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Tufts Baseball: Leaders in the Lineup

Players and parents from The Cannonball Foundation and members of the Tufts University baseball team recently met on the Tufts campus for a day of mental and leadership training with Cannonball faculty leaders, Maureen Corcoran, and Major League Baseball hitting consultant, Kevin Wilson. In addition to attending workshops exploring the mental and emotional qualities needed of leaders to succeed in and out of the batter’s box, Tufts players worked closely with our high school athletes while leading a simulated practice!

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Calling College Coaches

Who wants to call college coaches? I have spoken in front of thousands of student-athletes who all wanted to play college sports. Calling college coaches is very important to your interests in finding the right opportunity. Very few high school prospects ever pick up the phone and call a coach. Typically, they remain a prospect, rather than becoming a recruit. Calling college coaches is a simple task, though nerve-wracking to most kids. The key to overcoming nerves is to be well-prepared. Be knowledgeable about the school and the sports team. Have a brief call script in front of you. And […]

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Cannonball Garden State Sprints Out of the Box!

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Cannonball Foundation made its debut in the Greater Trenton area by holding its first ever event in the Garden State, a recruiting-focused college admissions and leadership training seminar at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. High school baseball and softball players from the area and neighboring counties, along with their parents, were invited to attend and take part in interactive workshops presented by leading professionals from up and down the East Coast. Speakers in attendance included Hans Hanson, a national college advisor; Stan Exeter, head baseball coach at Ursinus University; Craig Hanson, head baseball […]

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Cannonball Trenton Set to Launch July 24th!

07-24-14 The Cannonball Foundation is excited to kick off its arrival to the Greater Trenton area by hosting a Baseball College Recruiting Seminar exclusively to high school baseball players and their parents of the surrounding counties.  This one day event will be held on Thursday July 24, 2014 at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ.  Admissions representatives and baseball coaches from many of the country’s most highly selective colleges will join The Cannonball Foundation team to offer student-athletes interactive workshops on topics including: Understanding and succeeding in college recruiting and admission. Maximizing financial aid and scholarship rewards. Selecting the right college […]

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Developing the Head & Heart for Great Hitting Clinic

01-20-15 Develop the Head & Heart for Great Hitting Clinic Led by Team USA Hitting Coach, Kevin Wilson, on January 20th at “The Farm,” home of the Minutemen Baseball Club. Explore the mental and psychological sides of hitting from Team USA Baseball coach and Major League hitting instructor, Kevin Wilson. Fresh off his 18U Team USA hitters’ gold medal winning performance in Taiwan during Summer 213, Kevin, who works with countless current and former Major League players along with many current collegiate and high school athletes, will be sharing his wisdom on the science of hitting on January 20th from 1 – […]

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New England Colleges Lead the Way in College & Career Matters

The Cannonball Foundation thanks each member of the Admissions and Athletics Departments at Holy Cross, Bates College, Suffolk University, Curry College and Lasell College for advising and welcoming members of the Cannonball Prospects and participants of The Cannonball Foundation to campus to experience the academic, athletic and leadership-training offerings available for aspiring leaders within their dynamic communities. We hope to be back on campus soon! The Cannonball Foundation team and its partners provide a supportive atmosphere that helps each person chart a successful path towards their future. College & Career Matters encompasses year-round college prep workshops on topics ranging from […]

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Top Secrets to College Recruiting, here’s # 4

“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch it, get started, take action, and get moving.”- John Wooden, Legendary UCLA Coach Every game begins with a first play, be it the first pitch, the kick-off, the face-off, the tip-off, the serve, the first shot. College recruiting does too. As Coach Wooden said- decide upon your goal and launch it, get started. Intuitively, everyone would agree, but in practice, few people ever make the first play. Rather, most prefer to hope, wait, and wish. That’s a well beaten path that typically ends without […]

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Top Secrets to College Recruiting, here’s # 3

“When everything is said and done, as a rule, more is said than is done.”- Lou Holtz, ND Football Coach, ESPN Analyst Every time I meet young students and athletes, parents too, I always here what they want and need. The problem is that this process does not reward wants and needs, rather it rewards effort. Most often that means doing things that others don’t want to do. And here’s one of them. # 3 Secret to College Recruiting- put together a personal marketing plan equipped with a quality email marketing package. Intuitively, everyone would agree about the need to […]

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