Now that my final year of legion baseball is over I am planning on playing for the club baseball team at the University of Wyoming (since they have no varsity team). I have a few questions concerning the level of competition and what kind of atmosphere to expect playing for a club team.
This team was the national runner up for NCBA Division 2, so they are pretty well respected among the teams they play I would imagine.
What level of competition would you equate Club Baseball to? Is it closer to playing in an 18+ men’s league or playing for a small NAIA school or juco?
I know I will need to talk to the coach about these type of things but what do you think I should expect as far as what type of role to fill? Do you think it’s more like a legion or high school team where people play several positions and pitch? Or do you think I should expect it to be you either play a position or you pitch? Should I expect there to be utility players and DHes?
I know there is both an A team and a B team, and I know 2 of my legion teammates will be joining me.
I’m trying to figure out what to expect (and yes I will contact a coach to get more details) so I know whether I should keep working on the first base skills and try to master that position or if I should maybe polish up on my third base and outfield so I can be versatile enough to play different spots in the field to work my way into the lineup more often. Whether or not I should continue working on pitching, etc.
Any input you guys have would be nice. Hopefully I can get a hold of this coach soon so I can get more details but until then I’m just hoping for a little bit of what to expect from you guys.