Winter Park, Florida— 10 December 2018 — Scorpions CEO, Bob Rikeman has announced that the Scorpions will change their entire model which has been tournament and showcase based to a model of development beginning with the 2019 summer schedule.
After much discussion with college coaches, professional baseball scouts and administrators, we have decided to put our emphasis on development rather than playing tournaments for rings and championships every weekend. The goal of the Scorpions has always been to provide a platform that aids players in their pursuit of playing baseball at the next level. Our new model will ensure we are walking the walk. While this may not seem like a major move to many great programs across the country who already have development-based programs, this will be a major change for the Scorpions. The geographical area that players are selected from has always been the major objection to development.
The new Scorpions model will begin with weekly individual and team workouts during the month of June once the high school baseball season has concluded. The workouts will include workouts at JU, UCF, USF and Stetson each weekend where our players will be able to showcase their work habits, personality as well as ability to these college staffs and other invited colleges. We will also be able to provide data with our partnership with Baseball Cloud. Players will be able to see actual improvement and develop plans to address areas that need to improve. These weekends will better prepare our players, teams and coaches for our tournament season which begins in July. These select events will include the PG World Series, PG WWBA, Marucci World Series, Future Stars Series and Scout Games National. The new tournament model will also include travel to Georgia, Alabama and Texas to improve our players exposure to more colleges across a larger geographical area.
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