The anatomy of a baseball schedule

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dp logo1Foul Tips: The anatomy of a baseball schedule

By: Austin Alexander-November 10, 2006


For players, parents and high school coaches who plan to send their spring schedule to college coaches, professional scouts, or anyone else for that matter, please consider the following.


Many schedules we receive do not have the name of the high school anywhere on it! And believe it or not, not everyone outside your area automatically knows what “LHS” stands for. Understand that there are plenty of “LHS’s” in South Carolina and hundreds more outside the border. You sure would hate to be a quality player at Loris, for instance, but the college recruiter shows up at Lexington High School wanting to see you play. Here’s another example. “Tiger Baseball” can also apply to several other prep programs.


Do not assume that people can distinguish one from another because when your schedule gets stuffed into a folder or notebook with hundreds of others like it, you don’t want to make it difficult for an evaluator to make that distinction.

Another thing. It doesn’t hurt to put the school address somewhere on the schedule. This way it can easily be plugged into Mapquest or GPS and directions can quickly be located. If your field is not at the high school, meaning you play your games at the local legion field or city park, include that as well. You don’t want a college coach driving around your town looking for the ballpark while missing your round of infield/outfield or batting practice. Make it easier for the people whose time demands are already strained.

Lastly, add the head coaches name, email address and/or cell phone number (including area code). This can be particularly helpful when trying to lock down pitching match-ups or avoiding long drives to rainouts.