For more than 30 years, Rick Waye has been a fixture of softball excellence on the club scene, regularly training up the best players along the East Coast and directing them to bright careers in the college game.
Backed by his vision and connections, the Xtreme Fall Showcase and Camp (slated for Oct. 18-20, 2019 in Ewing NJ and Southampton, PA) has been a trusted highlight on the recruiting calendar and the preferred destination for many club programs:
-- Jeff Fischl (PA Outlaws, Lehigh Valley, PA)
No. 1, it’s got good quality teams. With the scheduling in the fall, they really work with me, if I need early games or late games, as I send about four or five teams (each time). They are very willing to work with you.
Rick, I talk to him often. He’s very personable. He’s an old-school guy, which I like. He doesn’t have any of his own kids on teams, just like my organization, and he’ll do anything for you. He’ll help you get a player recruited. If I’ve got a good ballplayer on my team, he’ll help me as well – he’s that kind of guy.
Triple Crown is excellent – this is one of the best showcases that my team participates in. Colleges are there, and they’re not just walking around, they are right there during the games, which goes back to the primary point of having good teams there. Any showcase tournament can have 200 teams, but if you have 175 crap teams, no one will come see it. Rick always brings the good teams, which brings the colleges, and that’s why we go there.
-- Kevin Matter (Lancaster 18u Independent)
Starting with the camp, I tell everyone it’s the best camp we ever did. We actually put our entire team into it because of that – the camp layout is great, because you’re on the field being coached by the college coaches. There’s no better way to expose the players. You’re out of your comfort zone (which is good); the goal of every club team is to be in front of college coaches, and Rick puts you there.
Rick always gets back to you; he’s quick, and we’ve never had any problems. They’ve always worked with us if we had scheduling conflicts and always made it work.
--Joe Salvatore (New Jersey Breakers, Freehold, NJ)
We are always in the “power” side of the bracket, so the competition is great. The field locations and the fields themselves are very good to play on. They’re in close proximity to each other, which is really fun because the college coaches don’t have to jump from one complex to another or speed off in a golf cart to watch another game. It’s well attended by college coaches.
Any tournament I’ve ever worked in, and I’ve been around a long time, I’ve never seen a tournament better-run than how Rick Waye runs them. He takes care of the coaches, the college coaches, he works with you on scheduling, and he’s so easy to deal with. On top of that, he’s always there. If you do have any trouble, you go find Rick, and the problem goes away. There are very few problems, but if there is, it’s handled.
Typically, we put a minimum of three teams in this at 18’s; we get eight or nine players signed in that tournament every year between the three teams.
For more information, contact Carrie Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 672-0508.
Click here -- Xtreme Showcase, Oct. 18-20