With the upcoming 2021 Extra Elite 100 being launched two weeks from today, we thought it would be a productive exercise over the weekend to show a couple examples of how to submit information for players.
Our goal: to show some player samples of what’s effective and helpful for US at Extra Inning Softball as we evaluate and rank thousands of players annually!
- Example 1 was a thorough player/family submission from a previous Extra Elite 100 honoree,
- Example 2 was a player-centric website where relevant content—including videos—could be located all in one location.
The response was amazing! Thanks to all those who followed up on the player/family side; however, we received dozens of high school and club coaches asking how they could submit info for their players too!
Let me stress again that there are two parts to a player’s ranking:
- the evaluation: looking at a player’s physical abilities, projection and production, intangibles and other factors that go into where she is slotted in the rankings;
- the write-up: bio information, including photos, that help give background on the player along with the evaluation of her skills/strengths.
As we write in the heading of every Extra Elite 100 post: “Players are selected based on on-field talent, successful performances—especially in big events like Nationals and showcases—as well projected growth and development and intangibles such as leadership, work ethic and the ability to make teammates better.”
The coach submissions especially help give us the content to write-up a player and give context to why she is ranked where she is!
Below is one that came in this week and, though it’s for down the road (the 2023 Extra Elite 100), you can see Ohio Outlaws Johnson – 2023 Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Moe Wilkerson has a strong grasp of what info to provide to help a player get exposure including a “scouting report,” stats, honors, accomplishments, camps, top performances, etc.
Also, for coaches sending in info: make sure to send via email and be sure to ID the photos (have the digital photo have the player name inside, i.e. "Jane Doe (Club Team).jpg"
--- Brentt Eads, Extra Inning Softball
2023 Extra Elite 100 Recommendations:
Ohio Outlaws Johnson - 2023 is a second-year 14U program for the 2019/2020 travel ball season. Last year, the team was ranked in the Top 100 on Extra Inning Softball with seven players ranked in the top 300, three of which were in the 2023 Extra Elite 100.
The Outlaws played a competitive schedule this fall including a 4-0 sweep in the Scenic City Super Pools; the complete Fall and upcoming Summer schedules are below:
Key Tournaments (Fall 2019):
- PGF Labor Day Showdown- Crown Point, Indiana
- PGF Indiana Super Select- Westfield, Indiana
- PGF King of the Hill Championships- Peoria, Illinois
- Americas Fall Premier Showcase (Hosted by Outlaws)- Columbus, Ohio
- DeMarini Fall Elite Showcase (Rain Out)- O’Fallon, Illinois
- Scenic City Fall Showcase (Super Pool)- Chattanooga, Tennessee
Summer Schedule (2020):
- Dayton Metro (May 30, 2020) – Dayton, Ohio
- Scenic City Showcase (June 4-7, 2020) – Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Outlaws Invitational (June 19, 2020) – No. Ridgeville, Ohio
- IDT – Colorado (July 1-5, 2020) – Broomfield, Colorado
- Ohio Stingrays Showcase (July 10-20, 2020) – Columbus, Ohio
- Outlaws Summer Showcase (July 17, 2020) – No. Ridgeville, Ohio
- PGF National Championships (August 2-9, 2020) – Huntington Beach, California
3B/2B Lydia Wilkerson (2023, uncommitted); Westerville, OH
Last year Lydia was ranked #77 in the Extra Inning Softball infielder group and #145 overall. The Outlaws play a brutal schedule and through the Summer season she was in the top 3 in multiple categories including average, run’s scored and RBI’s.
During the fall season of 2019 she led the Outlaws in: On Base% (.531), Batting Average (.477), Runs Scored, HR’s (Tied) while finishing second in stolen bases, triples and RBI’s. Lydia has also tested well in various camps scoring a 75.5 on the Allister Index through On-Deck and scoring a 78.46 through AthPro.
Her overhand throw has been clocked at 63 and she runs a 2.9 from home- first. In the field Lydia is a reliable fielder who you can count on to make the play at 3b, 2b and OF. She has dedicated herself to strength and conditioning as she prepares for her freshman season with Westerville Central High School.
She is also excelling in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA! In 2018 Lydia was selected to the USA All American Region 2 team that finished runner up in Oklahoma. She was also selected to the 2019 Pre-Season All America team by Softball Factory.
Lydia has attended several camps through open enrollment and/or by invitation including Ohio University, University of Toledo, Ohio State, Miami- OH, Akron, Youngstown State, Marshall, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Wright State, and University of Dayton with plans to attend Purdue as well as NC State later this year.
2B/3B Abby Bode (2023, uncommitted); Cincinnati, OH
Last year Abby was ranked #86 for middle infielders by Extra Inning Softball. In her fourth season with the Outlaws she has been a consistent power hitter with a smooth glove and great footwork.
The Outlaws play a brutal schedule and Abby led the way in several categories during the 2019 summer season including: RBI’s, HR’s (tied), doubles, triples and slugging percentage. She hit .398 for the Summer season.
Abby is packed with power and is a consistent gap hitter who drives in runs. In the field she is smooth and fundamentally sound with great footwork at 2b. She was selected to the 2019 Top Gun Invitational Prospect games and was a captain for the Outlaws team is a member of the National Junior Honors society. Abby was also selected to the USSSA Elite Select All American games in 2016.
Abby has tested well at various camps having been clocked at 2.9 home to first with a 65mph overhand throw and an Allister Index of 71.09. She is a smart player on and off the field. She excels in the classroom carrying a 4.0 GPA. Abby works hard at strength and conditioning as well as she prepares for her freshman season at Oak Hills High School.
Abby had an injury that kept her out of the Fall 2019 lineup but she has focused on getting her body ready to compete for her 2020 high school and travel season. She has attended several camps through open enrollment and/or by invitation at: Ohio University, University of Toledo, Northern KY, Miami- OH, Akron, Youngstown State, Wright State, and University of Dayton and Valparaiso.
*** To see more of the coach write-ups, scroll down below…