June 1, 2023
Thank you for enrolling to join us at Honor Roll!
From now until we see you at camp, you’ll receive a series of posts and emails tailored to help you get ready for your time at Honor Roll.
While getting targeted, guaranteed exposure to colleges is certainly a very important part of recruiting, we believe that it takes more than simply “eyeballs” and “exposure” to effectively and more assuredly make strides in your recruiting – it also takes the tools to make sure that you’re ready when all the eyes are on you. This series will help equip you with those tools.
This preparation applies to the work that you’re doing with your coaches and instructors, in the weight room, and on the field, and in the classroom between now and camp – this is incredibly important preparation that you are doing to stand out to college coaches when you have your opportunity. It also applies to preparation specific to your recruiting process like researching attending schools, and prepping for communication with college coaches. And finally, this effective preparation also means preparing for some of our camp-specific elements so that you can put your best foot forward both face-to-face and on paper.
Between now and camp, we’ll be distributing this series of posts and emails designed to help you prepare for camp and set you up for success. The idea behind this is to provide a curriculum of sorts to get you ready for your time at Headfirst and deliver information and education on how to best take advantage of your time with us. The modules include:
All of these are meant to help you do everything you can between now and camp to take full advantage of the opportunity, as well as help prepare you with what to expect at the event itself.
Each of these modules will have a short checklist of action items that you can do before or at camp to set the table – think of these as your pre-camp “homework”.
Take a look below for more detail on the full two-day schedule. At the highest level, Day 1 will be comprised of a Showcase morning, where you’ll showcase defensively and offensively in front of all the college coaches in attendance, and also collect a handful of key objective measurements (batted ball velocity, home-to-1B, home-to-home, overhand throwing velo). The afternoon of Day 1, every player will play in one 7-inning game and a college coach-led defensive practice.
Day 2 will be entirely gameplay, with all teams playing two 7-inning games. There will also be a dedicated college coach connection period on Day 2.
Arrival & Check-In
Player Warm-Up [and Parents’ Meeting]
Defensive Showcase & Objective Metrics
Offensive Showcase & Objective Metrics
First Game Slot (7 innings)
Coach-led Defensive Practice
Second Game Slot (7 innings)
First Game Slot (7 innings) – Odd-numbered teams playing
Second Game Slot (7 innings) – Even-numbered teams playing
Third Game Slot (7 innings) – Odd-numbered teams playing
Coach Connection Period
Fourth Game Slot (7 innings) – Even-numbered teams playing
Coach Connection Period
On Day 2, all odd-numbered team ballplayers can expect to end their camp programming by approximately 3:30pm, and all even-numbered team ballplayers will end camp by 5:30pm.
Coach Group Rotations
During the game play on Day 1 and Day 2, coaches are on the fields and in the dugouts with players, helping to facilitate instruction and direct engagement between coaches and student-athletes. We’ve structured the rotations and field assignments of coaches and teams to allow teams to be on the field with as many different coaches as possible over the course of two days of camp. Coaches also have unassigned games slots on each day, during which time they’re roaming between different games, scouting and evaluating.
We will be posting the coach group assignments and rotations to the Headfirst on-site app on Day 1 of camp, to help ballplayers find and connect with coaches at camp. More details on downloading the Headfirst mobile app will be shared in the final pre-camp email.
We’ll cover in much more detail specifics of what to do between now and camp to best prepare on each upcoming post, but as a general rule, between now and camp is the key time to:
Thank you for reading this first installment of the Honor Roll pre-camp curriculum – next up is “Researching Attending Programs”.