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Great article from Eric Cressey about the introducing a Long Toss Throwing Program.  Eric made a case for long toss as something that can be classified as beneficial in much the same way that we recognize (well, most of us, at least) that mobility drills, foam rolling, strength training, movement training, and medicine ball drills to be excellent adjuncts to bullpens.

Check out the full – Making the Case for Long Toss in a Throwing Program

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions issued its report Wednesday on major and secondary violations within Arizona State’s baseball program and assessed penalties, including a ban on 2011 postseason play.

Check out the full article – NCAA Bans Arizona State From 2011 Postseason

More information about Cal To Cut Baseball In A Financial Move.

Saw this article on Baseball America’s Website about the Cal Baseball Team – Here is a link to the Article – Not Dead Yet
Supporters of Cal Baseball Won’t Give Up Their Fight To Save The Program

Alumni and supports for the Cal Baseball Team have quickly organized the Cal Baseball Foundation and website (savecalbaseball.com) aimed at saving the Baseball Program.

Take a look a the article…let me know what you think…comment below…

I saw this Blog Post from NCSA College Recruiting – Offering 14 Year Olds – Scary? or Becoming The Norm?

This is about a news report from Indianapolis, about Indiana University receiving 2 commitments from high school freshmen who haven’t played a second of high school.  It seems similar to a blog post I did called High School Freshman – What Should He Do To Get A Baseball Scholarship.

Unfortunately, this is going to be the norm as programs become more and more competitive and coaches feeling the heat to have a program that is national racked.  It’s unfortunate that high school players just can’t enjoy the game for a little while before the games become real…

Let me know what you think….Comment Below….

According to the NCAA, students who were home schooled for any part of high school (grades nine through 12) must now register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The NCAA Eligibility Center will determine whether home schooled college-bound student-athletes will be eligible for practice, competition and institutional financial aid at an NCAA Division I or II college or university during their freshman year. The NCAA Eligibility Center will perform preliminary and final certification reports for home schooled students. The preliminary analysis of a student’s academic record will enable the student to become aware of any deficiencies in their academic record and allow the student to rectify those deficiencies prior to high school graduation.

Learn more about  Home School Eligibility

Social Media and Recruiting

On December 9, 2010, in Social Media and Recruiting, by admin

The NCAA has developed rules regarding social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, while fully recognizing the social media world is constantly changing and developing.

Find the Rules Here – Social Media and Recruiting

The Division I Baseball Committee at its meeting in November decided to leave the enforcement of the new pace-of-play rules at the championship with the base umpires rather than require visible pitch clocks.

The new rules require a pitch being thrown every 20 seconds when no one is on base. One of the base umpires at the championship will have a stopwatch to enforce the count.

Complete Article – D1 Baseball Committee opts for stopwatch over pitch clock

I get this question a lot, what are some of the dates that I need to keep in mind during my recruiting process.  See below.

The dates in this calendar reflect the application of Bylaw 13.17 at the time of publication of this manual but are subject to change per Constitution 5.2.3.1 or if certain dates (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates) are altered.

Here is the complete calendar – 2010-2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Recruiting Calendar

I found this article about University of California plans to cut some athletic scholarships.  As states look to save money and cut budgets will this be a growing trend?  (Let me know your thoughts…Comment below)

The University of California, Berkeley announced plans to eliminate for intercollegiate sports, including baseball.  The move will save an estimated $4 million a year.

Cal To Cut Baseball In Financial Move