Last week, SportsForce partnered with the College Baseball Exposure Camp in San Diego, CA. Players from around the country competed before a panel of distinguished NCAA coaches from colleges including Stanford, USC, Hawaii, UC Irvine, UNLV, and Cal State Dominguez Hills. Head coaches from established Division I programs Gonzaga, Santa Clara, and UC Berkeley were also in attendance. They spent time evaluating and coaching players on the drills and skills taught at the college level. SportsForce was there to film all the action and prepare a video package for each player.

Day one began with a comprehensive assessment and training regime. Players were separated into their positions and given one on one instruction on advanced college level techniques. Instruction covered every element of the game from hitting to basic fielding techniques. Fundamentals were the main focus of the morning, emphasized by Coach Barbara (University of the Pacific), Coach Nakama (Stanford), and Head Coach O’Brien (Santa Clara). Simple lessons, from these coaches, like staying low and catching groundballs out in front, can prove vital to a young player’s development and the opportunity was not taken lightly. Top prospects Sheldon Gabriels (Sophomore) and Wesley Wallace (Senior) showed off their defensive prowess and strong arms during the shortstop evaluations.

Day two focused on competitive game play, live coaching, and more player evaluation. Players battled through a daylong cycle of intra-squad games in eighty-degree heat and tough competition. Promising talent Drew Davis (Freshman), Taylor Murphy (Junior), and Aidan Kennedy (Senior) all made their mark on the day and impressions on the instructors. These players emphasized what they all had learned the day before at the College Exposure Camp and displayed the quality of talent represented.

At the end of the successful two-day camp, SportsForce CEO Andrew Beinbrink spoke to the parents and players about preparing to play baseball at the next level and shared key recruiting, training and college preparation advice.  Andrew explained, “SportsForce looks forward to working with Ron Witmeyer and the College Baseball Exposure Camp team again. Players were given top-notch instruction, evaluation, and left with a one of a kind experience. What was impressive about this camp was the amount of DI head coaches and recruiting coordinators that attended the event. College baseball camps are a fundamental part of getting targeted exposure to specific baseball programs.”

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