Sprague headed to Queen of Diamonds showcase
Cameron Sprague from Shenendehowa High School has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South (QDSS) at Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina, September 3rd and 4th, 2010.
This event continues to attract elite athletes from 30+ states and 2 Canadian Provinces. Its’ sister showcase, the Queen of Diamonds North, in its 17th season, is the largest showcase in the nation. Both events have over 2,000 applicants in which 264 are selected. This showcase is very unique as athletes actually ‘apply to’ this event individually and are selected based on many criteria ranging from ability, potential, academics, grad year, coaches requests, and referrals. Cameron is a senior pitcher on the Electric City Bombers 18U Gold team.
We're going to be publishing a big feature story on summer sports and the college recruiting process on July 4. Many of the elite local athletes are beginning to self-promote themselves to colleges, using websites such as the one where Sprague hosts a profile. There, they can post statistics and videos such as the one below that can showcase their talents to college softball coaches who are trying to fill a few roster spots at any given time.
It definitely a time of change on the youth athletics front as parents and coaches have multitude ways to promote and research players. For many players, it's the summer season, and not the high school season, that helps them become college athletes.
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