High School Baseball Student-Athlete Guide

SENIORS (Class of 2020)

  •  You can receive recruiting material and electronic correspondence from the Coach, including phone calls.
  • Off campus contact is limited to three times
  • Student-athletes are allowed five official college visits to D1 school, but only one to each.  D2, D3, and NAIA college visits are unlimited.
  • Unofficial visits are unlimited

JUNIORS (Class of 2021)

  • You can receive material and information from the Coach.
  • You can call the Coach at your expense, but the Coach can not call you until September 1, 2019.
  • Electronic correspondence is permitted after September 1, 2019.
  • Off Campus contact is permitted after July 1, 2020
  • After September 1, 2019, Student-athletes are allowed five official college visits to D1 school, but only one to each.  D2, D3, and NAIA college visits are unlimited.
  • Unofficial visits are allowed after September 1, 2019.

SOPHOMORES (Class of 2022)

  • You can receive material (Usually camp invites) and school information from the Coach. Usually "money-maker" material.
  • You can call a Coach at your expense, but a Coach can not call you.
  • Electronic correspondence is not allowed until September 1, 2020.
  • Unofficial visits are allowed, but it can not be set up by a Coach or Athletic Department.  You can not "set up a time" to meet with the coach while on campus.
  • When a student-athlete "commits" to a school as a sophomore it is essentially; A camp participant saying I'd like to play here and the Coach agreeing since he is trying to recruit everyone possible at this young of an age..Commit = We might be interested in the future.

FRESHMAN (Class of 2023)

You can go to a camp if you desire, but the main focus should be on improving your skills and getting good grades!


Student-Athlete Academics

Student-Athlete Academics

Student-Athlete Academics

     Play Division I Sports    

If you want to compete in NCAA sports at a Division I school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to make sure you stay on track to meet initial-eligibility standards.

If you have questions about your eligibility or the registration process, call us toll free at 1-877-262-1492. 

Grade 9

  • Ask your counselor for a list of your high school’s NCAA core courses to make sure you take the right classes.

Grade 10

Grade 11

  • Check with your counselor to make sure you will graduate on time with the required number of NCAA core courses.
  • Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA using code 9999.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor to upload your official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Grade 12

Division I Academic Eligibility

To be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during your first year at a Division I school, you must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:

Complete Sixteen CORE COURSES

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
  • One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
  • Two years of social science
  • Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before your seventh semester. Once you begin your seventh semester, you may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve your core-course GPA.
  • Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in your core courses.
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching your core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances your test score and core-course GPA. If you have a low test score, you need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If you have a low core-course GPA, you need a higher test score to be eligible.

Student-Athlete Academics

Student-Athlete Academics

Common sense for student-athletes

  • You can't "pad" your GPA with gym classes, basket weaving, making wooden birdcages, etc.
  • Aim for a 3.0+ GPA
  • Plan to take the SAT / ACT more than once if you need to raise your score
  • Ask your teachers and tutors for assistance.
  • Avoid being caught being a dumbass.  Video is everywhere.  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter will be evaluated to determine your character before being offered any scholarship.
  • Research additional scholarship opportunities.
  • Fight for your baseball goals, but enjoy the ride.
  • Be evaluated during your junior year.
  • Practice and Play like someone is watching you.  Scouts and College coaches may be watching your practice or games.
  • Warm-up to throw, DO NOT throw to warm-up.
  • If practice starts at 5pm, be there by 4:30pm to prepare.