Are you of high school age? Are you still in high school?
The reasons for asking these questions is this, if you’re planning on going to a specific college, you should look at that college’s history of where they get their players from. Also, how do you stack up against the current pitching roster of that college. If the bulk of their pitchers are 6 foot 200 pounds and they’re all all-starts from prior clubs, then you should bring those same credentials to the table.
Here’s why I say that - college coaches and high school coaches have a connection, or familiarization kind of thing. The “who-you-know” coaching fraternity between these men can be very close and personal sometimes. Why? Because one system feeds the other. Also, the local scene of Legion Ball, travel ball, even fall ball falls into the same scheme of things. Take advantage of this system with respect to asking your high school coach what he recommends. Find out what colleges he has connections with.
If your high school coach doesn’t serve your purpose, and you’re on you’re own, then these questions have to be asked:
(1) “Just how good are you right now -really?
(2) “Why do you need training right now?” The thing that you have to be concerned with is the “right now” thing.
(3) “Did you play high school ball and be one of varsity go-to guys?”
(4) “Going to a tryout for a training camp, even a college camp and being accepted can be nothing more than a sales pitch.” Trust your gut feel on this one. Are you reaching just to fill in what you know you don’t have?” If that last sentence is spot on - what is it that you don’t have?