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You guys have been awesome.  I’ve received a boatload of supportive emails recently about the college baseball recruiting process as well as the College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide that I recently announced.  I’m glad there are people as excited as I am about this.

To be eligible to win a free College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide, all you have to do is answer ONE question in the comments section of this post.

(Contest has ended).

The winner will receive:

  1. College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide ($47)
  2. Next Level Ballplayer T-Shirt ($15)
  3. Personal 20 minute follow up call from me 1-2 weeks after you’ve read the CBR SG to answer any specific questions you might have about recruiting, or anything else (Priceless… just kidding).

The ONE Question:

Why do you think the College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide can help you achieve your goal (or your son’s goal) of getting a baseball scholarship?  (Note:  Let me know exactly which aspects of the recruiting process you most want help with.)

How I pick the winner(s):

I’ll read through all the comments and pick out what I feel is the best answer.

You might be asking yourself right now, “What the heck is the College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide?” Great question. The short simple answer:  The CBR SG is an all-inclusive product that includes everything a player and parent need to get a baseball scholarship without wasting time and money on questionable recruiting services and showcases.

A coach recently emailed me after hearing about the CBR SG; “I’m just tired of all the Vultures/Scavengers that lurk waiting to drain parents of hard-earned money with costly showcases, and other schemes claiming to assist in the process.”

This is only one of many college baseball recruiting problems that players and parents must navigate through.

Let’s address a few main points.

Some topics covered in the book:

  • The Recruiting Process from the Perspective of the College Coach
  • Factors that Influence College Baseball Coaches (Beyond Talent)
  • How Do Coaches Find You?
  • How to Stand Out When Playing in Front of College Coaches
  • Are You Good Enough to Play D1?  If Not, Where Do You Stack Up?
  • College Recruiting Services:  Scam or Value?
  • The Showcase Scam that is Sweeping America
  • How To Decide Which Showcases are Legitimate?
  • How to Not Waste Your Day at a Showcase!
  • How to Determine Which Colleges Are the Right Fit for You
  • Beware of the “String Along”
  • Why “Walking On” Usually Means the End of your Competitive Baseball Career
  • How to Email and Call a Coach
  • What to Do When The Scholarship Offers Come

There will also be four bonuses included, but I’m going to keep those a secret for now… Okay, one hint. One of them is an interview with the greatest college baseball recruiter on the planet.

Who the CBR Survival Guide is for:

This is for the high school player who wants to play at the next level – college baseball.  This is for the parents who want the best for their son and want to understand the ins and outs of the college baseball recruiting process (without breaking the bank).  This is for the high school coach who wants an insider’s look at the college recruiting process so he can better help his players.

Why I decided to write the CBR Survival Guide:

“I have so many (college recruiting) questions I am not even sure where to start.  I have read about a thousand articles on baseball recruiting and still feel as confused as before I started.”

– Michael, Georgia (Baseball Parent and NLB Reader)

For the last several years, I have been a sounding board to countless high school players and parents as they navigate through the maze of the college baseball recruiting process.  Often, the questions and stories are ones of frustration and confusion (as quoted above).  Beyond that, I have seen aspiring ballplayers shorten their playing careers by choosing the wrong school, or even worse, getting left out of college baseball all together while waiting for a scholarship that never came.

How the CBR Survival Guide will help you:

Numerous high school players and their families will spend thousands of dollars (way too much) wading through the college baseball recruiting process. This book will save you from overspending off the field, as well as show you how to stand out on the field. If you are going to spend time and money, I want to help make sure your time and money is well spent. This book should be the starting point of every single high school baseball family and player who aspires to play baseball in college. For those of you already further along in the recruiting process, don’t worry! This book will help you best prioritize your time and money to give you the best chance of receiving a college baseball scholarship.

Remember to leave a comment in the comment section below for a chance to win a free copy of the College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide (Available for pre-sale on Tuesday April 24th).



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  • Doug

    I’m always getting invited to showcases that cost a lot of money. I want to be seen by college coaches, but money is a bit tight and I don’t want to pressure my parents too much. I’m hoping that the CBR SG can help me understand what showcases are worth my time and money and how to be seen by college coaches without spending extra money.

    • Franco

      Thanks Doug. Money is a big issue for a lot of players and parents these days.

  • Jason Williams

    I am an assistant coach for a homeschool baseball organization called the Northside Falcons. We are based in Conroe, Texas just north of Houston, Texas. I feel that your CBR SG would benefit our players because being a homeschool team historically the boys don’t get the exposure that the local highschool ballplayers get. Even though homeschooling has been around for hundred of years, homeschool sports that produce quality athletes is fairly new. Scouts, Recruiters, and Coaches alike typically are not aware of, or just don’t consider homeschoolers when searching for quality athletes. Your section on “How do coaches find you,” could possibly give us insight on how to promote these players. Secondly, we advise our players as much as possible that when you get to the college level they will find 50-100 players of the same skill level, so how will you stand out. Knowing this we try to instill in them that they will have to find ways to stand out in a good way so that coach pays attention to him when it is his turn at bat or in the field. Some examples we give are to introduce yourself to the coaches / scouts before any tryout, hustle to a from any evolution, seek oppurtunities to show your athletic abilities, (ie. diving for a ball, tracking down a difficult fly, etc…), and show confidence in all that you do. Your 3 sections: Factors that influence College Baseball Coaches (Beyond Talent), How do Coaches find you?, and How to stand out when playing in front of College Coaches, will fine tune their understanding which will inturn fine tune how they prepare mentally and physically. I am particularly interested in your sections about Showcases because, admittingly I see them as a positive way to provide an oppurtunity to promote these boys. My only concern is that I don’t want to waist their time on Showcases that are just out for their money and have no intentions of progressing their careers. Finally, I am a realist and know that all our players are not D1, D2, or even D3 quality, but it is hard to get them and especially their parents to understand this sometimes so your section on “Are you good enough to play D1? If not, where do you stack up?” will be useful in having them understand reality. Nonetheless, I look forward to receiving your program and thank you for taking the time to put it together.


    Jason Williams
    Assistant Coach Northside Falcons

    • Franco

      Jason! Thanks for sharing your situation and all that you guys are doing with the Northside Falcons. You hit on a lot of great points.

  • Tommy

    I’m hoping that the college baseball recruiting survival guide can help me better understand how to stand out in front of scouts when there are a lot of people at a camp or showcase. Also, I think it would be really helpful understanding exactly what coaches are looking for when they are scouting me.



    • Franco

      Thanks Tommy.

  • Sam

    Hey, I’m interested in finding out how I can best get in touch with coaches and get their attention.

    • Franco

      That’s important Sam!

  • Jeff

    I see so much college recruiting information and services everywhere I look, but they are all generic recruiting companies that handle all sports. I’m interested in finding college recruiting information or service that is baseball specific. Clearly it looks like the CBRSG fits. So I guess I’m just looking for all the baseball specific recruiting information that I need to know that will help me get a baseball scholarship.

    • Franco

      Thanks Jeff. I definitely think there are too many “generic” recruiting services that don’t address the baseball specifics. I hope CBR SG will change that.

  • Lenny

    I want the CBRSG to help me understand what I can do to make coaches notice me. I go to a small school and we don’t get much exposure when it comes to D1 college coaches coming to see our games. I want the CBRSG to teach me what I can do about this and how to get D1 schools to notice me at a small school.

    • Franco

      Great questions Lenny.

  • Zach Beckley

    I want too know exactly what I need to do to stand out in front of scouts, coaches, or anybody that may be interested in giving me a scholorship. I want to go to a showcase or big name college camps, but I dont know if they would be beneficial to me getting a scholorship and could very well be a waste of my time and money. I go to a small school and scouts would not hear of me unless I pulled amazing stats or got in touch with a scout or too. I love baseball and its what I want to do for the rest of my life, I dont want it too end because I didnt know how communicate to the scouts if I really am good enought to play at the next level in my career.

    Thank you for your time reading my post.


  • Franco

    Hey Zach. Thanks for the detailed response. There are a lot of HS players in your same position. I’m confident that CBR SG addresses all of those questions and can be a great help. You (along with the other commenters) are up for consideration for the free book. Thanks again for the note.

  • Jeremy Remalia

    Living in a small area that is not very close to the better D1 baseball teams, my parents are always searching out what would be the best way to get recognized. I am one of four boys who all play and love baseball. I am a senior in college and have one ahead of me by two years. My parents need help in trying to figure out how to get us all in really good schools, playing the game we love and how they can afford all of it. Your book would greatly help as I have read up on you and your accomplishments and would love to be able to obtain any additional assistance from someone who has already been where I am and where I hope to get to. Thank you in advance.

    • Franco

      Thanks a ton for reaching out Jeremy. Sounds like you had plenty of options to throw BP with all of your brothers around! Finding the right fit, while making it affordable is a big deal.

  • Chris E

    My son is a freshman at a small schhol here in Newark, Ohio. The main reason I would want the College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide is the horror stories I have heard about some of the coaches that my friends’ sons have experienced when their sons got to college. I hope my son gets a chance to play at the college level, and he has told me that is his goal. But a couple of my friends’ sons, after carefully weighing their college options, sent their kids off to play for coaches who seem to be more interested in showing the kids they are in charge and killing their motivation than helping them get better. I understand not every coach is going to be John Wooden and not every kid is going to play in college, even if they are recruited to a school, but there is no reason to beat a kid down. Both of these kids were models of hustle and effort in high school. Needless to say, my son won’t attend either one of those schools, but if I can find out how tp avoid a similar situation, I would be most grateful. Of course, during the recruiting process, these guys were angels who couldn’t wait to help their sons get better.

    Thanks, and I look forward to seeing the recruiting guide!

  • Rob

    I don’t care if I have to pay the $47. I have read all of your articles on your blog and they all have have been helpful. The idea of all that information is great. I have read many articles on the baseball recruiting process and yours by far are an easy read. The article and interviews are straight to the point. I wish you could interview and ask every coach questions about the what an HS player must do to succeed at the next level, that would be priceless…thanks!

  • Al

    I am a dad that lives 900 miles away from my son. He is a talented baseball player and strong student who wants to play at the collegiate level. While he is only a freshman, I want to fully understand the entire process so that we can get him exposure to the right coaches (at the right time) in a way that his talents and prospects can be evaluated and we can ultimately choose the right college for him, both athletically and academically. The more that I know, the better that I can help my son from afar.

  • Jeff

    My grandson is a high school soph who wants to play college baseball.
    He is the son of a single mom and as grandparents on fixed income ,the expenses are daunting.T he camps and showcases alone can make a head spin and the wallet shrink. Help!

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