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PLAYER SHOWCASE

Join us at the 2018 Training Legends Showcase Series Winter Warm-Up Event!

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Event Details

  • Date: January 28, 2018
  • Age Group Sessions - based on 2017/18 playing age (Times TBD):
    • Session 1: (8U/9U/10U)
    • Session 2: (11U/12U/)
    • Session 3: (13U/14U) - 14U added for 2018!
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: $75/player with 50% discount for all siblings registered at the same time
    • Includes a Showcase Series T-Shirt for all attendees
  • Walk-up registration: available on-site the day of the event.
    • Cash and checks accepted at walk-up registration.
  • Questions: email us at showcase@traininglegends.com

 

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 demonstrate their skills and receive an objective evaluation.

Rec and All-Star players: this is a great chance to get ready for skills day for the spring season at your park!  You’ll also get to see how you stack up with travel players!

Travel players: have fun in a great environment with your peers!  You’ll receive an evaluation of your skillset, and 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!

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 of 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 spring 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
    • New in 2018!: On-field and game scenarios

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 spring 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 2017 Showcase Series 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

What’s in it for the coaches who attend:

  • An opportunity to see players that they otherwise may never get to see
  • Be able to speak to parents and communicate the benefits of their programs
  • Step back and observe players without having to worry about the 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

frequently asked questions

Is this a tryout for a Training Legends baseball team?

  • This is an opportunity for players to prepare for the spring baseball season demonstrate and be evaluated on their skills, and gain exposure to coaches of local teams.
  • Training Legends does not operate travel baseball teams.

How long will the event last?

The event will have three distinct segments for players:

  • Warm-Ups
  • Skills Evaluations
  • On-field/Game Scenarios

Depending on the number of players, the event could last from 5-7 hours.  At least half of this time will be dedicated to On-field/Game Scenarios.

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 cleats or turf shoes.  Indoor portions will require sneaker or turf shoes.
  • 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 update this site regularly with the list of teams who are coming.
  • The list is subject to change; many coaches at our 2017 event 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.
  • All data collected will be used solely for the purposes of player evaluation; information will not be sold under any circumstances.
  • If a coach specifically requests a phone number for a family, we will ask your permission to share it with the coach.

What if the event is rained out?

  • We will communicate all updates via email and our Facebook page for the sessions
  • We will reschedule the event for a later date based on facility and resource availability.

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: 8532365DDF244E4797A1F25C88EB38F9

Coaches will not see any personal information for players.

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.
  • 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.
  • The onfield/game scenario portion of the day provides a low-stakes opportunity for athletes to compete with and against their peers in the sport.  We find that youth athletes cherish this as a fun experience share the field with players from teams they see throughout the season.

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

  • Attendance is free for coaches to attend and observe Showcase Series 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 Showcase Series Coach Registration form.

Who should I contact with questions?

What’s new at the January 2018 Showcase Series

For those that attended the first Showcase Series event in July 2017, you will enjoy a bigger and better experience as we’ve made several updates to our format to benefit players, coaches and families.

Here are some of the changes we will be making:

  • Longer sessions to allow for more reps and activities
  • Cash and checks accepted at walk-up registration
  • Improved flow of activities during the event
  • Updates to the evaluation process to improve accuracy