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College Recruitment

Annual Recruiting Seminar

November 17th, 2016
Securian Club, CHS Field
7pm
Speakers:
Pat Casey, Assistant Coach - Minnesota Gophers
Marcus McKenzie, Assistant Coach - Concordia St. Paul
Chris Olean, Head Coach - University of St. Thomas
JJ Lally, Area Scout - Chicago White Sox
Email: blizzardfoundation@gmail.com to sign up - It's free!

College Consultation and Advising

Here is the most common question about the recruiting process:

How do I know if I'm making the right choice for college? 

College consultations is a meeting, or a series of meetings, with the player and his family to answer questions about academics and baseball.  Much like studying or learning the game, making a college choice is a process and it is effective with knowledge and a plan.

Together, we lay that plan out based on what each student-athlete’s goals are academically and athletically.  For most, picking a college is the first major decision of a young adult’s life.  We are there to inform players and parents about rules and regulations, available options and factors to look at when choosing colleges.

The decisions about choosing colleges are 100% based on what the player wants – not what we want.  Our job is to guide, mentor and answer questions and to do our best to open doors for players.  You have to walk through it!

Any player in Blizzard program can do a college consultation with us!

Items Covered and common questions asked:

  • Current Academics - It is your ticket.
  • NCAA Rules / NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Finding the best fit based on: Academics, Quality of Life, Baseball
  • What is the difference between Division I, II, II, NAIA, JUCO ?
  • Where do I fit in as a player and student?
  • How do I get recruited?
  • What are the timelines and what should I be doing as a sophomore, junior and senior in high school?
  • Common misconceptions about recruiting
  • Creating the plan

By the numbers ... 100% of Blizzard Elite players have gone on to play college baseball.  Our staff, since 2003, has given our Blizzard players the tools including development, a high level of competition, exposure through private workouts, showcases, tournaments and video and scouting profiles.  That, coupled with countless hours on the phone, emails and face to face meetings with college coaches and pro scouts has created a vast network across the country.  Scouts and college coaches recruit the Minnesota Blizzard for the top players in Minnesota and the Midwest.

Events to mark on your calendar


Chicago White Sox Area Code Tryouts

  • ScoutStop Midwest Summer Showcase
  • Chicago White Sox Area Code Tryout
  • ScoutStop FUTURE Games/Camp
  • ScoutStop Select 60 Games
  • Blizzard Tryouts - late June / early July