Thread: Moving up
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Old Wed Jul 21, 2004, 09:44am
WindyCityBlue WindyCityBlue is offline
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 554

None of us are...

This is going to sound arrogant, but, if you are that good, you will be noticed. You will not have to ask to advance through the ranks. In an era where college and pro scouts scour the high school ball fields, you can make some nice contacts with these same people. It may be as innocent as one of them saying, "Nice job." or "Have you seen #23 much?". Open the door and realize that they talk about umpires and players. Keep in mind that there is a fine line between schmoozing and acknowledging a compliment. Try not to do it in front of your partner(s).

Does your organization offer college baseball? If not, is there one nearby? Rich's advice of calling an AD and offering to work any fall baseball is good advice, too. Find out who is working college level baseball in your area and ask how they broke in.

Best piece of advice I can offer...getting there is a lot easier than staying there. You need to step it up and be better than the others. Don't forget, you are taking someone's spot and there is someone waiting for yours.
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