The Cardinals organization is entertaining the idea a Fall College Showcase trip from September 20th-30th. The plan with this trip is to showcase our players in front of a number of schools at all levels during a time where the schools are more willing to play against a HS program. As a result of this trip, the most likely scenario would be the SR team would NOT have a spring trip to AZ in March. Below is more information about the trip.
Dates: September 20-30
Players(28-32): ALL 2020 grads, All 2021 Grads, Select 2022 Grads to fill roster
Location: Base in Kansas City and take day trips to play against the colleges (rough itinerary below)
Schools to Play:
- De Moines Area CC (NJCAA D1) confirmed
- Allen CC (NJCAA D1) confirmed
- McPherson College (NAIA) confirmed
- Ottawa University (NAIA) confirmed
- KC Kansas CC (NJCAA D1)
- Midland University (NAIA)
- Indian Hills CC (NJCAA D1)
Schools Nearby that will be contacted and informed of our schedule:
- Missouri Southern State (NCAA D2)
- Iowa University (NCAA D1)
- Fort Hays State (NCAA D2)
- Southeast Missouri State (NCAA D1)
- Missouri State (NCAA D1)
- Upper Iowa (NCAA D2)
- University of Omaha (NCAA D1)
(due to NCAA rules, they are limited on the number of games they can play in the fall)
The plan is to expose our players to the reality of college baseball. Charter bus to the games
(all games are within 3.5hrs which is not uncommon for a midweek game @ NCAA/NAIA level)
We want to showcase the talent that is in our program and help expand the network of baseball in BC. Each game would be played at the school’s field, which gives a brief preview of the campus. It is a guarantee to have 7-8 different schools seeing our program over the 1-3 in AZ.
Each night in the hotel would have a MANDATORY STUDY HALL for 1 hour.
Due to small charter bus companies in our area, the most affordable way to get to KC is to fly. We are currently working on getting quotes for group rates of flights and how much the bus/hotel would be in KC.
A rough estimate for the TOTAL cost would be $1,000/player + flights.
We understand we are under a bit of a time crunch as this trip would be less than 2 months away. The hope is to make this an annual trip.