DeMarini Top96 College Coaches Baseball Clinics
TOP 96, Inc. conducts DeMarini Top96 Clinics for High School Players throughout the United States. Founded in 1994 to run "Showcases" in the Boston, MA area, the TOP 96 grew in size and reputation attracting players from all over the country who wanted to attend colleges in New England.
Three friends who coached AAU baseball teams joined forces nearly 15 years ago to showcase baseball talent in the northeast for their kids and some of their baseball players who noticed there was little opportunity to do so in the northeast.
Because of our reputation for quality, honesty and integrity, Louisville Slugger approached us in 2003 about forming a partnership with a long range goal of expanding our events outside of Massachusetts. As a result of this partnership, the TPX TOP 96 brand name was developed for all of our events.
The original TOP 96 Invitational Baseball Showcase quickly grew from 96 players in 1994 to 150 players with more than 700 applications per year. Over the years, we noticed the athleticism of our players was improving, but that their fundamental baseball skills were declining. At the same time, we noticed that the "Showcase Industry" was slowly developing a "bad reputation"
As a result of these trends, we decided to get out of the "Showcase" business, completely changing our method of operating and the format of our events. The DeMarini Top96 College Coaches Baseball Clinics for High School Players, provides substantial value to it's participants at a cost less than players would pay to attend a "Showcase" with all of its attendant problems. The DeMarini Top96 has taken steps to eliminate the problems encountered in many "Showcase"
We ran our first set of clinics in 2005 expanding to 8 locations and serving over 600 players. In 2006 we expanded to 23 clinics with approximately 2200 players attending and we hired nearly 400 coaches from 300 colleges. In 2008, we will be conducting 40+ clinics and hiring 800 college coaches as instructors.
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