[quote=“OffSet”]I have been approached by another premier team in the same league as that team you posted, the Ontario Blue Jays. I throw low eighties topping out at 85 on occasion with pretty poor control and what I like to think of as a dirty breaking ball. I’m about an average player when compared to the rest of the team. These kids are good, no doubt about it, one of the kids topping out at 90mph at 17 years old.
What I would do would be to go to a few of the camps they put on throughout the year to familiarize yourself with the coaches, see what they teach and if you like how they go about things and find their schedule and go out to a few of the games to get a feel for the skill level and competition involved.
If they do show interest in you and approach you, ask all the questions you want to know the answers to. Ask if you are going to be a starter or if you are going to be a backup. If a backup, how far in the order are you to get some playing time. What I mean by that is if the starter gets hurt or needs a rest, how many players will get the playing time before you do? How many players get scholarships to colleges? Lots of players from that league get scholarships but the question is, are they full scholarships or just partial scholarships? I know that the OBJ cost 6 grand a year to play for them and most of the players only get scholarships to lower end DII, DII, community colleges. So is 6grand really worth the possibility of a 8 thousand dollar scholarship?
Also, you want to make sure that you are going to get on the actual team come playing season. Some kids pay the money, go to training for the winter then come spring they are told that they didn’t make the opening squad.
These are just some of the things you have to think about when making this decision. Goo luck.[/quote]
Wow, 6 grand??? this team is $1,200… I have to work in the summer time while training to pay for this registration!!! Sadly I wasn’t born into a family that has that kind of money…