The ultimate goal of the Cowboys College Development Program is to aid our student athletes in determining the best-suited college for the individual. Choosing a college is one of the most difficult decisions a young student will make. Factoring athletics into the decision only increases the arduousness of the selection. Finding the proper fit academically, athletically, and socially are just of the few of the factors to consider in the discernment process.
The athletes in our program have a desire and determination to play college baseball. We work with our student athletes in several ways to help them attain their goal of becoming a college athlete.
The athletes in our College Development Program undergo weekly skill work throughout the year. This skill work is designed to focus on the individual fundamentals of their respective position. During our workouts, we focus on improving and polishing the many nuances of the position and swing – including hands, release, footwork and body movement.
The Professional Coaching staff of the Cowboys provides our athletes with a positive teaching environment. We aim to teach our players how to play the game the right way, providing them with the tools and knowledge to compete at the highest levels. We also seek to translate how these tools and knowledge of baseball parallel to the business and professional world.
MENTORING – GUIDANCE – BASEBALL COUNSEL
We meet with each of our student athletes to review and discuss their athletic and academic progress. We dissect what the athlete finds important, as well as help them research schools that might be a proper fit academically, athletically and socially. In specifically focusing on baseball, there are many questions to consider, including coaching philosophy, team culture, and weather.
Players in our College Development Program compete in some of the top events locally and nationally. These events provide our players with the opportunity to play against some of the top players in the country, preparing them for experience at the collegiate level.
These events provide our players with the opportunity to challenge themselves against top quality competition, as well as give them the opportunity to play in front of collegiate coaches. Here are a few of the events we compete in annually.
- USA National Team Championships (Az)
- Perfect WWBA National Championships (Ga)
- Perfect Game CA World Series (Ca)
- Perfect Game Evoshield National Championships (Az)
- Firecracker National Classic (Ca)
- Under Armour Southwest Championships (Ca)
We also make several trips each year to various colleges to play in campus stadiums.
EXPOSURE – COLLEGE NETWORKING
Our players have the opportunity to play regularly in front of many NCAA, NAIA and CCCBA coaches during local and national events. Our coaching staff has developed a vast network of college coaches through their time in both playing and coaching in NCAA and Professional Baseball. Click here to see our list of former Cowboys who have moved in to play collegiate baseball.