The following program serves as an outline for the FALL 2014 7-day program, and is subject to changes.
Morning Session: Foundation for Evaluation
- Introduction and overview
- Review of terminology, tools, grading scale
- Types of Scouts (Pro vs Amateur), Video, x-checkers
- Grading Tools
- Positioning at the Field
- Forms-Amateur report, PREF LISTS, PRO REPORTS
Afternoon Session: What to Look for in a:
Morning Session: Honing the Evaluation Skills
- Grading scale
- Completing a report
- Profiling a player at a position.
- Conducting workouts
- Individual Team
Afternoon Session: Evaluating at an Amateur Workout – practical
Evening Session: Getting a Job In Baseball
- Player Development vs Scouting
- Hiring Cycles
- Unique Skills
- Resume/Cover letter/ Portfolio Prep
Morning Session: Honing the Evaluation Skills- part II
- Reviewing Workout
- Cultivating an Area
- Negotiating amateur contracts, ICB and CSP
- Ballpark Etiquette
Late Morning Session: Evaluating at a Pro- Instructional Game – practical
Afternoon Session: Reviewing the Game;
- Agent vs. Advisor
- Pro- Scouting Assignments
Evening Session: Evaluating at an AZ Fall League Game- Surprise @ Scottsdale -Practical
Morning Session: Pro-Scouting
- Rule 5
- 40-man Roster
- AZ Fall League.
- Arbitration process.
- Renewable Contract
Afternoon/ Evening session:
- International Draft
- Scouting Assignments
Evening Session: Evaluating at an AZ Fall League Game: Glendale@ Salt River -Practical
Late Evening Session: Networking Night- Post game gathering with Scouts and Industry folks
to learn more about life inside baseball in a relaxed and social atmosphere.
Morning Session: Guest Speaker
Afternoon Session: Evaluating at an AZ Fall League Game: Surprise @ Mesa -Practical
Evening Session: Group Dinner
Morning Session: Office Hours by Appt.
Scouting and Player Development
- International Academies
- Agent Role
- College vs High School players
- Contract Examples
- Ownership view of scouting and player development.
- Adapting to Org philosophy changes
Evening Session:Evaluating at an AZ Fall League Game:Salt River @ Mesa -Practical
Morning session: Office Hours- By Appt
Afternoon Session: Next Steps!