Need an import coach or player?
Finding the right import or imports for your club is not an easy task. There are so many things to consider other than where they played and how they performed. The key ingredient is, do they have the right character and attitude to help your club improve in more ways that just the win column. Have they been injured recently? Do they have a wife and/or child at home? Most importantly….. do they understand exactly what it will be like playing for your club, and in this foreign country?
Our best advice would be communication, communication, communication. The problem is, many of the people recruiting for clubs are doing so on a volunteer basis and often do not have the time to do a thorough job. Sometimes English is not their native language and there are miscommunications leaving imports misinformed. In our experience, 90% of the failed import-club relationships could have been avoided if there was better communication up front from both sides.
We are here to offer our free and paid help to help avoid these costly situations.
Verification. We pre-screen our members and put as much information as possible in their profile to make your life easier. We cannot guarantee character or performance, but we do our best to make it clear what skills they bring to the table and character they possess. If we receive information that someone is not of the character we desire of our members, we decline their application or remove them from the website.
Candidate Lists. We will send you lists of imports who we believe are available that would fit what you are looking for. These are not recommendations, these are whom we believe might be a good fit based on the information we have gathered from them and from the you.
NCAA Rating Guide. We highly recommend using this guide that we put together when recruiting recent college graduates who did not play professionally. Steps: google –> college –> open the wikipedia link –> athletics –> remember conference and division –> open this guide –> find the rating. All conferences are rated on the same scale because some NCAA III conferences are better than some NCAA I conferences for example.
More Ranking Reports
Top NAIA College Programs 2016 (Updated multiple times annually, just google it)
Blog and Podcast. If you are really keen, we have plenty of written posts and interviews at www.baseballjobsoverseas.com on finding the right fit for your club.
If you are ready to get started with our free help, skip to the form below and fill it out.
PAID SCOUTING SERVICE
- Assemble a detailed list of candidates for you to choose your favorites from.
- Contact the shortened list of candidates to confirm interest.
- Evaluate their character by contacting former coaches and teammates, as well as our networks. We also take a look at their lives outside of baseball that help get a better feel of who they are.
- Evaluate their skills and abilities by analyzing statistics and watching video. We combine our observations with the feedback we receive from people within our networks as well as their references.
- Send you our top choices to review with your board.
- If you are ready to move towards a signing, we interview them on Skype to get a better feel for their character and to make sure all their questions are answered. If they are ready to sign, we arrange an interview with you.
- Provide a contract template and/or advice on what to put in the contract.
- Find replacement imports in the case of injury or change of circumstances.
If you are ready to move forward with the scouting service, please fill out the form below.