Many baseball parents and players have sunk tons of time, effort, and money into various “opportunities” for the chance at receiving a college baseball scholarship. Unfortunately, for many of these parents and players, their efforts have gone for naught as they have wasted time and money on questionable recruiting services and showcases.
Well, I want to introduce you to an all-inclusive guide that includes everything a player and parent need to get a baseball scholarship — the College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide by David Franco.
Franco’s Recruiting Guide cuts straight to the point to answer every high school ballplayer’s most pressing questions when it comes to the college recruiting process. And this is not just generic recruiting information. This guide is specifically designed and written for the high school baseball player about the college baseball recruiting process. I’ll let Franco himself sum it up best:
“Numerous high school players and their families will spend thousands of dollars (way too much) wading through the college baseball recruiting process. This book will save you from overspending off the field, as well as show you how to stand out on the field. If you are going to spend time and money, I want to help make sure your time and money is well spent. This book should be the starting point of every single high school baseball family and player who aspires to play baseball in college. For those of you already further along in the recruiting process, don’t worry! This book will help you best prioritize your time and money to give you the best chance of receiving a college baseball scholarship.”
Here is a quick breakdown of some of the topics covered in the book:
- The Recruiting Process from the Perspective of the College Coach
- Factors that Influence College Baseball Coaches (Beyond Talent)
- How Do Coaches Find You?
- How to Stand Out When Playing in Front of College Coaches
- Are You Good Enough to Play D-I?
- College Recruiting Services: Scam or Value?
- The Showcase Scam that is Sweeping America
- How To Decide Which Showcases are Legitimate?
- How to Determine Which Colleges Are the Right Fit for You
- Beware of the “String Along”
- How to Email and Call a Coach
- What to Do When The Scholarship Offers Come
Bottom line, Franco’s 42-page guide will help players and parents alike as they navigate through the recruiting process and help you take initiative in your own recruiting process. If you are a high school baseball player (or parent) who is not sure how the recruiting process works, then the College Baseball Recruiting Survival Guide is a must have.