Oct 01, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 279 views
Srs Will Wrap Up Busy Fall In Arizona
The Terriers will fly to Phoenix following Thanksgiving next week to compete at one of the biggest scouting events in the USA.
The Arizona Fall Classic hosts 60 of the top teams from numerous US states including Texas, Florida, California, Hawaii, Utah, New York, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska and Kansas.
The Terriers and the Langley Blaze are the only teams from Canada invited to this event which has a long waiting list of those wishing to attend.
Last years Fall Classic was scouted by over 225 US colleges and universities. Most MLB teams are also represented.
The Terriers will play five games in a showcase environment and also participate in SPARQ testing. The goal of the SPARQ Baseball Rating is to give the coach, athlete and trainer the tools to access the overall athleticism of the baseball player with tests that are designed to reflect the specific physical demands of the game. The SPARQ Rating is made up of the 30 YD Dash, 20 YD Shuffle, Vertical Jump and Power Ball Throw.
The trip will begin with a practice at Grand Canyon University, then the SRs will compete in showcase games versus MVP Baseball , ABA Texas, Baltimore Orioles Scout Team, Bellaire Cards and the Arizona Athletics.
Following the Arizona trip, all Terriers teams will attend a nutrition seminar, participate in mandatory strength testing, and then begin their respective coach supervised winter weight training program. Baseball instruction and training in preparation for the March break trip to Tampa Bay will begin in January at The Baseball Zone.