How can the Boosters help?

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    How can the Boosters help?

    Tom,
    I was thinking,,,,(scary),,,, Would it help if the boosters taped every game then we would have a record of each player. At that point each individual players parents could have a tape of their kid dubbed from the originals for distribution. One of the students at our school is wanting to major in sports video/broadcasting and is a whiz at this type of thing and he would do it for next to nothing.
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    I have been tapeing those games for years, doesn't coach give you guys those tapes if you ask? I am pretty sure it would be ok.

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    mellowe4-

    Yes it would help if all of the games were taped and, like ram95 states, I believe most (football) games are. We take those game tapes and edit them into a 12-15 minute highlight tape. But I also recommend families keep their kid's best game of two, because sometimes a college coach will want to review an entire game, rather than just highlights.

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    baseball

    Sorry, I should have said baseball. I knew I could get the tapes from Coach nichols but, lol, I don't think i'll be needing any football tapes. Hard to sell a 5' 10", 165 # quarterback. Baseball is this kids heart and soul. Anyhow, chris Brown said he would do all the editing for baseball videos for a small fee and add all the stats and personal info into the vid. We just dont have a videographer for all the games, parents would have to supply their own vids or we have to find someone to take the vids. Is there any market for baseball players who could be a backup Qb in maybe DII,DIII or NAIA ? (and good grades). I guess what i am asking is (assuming a soph will gain some in the weight room) Does playing a second sport help at all at the smaller schools?

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    Game footage for baseball is awful. I do not recommend it. What you need for a baseball player is very simple...for infielders, fielding ground balls from 2 angles...home plate to see footwork and hands (do NOT follow the throw to 1B), and from 1B to see the throw. Show 5-10 ground balls for each and do NOT edit out miscues. Also some DPs being turned, again from both HP and 1B. For OFs, fielding fly balls and ground balls in the OF and resulting throws to 3B and Home. I would show from behind the fielder as well as from the place he is throwing to. Pitchers...10 pitches from behind the catcher and behind the mound from full wind-up and stretch. Motion is most important. Catchers...receiving, blocking balls in the dirt, throws to 1B and 2B, fielding bunts. Hitters - a few swings off soft toss from close up, some swings off live pitching from foul territory near 1B (3B for a lefty) and from short CF so coach can get an idea as to where the ball is headed.

    A second sport always helps, but always when someone is recruitable. Not many college coaches are looking for backups.

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    Thanks,

    Now we have a plan!

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    Give me your address and I will send you a bill!

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    dont worry tom

    eventually you are going to get my business, I just have to squeeze out the money from somewhere,,lol.

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