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Training Legends Players Combine open tryouts for baseball players

2018-2019

TRAINING LEGENDS players combine

Join us at the Training Legends Players Combine Open Tryouts!

Event Details

  • Dates and Locations
    • December 9, 2018 - Kennesaw, GA (D-Bat West Cobb)
    • Summer 2019
      • Marietta, GA
      • Gwinnett County, GA
      • Atlanta, GA
      • Orlando, FL
  • Age Groups
    • 7U-15U will be accommodated at each event, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Times
    • Specific times will be announced in the week leading up to each session.
    • Depending on the number of players, sessions could begin as early as 9:00 AM and end as late as 9:00 PM 
  • Costs
    • All fees include a shirt for each player along with the evaluation, grades, and measurable stats
    • Online Registration: $50
    • Walk Up Registration:
      • Players looking for teams: $80
      • Shirts and Stats only pricing: $55
    • Discounts are available, email showcase@traininglegends.com for details
    • Credit/Refund Policy
      • If a player cannot make an event for which they are registered, the following options are available:
        • Attend a later session at no additional charge
        • Receive a full refund on cancellations 7 or more days before their session
        • Receive a partial refund (registration fee minus $25) on cancellations less than 7 days before their session.
        • No refunds will be granted after the event has started.
  • Walk-up registration: available on-site the day of the event.
    • Credit cards, cash, and checks will be accepted for walk-up registration.
  • Players Combine Shirts
    • Every player will receive a t-shirt to wear during the Players Combine event
    • Players who register up to a week before the event will receive a T-Shirt in the size they select during registration.
    • Players who register during the week of the event and walk-ups will receive a Training Legends T-shirt. We will attempt to have a range of sizes available but players may a receive a size larger or smaller based on availability.
  • Questions: email us at showcase@traininglegends.com
See all of our Players Combine Resources: Parent and Coach Info, Schedules, EvalGenius Info >>

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This event is open to travel, all-star, and rec baseball players, and is designed to provide an opportunity for players to try out in front of multiple coaches from their age group, demonstrate their skills, and receive an objective evaluation.

Rec and All-Star players: This is a great chance to gauge your readiness if you're interested in travel baseball!

Travel players: Have fun in a great environment with your peers! If you’re looking for a team, we’ll share your information and performance summary with coaches who are looking to fill a roster spot!

All players will receive a performance summary and evaluation of their skillset based on their performance at the event.

ABOUT THE EVALUATIONS

Our evaluators have over 100 combined years of experience coaching and scouting at all levels of baseball, from youth to college and professional leagues.  Their opinions and evaluations will be unbiased and will reflect their expertise in the game.

Within a week after the event, players and their families, as well as coaches, will receive a detailed breakdown of the player's performance and how his or her results compare to their peers.  The performance summary will include the player’s velocities for throwing and hitting, their sprint times, and their ratings for the various activities.

What’s in it for the players:

  • Opportunity to prep for the upcoming baseball season and showcase their skills and athleticism in front of multiple coaches
  • Gain an assessment of their development at a point in time that can be used as a reference or baseline for future growth
  • Receive a full and unbiased evaluation from youth and professional baseball experts on these areas:
    • Throwing: arm strength and accuracy
    • Fielding: infield and outfield plays (and catching for players who catch)
    • Pitching: accuracy and velocity
    • Hitting: bat speed and offensive skill
    • Athleticism: sprint speed

What’s in it for the parents:

  • If you’re looking for a team, save time and money from not having to attend multiple tryouts or team workouts
  • Help your player prepare for the upcoming baseball season
  • Players will be evaluated fairly by experts in the game
  • Access to their player’s evaluation and performance data, including where he or she falls in the spectrum of their peers, including the following:
    • Throwing and Hitting Velocities
    • Sprint Speed
    • Ratings on 2 (Beginner) – 8 (Superstar) Scale for the following areas
      • Infield Plays
      • Outfield Plays
      • Throwing
      • Pitching
      • Hitting
      • Catching (catchers only)
  • Coaches from multiple local travel teams will be in attendance meaning your player will gain significant exposure from just one workout
    • Many of our past attendees reported that they received inquiries or offers from teams as a result of the player’s performance.
    • In many cases the parents stated they would not have otherwise known about or tried out for the teams who contacted them.
  • Player performance data will be shared with coaches; contact information will be withheld unless parents explicitly approve
    • Player rosters are distributed to coaches the night before the event
    • Coaches will be able to begin contacting player families through our system as soon as rosters are published
See all of our Combine Resources: Parent and Coach Info, Schedules, EvalGenius Info >>

What’s in it for the coaches who attend:

  • An opportunity to see players that they otherwise may never get to see
  • Even if you have a full roster today, you never know when you may need a fill-in player or new team member. This is your chance to see players in a neutral setting to understand whether they may be a fit for your team now or down the road.
  • Be able to speak to parents and communicate the benefits of their programs
  • Step back and observe players without having to worry about the administrative and operational aspects of hosting your own tryout
  • Access to the detailed breakdown of the performance of each player as determined by expert evaluators
  • Option to notify parents of their interest in specific players through our reporting platform
    • Player rosters are distributed the night before the event
    • Coaches will be able to begin contacting player families through our system as soon as rosters are published
See all of our Combine Resources: Parent and Coach Info, Schedules, EvalGenius Info >>

frequently asked questions

Is this a tryout for a Training Legends baseball team?

This is an opportunity for players to demonstrate and be evaluated on their skills, and gain exposure to coaches of local teams who are looking for players.

How long will the event last?

The event will have two distinct segments for players:

  • Warm-Ups
  • Skills Evaluations in Fielding, Hitting, Pitching, and Speed

Depending on the number of players, the event could last 3-4 hours. 

What should my player bring?

  • Any and all baseball equipment as if attending a typical team practice, along with water or a sports drink.
  • Players should wear baseball pants and turf shoes or sneakers.
  • If a player intends to be evaluated as a catcher, he should bring catcher’s equipment

Who will be evaluating the players?

Experts from the Training Legends staff as well as coaches from teams in the player’s age group.

What teams will be in attendance looking for players?

  • We will provide updates on this page as teams sign up to attend
  • The list is subject to change; many coaches at prior events were walk-ups.

Am I guaranteed to receive an offer to join a team?

Coaches will be in attendance, but are under no obligation to offer roster spots to the players. Coaches will receive the performance data and can use that along with their own observations to determine whether a particular player will be a potential fit for their team.

Will you be sharing my player’s personal info?

  • If a coach is interested in your player, you will receive a request from him via email with his contact info, at which point you can decide whether to pursue the opportunity.
  • Parent email addresses will be visible to coaches if the parent select the option that they are Looking for a Team at registration.
  • All data collected will be used solely for the purposes of player evaluation; information will not be sold under any circumstances.

Could the event be cancelled?

If the event is cancelled due to weather, families will have the option to attend a later session of the Players Combine.

What system is being used to record and track player performance data?

We will be using EvalGenius. This will allow our evaluators to record their assessments using their mobile devices and the EvalGenius App.  This cloud-based solution will greatly reduce the time needed to compile and summarize the event data.

Parents will receive a unique code that will allow them to retrieve their player’s assessment results, make updates to their player’s contact info, or flip a flag to add or remove their player from the coaches’ results view.

  • To see how this works for individual player evaluation results, enter the code below at this page: Player Performance Details
    • Sample Code: CB00B2445D274B048DD45D04EF8A2462 

Coaches will receive a separate unique code that will allow them to retrieve the summarized and individual results from the event, and give them the ability to submit their contact info to parents if there is a player they would like to pursue.

  • To see how this works for player evaluation results for a group, enter the code below at this page: Tryout Eval Details Report
    • Sample Code: EGX1WTCCXM

Coaches will not see any personal information for players/parents unless the parents elect to share their information when they register.

Where will I find the results from the Showcase Series?

Parents:

 Coaches

Codes will be provided for use with these pages.

My player already is on a team for the year; should I attend?

  • This is an opportunity to receive a full assessment and the accompanying data, which can be used as benchmark for the player’s growth and development.
  • Players in this situation will receive a discounted sign-up fee.
  • Our registration form includes the option to suppress your player’s evaluation data; this way coaches will only be contacting players who are looking to join a team.
  • We find that youth athletes cherish this as a fun experience share the field with players from teams they may see throughout the season. Players love to compete, and this is an opportunity to do so with the pressure of winning or losing a game.

What is the cost for coaches to attend and access the results of the showcase?

  • Attendance is free for coaches to attend and observe Players Combine events.
  • In order to receive the access code for the results (and the ability to reach out to parents of players through the system we are using), coaches need to complete the  Training Legends Players Combine Coach Registration form.

Who should I contact with questions?

What’s new at the 2018/19 Players Combine

Here are some of the changes we will be making to ensure a fantastic experience for players, coaches and parents:

  • Improved Scheduling: events will be held earlier in the tryout cycle to improve opportunities for players and teams
  • New Locations
  • Online Check-in: Save time at check-in by signing in online up to 24 hours before the event
  • Early-Bird Pricing
  • Continual improvements to the flow of activities during the event
  • Updates to the evaluation process to improve thoroughness and accuracy

Who's Coming (teams listed have indicated they are looking for players)

December 2018: Kennesaw
July 2019: Orlando, FL
July 2019: Marietta
July 2019: Gwinnett County
July 2019: Atlanta, GA

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