Head Coach Academic Camp in Chicago, ILJune 10-11, 2023
“As the head coach and ultimate decision-maker, my goal is to see every kid play that we offer.”
–Sean Leary, Head Coach
Head Coach Academic Camp in Chicago, IL
All 8 Ivy League Head Coaches In Attendance
Plus An Additional 60-80 Coaches From Around The Country
Includes Multiple Coaches From 25+ Programs – Double Exposure
Increase Your Exposure at The Nation’s Only Academic Head Coach Camp
Advice From a College Head Coach
“Ultimately, it is to any player’s advantage to play in front of a Head Coach as much as possible. I am the one who directs the program and makes the final call on all players who come into our program.”
Matt Midkiff, Head Coach
Why High School Players Choose Showball?
- BE SEEN BY ALL 8 IVY LEAGUE HEAD COACHES!
- You owe it to yourself to play in front of decision making coaches.
- Showball runs the nation’s only Head Coach Academic Showcase Camps and the nation’s largest showcase camp (150 colleges – Super Mega Showcase Camp).
- Showball’s #1 showcase platform enables student-athletes to perform at optimal levels and achieve peak performance.
- With a collection of top coaches from Division I, II & III colleges in attendance, your odds of playing college baseball drastically increase.
- All head coaches and recruiting coaches will be actively providing feedback, workouts, instructional work , and coaching for the entire camp.
- This is your future! Put yourself in a position to succeed and be seen by an array of college coaches. You will never know the best fit for you and your aspirations until you meet and interact with the coaches live and in person!
Confirmed Schools & Head Coaches
ALL 8 IVY LEAGUE HEAD COACHES AT THIS EVENT – ONLY AT SHOWBALL
The following coaches have committed to the Head Coach Academic Camp. Even better, additional schools and coaches will be added as the event date nears.
Note: Barring the college coaches being terminated from their programs, accepting positions at other schools or last second family emergencies, we guarantee their attendance!
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The Top 3 Questions Parents and Players Ask Showball
1) Do All Of The Coaches You List Actually Attend this showcase camp?
100% and YES!
Moreover, we are so glad you ask this question!
Since we opened our first camp back in 2007, Showball has never once advertised a college coach who did not attend an event. Year after year, college coaches commit to Showball events because we provide the best exposure for both players and coaches in an extremely efficient and productive environment.
Unfortunately, parents and players contact us all the time to make us aware of other showcase camps who either promise attendees that certain coaches will attend, who do not. Or even worse, begin taking registrations for the camp events well before the list of attending coaches are even announced.
Therefore, we strongly advise you to do your research and caution you to read websites, or call the company — and perhaps even call the college coach — to ensure that your investment, time, and most importantly your exposure will be honored at any camp you may attend.
Of course, there have been some last minute cancelled flights and illnesses, but these examples have occurred infrequently and at the very last moment.
2) Why Is It So Important To Play In Front of Head Coaches? Other Showcase Companies Downplay This Notion and Say All Coaches Recruit. What Is The Difference? I'm Confused.
There is one simply answer to this question:
Head Coaches Make All Final Recruiting Decisions For Their College Baseball Program.
The Head Coach is similar to the CEO of a company or the Headmaster of a school. Everyone has an important role and therefore, adds to the overall mission of the institution, but there is only one person who assumes the responsibility as the final decision-maker.
This is why Showball Camps sell out every year. High school student-athletes travel around the country to Showball camp venues for the unique opportunity to showcase their respective talents in front of the decision-makers: The Head Coach!
CAUTION – TAKE NOTE
There are a lot of showcase camps and many of them advertise that a “coach” or a group of “coaches” will attend their camp. However, more often that not the “coach”, who is not influential in the decision-making process, may be a first-year assistant coach, graduate assistant, video coordinator, etc. There is nothing wrong with coaches who fill these roles. All coaches are aspiring to become a head coach one day and they all need to climb the baseball coaching ladder. However, more often than not, these coaches are not the final decision makers.
So, please be aware that while you may read marketing materials shared by other showcase camps and companies, do your research. Call the director of the showcase camp and ask him/her which coaches actually are attending and what role do they represent at the advertised college. You will definitely want to know and learn this information prior to investing in the tuition for an expensive showcase camp.
So please do your research, because if you are attending a camp where the assistant coach is passing along information to the head coach, you are most likely better off as playing in front of the head coach at a Showball Camp. This is why Showball created the “Head Coach” model – to reward the base of high school baseball players. who have not only earned the opportunity, but moreover deserve nothing less than to showcase their talents in front of the decision-maker!
Lastly, Showball’s Head Coach Academic Camps provide the best college coaches from the nation’s top schools the opportunity to see you in action.
These college coaches attend for one reason: to evaluate the physical and mental talents of the attending ballplayers.
3) Will Players Actually Be Seen and Recruited During a Showball Camp? On A Similar Note, Do Players Have The Opportunity To Interact With The Coaches During The Entire Event?
All of the coaches who attend a Showball Camp are there to interact with players, share instructional tidbits and best practices, and overall, to see them play live and in person. There is plenty of time throughout the two day event to meet the coaches during our student-athlete / coach “meet and greet”.
In summary, all head coaches and recruiting coaches will be actively providing feedback, workouts, instructional work, and coaching for the entire camp.
Showball Increases Your Chances of Playing In College
The Facts Are In The Numbers
Attend Showball To Evaluate, Recruit and Interact With High School Student-Athletes
Said Showball Played a Major Role To Help Them Decide Which College To Attend and Play Baseball
Said Showball Was Instrumental To Help Them Navigate Their Son's Recruiting Process
Have Referred Other Teammates and High School Players To Attend A Showball Camp
Showball Camp Schedule & Expectations
Approximately three days prior to the start date, each player will receive his roster, workout day meeting time and game schedule.
Each team will consist of approximately 15 players per team which includes all position players and pitchers. In addition, each team is limited to approximately (3) Middle Infielders, (1-2) First basemen, (1-2) Third basemen, (3-4) Outfielders, (2) Catchers, and (4-5) Pitchers. We limit the number of players per team so that each participant has ample opportunity to impress the coaches.
o Constructive feedback from college coach
o Hands-on interaction and elite instruction from 60 college head coaches
- All players will participate in extensive offensive / defensive workouts, drills, evaluations and instructional work.
- Fundamentals and defensive drills for all positions.
- Position players have the option to be seen at both their primary and secondary positions.
- Primary pitchers with a secondary position will work out and be evaluated at their secondary positions, both offensively and defensively.
- If you’re a primary position player and “pitching” is your secondary position, you’ll throw a bullpen session in front of the coaches at the end of your session.
- Meet and greet with head coaches (with safety precautions in place).
- All teams will play 2 games while being coached and evaluated by 60 schools in attendance.
- Instruction and verbal feedback from college coaches.
- Receive verbal feedback from a college coach at the end of the first or second game.
- While position players “might” play their secondary positions during games, players are only guaranteed to play their primary positions.
- Primary pitchers will pitch in both games.
- Primary pitchers will not play their secondary positions and will not hit during games.
Travel Accommodations Include
Depending on the camp, there may be a special Showball Rate
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Contact us for additional information or if you assistance knowing where to stay.
What Coaches Say About Showball Showcase Camps
“The Showball Head Coach Academic Camp is an important recruiting event for my baseball program because of the many talented student-athletes who attend from all across the country. I am really looking forward to seeing the next generation of top high school recruits at the upcoming head coach camp!”
Head Coach (former), Brian Hamm
Head Coaches Attend Showball For A Reason
“I first want to thank you for the opportunity to work the Showball Camp. I’ve been at Trinity for over 20 years…and I have to say this has now turned out to be THE showcase to attend in Texas! And how you do everything is nothing short of first class !
I am looking forward to the opportunity to work your fall showcases in Orange CA…Las Vegas…and Bradenton FL.
Again…thank you for all you do!”
Head Coach, Tim Scannell
The Showball Guarantee
- Attending Coaches
Almost every single coach in attendance represents the head coaches (at our Head Coach Academic camps). They come, because they are the ultimate decision-makers and they want to see you play in person.
- Our Promise
All coaches listed on our site have fully committed to attend our events.
- Games and Exposure
All ballplayers are guaranteed to be seen by all head coaches and decision-making coaches
All position players and pitchers will be seen by all head coaches and attending coaches during workouts and games
- Camp Tuition
Priced competitively, but Showball provides a better overall experience and value, since the actual head coaches attend Showball’s Head Coach Academic Camps. This is hard to find in the
- Player Feedback
All players receive organized in-game/post-game one-on-one, player to coach, individual constructive feedback/review
- Downtime and Breaks
All Showball events are efficient and fast-paced.
- Advice On The College Recruiting Process
We are here to help. We share information openly and freely with all players and parents
The Showcase Mission
Showball was founded by former college baseball players who graduated and played professionally. After their playing careers ended, the career path opened with only one goal in mind: HELP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETES NAVIGATE THE COLLEGE RECRUITING PROCESS. Showball was born! Many decades later, the mission remains the same, but continues to evolve and refined in order to make the college recruiting process more efficient and simple to navigate for players, parents, and the college coaches who recruit.
What Head Coaches Say About Showball
Head Coach Marist University
“Head Coaches are responsible for every piece of their programs and recruiting is the life blood of college baseball”.
Head Coach Hamilton College
“As the head coach responsible for making all final decisions on all recruiting spots, it is vital that I see all prospects first-hand at least 1-2 times play live”.
Head Coach Lehigh University
“As the head coach and ultimate decision-maker, my goal is to see every kid play that we offer”.
Head Coach Swarthmore College
“Ultimately, it is to any player’s advantage to play in front of a Head Coach as much as possible. I am the one who directs the program and makes the final call on all players who come into our program”.
What Parents & Players Say About Showball
“Our son, Casen, attended your camp on 8/2 and 8/3. We just wanted to reach out to you and commend you on a really excellent ran camp. We have been to many, many (too many), camps and showcases and venues with our son since he was 9 years old.
We felt our money and time was very well spent on this camp and our hope is that something will come out of it for him. Just wanted you to know. Thank you so much”
Dina and Marc S.
Son, Class of 2022
“John thanks for an awesome camp the last couple of days. Coleman said it was one of the best baseball experiences he has ever had. That’s dang cool for a Dad to hear for sure! We look forward to another one very soon and I will bring his buddies this time. Not at all a money grab as people like to say about some of the other showcase camps similar to yours.
Yours is a a real showcase! Lots of baseball, not a lot of downtime! Thanks again.”
Son, Class of 2020
“As a baseball coach of many years, I have attended more showcases and tournaments than I care to admit. Yours by far was the best yet!! We appreciated the hospitality and responsiveness of the staff. Having so many head coaches interact both with the players and parents was exceptional. Both my players have both heard back from universities since attending the event. You are truly a man of your word which is rare today. Please know, what you are dedicating your precious time to is working beautifully. We cannot wait to attend more in the near future. Thank you very much!!
Sons, Class of 2022 & 2024