Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Invitations Extended

Below is a copy of an email that went out this morning along with an invitation to the September 17th & 18th Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  The email provides details about the event.  We don't have everybody's email who deserves an invitation, so please feel free to contact us at taylorobe@aol.com to receive a copy.  All ranked players and any players we have listed or written about on this website is eligible to attend.  Also, if you have attended our elite showcases in the past you are also invited.  Finally, we will accept nominations from coaches for invitations.

Parents, Coaches, Players,

We are now a little over 60 days before the September 17th and 18th Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase (fall).  Attached is an invitation for your son/player.  As was the case last September, the event will be loaded with talent and will represent another opportunity for your son/player to compete against the best players from around Ohio, the Midwest and the nation.  As is the case with every Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, the exposure opportunities will be great, as there will be numerous scouting services, video guys and small college coaches in the house to document the action.  In addition, with the return of the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star Games, your son/player will have the opportunity to compete against the very best. 

As I have done before, I will be maintaining a running list of players who have committed to the event (right hand side of the website).  This is not an official list and will not hold your son/player a spot in the showcase, as only a full payment of the $149.00 registration fee by the deadline will guarantee a spot. Also, for your convenience, I have placed a Pay Pal link in the upper right hand corner of the website if you would like to pay the fee online with a credit card.  When using Pay Pal, please make sure you enter your son/player’s name, grade, height and position in the space provided, as this will assist me to match your payment with the registration forms. Also, please make sure you note the Pay Pal receipt number on the registration form, and then bring the receipt with you the morning of the event.  If you plan to attend the event, please email us with your intentions, provide me with your son’s name, grade, height and position, then send in the registration forms and fee ASAP. Please do not send registration forms without the fee!  Every player must submit completed registration forms.

Once again, we will be hosting a 2nd-5th grade division for the younger players. Because of the smaller numbers with these age groups, this division may be combined into 1 division. As the date of the showcase gets closer, I will be sending out emails and updating the website.  It is very important that you continue to follow the website up until the day of the event (http://www.BuckeyePrep.blogspot.com) for updates, as things may change. I know I don’t have email addresses for everybody, and some people don’t use the internet very often; therefore, please help me spread the message and share the information and updates with those parents who you know may not receive the information they need.  If you know of a ranked player, or any kid who may be talented enough to attend the event, have them contact me for an invitation.

For those of you who have not attended Buckeye Prep showcases in the past, below are a number of links to articles and videos from past events. Please take the time to go through the material as they offer some great insight into the nature of the events.  For those you who have participated in the showcases, you know that the competition is fierce; the right people are there watching; and the event is always well run.

Based on the level of participation last September, the positive feedback we received after the event, this event will likely be SOLD OUT. Because of facility limitations, once all of the spots have been filled, I cannot add additional players. Spots will be filled on a “first come, first served basis.” If you have any questions or concerns, emailing me is the best option, but feel free to call me at 614-203-2929.  I hope to see you in March!

PS. I’m always looking for quality coaches.  If you enjoy working with kids, have a coaching background, can be objective and are interested in coaching at the event, please email me. Coaches will receive a free admission ($20 value), showcase T-shirt and free meals and drinks in our coaches and media only hospitality lounge. This year, the coaches/media lounge will be sponsored by Roosters Restaurant, so we will be eating good!! Please note, you cannot coach your son or player(s), and every attempt will be made to schedule around your son’s games.

Rob Taylor
Buckeye Prep Report

Committed player list, updates, media & video links from past events:

Information Page: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X4CIserff98selJqtwFyl81Zdt2eRH-2rvnT1agnc8U/edit

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