LIVE THE DREAM!
Get Paid to Play Baseball
Baseball Showcases can provide the type of exposure you or your son need to break into a solid college program and/or earn some money in the First Year Player Draft. They can also be a heck of a large investment. Just like any investment, it’s absolutely imperative that you do your homework before spending money on a baseball showcase or placement service.
Keep in mind that most baseball showcases and placement services are businesses; meaning, for the most part, their primary objectives are to make money. Sure it might be flattering to receive an invite to a baseball showcase with promises of big-time college recruiters and major league scouts filling the stands to watch your son. But in some cases--after shelling out your hard earned money for all of this so-called exposure--the only people in attendance are other parents who got duped just like you did.
So how do you find out which baseball showcases are legit? Moreover, how exactly do you go about researching a showcase to find out if it will deliver?
There are certain characteristics that you’ll have to gauge to ascertain the quality of any baseball showcase. For instance, you’ll want to find out the criteria for attendance. Does an invite require a recommendation from a scout or college coach, or do they allow anyone in that’s willing to pay. Be aware that the more stringent the criteria for attendance, the more likely the scouts and college coaches will attend.
A strict criteria for attendance (say a recommendation from a major league scout) is NOT a dead end. There are steps you can take in order to obtain a recommendation to a baseball showcase; for instance, an open major league tryout.
If you’re serious about giving your son every opportunity to gain professional exposure, please consider purchasing “Live The Dream: Get Paid to Play Baseball.” In the book, you’ll learn
all about baseball showcases (How to prepare, how to excel, AND how to
invest your hard earned money WISELY on only the showcases that deliver
the exposure you expect). And that's only the tip of the iceberg.