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Advantages of Hawk Baseball

Fall Season

  • Workout daily
  • 8 week fall program August 20 - October 12
  • Weight program specialized for pitchers and position players
  • First Fall game - 1st week of September
  • 20 dates with outside competition
  • Intra-squad World Series

Spring Season

  • Begin January 10
  • First game can be February 1
  • Signing date - January 15
  • Spring trip to Orlando, FL
  • Ends at World Series

Number of Games

  • 20 Fall dates/56 regular season games

Coaching/Instruction

  • Individual instruction
  • Instruction staff of four +
  • Pro Advantage - Video taping
  • Professional experience

Equipment/Facilities

  • Access to indoor facilities, four batting cages and pitching machines
  • Access to weight room and fitness room
  • Access to indoor mounds
  • Professionally prepared and cared for field
  • First-class equipment and three sets of game uniforms (Nike / Louisville Slugger contracts)
  • Double batting cages between fields

Coaches' Philosophy

  • Pro-like atmosphere
  • Development of the individual within the team concept
  • Emphasize strong work ethic and character
  • Strong placement opportunities to play beyond Heartland Community College

Financial Aid

  • Academic scholarships
  • Athletic scholarships
  • Low cost housing fully furnished w/ all utilities included
  • Work-study program
  • Foundation scholarships

Summer Opportunities

  • Scrappers in Normal, placement into premier college leagues

Academics

  • Fully accredited, transferable classes
  • Quarter terms, semester hours
  • Small teacher/student ratios - family-type atmosphere
  • Academic support center w/ tutoring and study tables
  • Outstanding instruction staff - professional and available

Exposure

  • Professional - Coach Metzger as Associate Scout-Atlanta Braves
  • Scout Day, All-Star game, conference exposure day
  • Contacts with numerous coaches at the 4 year collegiate level

Town of Normal

  • Small, rural, farm community - few distractions
  • Strong Booster Club and local business support
  • Outstanding instructional staff and administration support
  • Upscale community with family values
  • Small town atmosphere with big city amenities
  • Lowest crime rate of any Illinois city over 100,000 in population