Players and Families
In response to the NCAA announcement regarding recruiting in the month of July for this season we are postponing the PAC NW Regional Games until August. We are tentatively planning to play between August 1st and the 6th. We are working on locking down a new facility - we will not be hosting this event in King County. There is a chance we will need to modify the format/structure of the event to better meet health guidelines and requirements for returning to play. With that being said, we will be running the PAC NW Regional Games regardless of D-1 coaches attendance in August. If we have to extend dates or segment which groups play on which day, we will. The event will be fully covered by Prospect Wire and we will capture video and metrics for colleges as well as live stream all games. The recruiting/showcase opportunities this summer will look far different than in past years. We will adapt to what is required to provide players opportunities and coaches the ability to see players.
This has been a very stressful time for us all and we appreciate your patience in this matter. We have posted a list of frequently asked questions to help all of you understand the situation:
Why would you hold the PAC NW games with no coaches in attendance?
In our extensive talks with coaches around the country there is no guarantee there will be a recruiting period at all in 2020. Even if recruiting is allowed coaches have been furloughed, budgets have been slashed, and some institutions are not allowing coaches to leave regardless of what happens in 2020. We will adapt and make sure all of the coaches in our database - this is far more than those who are able to attend the event - receive metrics, videos, and live stream links in order to evaluate players.
Why is it important to come play and how will coaches see me without being there?
Its important to continue to compete at the highest level and challenge yourself as a ballplayer. This allows the best players to play against the best players. Coaches are watching social media and live streams as much as they can from the comfort of their own homes. We have partnered up with Prospect Wire to cover the event from a scouting perspective. We have hired other baseball social media experts to watch the games and promote relevant metrics and information out to the public. We are all set up to live stream each game so coaches can see how you perform against the best. We are also here to promote players as much as possible as we do each year at the PAC NW Regional games.
What if I don't feel its worth it to attend?
It is our opinion as stated above that there is much value to be had regardless of whether or not D-1 coaches can attend. However, if you feel you don't want to attend we will remove you from the list and process your refund. With everything happening there will be limited spots and we want to make sure to fill what we have with the right guys and constantly communicate which players will be in attendance with the schools as well as pro scouts.
What else is PAC NW Regional Baseball doing to help us get seen?
Currently we are working on holding another PAC NW Regional Games event over Labor Day weekend September 4th-7th. Regardless of what happens in August players have lost a lot of opportunities to be seen. We believe we can make up for this by providing two opportunities to play in these games and hope that D-1 schools will be able to recruit in September if not August. By running two events, players get to compete against the best competition twice, coaches will be able to either see players twice in person or watch them play via live stream once and in person a second time or in a worst case scenario, evaluate players via live stream twice. Another opportunity is in the form of prospect camps if Phase 3 doesn't allow a lot of fields to be opened. We want to see guys perform and help as many of you players as possible.
Lastly, we have lots of schools requesting information about players. If you have videos, metrics, and other highlights, please tag us on social media so we can promote you as much as possible during this time.
Please stay safe and keep working hard. Times like these present a great opportunity for you to evaluate what this game and the opportunities it provides mean to you and what you are willing to do to accomplish them.
PAC NW Regional Baseball
Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball was founded in 2015 by Rhett Parker. It has always been our goal to provide the best players in each class with the opportunity to compete with and against each other on the largest platforms both within our region and nationally. PAC Northwest Baseball is made up of three branches: PAC NW Regional Games, PAC NW Fall Scout Teams, and PNW National Teams.
The PAC NW Regional Games are designed for the very best prospects who are going into their freshmen to senior years of high school. Each class only accepts between 100-120 players from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Canada, Utah, and Arizona. Most participants are from WA and OR with additional players from surrounding areas. Players at this event are physically ready to be recruited by division I schools or have a huge upside with lots of projection.
We have a 10 year history of players trusting us as evaluators, advisors, and advocates for their baseball careers. Our Senior Scout Teams are comprised of the top uncommitted seniors who we believe fall into a fringe category between being a high end junior college player and a late bloomer or undiscovered player with the potential to be a division 1 athlete. We use the fall as an opportunity to play 32 innings of junior college baseball over 8 weekends in order for our staff to evaluate each player and the successes or shortcomings they have at the junior college level. We also have an underclass scout team with the top juniors in the Pacific Northwest that play a mix of colleges and fall teams in front of division I and professional scouts.
Our PNW National Teams are comprised of the top talent in the region and compete in various Perfect Game Events. Traditionally we attend the PG Fall Championships and the MLK Championships in January. These are great opportunities to compete with the best talent in our area against the best talent from different parts of the country.
If you are interested in getting involved with PAC NW Regional Baseball, we recommend filling out a prospect form below and sending us videos with stats on our social medias as a way for us to notice you.
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