2024 FALL SKILLS CLASSIC - STADIUM EDITION

OPEN TO 2025-2028 GRADUATES (Limited Availability)

TRENTON THUNDER STADIUM

1 Thunder Rd. Trenton, NJ 08611

OCTOBER 13, 2024

(FINAL DAY OFF-CAMPUS D1 RECRUITING)

$649

50+ Colleges & 30+ D1 Colleges Per Event – THE BEST coaching list in the country. NOT JUST NORTHEAST SCHOOLS. Top academic schools, multiple top 10 baseball programs, D1, D2, D3 National Championship programs within the last 5 years, schools from 20 conferences and colleges from 12+ states. Schools that include: Vanderbilt, Duke, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, University Of Virginia, Pepperdine, Richmond, Penn St., James Madison University, Villanova University, Seton Hall,High Point, Maryland University, Salisbury and many others. ALL ON ONE field, ALL watching your son.

Top 20 Academic Schools – I95 Metro Baseball features 10 of the top 25 national academic institutions (US News). Including: Columbia, Brown, Vanderbilt, Duke, Notre Dame, UVA, Wake Forest, James Madison & High Point.

Format & Structure – Our events are run like no other. I-95 Metro Baseball Showcase is the only event with this volume and quality of schools that will be hosted on ONE field (no player missed!) Our focus on what the college coaches want to see is what sets us apart. Each player is seen by ALL coaches in attendance. All activities take place on one field, with all eyes on you. Coaches have players’ full information in their hand and the I95 Metro Baseball staff makes sure to make it clear who is being showcased. When other events have more than one field how do you know who is watching your son? While other events sell coaches “on field”, do you realize they are throwing BP, hitting fungos or writing down 60 yard dash times? How are those coaches taking notes and scouting? Our interaction is real, but run by our staff, so they can follow every player. Our event is for players to BE RECRUITED AND SEEN! Our STAFF runs the event so coaches are free to: walk around, interact, scout, take notes, talk to players & teach. There is NO better showcase at delivering that promise than I95 Metro baseball!
 
Timing – THE FINAL day for D1 coaches to see players OFF campus until NEXT SUMMER.

National Rankings – Want to see where you stand against players from across the country? These rankings are relied upon by college coaches and help them in their process of players to follow up with, contact and see further. Here are the current statistics of our ranked players:

I95 Metro Baseball – First Team – 81% college players, 55% D1
I95 Metro Baseball – Second Team – 60% college players, 15% D1
I95 Metro Baseball – First Team – 50% college players, 5% D1


One Stadium Field – No player is missed when it is their time to “shine”. Our showcase games are all on one field where EVERY coach watches. All of our player skills are on one field (with one activity at a time) where EVERY coach watches. NO 2, 3, 4 field set-up. No coaches doing “dirty” work. Play on a field where Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge and many other all-stars played on. Former home of the AA New York Yankees.

2 Way Ability – Are you a player that pitches and plays a position? Are you a catcher and outfielder? Are you a corner infield that also has upside on the mound? Our dynamic structure allows us to showcase two way players over the course of our event.

ALL Eyes On You – ONE field, all showcase positions seen by all coaches in one place. Not rotating, not throwing BP, not signing players in, recruiting, interacting and scouting you!

Professional Minor League Stadium & Location – Coaches want to see how players perform on a big stage and none is bigger than ours. Coaches say if a player can perform at I95, they can perform for us! Major airports and major hotels all within 30 miles. All locations are just minutes off the highway. Over 100 NCAA college baseball programs within 90 miles of our events.

National Talent – We have top college coaches from ALL across the country for two main reasons: 1) Our relationship and history with coaches. 2) Our NATIONAL talent. Coaches WANT to see a high volume of players. Coaches WANT to see a high number of talented players from all regions. Coaches WANT to see players from multiple graduation classes. Our showcase is a TRUE representation of the recruiting landscape. Click here to see where our players have committed to!

LIVE BP on Field – Hit on the field with all coaches behind the backstop, not in tunnels underneath a complex.

Coach Connection – All coaches will be on field up close and personal with the players. Our coaches do not sit in a press box or spend their time “conducting” drills.

Verified Metrics – Numbers that coaches WANT to see and know are trusted and accurate. We provide to ALL coaches and players/parents to see where you stand and help you achieve your goals.

Player Profile Page – Includes all pertinent information for college coaches, as well as metrics and profile page. A major recruiting tool.

Recruiting Talks/Recruiting Seminar – Hear from some of the top college coaches in the country and also have time for Q&A sessions. Listen to a pre-camp recruiting seminar that covers all topics and gives an HONEST breakdown of the process.

History – Over 655 players have gone on to play college baseball that have attended I95 Metro Baseball, including 150+ D1 players.

Location – Our events are held in the Northeast for several specific reasons:

  • Did you know that there are over 175 colleges & 50 D1 that play baseball within 120 miles of our events?
  • Did you know that 15 of the top rated 25 academic colleges in the country are within 150 miles of our events?
  • Did you know in the past three years we have had players from 49 states and 4 countries? An event like this, with the schools we have can ONLY be held in the I95-Corridor. This is worth your time and travel. THIS is your unique opportunity and time to be seen with just ONE trip.
  • Did you know that there are four major airports within only 40 miles of our locations?

1: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE AT YOUR SHOWCASE?
This is our most asked question and we feel as the country’s PREMIER and ONLY “true” NATIONAL Baseball Showcase it is our responsibility to educate players & parents.

We are the country’s only TRUE National baseball showcase for a reason. We have talented players from all graduation years from all parts of the country and beyond with colleges from 20 states and over 30 different conferences. A main reason we have the likes of: Vanderbilt, Duke, Florida, Texas, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, UCONN, Wake Forest and more is because of this national talent pool from multiple graduation years all on ONE FIELD. Schools like that are not flying into some “camp” that has 50 players.

Our showcase will never have more than 100 position players on the field at once.  I95 Metro Baseball also has a unique format in regards to player location, position(s) and graduation years, all to help players in their recruiting journey which includes multiple sessions. We limit our positions to a certain amount to ensure each prospect receives the exact exposure REQUESTED from college coaches (Volume/Skills).

For some reason parents have NO issue traveling to tournaments with hundreds of teams and 10, 20, 30, 40 fields in the hopes of MAYBE being seen by a few schools but they want to attend a showcase where there are an abundance of great colleges but not many players. That doesn’t make sense to us or our college programs.

Players (and parents) should focus only on YOU and to perform to the best of your abilities, we will take care of the rest. There is no other event that offers the: schools, coaches, venue, structure, format, reputation, history all on one STADIUM field. The focus should be on your: skills, metrics, GPA and what YOU bring to the table. Not “how many players are there?”. Going to a “smaller” camp with less kids will not help you/your son be recruited, quite the opposite. You need the right structure, the right format and THE RIGHT schools to be there live. Not viewing a profile or looking at “top” metrics on a website. Regardless of if there are 25, 250 or 2,500 players attending, we run the showcase FOR the college coaches with ALL EYES ON YOU. We make sure each position has its own “showcase spotlight”. Coaches are not distracted or hitting fungos, throwing BP or signing players in. We take OUR TIME and make sure each player is seen HOW THE COLLEGE COACHES WANT ALL ON ONE FIELD.

2: WHY IS YOUR FALL EVENT HELD ON THIS DAY?
This is the FINAL day of the 2024 recruiting calendar for D1 programs OFF CAMPUS.  You will not see another D1 coach at an event, tournament, camp or showcase after this date, that is why this is the BEST recruiting event of the year.  Coaches use this event to finish their 2025 class and start their watch and follow for the 2026-2028 classes.

3: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE I95 METRO BASEBALL SKILLS SHOWCASE PLUS EVENT?
Our goal is to provide players from all over the country the BEST college baseball showcase experience.

Our event includes (Weather Permitting):
• 1 Day Registration 
• Player Profile Page
• Verified Player Metrics (Sent to parents, players & coaches)
• Recruiting talks – Several of the top college coaches across the USA.
• Recruiting Seminar
• Eligibility for National Rankings

4: WHERE HAVE SOME I95 METRO BASEBALL PLAYERS COMMITTED TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
Entering our sixth season, we now have over 650 committed players and 175 Division 1 players. Please view the link here.

5: WHAT TIME IS THE I95 METRO BASEBALL STADIUM SERIES?
We take our event very seriously, so please give it the time it deserves. The event will run from 6AM-8PM with two shifts.

Your session time will be posted 72 hours prior to the event.

No requests. We break our “session times” by positions and graduation classes and format the event so each player receives maximum exposure. Expect each session to be 6-7 hours.

6: DO PLAYERS TRAVEL TO YOUR EVENT? WILL YOU HOLD EVENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY?
YES, we have had players from all 50 states and five countries attend our events over the last several years. We are the top NATIONAL showcase. Our events are located in the “hub” of both the most college baseball programs (within 180 mile radius) and the highest concentration of academic colleges (within 180 mile radius). For those reasons, an event this magnitude with this list of schools will ONLY be held in this region.

7: DO YOUR EVENTS SELL OUT?
Yes, we are proud to say our last 19 events have sold out! Thank you to all our players, parents & coaches. Sign-up in advance. We send out bi-weekly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on in the upcoming event.

8: ARE THERE LOCAL AIRPORTS FOR THE EVENT?
The following airports are all less than 1 hour drive each stadium.

• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

9: DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY HOTELS?
All players/parents are free to choose any hotel. There are over 75 hotels all within 15 miles of each stadium, we suggest each family find their best fit.

10: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER?
Our events are RAIN or SHINE. There are no refunds or credits. All activities are weather permitting.

In the event of bad weather we will do everything in our power to have the skill portion performed and players exposed to the coaches as much as possible including extending hours or moving to an indoor location (within 30 miles). We know how important this is to you and your family and we recognize that. An event will never be canceled for weather and there are NO refunds or future credits once the event is 14 days away. We will do the best we can to complete the activities that are scheduled. Once again, there are no credits, refunds or transfers despite weather issues. All of our expenses are paid in advance of our events.

11: WILL YOU PLAY A GAME AT THE FALL SHOWCASE?
No. The focus of this event is on a players skill set.  Games, games, games.  All Spring, Summer & Fall players play lots of games.  Coaches want to see YOUR SKILL SET.  They want to see you take BP, take groundballs/flyballs, see you work as a catcher, see you throw a bullpen.  Players can play 9 innings and never get a chance to “showcase” their SKILLS.  Our one day showcase is about YOU.   We know you may have games on Columbus Day Weekend, but the coaches will be at OUR EVENT.  They requested THIS DATE and this format

Recruiting is about the individual, not the team.  Only 3% of players that participate in top tournaments go on to play college baseball.  Our Summer event produced 37% players that committed to play baseball at the next level.

12: WILL BATTING PRACTICE TAKE PLACE IN THE CAGES OR ON THE FIELD?
Our BP sessions will take place on the field with all coaches watching from less than 25 feet away (Weather permitting).

13: HOW DO YOU RECORD THE MEASURABLES/METRICS?
Our professional staff is responsible for recording all measurables through the two day event, including: Positional velocity, pitching velocity, exit speed, POP time, 60 yd. dash. These are sent to all players and parents 21 days after the events as we make a player profile page as well.

14: WILL I-95 METRO BASEBALL SHOWCASE SEND THIS INFORMATION TO COLLEGE COACHES?
YES. Every coach/school that attends, will have full access to the data sheet 3 days after the event. We feel it is important that we are able to track the progress of each player each season and to have on file when they are recruiting.

15: WILL PLAYERS EAT LUNCH?
No. We will have two sessions (AM/PM) and we want to maximize our time on the field.

16: WILL MY SON RECEIVE A VIDEO FOR THE STADIUM SHOWCASE SERIES?
No, our focus will be on the stadium series experience and our incredible college coaches.

I95 Metro Baseball will be hosting a COMBINE which provides a unique opportunity for players to receive a full recruiting profile including: Multiple angle videos, More metrics, Profile Page, Reports & more.

17: ARE PARENTS ABLE TO ATTEND?
Yes, attendance is free and parents are encouraged to attend. There are NO parents within the first 4 rows of the stadium. Talking to your son during the event, before the event or after the event on the field will NEGATIVELY impact their recruitment. We encourage you to attend, watch and listen to all of our featured speakers.

18: WHAT DOES TEAM REPRESENTATION MEAN? DO ANY SCHOOLS BACK OUT?
The school (college) will send their: head coach, assistant coach, pitching coach or recruiting coordinator. Most schools are sending their head recruiting coordinators, assistant coach or pitching coach but more than several have their head coaching attending. 93% of our schools/coaches will be there both days. Some coaches, because of their schedule, can only attend one day.

The schools you see on our confirmed list have confirmed at least FIVE times with us they will be at the event. Sometimes there is a rare case of a family emergency, where a school/coach can’t make it or the coach is no longer with the school due to coaching change. Last year over 95% of our posted coaches attended. We pride ourselves on the accuracy and honesty of our respected schools & coaches. Our rapport with the programs are second to none. Once again outside of a family emergency or staff changes our schools & coaches will be there in person!

19: WHAT IF MY SON IS A TWO WAY PLAYER?
Over the course of the day a position player/pitcher will perform both, please note coaches want to see you at your BEST only. It is VERY important that your primary position is listed correctly on our registration form. 

20: WHAT IF MY SON IS A PITCHER ONLY?
Pitchers are far and away the most sought after position. Their verified metrics, profile, bullpen in front of all the coaches  make this a CAN’T MISS event for pitchers. Price and schedule remains the same.

21: PITCHERS – WHY DID THEY THROW AT THE END OF THE SESSION AND HOW MUCH DO THEY THROW?
Freshman pitchers in college are rarely starting pitchers. The staff & college coaches want to see how pitchers spend their down time and how effective they are after being at the ballpark for hours. This decision comes from our dialogue with college coaches.  More is not “better” in this case. Each pitcher will throw a 11-16 pitch bullpen in front of EVERY coach present.

22: WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF INTERESTED IN A CERTAIN SCHOOL?
Our suggestion for you moving forward is to email any and all schools that were confirmed to be at our event and let them know your interest and you will be attending I95 Metro Baseball. Let them know WHY you are interested in the school and what you can bring to the school, classroom and the baseball team. Ask when their camps are being held. The I95 Metro Baseball recruiting seminar (pre-camp meeting) will explain the best way to contact coaches post events.

23: ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS?
No there is not. We have several up-front costs upon sign-up. We take our commitment to you very seriously. We send out bi-monthly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on.

24: WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CREDIT POLICY?
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Requests received at least fourteen (14) days PRIOR to the start of the purchased event will receive a credit in the amount of 50% of the purchasing price. This is for ANY reason. This credit is valid for 12 months and can be used for our I95 Metro Baseball Stadium Series events. Any “request” for a credit less than fourteen (14) days prior to the start of the purchased event will forfeit their registration fees. NO EXCEPTIONS. I95 Metro Baseball runs the premier events in the country and has up-front fees and commitments paid out prior to each event. ALL activities are weather permitting and our events are rain or shine. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite poor weather or limited on-field activity.

I95 Metro Baseball has the right to move part/all of the showcase to an indoor facility located within 30 miles. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite the decision to move inside so that your son is seen.

25: WHAT IF MY SON GETS INJURED?
We will have a medical staff member. Our staff also has members that are CPR certified and Concussion certified. Any serious injury, an ambulance will be called. There are no refunds or credits for injuries.

26: WHAT TYPE OF BATS SHOULD WE USE?
ALL players will use -3 BBCOR

27: CAN PLAYERS WEAR CLEATS?
YES. Players MUST also have turf shoes/sneakers in case any indoor facilities will be used.

28: DOES I95 METRO BASEBALL SUPPORT ANY CHARITY?
Yes. I-95 Metro Baseball is proud to partner with Go4theGoal® to help support kids who are battling cancer and their families. Through our participation in Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer®, Go4theGoal® will be able to provide financial assistance, grant wishes, implement unique hospital programs and fund innovative research. Thank you to each and every player for Lacing Up and making a difference! http://go4thegoal.org

29: IS I95 METRO BASEBALL FOR ANY 2025-2028 GRADUATE THAT WANTS TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
YES. I95 Metro Baseball is open to ANY and ALL 2025-2028 graduates (Limited by availability).

30.  ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS?
No.  Due to NCAA rules and regulations all players must pay the same fee.  There are no scholarships or hardship discounts. I95 has 1 or 2 promotions during the season with a discount code, but our events sell out and sell out quickly.

Evaluation/Skill/Metric Day.
Players will be assigned and put through a variety of positional specific testing metrics (infield, outfield, catcher, pitcher), as well as on the mound in bullpens in front of EVERY coach in attendance. All position players will take live batting practice on the stadium field in front of ALL coaches. Two-way players will have the opportunity to showcase their: fielding, hitting, running and throwing.

Focus on your best!

Games, games, games.  All Spring, Summer & Fall players play lots of games.  Coaches want to see YOUR SKILL SET.  They want to see you take BP, take groundballs/flyballs, see you work as a catcher, see you throw a bullpen.  Players can play 9 innings and never get a chance to “showcase” their SKILLSET.  Our one day showcase is about YOU.   We know you may have games on Columbus Day Weekend, but the coaches will be at OUR EVENT.  They requested THIS DATE and this format. 

Recruiting is about the individual, not the team.  Only 3% of players that participate in top tournaments go on to play college baseball.  Our Summer event produced 37% players that committed to play baseball at the next level.

***Individual player profile page and performance metrics are provided to all players, parents, and coaches post events (INCLUDED in fee). ***

Each day several of our top college coaches in attendance will conduct informative talks with our parents and players to help provide recruiting rules and information along this recruiting journey. Programs Including: Duke, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, Florida, Salisbury, Alabama and several others. I95 Metro Baseball Showcases is your complete ROADMAP TO COLLEGE BASEBALL!