+1And what are you looking for out of it ? Just games, or individual instruction, too ? Off-season stuff, too ?
There is a big difference between just playing summer games or a multi-position player getting cage work, a throwing velocity builder, strength-and-agility, cold-weather infield practice, and pitching instruction. Fall, winter, and summer, plus >50 summer games. $2.5k can be a bargain, $500 can be a rip-off.
And by the way, who does this^?Hit, unlike you I don’t have a son that played a couple years with the Longhorns (or any program for that matter). I just study the organizations and the proof is in the pudding. Sure the Longhorns might get lucky on occasion and send a kid 1 or 2, most of the time they inherit a kid already committed but they simply aren’t known for building that home grown player. Look around the college ranks - the programs I mentioned have the most kids not just on rosters but actually playing. If you want to win the Diamond League or some local tourneys that’s cool. But if I have an elite level player he’s not playing for the Longhorns. You bring up cost and yeah that’s a factor but every program out there will help a player in need.
This is beauty of opinions. We’ve all got them. At the end of the day it’s up to parents to do their research and make decision best for their son.
I've not had a kid play for DeBord. I know some that have. I've in no way claimed that he works harder than any of these other guys. You are inventing an argument to have with yourself. He and a few others always conduct themselves respectably, however.Have you ever had a son play for Debord? Sure he’s a great guy and means very well. But don’t act like he works harder than any of the other guys running other clubs. Harsh reality is college coaches don’t tie themselves to just nice guys. They go where talent is. When they get it once, they go back. So again yes he tries hard but doesn’t hold the same weight with decision makers that OE LE BL etc.