those 500,000 players, how will they find you? You have to find them and be persistent.
If you have narrowed down schools that offer your Major and have baseball, email each Head Coach and or Recruiting Coordinator a copy of this Email Template. Simply fill out the bolded information and tailor it to match what you're looking for and some of your highlights. Follow up with a call (yes, most likely you will get their voicemail) saying "Hey Coach this is (Your Name). I wanted to introduce myself, I am a (Graduation Year), (Primary/Secondary Position) and just sent you an email with my (Video/Profile Link). I'm interested in hearing more about your program. My number is (Your Phone #). I look forward to talking with you Coach!
I came from a small town and wasn't the best player. I ended up playing for a small NAIA school in the middle of Kansas called Central Christian College. If I would have had better expectations, maybe my career would have been different.
Playing time is not promised, it is earned. Even if a coach says it, you still have to earn every inning, at bat and pitch in college.
Finding a good fit can be hard. The average college student changes their major 3 times before they graduate. It can be frustrating thinking you have everything all together as a 18 year old and quickly realizing you have no idea who you are and what you want to be when you grow up 4 years later.
If you need some direction or "coaching" on the college process, your future goals or improving where you're at, book a free coaching session with me. I'm a certified Life Coach who majored in Exercise Science with a minor in Sport Psychology and am finishing up my Masters in Health and Human Performance. I've played college ball, coached High School, College and Semi Pro baseball. I do personal training, nutrition plans, sport psychology, video analysis and private lessons. If you're serious about getting to the next level, or want to see if you have what it takes, get in touch today!