College Baseball Insider - A Complete Approach to College Recruiting
Top 2015 High School Prospects Can Control Their Own Destiny by Creating a Web Presence & Marketing Themselves to College Coaches
Jun 16, 2015, 09:27 ET
SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- recruitHSathletes.com, the premier resource for high school baseball and softball athletes to create a web presence, find the right baseball / softball program, the right college, and then, intelligently promote themselves to college coaches, announces the launch of recruitHSathletes.com. Instead of passively waiting for a college coach to find them, or delegating the task of being recruited to a third party, recruitHSathletes.com helps high school baseball and softball players proactively market themselves to college coaches. View the high school recruiting resources >>
Unfortunately not all the great high school baseball and softball players will play at the collegiate level. Here are some cold hard facts from college baseball insiders:
- There are approximately 1,100 NCAA & NAIA collegiate baseball teams.
- In 2015 there are over 470,000 high school baseball players.
- Approximately 90% of all high school baseball players will not play baseball at the collegiate level.
- There are more than 380,000 high school softball players.
- It's estimated that 92% of high school softball players will not play collegiate softball.
The best way for 2015 top high school prospects to increase their chances of playing at the collegiate level is to leverage multiple resources. A complete approach to college recruiting includes a strong evaluation, creating a web presence, playing tournaments and showcases, and having respected baseball veterans calling and providing recommendations to collegiate baseball and softball coaches.
Recommendations from Baseball / Softball Coaches - these recommendations to collegiate coaches can come from high school and travel ball coaches.
Baseball / Softball Veterans Calling on a High School Athlete's Behalf - with their background and experience they try to establish credibility with a collegiate coach.
Participating at Nationals and Showcase Tournaments - these venues compile the top high school baseball and softball players in the nation at a specific point in time.
Travel Team Tournaments - provide competitive play amongst the top high school prospects throughout the year.
Skills Evaluations - provides a standardized rating of an athlete.
Web Presence and Marketer - the "table stake" for all high school baseball and softball players -- even the top 100 high school prospects - is to create and maintain a web presence. Specifically, every high school athlete should build a professionally designed recruiting profile so that they can easily share this information with college coaches.
Peter Buscemi, creator of recruitHSathletes.com says, "It's critical for every high school athlete--even the top 100 prospects in 2015-- to create and maintain their own web presence. Athletes should not delegate this task to a third party as no one will take ownership (create and update) this information better than an athlete. If an athlete delegates building their web presence to a third party they are dependent upon that service. And, if they decide to terminate that service, their profile could be at risk."
Founded by Peter Buscemi, recruitHSathletes.com is designed for high school athletes to create their own web presence to intelligently market themselves to college coaches. Buscemi believes that high school athletes must be as competitive pursuing a college as they are on the playing field. Today, there is simply too much competition to sit back and wait. The top high school prospects in 2015 must proactively market themselves to college coaches and that requires a web presence and the intelligence to find the right baseball program, college and coach. recrutiHSathletes.com emerged from a tedious manual process Buscemi and his son used to land a four-year scholarship to play collegiate baseball at the University of Redlands. In addition to a sports background, Buscemi is a 30-year executive marketing veteran at F1000 companies as well as three successfully acquired startups. For more information, go to recruitHSathletes.com.
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