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High School Baseball Programs

By Jean Bedord | October 20, 2007


From Ask the Baseball Pro:
Luann wrote:
My son attends a private school that continues to the 12th grade. I would prefer him to stay here for high school to get the best education possible and he wants to be able to play baseball at the college level. Our school just started a baseball team and he is concerned that this will hinder his ability to play baseball in college. What can we do?

From the Baseball Pro:
Luann,
The way you make it sound to me is the baseball program at the current school is not nearly as good as others in the area. I am not sure if that is the case but I will assume it is. One of the ways to get a scholarship is to be a very good baseball player and everyone hears about you. Everyone wants you and everyone comes to see you. This is something very few players are capable of. The other way is to play on a good team where there are other good players. The coach comes to see some players and he also gets to see you at the same time. This is the category most players fall under. This situation also happens at high profile tournaments, such as the Easter tournaments for high schools. The coaches can come to one field and see 6 teams, all with good players. If it were me I would have to weigh how much better the baseball was going to be and how much worse the education would actually be. But in my experience, education is what you make of it. You can skate by in a private school or work hard in a public school, what you get out of it is up to you.
Your Baseball Pro, Steve Holm

P.S. Also consider the fit of the high school and type of college your son would like to attend. Achievement in high school and a high GPA can help!
Host Mom,
Jean

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