Introduction to Got'Em Connect. Players, Parents & Coaches

 

The Origin of Connect

When we launched Got’Em Baseball four years ago we did so with the sole intention of helping the Northern California’s baseball players and their families prepare for a better baseball tomorrow. We believed then and more so now that with the right tools all Athletes with above average ability that have great success in the classroom can play baseball in college. From day one we wanted to provide players and families the opportunity to simplify the recruiting process. We felt there had to be a better way to connect players with programs based on athletic and academic parameters.  With that thought we began developing a prototype to do just that.

Expanding on the Original Vision

We realized the original Connect idea while great by itself was way too focused on the end game only. The best analogy to describe the original connect vision would be like running in a mile long race around a track but the people you are racing against have a three lap lead. If you start from way behind there is little to no hope you can ever catch or make up any ground on those you are racing against. Thus the original vision started to morph. Over time we started to see the big picture and that big picture illustrated there was a major disconnect in all areas of amateur baseball and that disconnect unless addressed would impact the overall success rate of of original Connect Idea. So we began expanding on the original idea to include as many factors as possible to address the disconnect.  We know Parents play a huge role in a players success so we needed to include them.  Coaches play a huge part also so we included them. Private instructors and trainers play a role so we included them as well.  Finally after many years of thinking and building we have developed a platform to address all areas and roles that ultimately define one players success.

The Player

We have learned over the course of the last four years that most baseball players we’ve worked with share the same goal of playing in college. Defining ones goals is somewhat of an easy task.  Unfortunately the navigation toward college recruitment isn’t. This road toward recruitment is a bumpy ride for all but a handful of players and learning the in’s and out’s the do’s and the don’ts is instrumental in one’s overall success. The reality in today’s competitive recruiting world being good is only the first step.
In the past 24 months over 37 players that have attended our camps & events have accepted Baseball Scholarships.  This group of 37 committed Juniors and Seniors were in 7th and 8th grade when we launched Got’Em Baseball back in 2012.  That number of committed players will continue to grow as we continue to work with, mentor and promote this regions best and brightest student athletes.  With Got’Em Connect we will provide players the tools and information to prove our beliefs to be true.  Regardless if you are 10 years old or 17 years old your journey toward playing in college started yesterday. Do not fall into the mental trap of believing the old adage ‘If your good enough you will get recruited’ Because in todays world that statement is false for 97% of players.  We all need roadmaps to find our destinations and with Player Connect we will deliver those tools.

CHECK OUT THESE PLAYERS PROFILES CREATED ALREADY

Gregory Palamountain

Michael Mugan

Cameron Allie

Ben Miller

Player Connect Core Features*

*Fully functional and available soon

  • In Season & Off Season Workout Routines. (All Ages)
  • Ability to track your progress in baseball’s five tools over time. (All Ages)
  • Ability to compare where you are athletically to where you need to be to be recruited. (All Ages)
  • Recruiting 101 (All Ages)
  • Recruiting Road Map (All Ages)
  • College Academic Search (High School): Ability to search every school in the country. Search includes acceptance rates, GPA standards, ACT & SAT standards. Admission costs, demographics etc.
  • College Program & Coach Search (High School): Ability to search schools based on your athletic ability. Contact information for over 3000 coaches including names, numbers and emails.
  • ACT & SAT Prep (High School)
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid Search (High School)
  • Marketing Material (High School)
  • Player Rankings (All Ages)
  • Team Rankings (All Ages)
  • Instructional Articles and Videos (All Ages)

Player Connect Social Features

  • Ability to follow any user
  • Ability to message any user
  • Link all social media account in profile
  • Add recruiting videos
  • Search for teams looking for players and connect with those coaches.

The Parent

The parent shares the biggest responsibility after the player in terms of playing a positive role toward success.  Let’s just be brutally honest, without a parent or guardians support the likelihood of a players success is minimal. I constantly get emails from parents looking for help on a wide range of topics and with the Parent Portal we plan on addressing many of those questions.  Training, tracking, team selection, national tryouts, rankings, recruiting, positive parenting we cover it all in the Parents Portal. Almost all of the features included in the player portal are also included in the Parent Portal since both work hand in hand toward success.

Parent Connect Core Features*

*Fully functional and available soon

  • In Season & Off Season Workout Routines. (All Ages)
  • Ability to track your progress in baseball’s five tools over time. (All Ages)
  • Ability to compare where you are athletically to where you need to be to be recruited. (All Ages)
  • Recruiting 101 (All Ages)
  • Recruiting Road Map (All Ages)
  • College Academic Search (High School): Ability to search every school in the country. Search includes acceptance rates, GPA standards, ACT & SAT standards. Admission costs, demographics etc.
  • College Program & Coach Search (High School): Ability to search schools based on your athletic ability. Contact information for over 3000 coaches including names, numbers and emails.
  • ACT & SAT Prep (High School)
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid Search (High School)
  • Player Rankings (All Ages)
  • Team Rankings (All Ages)
  • Instructional Articles and Videos (All Ages)

The Coach

Coaches are instrumental beyond measure and the difference between loving and liking baseball often come from the coach.  This role is not to be taken for granted and is one the holds great responsibility. Being as such we want to give the coaches all the tools necessary to succeed on the diamond and more importantly with each player they mentor.

Coach Connect Core Features

  • Drills and Training Guides.
  • Practice Game Plans.
  • Bi monthly video training sessions with professional coaches.
  • Ability to promote and market their players.
  • Ability to cast Team Ranking votes.
  • Ability to nominate players for Select 60 player rankings.
  • Ability to promote team openings or roster spots.
  • Player Search based on ability and players looking for teams.

How to Register & Create Your Profile

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