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3 Reasons You Shouldn't Take the New SAT

by Dan Edmonds
The SAT is changing (again). You should take the ACT instead. Here’s why.

In 2005, the SAT changed because the University of California system threatened to stop using it. In 2016, it’s changing because  the ACT is threatening to make it irrelevant. You’ll hear a raft of other reasons from College Board, but all it takes is a quick look at the changes to see that the SAT is becoming more like that ACT. It’s the New Coke moment of standardized testing. And, unfortunately for the College Board, I predict their new product will be about as successful as New Coke was.
The simple fact is that there are numerous good reasons that students shouldn’t take the new SAT next spring — they should opt for the ACT instead.

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Fastpitch Online Showcase Event November 2015

Nov 8, 2015 - USA Select Individual Showcase and Exposure Games - Windsor, CT 
Nov. 13, 2015 - Elite All American College Showcase Recruiting Camp and Unsigned Senior Event- Plano, TX

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2015-2016 Season Payment Procedures **Important Changes**

MSP is pleased to be gearing up for fall events and the 2015-2016 season.  We have made exciting strides moving forward with the technology and media aspects of our program.  We have an updated website that will launch by January 2016, which will be mobile friendly.  You will start to see more features added to our events with MSP and Midwest Media, videos, social media and much more!  As technology advances, MSP has decided to move forward with a change in our payment procedures, effective the start of our fall season.  Please see below the new payment procedures for MSP events:

The payment deadline for all events is the Sunday before the event at midnight.  The only exception to this is in the case of tournaments in which MSP has advertised that the payment deadline is earlier.

All teams must pay online through for every event by the payment deadline.  MSP will no longer accept payments over the phone or by check. 

Any team that is unpaid by the payment deadline is subject to be removed from the tournament prior to scheduling.

We appreciate all of your understanding with these changes.  If you are unfamiliar with how to pay online and/or need any assistance in learning this process, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 913-543-6116.   

Fall Tournaments are posted and we need teams to send in their schedules.

Playing for the right travel team can have a huge impact on a players recruiting. It seems travel teams are conducting tryouts for the next year and this summer has not even ended yet. So what is the right travel team?

Posted by: kgwydir1 on 6/12/2015 | 0 Comments

I am often asked "Does my daughter need a softball skills video?" or better   "My travel coach says I do not need one".

As a former NCAA D1 and D2 coach I used video as a key component of my recruiting process. Video helped me decide who I would spend travel funds and valuable recruiting time on to see play live at a tournament.  There were a few times in my coaching career where I offered a scholarship solely based on video because I liked what I saw but was not able  to see the player live. So, based on my experience let me give you some tips about skills videos.

So who needs a skills video?

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FPOS Recruiting Events Summer 2015

June 19, 2015 - Elite Capital of TX Showcase Recruiting Camp-  Round Rock, TX

July 9, 2015 - Elite Diamond Summer Showcase Recruiting Camp - Plano, TX

July 10, 2015 - USSSA Be the Best Showcase Recruiting Camp - Laurel, MD

July 16, 2015 - USA Elite Northern Exposure Summer Showcase Recruiting Camp - Meriden, CT

July 20, 2015 - USSSA Midwest World Series Recruiting Camp - Shawnee, KS

July 21, 2015 - USSSA World Star Games - Shawnee, KS

All recruiting camps include a virtual showcase sent to over 2000 college coaches and a month free access to the FPOS online class - The Roadmap to College Recruiting Success

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