Alabama Baseball Coaches Association
13th Annual Summer Baseball Player
9th – 12th Grade (2024 – 2027) Showcase
* Sunday, August 6, 2023
(*The original date was August 5, however in order to have 4/5 Pro Scouts at this showcase we moved it to August 6. The East Coast Event is over August 5.)
MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
3650 Bethune Drive, Mtn Brook, Alabama 35223
* Please read this Entire Page BEFORE contacting Barry Dean with questions. Thank You!
Colleges will be listed below as they commit to attending the showcase.
Each year the Colleges and Professional Organizations below, who commit to attending this showcase, do actually attend it. They are very loyal to the ALABCA and attend if they say they are. However, from time to time some have to back out late due to personal, professional, etc. things that arise.
Colleges committed to attend the 2023 Showcase:
University of Alabama, UAB, AUM, Birmingham Southern, Huntingdon College, University of Montevallo, UNA, University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College, Troy University, University of West Alabama, Talladega College.
Bishop State C.C., Chattahoochee Valley C.C., Coastal AL – East C.C., Coastal AL-South C.C.,
East-Central MS C.C., East Mississippi C.C., Itawamba (MS) C.C., Lawson State C.C., LBW C.C., Marion Military Institute, NW Shoals C.C.,
Shelton State C.C., Snead State C.C., Southern Union State C.C., Wallace-Hanceville C.C., Wallace-Selma C.C.
Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins.
MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL, 3650 Bethune Drive, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223.
Sunday, August 6, 2023:
PO’s and Catchers check-in from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (CST).
Position Players check-in from 8:50 – 9:20 a.m.
Then workout thereafter. Depending on how many players are there will determine how long the workout will last. Players MUST pre-register to attend, max allowed are 150.
FYI…. Players MAY NOT workout as a Pitcher and at a Position. They may be a PO, a PO/DH (for Pitchers who can actually hit – all Pitchers think they can hit), or a Position Player only. Why is this you may ask? This is coming directly from Barry Dean, who’s organized and run ALABCA Regional Workouts, Showcases & All-Star Events since 2000, and seen 1000’s of high school baseball players in Alabama all this time. 90% of the position players who want to go throw a bull pen at ALABCA events, should only go near a mound if they are putting a tarp on it. They are not showcase type pitchers, as in throw with any decent velocity, and thereby are wasting everybody’s time – more specifically the College Coaches and Pro Scouts, whom Barry has called, begged, prodded, etc. to attend. The byproduct of this adjustment in the ALABCA events that took Barry Dean 20 years to figure out (major slow learner)…. A greater number of players are worked out in a much more timely manner, and college coaches and pro scouts are more likely to come back to an ALABCA event and not call block Barry’s calls in the future. Thank You.
On-Line Pre-Registration only:
If the Players Head Baseball Coach is a current 2022 – 2023 ALABCA Member:
$175 for Pitcher Only’s (they’ll throw first and leave).
$250 for Position Payer only (may workout at only one position), or for a Pitcher/DH (take on-field BP).
If the Players Head Baseball Coach IS NOT a current 2022 – 2023 ALABCA Member:
$225 for Pitcher Only’s.
$300 for Position Player only or P/DH.
Click HERE to see if he is a current ALABCA Member. He must be a member BEFORE the player pre-registers.
If 150 players pre-register before the August 2 deadline, pre-registration will be closed.
Current 9th – 12th Grader’s (2024 – 2027) may attend from any state: Public School, Private School or
What to Bring:
Bring your own gear: Helmets (will not be shared) Bats, Gloves, Cleats (must wear plastic or rubber bottomed cleats on the field). Pitchers may wear spikes on the dirt mounds. Please mark your personal gear with a permanent sharpie marker.
Players may bring a snack, or sandwich, etc. to eat on their own, while waiting their turn to workout.
Bring your own water, gatorade, etc….
Pitcher Only’s will throw a 12-pitch pen in front of the College Coaches and Pro Scouts. Pitcher Only’s may leave after throwing. Position Players be timed in the 60, Outfielders will throw from their positions/Infielders will field and throw from their positions & all position players will take on-field BP off of a hack attack machine in front of the College Coaches & Professional Scouts who are in attendance.
9:30 a.m.: Catchers will run the 60, while PO’s are throwing to get loose.
10:00 a.m.: PO’s throw live in the pen in front of College Coaches and Pro Scouts.
Position Players will run the 60 while the PO’s are throwing live in the pen.
On-Field Batting Practice off the Hack Attack Jr. pitching machine. 10 swings per player.
Position Players may work out at ONE POSITION ONLY.
Catchers throw 4 to 2B.
OF’s throw 4 from right field.
Infielders take ground balls and throw from their position.
Showcase is over……
AFTER reading the above information, if you have questions, please contact Barry Dean via text at
(334)676-0434, he’ll answer you via text or call you if needed.
Steps to Pre-Register:
- A) Pre-Register the Player, B) Pay the Showcase Fee and 3) A Parent Docusigns the Waiver.
Pre-registration ends August 2, 11:50 p.m. CST.
Pre-Register by Clicking HERE.
- PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
WALK-UPS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHOWCASE.