Monthly Parent Meetings

Probable Upcoming Schedule and Guest Speakers- (7pm Start Rm 513)

Monday November 20- Tony Asaro (CSUN)

Monday December 11-

Monday January 8-

Monday February 12-


Past Guest Speakers- Mike Gillespie (USC), John Savage (UCLA), Greg Moore (CSUN), Monte Brooks (Master's University), Joe Cascione (Mission College), Taylor Cameron (Twins Scout), Robbie Moen (Ray's Scout), George Vranau (MLB Scouting Bureau), Rich Donnelly (MLB Coach), Kylie Trammell (Trainer), Chris Antariksa (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Jagger Rusconi (Alumni- Red Sox), Jason Drees (Alumni- Oregon), Cal Vogelsang (Alumni- CSUN), Huntington Learning Center, College Planning Experts



The coaching staff will meet once a month to give a "State of the Program" presentation.  We will deliver information each month that will keep everyone informed and involved. A updated budget report will be available. All questions will be answered.  Attendance at the meetings is not mandatory, but there will be information each month vital to the success of your son and our program.  There is no reason to have an uninformed parent with the existence of the monthly parent meetings.  Please be involved in your son's stay in the baseball program.  An involved and informed parent will help insure that a player will be successful.  We all have the same goal, help our players achieve in the classroom, on the field, and in our community.  Together we can make a difference!

We have had numerous guest speekers in the past. College coaches, athletic trainers, pro scouts, pro coaches, strength coaches, and school employees. We will continue to invite people who can help our parents make good decisions for their son.

At no time will family donations or time invested in the program equate to playing time or making the team.  All money, time, or equipment should be donated for the betterment of the program and not individuals. No player will be kept from participating in the program if his family can not donate to the program. Furthermore, no player will be treated differently if his family is unable to donate to the program.


There will be no booster club positions.  The team finances will be controlled by the school ASB secretary.  A budget update will be presented at each meeting.

See you each month at the parent meetings!

If you have any questions, suggestions, or you would like to help, please contact Coach C Burrill.

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TIMELINE AND TIPS TO PURSUE COLLEGE BASBEALL

Contact Coach Casey Burrill with any questions or comments...

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  1. Practice good study habits: turn assignments in on-time, communicate with teachers, and develop strong reading and analytical skills.
  2. Understand that straight C's in high school means I'm ineligible to compete at the NCAA Division I level.
  3. Understand that NCAA DI is the highest standard for academic eligibility, and you can play in NCAA DII, DIII, NAIA or NJCAA, if DI doesn't happen for me. 
  4. Compete and train in my sport(s) to create a base for growth in high school.
  5. Start eating a healthy diet. See information about food here.

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

  1. Be a friendly, humble, hard-working, honest, happy, and polite young man. These traits mean everything when the West Ranch Coaching staff describes you to a college coach or pro scout.
  2. Follow the rules on and off the field. Do not get in trouble.
  3. Stay away from others who may lead you down a path of poor decision making. Finding focused and determined friends with baseball and education as their priority is key.
  4. Start off right. Grades count from Day 1. Hand things in on-time. Be on-time. Participate. Go to Tutorial. Make sure your teachers know you personally and speak they highly of you.
  5. See College Bound Student Athlete ("CBSA") Advisor with questions (Your Counselor at West Ranch)
  6. Talk to your West Ranch coaches about your potential and current level of play
  7. Consult with your counselor to confirm you are registered for the right courses freshman and sophomore year
  8. Understand A-G University of California Course requirements. See List here.
  9. Challenge yourself in the classroom, try an AP course or honors classes. Find out if you can handle college academics.
  10. If I failed any core courses, take summer school - confirm the course is NCAA approved
  11. Best rule to follow about non West Ranch baseball, if it costs money to participate it is almost always not worth your time or money in terms of being noticed or seen. This includes- scout ball, camps, showcases, recruiting services, etc... These events are money makers and they prey on parents and players. Contact Coach Casey Burrill with any questions. Playing baseball well at West Ranch High School is all you need to be recruited and signed to play college baseball in Southern California.
  12. Start taking care of your body; diet, exercise, and sleep are important

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  1. Be a friendly, humble, hard-working, honest, happy, and polite young man. These traits mean everything when the West Ranch Coaching staff describes you to a college coach or pro scout.
  2. Follow the rules on and off the field. Do not get in trouble.
  3. Stay away from others who may lead you down a path of poor decision making. Finding focused and determined friends with baseball and education as their priority is key.
  4. Continue to commit time and effort to school. Hand things in on-time and be on-time. Go to AM Support.
  5. See your counselor with all questions
  6. Start prep for the SAT/ACT. Grades/Scores are equally important for eligibility and in most cases admission to college
  7. Start researching colleges and their athletic programs
  8. Reach out to college coaches
  9. Email stats/highlight reel and follow up with phone call, visit campuses and alert coaches in advance to set up meeting
  10. Consult with my counselor to confirm I'm registered for the right courses junior year
  11. If I failed any core courses, or if my core GPA is below a 2.3, take summer school
  12. Best rule to follow about non West Ranch baseball, if it costs money to participate it is almost always not worth your time or money in terms of being noticed or seen. This includes- scout ball, camps, showcases, recruiting services, etc... These events are money makers and they prey on parents and players. Contact Coach Casey Burrill with any questions. Playing baseball well at West Ranch High School is all you need to be recruited and signed to play college baseball in Southern California.
  13. Continue taking care of your body and start in the weight room.

 

JUNIOR YEAR

  1. Best rule to follow about non West Ranch baseball, if it costs money to participate it is almost always not worth your time or money in terms of being noticed or seen. This includes- scout ball, camps, showcases, recruiting services, etc... These events are money makers and they prey on parents and players. Contact Coach Casey Burrill with any questions. Playing baseball well at West Ranch High School is all you need to be recruited and signed to play college baseball in Southern California.
  2. Be a friendly, humble, hard-working, honest, happy, and polite young man. These traits mean everything when the West Ranch Coaching staff describes you to a college coach or pro scout.
  3. Follow the rules on and off the field. Do not get in trouble.
  4. Stay away from others who may lead you down a path of poor decision making. Finding focused and determined friends with baseball and education as their priority is key.
  5. Continue to improve on my efforts at school
  6. Be a frequent viewer of West Ranch Counseling Website here
  7. See counselor to confirm eligibility and talk recruiting
  8. NCAA DI/DII and NAIA athletes register with the NCAA Eligibility Center or NAIA Eligibility Center. Get a copy of your transcript
  9. Prep for SAT/ACT with free online resources or tutor. You don't play the championship game without first practicing focused drills, fitness training, & competition
  10. Take SAT and ACT tests.
  11. Research/narrow down my college list
  12. Initiate/continue conversations with college coaches
  13. Consider NAIA, NJCAA and NCAA in your search
  14. Junior colleges will always take you, clean slate!
  15. Consult with my counselor to confirm I'm registered for the right courses senior year
  16. If I failed any core courses, this is my last chance to take summer school to correct D/F's
  17. Meet with Coach C Burrill to set-up a plan to play baseball after high school

 

SENIOR YEAR

  1. Best rule to follow about non West Ranch baseball, if it costs money to participate it is almost always not worth your time or money in terms of being noticed or seen. This includes- scout ball, camps, showcases, recruiting services, etc... These events are money makers and they prey on parents and players. Contact Coach Casey Burrill with any questions. Playing baseball well at West Ranch High School is all you need to be recruited and signed to play college baseball in Southern California.
  2. Be a friendly, humble, hard-working, honest, happy, and polite young man. These traits mean everything when the West Ranch Coaching staff describes you to a college coach or pro scout.
  3. Follow the rules on and off the field. Do not get in trouble.
  4. Stay away from others who may lead you down a path of poor decision making. Finding focused and determined friends with baseball and education as their priority is key.
  5. Be a frequent viewer of West Ranch Counseling Website here
  6. End senior year with my best efforts at school
  7. Fill out FAFSA to understand how much need-based aid you can receive
  8. See counselor to confirm eligibility and talk recruiting
  9. Prep for SAT/ACT with free online resources or tutors.
  10. Take SAT and ACT tests more than once! Register NCAA or NAIA as score recipient before test day to save on extra fees later
  11. APPLY to college(s) - know the application deadlines - communicate with college coach re: when you are applying
  12. Apply to colleges that are good fits for you as if there is no baseball in your future so you have a back-up plan in place
  13. NCAA DI/DII and NAIA athletes register with the NCAA Eligibility Center or NAIA Eligibility Center.
  14. Initiate/continue conversations with college coaches. Don't wait for coaches to contact me
  15. Consider NAIA, NJCAA and NCAA in my search
  16. Consult with counselor re: college choices
  17. Talk to Coach Casey Burrill about where your baseball abilities match level of play at next level
  18. NCAA EC requires final transcript upon graduation
  19. Southern California Junior Colleges have amazing baseball programs with the same college courses that match all other 4 year schools

 

Possible Helpful Websites for Finding Out of Southern California College Baseball Opportunities-

These sites have helped previous Wildcats get placed.

Contact Coach Casey Burrill before Signing-Up

Field Level- Free/Paid Site

College Baseball Match- Paid Site

 

 

 
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