Connecting Student-Athletes to the next-level. 

The dream for most high school student-athletes is to further their athletic careers and play at the next level. The college recruiting process can be complicated and many for-profit recruiting services try to convince well-meaning parents and naïve student-athletes that recruiting is something that comes with a high price.  In fact, some services charge hundreds to thousands of dollars per year to market the student-athlete. 


At Pittsburgh Hardball Academy, our staff handles the recruiting process in-house, empowering our student-athletes to take their future into their own hands. 


All players & families will be consulted on the college recruiting process. Seminars will be hosted to walk through the key steps during the recruiting process (including a review of the NCAA & NAIA Eligibility Center requirements).

Recruiting videos are filmed and edited for all student-athletes by the Pittsburgh Hardball Academy Coaching Staff. The coaching staff includes current and former college coaches and professional independent league coaches.


Student-athletes will have the chance to attend elite college showcases at little to no cost. Showcases confirmed for 2020 include:

  • Ed Santa Showcase

  • Prep Baseball Report Showcases

  • Pittsburgh Hardball Academy Private Showcases

All players will have access to a free Field Level account, a private social network for sports recruiting and scouting. All student-athletes will be assessed based on their skills by the Pittsburgh Hardball staff and connected with colleges that fit their skill level and personal preferences.


All players will have common baseball measurables tested by our staff. This includes:

  • 60-yard dash

  • Exit Velocity

  • Positional Velocity 

  • Pitchers Velocity

  • Other Measurables as Requested by College Coaches

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