General Questions


We are the largest and most complete amateur baseball scouting service in the world, hosting more than 100 showcases and tournaments each year. We host showcases all over the United States that feature many of the best young players in the country. Our showcases are the perfect platform to see how you stack up with the best players in the country. Our WWBA and BCS tournaments are attended by many of the top travel teams in the country.
Perfect Game gives players a quality environment to be seen by college coaches and Major League scouts. Coaches from nearly all of the 309 NCAA Division I programs regularly attends our events, along with coaches from Division II, Division III, NAIA and junior colleges. All 30 Major League teams also send scouts to our events, greatly enhancing each player’s visibility. Our events also give players an opportunity to gauge their skills against their peers and have a positive experience.
Our tournaments range in age from 9U to 18U and/or corresponding HS graduation year. Our showcases are typically geared toward high school players, but college players and free agents are invited to some events.
Members of the Perfect Game staff file detailed scouting reports on the players at all of our events, and those reports are made available to college coaches and pro scouts for their use through a subscription service. We provide biographical material and contact information, as well as baseball analysis. We also offer a video service through BaseballWebTV. We also publish player rankings, team rankings, pre-draft analysis of high school and college players, feature stories on amateurs and pros, interviews, game stories and much more on our web site.
The information comes from the vast network of Perfect Game scouts around the country and from their contacts.
No, our information is copyrighted. You may link to our site, but not post it yourself.

Subscription/Account Questions


Insider is $60 per year (monthly available). Premium is $200 per year (monthly available). Scout is $450 per year.
Yes. Just follow the “My Account” link located in the header.
The most likely reason for this is that your account has not yet been activated. If you've recently created an account then check the email address that you used to sign up. An email confirmation was sent out with instructions about activation. If you did not receive the activation email, please contact ellie@perfectgame.org.
If you login to your account and go to the "My Account" page, look under "Account Information" and there is a "Cancel Subscription" hyperlink that you may use to enter the cancellation process. If you are having trouble cancelling your subscription, please contact ellie@perfectgame.org.
If you login to your account and go to the "My Account" page, if the two boxes below Current Card on file are filled in (even with wrong data) you may click on "Update your credit card" to modify your credit card information. PerfectGame only keep the last four digits and expiration date in our files. If the two boxes are empty, please contact our IT department at 319-298-2929 option 5.

Showcase Questions


The most important things to evaluate on any player are his physical tools. For a position player, that is his hitting ability, fielding ability, speed/range, power potential and arm strength. For a pitcher, it is evaluating his delivery and arm action, along with his selection of pitches (i.e. fastball, curveball, changeup, etc.). A scout is also evaluating how much better he thinks a player is getting with normal growth and hard work (i.e. his projectability) for his body type and athleticism. Attention is definitely paid to a player’s intangibles as much as possible (i.e. hustle, character on and off the field, etc.). One thing that is not especially important is performance, because anything can happen at a short showcase event.
Top Prospect showcases target upcoming seniors. We have stricter guidelines for inviting or approving players for these showcases and often require players to have been seen by PG staff or other reputable sources.
There are some showcases that attract hundreds of scouts and college coaches and there are some that will have much fewer. The most important thing to keep in mind is that thousands of colleges and all MLB teams utilize Perfect Game’s website as an important scouting tool.
PG dedicates our service not only to the players but to the scouts and college coaches. It starts with only inviting players that we think recruiters would want to see. Having prospects at our events and on our website increases their exposure to scouts and college coaches and allows the scouting community to utilize PG as an important scouting tool.
PG scouts take notes on players at our tournaments, but it is at the showcase where we get more detailed information on each of the participants. Whatever activity the prospect is involved with on the field, our scouts watch and record detailed notes. During the workout sessions, we record 60-yard dash times and every throw from the infield, outfield and behind the plate gets radar-gunned. Catchers get their pop times recorded and pitchers get evaluated and their velocities recorded during scrimmage play. We also capture Zepp Hitting Metrics (bat speed at impact, hand speed max and time to impact). We video tape the workout portion of the showcase and video clips will be posted along with a comprehensive written report and PG grade on our website, which are heavily followed by college coaches and scouts. If you are looking for the highest level of exposure, you will want to attend a Perfect Game showcase.
Every participant at a Perfect Game showcase will be provided the opportunity to take part in a workout session, which typically includes a 60-yard dash and infield, outfield and catching throws to measure arm velocities, along with a batting practice session and a Zepp Hitting Text. Prospects will be divided into teams and full-length games (usually 10 innings) will be played to provide pitchers an opportunity to get in front of college coaches and scouts and give position players an opportunity to perform in game situations.
Without Skillshow you will still be able to see short video clips of skills performed (i.e. pitching, throwing from outfield, bp, etc). Skillshow will Maximize & lengthen your showcase experience by getting a professionally produced video & using it long after the event! You can learn more at the this link - Videos.
To sign up online you must first signin to your Perfect Game account (upper left corner of home page) using your username/password. Next click on the blue 'My Account' button. Scroll down to 'Approved Events'. If you are approved for that showcase, click on the 'Register Now' for the corresponding showcase.

Tournament Questions


The WWBA is PG’s wood bat division. The BCS is PG’s metal bat division.
No, PG does not have coaches check-in/meeting prior to tournament. They will receive their coaches packet at their first game.
PG does not have any player check-in for tournaments.
PG doesn’t require any proof of age unless a team protests a game due to an illegal player.
Games of all tournaments will begin with 9AM games on the first date listed on a tournament unless otherwise noted.
All championship games will start approximately 11:30AM on the last listed date of tournament unless otherwise noted.
The team contact will receive an emailed link to click on to update the roster online.
Each tournament will have a different format, depending on how many teams and how many games will be played. It will be noted on the specific tournament page prior to the event.
The WWBA World Championship, which is held annually in Jupiter, FL in late October is a strict invite-only event. It is our oldest and most prestigious event we run. It is limited to 85 teams, with well over 200 wanting in. There are 7 spots for Qualifier winners. The only way to get a new team into this event that doesn’t win a Qualifier is if a team drops out, which doesn’t happen very often.
For the 16u & 17u WWBA, the orders of invitations go as follows:
1. Teams that want to return to the 17u WWBA that participated in the event last year.
2. Teams that finished well in last year's 16u WWBA.
3. New teams that have requested invitations online.
Perfect Game does not enter this data, please see your coach first to correct it. If that does not work, send an email including your player name, graduation year, city, state, player ID, the email you use to login, and corrections needed to one of the Tournament Management Assistants listed on the contact page.
  1. Sign into your account. If you do not have an account, please create one by clicking "Create Account" in the upper left corner.
  2. Click "My Account". On the "My Account" page, click the red 'Associate Player to your account' button. Fill out the form.
  3. Once the association request is approved, you will receive an email notifying you that it has been approved. Sign into your account on the Perfect Game website and there will be a red notification box with two links to sign the releases.

If your player does not appear in a search, it is because your player has not yet attended a Perfect Game event, their coach has not rostered them for an event, or they have not been approved on a roster yet.
If you have questions related to signing the Participant & Media releases, please contact ellie@perfectgame.org.

PG Series Classic Questions

Registration


In the bottom of the email, there should be an “Official Invitation Link” that you can click on. That link will bring you directly to the registration page. If you are a new customer and have not created a Perfect Game account, you will need to do so before registering.
In the top left corner of Perfect Game’s homepage, you will see a Login / Create Account button. When you click create account, fill out the necessary information. You will receive a confirmation email. Next, click the Login button and enter your username and password. Once you are logged in, click on the “Official Invitation Link” in the email and it will bring you to the registration page.
If you have been pre-approved, that means you have been identified as a top player in your area and are already in the Perfect Game system with a Perfect Game profile. To register, click the "Register Now" button next to the event for which you would like to register in the "Approved Events" section of your "My Account" page. If you have any questions about the pre-approval process, please contact benford@perfectgame.org.
Once you have submitted the registration to play in the PG Series Classic your information will be reviewed by Perfect Game Staff. The approval process usually takes between 24–48 hours. Once approved, you will receive an email with the payment information. You will be able to pay in full or make a deposit using a credit card. All payments are non-refundable. A transferable credit will be granted until 3 weeks prior to the start of the PG Series Classic, in the event you are unable to attend. If you would like to attend and need to make other payment arrangements, please contact benford@perfectgame.org.
For all Perfect Game events in Fort Myers, players and their families are required to book their housing through leecountysportshousing.org. There is also a link on the event page. Lee County Sports Housing has many options available for you. They will be able to provide many types of hotels and locations. If you are looking to rent a house or a condo for the week, they will be able to help you as well. Please contact them if you have any questions. Perfect Game will also provide options (not required) for rental car companies with discount codes available.

Invitations


You have been identified as one of the top players in your area. We have been in contact with travel ball coaches, high school coaches, scouts, and Perfect Game Staff from all across the country that have recommended top players to this event.
Once you receive your invitation, there will be a deadline for registration. The deadline will be listed in your invitation. This is an individual invitation only event and rosters fill up quickly. If you would like to attend but need to extend the deadline, please contact benford@perfectgame.org

Rosters


For the 11u/12u age groups, rosters will consist of 12 positional players, with the possibility of having pitcher only positions available. For the 13u – Sophomore age groups, rosters will consist of 12 positional players and three pitcher only positions. There may be more pitcher only positions available depending on the situation.
For players that register for the pitcher only position, they will be able to participate in all parts of opening ceremonies, skill testing and practice. They will be able to hit during batting practice. During game play, they will be playing the pitcher position only. They will have 2-3 appearances throughout pool play depending on the situation and Pitch Smart guidelines.
Perfect Game staff will be filling the rosters by territory and by positions. Our goal is to create teams by where the players live first; however they may be put on a different team if adjustments need to be made for positional purposes.
On the event page for the PG Series Classic, there will be a tab that says "Profiles". There you will be able to see all of the players attending and who is on your team. The rosters for each team will be added as they are completed. All teams will be available two weeks prior to the event.

Coaches


The coaches will consist of college and high school coaches and college baseball players. A coach will be assigned to your team for the whole week. There will be a team practice on the second day where coaches will be able to meet and greet all of the players and discuss the week. Coaches will be helping out on the first day for skill testing and Opening Ceremonies.
Coaches will be strictly game/practice managers for the week. Trained by Perfect Game staff, coaches will understand expectations, ultimately giving the player the greatest experience possible for the PG Series Classic. Coaches are to encourage a positive playing environment, guide players throughout the week, and most of all have fun! Please do not expect coaches to give instruction on a fundamental level or throw batting practice before the games.

Weekly Itinerary / Expectations


On the event page for the PG Series Classic, there will be a tentative weekly overview of the schedule. Once the event nears, this schedule will be updated with team arrivals for check-in, skill testing schedule, teams practice times, clinics and seminars. All locations and directions will be listed for each facility. We advise that you arrive the day before player check-in and depart the day after the Championship games. Every team will be playing a double header the last day of the event.
Teams will have various check-in times that will be listed on the schedule. Players can expect to be greeted by PG Staff and receive the PG Series Classic program. From there, players will get sized for batting gloves and a hat. They will then proceed to acquire their player bags that will consist of the jerseys, pants, workout shirts, shorts, socks, and belts. All of the sizes are from the registrations. If you need to resize, we will specify a time for exchanges or have a designated area to do so. Players are to change into the shorts and the camo jerseys supplied in their gear packages.
Opening ceremonies will be held at Jet Blue Stadium, Home of the Red Sox spring training facilities. The schedule on the website will have the start time listed. Players will need to arrive in the solid color jerseys and their white game pants. We will begin with player introductions and team photos. We will then complete our fastest man challenge and get into the home run derby finals. Once that is complete, we will have a dinner available for all players and family members in the concourse behind home plate.
Once player check in is complete, teams will start skill testing. The skill testing schedule on the website will have teams listed for certain times and stations. For example, one team may be in the batting cages getting Zepp tested, while another team is taking batting practice on the fields, while another team is testing the 30yd dash, 5-10-5 agility, and reactions tests. Please follow the skill-testing schedule provided for you. Once players have finished all of the testing, they will be able to leave. Opening ceremonies will be held later on that night at Jet Blue Stadium.
We have added a team practice to the event this year. This will be for players to familiarize themselves with their teammates and coaches. The practice will consist of infield/outfield, batting practice, and recording player throwing velocities by position. Coaches will be going over the weekly game schedule, rules, and player expectations for the week. All practice day schedules will be listed on the website.
We ask that all players arrive an hour before games. Coaches will be writing the lineups and have all of the roster information for players and what positions they play. Coaches will be rotating players between their primary positions and their secondary positions throughout pool play games to ensure the fairest playing time possible. During pool play games, all positional players will be hitting in the lineup. The rules have been adjusted for this event; please see the rule tab for further information. There will be an 8 Game Guarantee for the week (weather permitting).
On the schedule page there will be a list of teams you will be playing. The team that is listed on the left side will be the visiting team or if viewing on your phone, the team on the top will be the visiting team. Please see the following for home and away uniforms: Home Team- White pants with solid color jerseys / Away Team- Graphite pants with camo jerseys. We recommend that players bring both sets of jerseys and pants to each game.

Weather Updates


Weather updates will be sent out using rainedout.com text message alert system. We have a text alert set up for each event. Please see the following:
11u – Text Series11 to 84483,
12u – Text Series12 to 84483,
13u - Text Series13 to 84483,
14u - Text Series14 to 84483,
Freshmen – Text Series20 to 84483,
Sophomores – Text Series19 to 84483.

Also, please check the website for game updates and any schedule changes that may happen.
Every facility that is used in Lee County contains a lightning stroke detector. Lightning delays will happen when the stroke is detected within 10 miles of the surrounding facility. The horn will sound one time for 5 seconds to alert the delay. The Lee County lightning policy requires players and parents to exit the facility and seek shelter in their cars. Games will resume when there hasn’t been a stroke within 10 miles for 30 minutes. The horn will sound 3 times in a row to alert the all clear and play may resume.

Miscellaneous


Every year since the beginning of the PG Series Classic in 2014, we have made vast improvements to the overall event along with the competition. For the older age groups, college coaches have been contacted and are aware of the event. There is no definitive answer of who will be in attendance. Please note, this is not a showcase event. Perfect Game staff will be in attendance for event blogs along with write-ups for teams and selected players.
Every game will be available in real time on game changer. You can connect to any game by going to the selected event page and clicking on the game changer link and finding your team on the schedule. There will be live games that are displayed on the event page as well. All statistics will be recorded along with pitchers’ velocities for every game. All-Tournament teams and Daily Leaders will be available for viewing. All skill testing results will be updated to reflect the player’s Perfect Game Profile within a short time frame after the event is completed.

Rankings Questions


We carefully analyze all of the information at our disposal before making the rankings. We rely on personal observation, scouting reports, input from coaches and input from other scouts, trying to make the rankings as accurate as possible. The rankings are regularly adjusted as we receive new information.
Definitely not, although a huge percentage (well over 90 percent) of the top players in the country attend multiple Perfect Game showcases and tournaments. While it’s not necessary to attend a Perfect Game Showcase, it has become a big advantage for many players and allows us to make evaluations much more accurate. The more we see a player, the more we know about him, the more everyone knows about him. Our scouts attend many of the top high school events around the country, including the Area Code game, East Coast Professional Showcase, Junior Olympics and Tournament of Stars, to name a few. We also are continually talking to a network of professional scouts and college recruiters to identify the best players around the country. Our goal is to have the most comprehensive and complete rankings possible.

Player Profile Questions


Sign into your account. Click "My Account" in the upper-left corner of the page. Under "Associated Players", click "Edit Player Information" below the player's name. Fill out at least all of the sections labeled in blue for the form to submit correctly.

If there is no player listed under "Associated Players", click "Associate player to your account" and follow the process.
There are a couple of ways to update the photos on a player's profile. Sign into your account, click "My Account", and follow one of the options below.

  1. On the "My Account" page, under "Associated Players", click "View Profile" below the player's name whose photos you wish to update. Click the 'Events' tab, and under the gray silhouettes or current image for each event there will be a button that says "upload photo". This option is not available for showcases.
  2. On the "My Account" page, under "Associated Players", the player's name will appear. Under their name will be their "Registered Events". For each event listing, there will be a "Photo Upload" link. This option is not available for showcases.

Please make sure to read over what type of pictures are allowed before submitting.

If there is no player listed under "Associated Players", click "Associate player to your account" at the top of the "My Account" page and follow the process.
Please email ellie@perfectgame.org with the player IDs of the profiles, along with the player's name.

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