Thursday, August 9, 2012

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Update

Below is an email I sent out this morning.  Please read and respond accordingly.

Parents & Coaches,

Below is a link to my preliminary commitment list and showcase updates.  As it reflects, there are only 3 more spots available until the event is sold out. If every person on the list was paid in full, there would only be those few spots available. However, everybody has not paid or sent in their registration forms. At this point, I'm preparing to put together the final showcase rosters and order jerseys. I can not place a player on a roster or order a jersey for any player who has not paid the registration fee and sent in the forms, nor can I hold a spot if the fees have not been paid.  Although a players name may appear on the initial commitment list, that does not hold a spot, and they will not be placed on an official roster without payment and the registration forms. Also, at this point, after I have received 380 paid registrations and the rosters are set, I can't add any additional players. Also, because of no shows the day of the event, I can't turn down anybody who is prepared to pay the fee now.  Therefore, it is first come first served for the remaining spots. Since the deadline has passed, If I get a call today and the parent can pay the registration fee using Pay Pal, I will bump someone and give them a spot. Also, there will be no "walk up" additions, as the event will be sold out. In addition, several parents have paid the registration fee using the Pay Pal Link in the upper right hand corner of the website, but they have not yet sent in the registration forms.  Consequently, their kid's name has not been added to the official list.  If you have paid the fee that way, I need to match the payment with your child's name, so I need the completed registration forms ASAP! Some of you are going to be upset with me when their son is not listed on a roster, but in order to keep things organized, everything needs to be rapped up prior to the event.

Enough about the administrative matters; the showcase is really shaping up to be special! New features are being added weekly to help make this a fantastic event. Please continue to visit the website for showcase updates, as I will be updating the above link as things occur. I hope to have the rosters and schedule posted 2 weeks prior to the events, but that will be dictated by the parent's prompt response to my requests. The Ohio North vs South Rosters are just about completed, and I will be posting them within the next 2 weeks.  If your child is not yet committed to the event, or the registration forms and fees are not paid soon, they can not participate in the "Challenge" games. As always, please help pass the word to those parents and players who might not have internet access so everybody has the opportunity to participate. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me.  Thanks for your time!

Rob Taylor
Buckeye Prep Report


  1. on your google document, do you have confirmed payment and registration for those on page one and the second page are those who have said they were coming (or you have payment or registration for, but not both)?

  2. Just wondering if an answer will be provided to the question asked. I see that you have commented on other articles since this question was asked.


  3. I don't quite understand your question, but the published list only represents the names of kids who said they were coming to the event. I maintain a separate, more important list of all kids who have registered and paid. That list is not, and will not be published. What will be published in the next few weeks is the initial draft of the rosters, which will only contain the names of "paid & registered" players. At this point, there are more names on the "commitment list" than are on my "paid list," but the gap is closing quickly as I continue to receive payments and registration forms! As I stated in my email, there are going to be some parents/coaches angry at me, but I'm not going to hold a spot if the registration fee and forms have not been paid/submited, and that includes a lot of so called "top kids." If you want an organized event, things must be handled in a business-type manor. Enough with that; this event has a chance to be really “Special.” The talent that will be in the gym in September is going to be unmatched, and will have the region buzzing for a long time! Even if you don’t have a player/child playing, you might want to make the drive to Columbus see this. If you are not there, you will be reading about. Talent and Exposure, it does not get any better than that !!!

  4. I'm getting calls everyday asking about additional spots. For now, I'm maintaining a waiting list. If you have a child you want to get in the showcase, please email with his name, grade, height and position and I will make a copy of the email, and when a spot opens up, I will add names from that waiting list.

  5. Thanks. I only wanted to know if there was some reason for how the 2-paged document was organized since they look so different. I agree you shouldn't hold spots. This is not a new event overall so folks should simply plan for this time of year! Why is there a waiting list? If registration hasn't been completed, it would seem those spots are open. Folks have had plenty of time to register at this point....just sayin...

  6. Has The Hotel Code Been Generated Yet? If So what is it?