Congratulations with getting started in the Florida Marlins organization in spring training. I know this is an exciting time for you and your family.
As we discussed a couple weeks ago, Cody is continuing to have an outstanding season and BPA is very instrumental in that process. Along with the BPA workouts, he continues to work with Kevin Cominsky/offense and Chris Peterson/defense. Kevin also asked Cody to assist him with the BPA 13u team and he started that yesterday. Even though there is an age difference between Cody and the team, they already had the benefit of knowing one another because of the BPA workouts. As a result they communicated well.
Because of his BPA training Cody has seen a dramatic shift in his game both offensively and defensively this year. Offensively, he is 7 for 16 with 2 singles, 1 double, 2 triples and 2 homeruns. Against Timber Creek last week we won 7-5. For that game he was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 homeruns. He scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI’s and player of the game. On defense he made a few routine plays, but he then made a diving play on a sharply hit ground ball to his left, deep in the 4/3 hole. It was fun to hear the stands buzz because that happened AFTER he hit the double and two homeruns.
There is no denying his current success ties directly to the BPA training he has received in the TOTAL approach to the game which includes details such as defensive practice drills, pre-game, pre-at bat and mid-at bat preparation and strategies. I see BPA’s influence when he takes ground balls in practice and in the batting cages. Because of the level of detail you, and your coaching staff communicate, he is now equipped with the knowledge to make accurate corrections to his own mistakes. That is a huge step for any baseball player.
Thank you for making BPA available to us. Because of what you have committed to the players and parents through this organization we are having the baseball “time of our lives.”
We appreciate you.
I just wanted to let both of you know how happy I was with the quality of the program you organized this past weekend. As I’m sure you are aware, there are many people out there that make a lot of promises about what they have to offer only to fail on delivering those promises.
You guys were organized, you had a truly outstanding group of college and professional baseball coaches working with the boys and everyone got a lot out of it. I hope this is the first of many successful events for you both.
David J. Asmann
"My son did this camp in 2008 and it was fantastic. He had an excellent baseball experience and garnered a lot of attention from the experience. From this one showcase alone, he received at least 4 Division 1 phone calls.
He came home enthused and ready to jump into the college baseball recruiting world.
Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone interested. Coach Barkett and his staff are Aces!"
Just wanted to pass this opportunity on in case you want to share with some of your prospects. The Camp Director for this is an enthusiastic Coach/Manager in the Tigers organization, Andy Barkett. Coach Barkett always gives me a hard time because he went to school at Killian in Miami and apparently way back in 1990 (I keep telling him it is before I was born) his team beat the Jesuit Tigers in the State Play-offs.
Despite this minor "character flaw" he always has an activities-filled and fun Camp where you walk away having learned something about your play. Unfortunately, I will be in Annapolis at a Navy Baseball Leadership Seminar at this time and will not be able to attend this. However, I highly recommend the Camp to those interested.
Tampa Jesuit High School
Catcher/ Class of 2011