Paramount Scouting Bureau to Hold Evaluation Days
Nearly twenty years ago, Paramount Scouting Bureau began running showcases to help promote athletes to college coaches and professional scouts. At that time, a showcase was a special event where players could go to display their talents. They would do so by participating in a series of skills demonstrations for speed, agility, and other sport-specific abilities. Today, some of these events do still exist, but most events listed as showcases are nothing more than another tournament. Others are great money-makers for the organizer, but the athletes walk away not knowing anything about their performance.
Parents have been convinced that a tournament with the word showcase in the name is something special and will draw more college coaches and attention for their son or daughter. The exact opposite is true. Fewer coaches are attending these events because most of the athletes are not committed to playing in college, and the coaches are not going to weed through hundreds of athletes to find out who is. The coaches attend these events if they know of a specific athlete who they want to see. In turn, the serious athletes do not get noticed, either.
Paramount Scouting Bureau has never promoted its events as exposure events. We have always promoted our events as evaluation opportunities where athletes can learn where they stand in the recruiting picture and how they can improve that standing. Yes, we do invite college coaches to attend; however, when a college coach attends an event, you are seen by one college. When scouts from Paramount Scouting Bureau see you, you are being seen by hundreds of college coaches. Paramount Scouting Bureau can put your information in front of college coaches across the country if you have the skills that these coaches need.
Coaches are not going to travel hours to see an athlete. Cost, weather and time constraints are some of the reasons why. When coaches know they can get an accurate scouting report on an athlete from Paramount Scouting Bureau, they do not need to see you in person. That is the true purpose of a scouting organization, and no one does it better than Paramount Scouting Bureau.
If you want to know your son or daughter’s true skill level and if they have college opportunities, an evaluation from Paramount Scouting Bureau is the place to start. For more information and a complete list of baseball evaluation days, click here. For softball evaluation days, click here.
Paramount Evaluation Days
Paramount Scouting Bureau evaluation days give you a chance to demonstrate your talents while seeing how you compare to other players your age. Paramount Scouting Bureau also gives college coaches a chance to stay ahead in the recruiting game by providing opportunities for coaches to see your talent or receive information about you. Since many schools no longer have the recruiting budget to travel to find players, colleges at all levels use our trusted and respected evaluations as part of their recruiting efforts. Players at our events have been offered scholarships on the spot, or sight unseen just from a coach receiving our evaluations.
Players participating in a Paramount Scouting Bureau event must be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in high school. Recent high school graduate baseball and softball players may also participate in a showcase for a chance to be seen by college coaches.
Recent college graduate baseball players may participate in an evaluation day for a chance to be seen by professional baseball scouts. Paramount Scouting Bureau evaluates baseball players and promotes qualified players to teams from all over the world, including Major League Baseball organizations, independent and foreign leagues. Teams contact the Paramount Scouting Bureau on a regular basis looking for players to fill voids caused by injury, release, or call-ups.
Paramount Scouting Bureau scouts base their player evaluations on a college scale as explained under the Players tab on this web site. The scouts rating the players are experienced in evaluating talent. Many have professional playing experience and have scouted players at the professional or collegiate level.
Scouts who have worked past events include former professional players and major league coaches, including Jen Pawol, Grant Jackson, John Candelaria, Rudy Law, Jim Rooker, and Lenny Randle. Several professional scouts, such as Dave Rettig (Pittsburgh), Darold Brown (Arizona), Dennis Vance (Colorado), along with college baseball and softball coaches evaluate at our events. We do not hire local college or high school coaches as evaluators on a one-time basis. Many of our scouts evaluate several events, which helps to create consistency when comparing players from across the country.
Professional scouts provide participants with an unbiased evaluation for running speed, arm strength, pitching, fielding, and hitting.
For more information and a complete list of baseball evaluation days, click here. For softball evaluation days, click here.