Baseball players and families invited to free college recruiting seminars

All baseball players, including those competing in the Junior League World Series in Taylor, are invited to free college recruiting seminars provided by Baseball Factory, the exclusive and official player development partner of Little League.

The seminars are scheduled for 2 and 5 pm. Monday, August 16, at the Holiday Inn-Southgate, the host hotel for the 2010 World Series.

The seminar is designed for players, parents and coaches to review the college baseball recruiting process from the point of view of the recruit and the recruiter.

Baseball Factory will provide insight on how college coaches approach recruiting and what they are looking for when evaluating players. The theory is a player can’t properly market himself without understanding what is going to pique the interest of the college coach.

Some of the topics that will be discussed:

  • When do college coaches start recruiting players?
  • How important are grades? Can coaches “get players in?”
  • Is a video important? What does the coach want to see on the video?
  • What is a good scholarship offer?
  • How does a player know what schools to target?
  • What should a player consider when selecting a school?
  • The importance of a professional evaluation as to D1, D2 or D3 ability.
  • The value of instruction and skill development.

Baseball Factory and Little League Baseball have been partners since March 2009 in an effort to provide high-level training to a Little Leaguer through events. Since 1994, Baseball Factory has provided players with training, tournament competition, camps and baseball education.

More than 30,000 Baseball Factory players have gone on to play college baseball. In addition, more than 2,500 Baseball Factory players have been drafted and nearly 250 have gone on to play Major League Baseball.