"The DCAT Tour was a vital gateway to my ultimate college decision. The Tour's unparalleled efficiency allowed for a maximum number of visits to top academic colleges in a condensed time frame, providing invaluable interaction with and exposure to college coaches, while managing to sprinkle in some MLB games as icing along the way." - Farm Director - Minnesota Twins
"The DCAT college tour was a great opportunity for me to see so many top institutions in such a short period of time. It enabled me to get a feel for exactly what I was looking for in a college and a baseball program. The workouts were also a great opportunity to showcase my skills in a small setting in front of many of the schools that we visited. The kids were all nice and we all have stayed connected since the tour. Overall it is an outstanding opportunity that should not be missed and is not something I could have accomplished on my own."
- Grant Schwartz
Participants will load onto a charter bus to embark on the popular 5-day DCAT Academic Colleges & Stadium Tour that will conclude after visiting 16 of the top colleges & universities (including 7 of the 8 Ivies) in the country and various professional ballparks. Tour participants will be able to jump-start their summer recruiting process by showcasing their skills in front of dozens of college coaches along the way and interacting with them as they lead tours of their campuses.
The DCAT Academic Colleges & Stadium Tour in early summer is tailored for the high school ballplayer looking to get an early start on their summer recruiting process.
The Tour's purpose is to visit different types of college campuses, meet with baseball coaches who lead the tours and watch our Philly/Boston area skill workouts, to help improve players' skills, and to visit pro ballparks. The tour is open to ALL high school ballplayers (9-12) regardless of ability.
DCAT ACADEMIC COLLEGES & STADIUM TOUR:
A highly experienced college coach (Stan Exeter of Ursinus College- 20+ years of head coaching experience) will lead the DCAT Academic Colleges & Stadium Tour.
Tour 16 different college campuses at nationally renowned colleges & universities on the east coast in less than 5 days
Campus tours led by college baseball coaches, admissions, and DCAT Directors at top universities & liberal arts colleges, including Ivy and NESCAC. Schools visited: Swarthmore, Penn, Haverford, Villanova, Ursinus, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Trinity, Wesleyan, Amherst, Dartmouth, Harvard, Tufts, Holy Cross, Brown
Exposure to college coaches and ability to interact with them on tours they lead has led to active recruitment of former College & Stadium tour participants
2 comprehensive skill workouts led by DCAT Staff @ Ursinus College (Philadelphia area) and Tufts University (Boston area) in front of dozens of college coaches from the following conferences: Ivy, Patriot, Mid-Atlantic, NESCAC, Centennial, Big East, Liberty, Landmark, NJAC, Freedom, Commonwealth Coast, NEWMAC, UAA, East Coast
Information given on colleges visited during the trip by Coach Exeter
Ongoing coaching and skill development with DCAT staff
Ongoing interaction with and recruiting education from DCAT staff - Discussions of and answers to college questions about recruiting & admissions processes
Tickets to MLB or MILB games
Private Tour of Fenway Park (likely)
All Hotels and breakfasts, bus costs, college tour T-Shirt
"The DCAT college bus tour was an exceptional opportunity for my son to get exposure to a wide variety of select colleges with a group of similarly-minded high school athletes. He came back from the tour with a much elevated knowledge of the college selection process and a greater enthusiasm for initiating the search himself. This bus tour was a critical step in my son's finding the right college for academics and for baseball."