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Baseball in Netting


College Recruiting Services

On Plane Academy is proud to offer College Recruiting Services that will include an honest assessment, recruiting advice, college coach connections, and guidance throughout the recruiting process. Coach Marcus Crowell has established relationships all over the country assisting in the placement of over 50 student athletes at the college level since 2019. This year alone, players have committed to the following schools/programs under the guidance of coach crowell:


  • UMaine (Orono)

  • Merrimack

  • University of Rhode Island

  • Bryant

  • Wheaton 

  • Eastern CT State 

  • Dean 

  • University of Southern Maine (2)

  • Bates 

  • St Joes (2)

  • Husson 


Below are some of the steps we take with players/families to establish ownership and commitment to the process:


Initial Meeting

•Establish a Road Map (monthly schedule)

•Student athlete questionnaire 


Athletic Evaluation 

•Training Sessions - The initial eval will either be based on individual workouts and/or past experience with the player if there is substantial history 

•Combine - This can be testing done together at the facility and/or events put on by Prep Baseball Report, Perfect Game or Prospect Select

•Competitive Environment-   In game opportunities during the spring HS season 


List of Schools

•What factors in and should be considered when creating the list 

•Likely, Potentials, Reaches 


Email Template and Communication 

•Initial introduction and follow up emails that can be sent to college coaches as needed

•Phone Call Prep-   List of commonly asked questions with role playing 

•Connecting Players-   Using both our reputation and relationships to build a bridge between the player and the college coach 


HS Following 

•Will attend minimum of two competitive games during the HS season 

•Game video shared and Tweets and Posts made on players behalf 


Recruiting Vids 

•March and June 


Summer Event Checklist 

•Schedule communicated and profiles updated 


Part of the assessment process will include advice regarding training that would be impactful for both continued development and preparation for camps and competitive play. Individual training is available at a separate cost. 


In recruiting, one thing for certain is that relationships matter and every relationship hinges on trust! Having the ability to connect players is crucial if you are going to advise a family during what can be a challenging process. Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to placement and there is certainly a lot that factors into an eventual commitment. But we do guarantee the ability to generate momentum with schools/programs that fit based on the list we create together. We also guarantee honesty and transparency from start to finish.


Why On Plane (local) vs NCSA (global)? 

•On Plane has a pulse on the local talent and the ability to assess players in all environments 

•Communication, having the luxury of setting up phone calls, meets, or face to face

•Relationships and experience that make a difference in the recruiting process 

•Cost, at $695 per year or $995 for services until committed, there is tremendous value 


You can schedule a consultation by contacting Marcus Crowell at

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