Every kid that dons a uniform has dreams of putting balls in the seats at Safeco Field, or striking out Jose Altuve to win the game. For 98% of all of those kids, the step before the big time is college baseball, are you being Realistic about getting there?
Once I began recruiting at the NCAA level 6 years ago, I soon realized that more and more players these days are making their decisions based on unrealistic expectations for their baseball career path.
The recruiting process is an unfamiliar and stressful one for parents and their player(s) that are new to it. The important thing to remember is to stay grounded and realistic about what you really want. Here are a few tips to help families through these stressful times, and help them remain realistic about where they fit into the next level.
Lastly, make this decision with your family, and not with outside factors from high school coaches, summer coaches, or friends. This is a big decision, and after all offers are on the table, and you’ve done your homework on the pros and cons of each one, you and your family make the best decision for you.
This is the last thing I tell recruits…
“Do not get caught up in all the things you’re being told by people that aren’t directly involved, and don’t work at the college level.”
I hope this helps shed some light. Enjoy the ride! You only get to play college baseball one time!