At I95 Metro Select Stadium Showcases, our mission statement and singular focus has always been on providing the nation’s premier college baseball showcase experience for every one of our players and their families while demonstrating the highest level of quality and integrity at all of our events.
Unfortunately, on June 25 the NCAA D1 council extended the recruiting "dead" period through August 31 for all NCAA sports due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. This ruling and mandate means that NO Division 1 coach is permitted to recruit any current High School student-athlete and prospective collegiate players “ON or OFF campus”. The NCAA recruiting ban specifically includes: ALL camps, team tournaments, as well as team/individual showcases. I95 has also learned that it is very likely that MANY D2/D3 coaches and programs may also be prohibited from recruiting and contacting prospective recruits as well through August 31.
There are many reasons why I95 Metro Baseball has become a top event, and there is no reason more important than our D1 Coaches we always have in attendance along with the hundreds of talented players this yields from all 50 states across the country. In fact, last year alone, I95 was proud to showcase 94 players from our events who committed to D1 schools, and each year we consistently have a minimum of 40 Division 1 coaches attend our events including an average of 6 top 25 programs per year.
While other camp/showcase events may continue their programming in some capacity this summer despite the current health crisis and NCAA recruiting blackout, I95 showcase events are committed more than ever to providing the highest ethics and standards to our families. We have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel our two remaining scheduled events for the summer of 2020. I95 pledges to always provide the service and events that all of our families deserve. Events that plan on “ live streaming to coaches” or having just 25 schools, is simply not a showcase that you signed up for.
I95 is currently planning for two 2020 Fall Showcase Events starting when we hope our D1 coaches will be permitted to join us and see YOU.
Our events are being canceled due to the integrity and highest of standards of our company on behalf of all our players, families, and coaches. Our events were already 85% full for the summer of 2020 (we have sold out ALL events the previous three years) as we are very fortunate that our relationships with all of our 100+ college coaches and especially our 50+ D1 coaches set us apart. It would simply just NOT be the same without them on the field in attendance.
All current registered players have received a FULL refund or future credit (their choice) from I95 Metro Baseball.
I95 understands that this is an unprecedented time and extremely frustrating for all of our student-athletes. Do not give up on your dream in this difficult time, and most importantly do not not lose your commitment to improving your skill sets! I95 hopes we can assist you in helping guide you on your road map and achieve your dream to play college baseball at the next level, whether through our combine, 2020 fall showcase or 2021 events. ALWAYS sign up with full confidence with I95 Metro Baseball.