19th Annual Nick Boothe Fall Baseball Showcase
OVER 10 Major League Scouts
OVER 20 College and University Coaches
Nick Boothe and David Wright (New York Mets)
Nick Boothe would like to invite you to the 19th Annual “Nick Boothe Fall Baseball Showcase”. The showcase will take place on TWO consecutive weekends:
SESSION #1: Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2.
SESSION #2: Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9.
The purpose of the showcase is to display the talents of high school baseball players for Major League Scouts and College/University coaches along the East Coast. Past showcase participants, have been picked in the Major League Baseball draft or have received college scholarship offers. The college coaches come from Division I, II, and III level schools. Additionally, all professional scouts attending each showcase are cordial, accessible, and will answer ALL questions regarding the talent of the participant.
All participants are tested in key skill areas including: arm strength, speed in the 40 & 60-yard dash, agility, fielding, and hitting. This is an excellent opportunity for the athlete to display his talent for the professionals on all levels of baseball. The Showcase also offers many lectures and clinics about the fundamentals of baseball.
On Friday evenings of both Showcases, the “Baseball Forum”, which has become a favorite event for both parents and student-athletes, hosts a panel of college coaches and MLB scouts who provide answers to any questions about how to prepare and what steps to take when considering colleges or a professional career in baseball.
On Saturday, the participants will participate in the Showcase Games, which will begin at 8 a.m. On Sunday, at the conclusion of each Showcase, every participant will receive evaluations. The first evaluation is a Player Evaluation, which includes the following information: arm strength grades, running times, catchers throwing times, and pitching velocities. The second evaluation is a Hitting Evaluation (verbal). The participant will have a personal evaluation ON SITE by one of the college coaches or MLB baseball scouts on his hitting fundamentals.
There are only 150 spaces available in each Showcase weekend, SO REGISTER EARLY. The cost per Showcase is $300.00. A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $200.00 must accompany the showcase registration application and must be received by Saturday, OCTOBER 25. Please make all checks or money orders payable to NICK BOOTHE. If your deposit is NOT received by Saturday, October 25, the FULL PAYMENT of $300.00 must accompany your showcase registration application and must be paid in the form of a MONEY ORDER. ALL BALANCES MUST BE PAID By October 25th. NO BALANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF REGISTRATION. Remember to send your deposit early to guarantee your participation in the baseball event of the year.
EARLY REGISTRATION: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 and NOVEMBER 6:
There will also be an EARLY REGISTRATION held Thursday night from 7 pm –10pm (Location: TBD). At registration you will receive the weekend’s itinerary for all of the showcase activities.
REGISTRATION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7:
Registration for the showcase will be held between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. At registration you will receive the weekend’s itinerary for all of the showcase activities. All Friday activities, lectures and the baseball forum will begin promptly at 12:30p.m.All participants must be dressed to participate on Friday by 12:30 p.m.
SHOWCASE SCHEDULE AND ITINERARY
Each participant will receive a detailed schedule of events and a detailed itinerary the day of registration. Below you will find a list of events that will occur during your weekend at the showcase.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Participants are tested on the following baseball skills:
· Catching throwing times
· Defensive lectures presented by the showcase college coaches.
· Defensive Drill work
· Running time – 40 & 60 yard dash
· Arm grade
· Pitching velocities
The “SHOWCASE BASEBALL FORUM” begins at approximately 5:30 pm, immediately following Friday’s skill session. A panel of College and/or University coaches and MLB scouts will provide answers to any questions about what steps to take when considering colleges or a professional career in baseball.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 and NOVEMBER 8: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The student-athletes participate in the Showcase Games.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 and NOVEMBER 9: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
· Hitting lecture
· Live batting practice
· Video analysis of your swing – Each participant will receive a personal evaluation ON SITE by one of the College coaches or MLB baseball scouts. (NOT a written evaluation)
· Hitting drills
· Tee work
· Hitting cages
· Dry swings
Please complete the enclosed Showcase registration form. For questions and additional information, please call Mrs. Yogi Boothe at (757) 642-2849, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail all registration forms and payments to address listed below with all CHECKS AND/OR MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE to NICK BOOTHE.
There will be NO REFUNDS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. However, in case of a HURRICANE on a showcase weekend, the make-up weekend dates are as follows: If there is a HURRICANE on the Oct. 31-Nov. 2nd showcase weekend, the makeup date will be November: 14-16. If there is a HURRICANE on the Nov 7-9 showcase weekend, the makeup date will be November 21-23.
MAIL ALL APPLICATIONS AND PAYMENTS TO:
1821 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
SHOWCASE HEADQUATERS AND ACCOMODATIONS
PAST PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS
The Colleges and Universities listed below have PARTICIPATED CONSISTENTLY in this annual baseball showcase. Each participant will receive a FINAL LIST OF THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY COACHES and MLB SCOUTS that will be present and participating in each weekend of the showcase in your registration packet you receive on the FRIDAY of each showcase.
The list of Colleges/Universities changes daily
College of William and Mary
Virginia Military Institute
Norfolk State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Old Dominion University
George Washington University
Hampden Sydney College
Christopher Newport University
University of Richmond
College of Albemarle
Washington & Lee University
Rappahannock Community College
Louisburg Junior College
East Carolina University
Randolph Macon College
PAST PARTICIPATING MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ORGANIZATIONS
The MLB organizations listed below have PARTICIPATED CONSISTENTLY in this annual baseball showcase:
Kansas City Royals
Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago White Sox
New York Mets
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