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    College Baseball Tryouts

    Can anyone tell me who will be having tryouts this summer?
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    I am not 100% positive, but I dont believe many colleges have tryouts anymore. Please someone tell me if I am wrong but I know we never had tryouts at my college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelBred
    I am not 100% positive, but I dont believe many colleges have tryouts anymore. Please someone tell me if I am wrong but I know we never had tryouts at my college.
    Colleges usually host "Showcases", were scouts or groups run the camp.

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    I do think that colleges do have tryouts BUT only for walkons though. I know that an aquiantance of mine from Clay County went to EKU and tried out in their walkons tryout. He didn't make the team.

    But to aswer your question....I don't know of any that're having walkon tryouts. You might want to go to the athletics home page of the different colleges in KY and contact them that way. It would probably be the easiest way to find more information out.

    The phone number to the atheltics department here at NKU is 859-572-5193.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelBred
    I am not 100% positive, but I dont believe many colleges have tryouts anymore. Please someone tell me if I am wrong but I know we never had tryouts at my college.
    I know for soccer a lot of smaller schools have them. I dont know if baseball does as well.

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    Sometimes you will be able to schedule a private tryout, or a tryout on a relatively personal basis.

    If you are looking to play college baseball though, the best way to get noticed is through summer baseball & various showcases. Other than that, it doesn't hurt to have a strong arm & a lightning quick bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy
    Sometimes you will be able to schedule a private tryout, or a tryout on a relatively personal basis.

    If you are looking to play college baseball though, the best way to get noticed is through summer baseball & various showcases. Other than that, it doesn't hurt to have a strong arm & a lightning quick bat.
    Another good way is to attend the college of your choice's "winter camp".

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    Morehead has a tryout day.

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    Coaches of DII and NAIA schools are actually able to have a perspective recruit display his skills in a private workout session. That is not the case with D1 schools however.

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    There are showcases anywhere you just have to get online and look for the right one

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird
    Coaches of DII and NAIA schools are actually able to have a perspective recruit display his skills in a private workout session. That is not the case with D1 schools however.

    Division II and III NCAA institutions are subject to basically the same rules as Division I schools in terms of workouts. Private workouts must be reported as official visits and the school cannot supply any materials to the prospective recruit. NAIA schools have totally different and much more liberal rules regarding recruiting and visitation. Most NCAA schools subscribe to the theory of paid showcases with multiple coaches from multiple schools in order to circumvent any potential recruiting violations. However, do not be mislead. Even the most worthy of showcases are also fundraising opportunities for the host schools. Be aware of the true motivation of some of these "camps" and showcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog77
    Division II and III NCAA institutions are subject to basically the same rules as Division I schools in terms of workouts. Private workouts must be reported as official visits and the school cannot supply any materials to the prospective recruit. NAIA schools have totally different and much more liberal rules regarding recruiting and visitation. Most NCAA schools subscribe to the theory of paid showcases with multiple coaches from multiple schools in order to circumvent any potential recruiting violations. However, do not be mislead. Even the most worthy of showcases are also fundraising opportunities for the host schools. Be aware of the true motivation of some of these "camps" and showcases.
    Not sure about DIII schools , but in the case of a DII school, a waiver form must be signed for liability purposes and a form signed by the particpant or his legal guardian must be signed. This form clearly states the NCAA rules that the participant is abiding by in his participation regarding activities performed by a recruit of a division II school and is kept on file . You are allowed to participate in such things as a teams intersquad scrimmages, but your are correct that it is deemed an official visit and the tryout performance is a one time event.

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    Northern Kentucky University has a nice showcase every year, not just to make money, they can get kids into schools.

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    Sorry guys, PC has been dead (virus) for 2 months.

    Anyway, thanks for the words of wisdom. Bottom line is that a "tryout" is essentially for those who have already enrolled in a college. The DII and NAIA workout exceptions have been noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRIKE3
    Colleges usually host "Showcases", were scouts or groups run the camp.
    Yes, and a showcase is a way to make these boys PAY money to go through a few drills. :argue:

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