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NW Boot Camps with Shawn Bell
RISE Football Academy
Is it time to get in shape? The boot camp program is more than just a great workout. It is a healthy solution for busy professionals, new moms/dads, former or current athletes or anyone that wants to make a change in their lives for the better.
NPA's instructors offer private lessons in all aspects of the game. Our instructors have played at the highest levels of baseball and have a passion for teaching.
Got friends playing that other sport? Check out RISE Football Academy for the best instruction opportunities in the region.
SELECT REALITY CHECK
Ron Wolforth is the Founder of the world-famous Texas Baseball Ranch, and has been featured in Sports Illustrated and many other media outlets. Nearly 100 of his pitchers have been drafted by MLB teams.
Ron is suspicious of the select travel world, pointing out that until a player goes through puberty, his performance as a 19 year old is unknowable.
Read Ron's article for a contrarian take on the world of youth select travel ball.
THE TRUTH ABOUT RECRUITING
NPA parents had the great opportunity to hear Michael Garciaparra share his knowledge on the college recruitment process.
If you are still wondering what you can really do now to maximize your chances of getting noticed, this article by Coach Matt Lisle is a must read.
"I can remember driving all day to watch, what many local high school coaches were calling the “Next” MLB superstar…But what I saw was nothing remotely close to a SuperStar. In fact, this young man would never pitch in college much less the MLB…Because it was obvious he’d fallen in love with the curveball at an early age.
And sadly, I see this a lot."
Every kid wants to throw one ... and why not? Bending the flight of a baseball to a whiff-inducing arc is pretty cool. But there are a number of reasons to hold off ... and we're not just talking risk of injury. Here's a great article by Lantz Wheeler: The BIG Debate: Curve Balls, How Old?
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