“Little League Baseball will use instant replay at this year’s World Series to review questionable home runs and other close plays at the outfield fence, beating the major leagues in instituting a system to review some disputed calls.”
So for someone who has been to two* World Series tournaments in Williamsport* I’m not sure this is a great development. Doesn't instant replay detract from the youth sport element of the games? Isn't one of the tenants of Little League dealing with bad calls/adversity in a healthy way--not make sure we get the call "right." Or has the *Little League World Series* already become a worldwide media event that has more in common with the *Super Bowl *than the sandlot game down the street?
Join the discussion. Would love to hear what you other youth baseball folks think?
So you want to play sports in college? Whether you’re an All-American, All-State, All-District or just a starter because you were left off those lists by mistake, in order to play at the next level there are mandatory procedures.
The NCAA considers a Prospective Student-Athlete as “someone who is looking to participate in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or Division II institution in the future.” To play in college ALL Prospective Student-Athletes must sign up with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
This important step allows for college coaches to verify that you are eligible and provides them academic information on the student-athlete. You are encouraged to submit transcripts and test scores (SAT/ACT) for their review. You will be assigned a pin number that they can use to confirm this information.
Just like there are rules to follow in games, the NCAA is all about rules and guidelines to better serve student-athletes and their parents.
Once you have registered, it is time to let them know that you are out there. The internet is a great way to create exposure. Creating an online interactive video profile is a solid way to make that all important introduction to college coaches.
If you haven’t registered with the eligibility center, do so ASAP.