Is your son a D1, D2, or D3 player? Is he ready to play college baseball?
Play. Evaluate. Develop.
Baseball with CSE
Whether your son dreams of being the next Willie Mays or simply wants a scholarship to pay for college by doing something they love, CSE can help provide clarity on what their future in baseball can look like. The path of getting from a high school diamond to a college one is not always as straightforward as a line drive. College Sports Evaluation™ is here to help.
College Coach Evaluator
The person evaluating your athlete on the field has an accomplished history of coaching a winning team at the college level. Each of our college coach evaluators are have an overall winning record and at least seven years of coaching experience. We’ve found that this experience means they have an exceptional knowledge of the sport and each position within the sport. Evaluators have the vision to recognize what division level an athlete fits.
Assessing Skill Traits
Each baseball position that we evaluate is assessed based on six main skill traits. For example, in baseball, a PO or Pitcher Only has different criteria that measure up to a successful role as a player in college athletics than a shortstop and will be assessed accordingly. Pitching velocity will be weighted very different from throwing velocity for an outfielder. Some positions have overlapping traits, some are more specific to the position.
Compare the Data
Each skill trait is assessed both objectively and subjectively. The objective data is produced by measuring specific parts of each aspect - for example, averaging the speeds of different throws to produce a throwing velocity. This speed can be compared to other college athletes and placed on a scale of ready to play for a D1 school, a JUCO team, etc. Where your athlete ranks on this scale is called the CSE Score for throwing velocity.
Subjectively, the college coach evaluator will offer their opinions and feedback by observing your athlete’s performance in drills and in-game. They will also produce a CSE Score for each of the six skill traits based on what they see. In the athlete's CSE Report, the college coach evaluator notes from the CSE will be included. These notes will include things done well and things that can be improved, such as, “weight shift during throw needs improvement.”
With this helpful feedback, your athlete will know exactly what to work on to improve skills, how to develop them, and how to push to the next level.
Not every sport is the same, and although there is some overlap, different technologies will be used throughout the evaluation to capture accurate data. In baseball, CSE assesses its athletes using top of the line analytics for arm velocity, Blast Motion for hitting power and contact, and Ryzer’s Mindset TAP Test will evaluate mental toughness. Learn more about the technologies we use on our Technology page.
Before your evaluation, your athlete will submit a self evaluation. You’ll be asked questions about school preference, financing plans, high school academic achievements, and more. While skills and abilities play a large role into determining what college level fits the best, it’s important to remember to consider the many other factors at play.
After completing your College Sports Evaluation™, you’ll be sent a CSE Report revealing your overall CSE Score and how your athlete’s skills in each trait compare to those of the average college athlete. Your evaluator will provide next steps and resources on how to improve skills, mindset, and athleticism. From there, we will provide development opportunities that align with moving your athlete’s CSE Score with the goal of advancing dreams of playing college baseball into reality!
"The player profile deliverable is like nothing I have ever seen before, this alone is worth the investment in your athlete."
Frank Nichols, Head Coach, 04 Texas Glory Illinois RWB
Find Evaluations Near You
College Sports Evaluation is in multiple regions around the country. Click the link below to find an evaluation near you and then register your athlete to start accessing the benefits of CSE!
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