Dirtbags Baseball Showcase

  • North Carolina
Sep 07, 2013 - Sep 07, 2013

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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“Our experience with the Dirtbag”

Reviewed 2 years ago
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Our experience with the Dirtbag organization is a mixed bag of good and bad. The Dirtbags organization does not have Dad's coaching their squads so "Daddy ball" is for the most part not an issue. The players support each other and overall the experience with the individual team is good. The issues though of selecting a team of all infielders and not setting individual assignments is a difficult one. Essentially, the coach has little input into the squad. Our coach did not set fielding assignments. Who ever got into the position first really ended up playing the position. It was especially painful with some of the players who wanted to play 3rd base. The other issue was we had no players who identified as outfielders, so there was always a struggle to fill the infield and the remaining positions were up for grabs. These were specific issues for our squad. What was more specific to the Dirtbag organization was the following: - It was very expensive, about $900 for 4 tournaments. - The few tournaments we did play our squad would end up playing another Dirtbag team. We would travel to Charlotte for that large expense to play our own teams, we really could have done that in Raleigh. - There are no practices, it is difficult to improve as a squad without having some field time. - There was little organizational communications, essentially a schedule of when to show up. - The coach does not keep a book or track the players progress. - The coach is really not a coach, in that he does not work on players deficiencies. So several questions come to mind, can you showcase your talent without the right foundation? Even professional baseball players need a coach and a squad needs coaching. How much money are you willing to spend to play baseball on the weekends? It is true, you will play against better skill level players with this organization. What is that worth to you has to be answered.