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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Perfect Game National Indoor League is set to begin the 2017 season with eight facilities from eight states ranging from Washington in the West to New Jersey in the East set to participate in what league officials hope will be another record-setting year.
Perfect Game Headquarters in Cedar Rapids acts as the league’s flagship facility, and new PG Headquarters facility chief and NIL director B.J. Fish is excited about the league’s future moving forward.
“I really like the concept of (the league). It’s a good idea to get kids involved in things like this that you won’t see in a typical indoor league,” he said. “I’m hoping to keep expanding it in the years to come because there is still a lot of technology we’re not fully utilizing yet that will make it more attractive to some of the smaller facilities across the country.”
More than 400 young prospects in the 12u through 18u age-groups have already taken part in the PG National Indoor League over previous seasons and Fish anticipates that number will continue to grow. The benefits for participation are numerous, with the biggest one being the creation of a Perfect Game Player Profile page for each of the participants, a perk that enters their name into PG’s extensive prospect database.
“We’re working on getting a players’ individual stats put right on their profiles in addition to the league’s (homepage),” Fish said. “I think it will be beneficial for kids to see how they stack-up with other kids from across the country, and see where they’re at with exit velocities and their spray charts and things like that.
“The longer we do it, the more positive feedback we’re getting,” he continued. “I’ve called everybody that was involved last year and asked them what they like about it, and I’m getting an understanding of what people are really looking at and what they want (the league) to do. I think it can really be big, especially with the player profiles.”
The Perfect Game National Indoor League allows players of all ages to compete against each other all over the country, year round. The PGNIL uses today’s most up to date technology (HitTrax) to measure max exit velocity, average exit velocity, launch angles, batting average and many more statistics for every player in the league.
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