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College Baseball Prospect Camps: What To Expect

College Baseball Prospect Camps: What To Expect

Published on: May 02, 2019

College baseball prospect camps boost your chances of getting noticed by your favorite programs by increasing your exposure to college coaches and other competitive athletes. If you’re a high school baseball player looking to take your skills to the next level, you’ll definitely want to check out some baseball prospect camps.

What are college baseball prospect camps? 

College baseball prospect camps are short events—typically 1 day—where athletes gain the opportunity to learn from and compete in front of college coaches. The benefits of prospect camps are:

  • Exposure to college coaches—increased chances of recruitment
  • Learning training techniques from top coaches and athletes—puts you a step ahead
  • Evaluating whether the coaching style and team culture is a good fit for you 
  • Opportunity to ask current players and coaches any questions regarding the student-athlete experience and their team specifically—get the nitty gritty before committing 

What happens at a baseball prospect camp? 

Though each camp is slightly different, most camps follow a similar schedule of events.

  • Check-in
  • Take height and weight measurements and possibly sit-and-reach
  • Individual stretches and warm-up
  • Break into groups and begin evaluations on the following metrics (depending on position): velocity, time running to first, time from first to third, bat speed, and pitch speed.
  • Hear from the head coach and get introduction to assistant coaches
  • Various group skills and drills
  • Time for questions 

What do I bring to a baseball prospect camp? 

You’ll receive an information packet or email before attending camp, so it’s a good idea to read it for specific information, but it’s a safe bet you should bring: 

  • Baseball cleats 
  • Sneakers
  • Baseball pants
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts 

If you’re a competitive baseball player with the goal to play in college, prospect camps should definitely be on your to-do list. To find a college baseball prospect camp that ticks all your boxes, create your free Ryzer account today—and get noticed tomorrow. 

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