Baseball is a competitive sport. No matter the age level of competition, players want to hit it, chuck it and run it as hard as they can. While some physically develop faster than others, all players should stay safe. Ensuring proper mechanics at max effort level is the best way to stay healthy and compete! Taking measurements show where players they are and where they need to develop, grow and thrive!" to "Coaches take measurements to show players where they are currently, and show them where they could be in the future to develop, grow and thrive!
Knowledge is power and getting measured increases your knowledge of your game. Armed with verified data, the player coach and parent can get a real-time snapshot of where the player is and more importantly, how to help them improve. Knowing your numbers and having a scout's assessment of your performance maps your training plan, chooses what drills you use, and how often you should play to develop.
Hearing from coaches is only half the story. Here are players at different stages of development talking about the impact of getting a full scouting report and know what their numbers mean to their training....
"It was really cool to get measured! The radar gun and the hitting machine were fun and made me feel like I played for the Yankees. I learned I was swinging a bat that was too heavy and that I wasn't fielding ground balls the right way. My dad and I are working on the right stuff now."
"I was always one of the best kids on my team, but I didn't realize how many other guys throw that much harder than me. My coach used video to improve my mechanics. After a couple of months he put me back on Rapsodo and me and my Dad could see I got a lot better and stronger."
"Doing a one-on-one measurement session was really easy. I took my time between stations, and the coach let me throw a few extra times til I felt like I threw my hardest. We went over my scouting report and I compared numbers to other players. I know what I need to work on now."
"I did my first showcase when I was 14 yrs old and learned where my numbers were better and not as good as other guys my age. I learned what to work on and how to get better. Ultimately I used them for exposure to college coaches and saw I was good enough to play at the next level."
YakkerBall gives players 8 years old and up two options to get their certified scouting report. We have certified Yakker Ball partners throughout the globe who will take your measurements once you sign up for a Yakker Ball Group Measurement Event or schedule a private session with them. The number of certified partners is growing every week, so we will also notify you when there is an event in your area.
OK, so we're a little biased, but we created YakkerBall profiles out of frustration. Players need more control of their profiles, at a reasonable price and the ability to create their own news and share videos. Throw in the ability to connect and DM, and we think we got something pretty great, but you can do the math....
Whether you sign up for a group measurement event or book a one-on-one session with one of our certified YakkerBall partners, you should expect a great session that will test your skills and push you to excel. Player education is a key component of the experience, so parents and players can get an understanding of how coaches evaluate talent.
Trained coaches will take measurements and upload them to your profile:
We have partnered with current and former MLB Scouts, College Coaches and nationally-ranked High Schools to give players an in-depth assessment of their hitting, pitching, fielding and speed skills. Expect a developmental grades along with a written description.
Once your measurements are verified, you get immediate access to our award-winning Player Leaderboards. Compare your numbers to players locally and globally to see where you rank. Benchmark your numbers vs. class avg and percentile.
Unlike other scouting sites, that won't let you touch YOUR profile, YakkerBall profiles are fully customizable. Post up your vids, pics and news ANYTIME you want. Not only are we cool with that, we'll want to share your top moments on our site and social media.
It's no secret that players who get measured AND adjust their training plan accordingly - on average - see a 15% lift in their performance. Sign up now to see how good you are now and how great you can become with the RIGHT training plan.
Scouting Services are just too expensive! We started YakkerBall with the firm belief that getting measured and getting a professional scouting report should not break the bank. Book an appointment at a verified facility or attend one of our events throughout the year.
Get a YakkerBall profile, Membership for a year, a full set of Measurements, and a professional scouting report.
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