Bombers Baseball Club

“reality of recruiting?

So what is the “reality of recruiting?” It depends on the player’s abilities, the needs of the college programs that have seen him play, and what type of summer program the player has played in. If you are not one of the top 200 prospects in the nation that have their choice of several scholarship offers, there are big disappointments and problems in the process. Bombers baseball can make a realistic evaluation to assess a player’s abilities and skills to determine what level college program you will fit into. Will it be NCAA D-1, D-2, D-3 or NAIA or is the NJCAA the right place for you? The key is, knowing were you stack- up against nationwide competition. You must be prepared to face reality about your potential as a college baseball player. The numbers speak for themselves.

There are around 14,988, high school teams in the nation that comes to about 455,414 players. At the NCAA D-1, D-2 and D-3 levels the total number of teams is 817 and the total number of players is 25,163. This leaves 430,251 high school players with only the NAIA and the NJCAA programs to go to. These programs total numbers come to 704 teams and 21,120 players. Now add in the California Junior College numbers that comes to 87 teams and 2,175 players that leaves 406,956 high school players with nowhere to go. If this doesn’t open your eyes you cannot face reality and will learn the hard way. But there is a way to increase your chances: it is your GPA and your score on the SAT. Help yourself with an academic scholarship. Now you put yourself in a much better group, with fewer numbers in it and much better odds. The best thing you could do for yourself is increase your GPA and improve your SAT score. That means hit the books. You should spend twice as much effort on your academics, as you do on your game, and you should always be working on your game.

Bombers baseball can help give you the information you need to get registered with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. We have copies of the guide booklets that the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association publishes, and all of the web sites you need to get the information that will help you and your parents out. Bombers baseball cannot stress this enough. It is up to you to know the rules and all of the Eligibility Regulations to be eligible for a college scholarship. The information you need to know is overwhelming and if you do something wrong it can make you ineligible. This can take away your one and maybe your only chance at a college scholarship. Take responsibility for yourself and know the rules.