Prep Baseball Program Overview
Becoming part of the AP Baseball Prep Programs offers each player a unique opportunity to train and develop alongside some of the regions most premier high school, collegiate and professional athletes. While development is at the forefront of the program, creating quality exposure to college and professional scouts is also a high priority during our 8-week summer schedule. We select highly competitive venues for our teams to compete in through out the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions that offer both great competition and exposure. The goal of the summer schedule is to not only compete but develop proper in-season training regimens as well as remain active in the college recruiting process.
Providing our athletes with the tools necessary to enhance their skills is vital to their development as an athlete. From the strength and conditioning programming to the off-season skill specific development, we promote strong information, attention to detail and quality repetitions.
Assisting our athletes with the post-secondary opportunity is a key component to the college recruiting process. We want to give our athletes the opportunity to choose the school that fits their academic, athletic and social needs.
Above all else, being a good teammate and contributor to society is what the Academy is about. We are the only program in the region that offers a mental conditioning workshop to our athletes to assist in their development.
Join Our Team Today
For those athletes looking to be considered for one of our full season prep baseball teams, please fill out and submit the form below. Once your form is submitted, a member of our player development staff will be in contact with you to set up an initial meeting and workout. All players that are a part of any prep baseball team must submit an academic transcript prior to program entry.
Players that are selected for the full-season teams are assigned rolls based on skill set and team needs. While playing time is not guaranteed, each player will receive playing time based on work ethic, skill level, performance and academic commitment. We are a competitive program however will not stray from our focus on player development principles.Program commitment begins in December and runs through early August. Each and every athlete on the roster will be responsible to attend all mandatory hitting, lifting and team practice sessions during the off-season. While we do encourage multi-sport athletes, we highly suggest that our athletes make as many team sessions as possible. During the summer months, the expectation is for full commitment to team games and practice dates.
Academically, each of our athletes will have the ability to meet with our academic advisor, John Martin, M.Ed., on an individual basis to discuss all academic criteria. This includes post-secondary planning, class schedule construction, college application material, SAT and ACT preparation. All of our athletes will be required to set and attain GPA's on an individual basis and will be held to this standard through out the academic year. Failure to meet specific academic criteria will result in disciplinary actions.
WHAT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE AP ACADEMY BASEBALL PLAYERS ATTENDED? . . .
AP Academy baseball players work with our college planning advisor John Martin on an individualized and group basis to work on finding the right fit for them based off of their individual skill set, academic profile and social needs. Our college placement list includes DI, DII, DIII and Junior College programs. Some of the notable commitments include: Boston College, University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, University of Hartford, University of Rhode Island, Stetson University, West Point (Army), Quinnipiac University, Trinity College and Tufts University.
WHAT TYPE OF BASEBALL DEVELOPMENT TAKES PLACE? . . .
All of the athletes in our baseball prep programs go through training in the weight room during a pre-season 12-week training program and summer "in-season" strength and maintenance program. During the off-season, we focus primarily on individual skill development; defensive mechanics, offensive mechanics, pitching mechanics and throwing programs. The in-season training consists of more on-field or batting tunnel team practice.
HOW MANY TEAMS ARE IN THE PROGRAM AND WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ROSTER SIZE? . . .
Our Prospect Program consists of 4 teams for 2018; 18u, 17u, 16u, 15u Underclass. Each team will have an average of 14 players per roster with our 17u/18u rosters slightly higher as they have multiple pitcher only (PO) roster spots.
WHERE DOES AP ACADEMY COMPETE? . . .
AP Academy builds a 7-week competitive summer schedule around some of the highest profile events on the East Coast. From the Super 17 Invitational, Perfect Game Super 25, Prospect Select-Boston Open, we compete against some of the toughest competition from Florida to Maine. This brings a high level of exposure to collegiate programs recruiting these competitive venues.