Northeast Academic College Bus Tour
Northeast Academic College Bus Tour Info:
The Annual BBA Northeast Academic College Bus Tour will be returning in late June of 2021. More information to be announced! Below you will find the information for the previous years tour.
Any current high school player is permitted to attend and below are some of the photos from last year’s tour, along with important details regarding the 6 day experience.
*2019 Haverford College Tour
1) What is the Northeast Academic College Bus Tour?: The 4th Annual BBA Northeast Academic Bus Tour is a six day trip, with the top priority of giving every student athlete on the bus a first hand take on the college experience. The trip will begin in the evening on Sunday June 14th at Haverford College(PA) and conclude in the evening on Friday June 19th at Ursinus College(PA). The trip will include the following:
-3 Pro Style Showcase Workouts and Simulated Games in front of 60+ college coaches
-Co-Hosted/Chaperoned by Ursinus Head Coach, Stevenson University Head Coach and BBA CEO/Executive Director
-Multiple ‘Skull Sessions’ on aspects of the game, recruiting and more throughout the trip.
-Your son’s rough draft essay for the Common App will be completed prior to the 19th
-Sunday June 14th Kickoff Dinner and College Recruiting Seminar for all Parents and Players
-College List Creation/Assistance
-Individual meetings with every student athlete on the bus, in which they will be assisted in creating a personalized list of targeted schools from around the country.
-20+ Campus Tours(see list below) led by College Coaching Staffs, Players and Administrators
2020 College Tour List:
Brown University (Pro Style Workout)
Boston College (Pro Style Workout and Simulated Games)
Ursinus College (Pro Style Workout and Simulated Games)
*2019 College Coaches scouting the Brown University Workout
2020 Colleges Attending Workouts:
*2019 Yale University Tour
We encourage you to check out more footage from last year’s Northeast Academic Bus Tour on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.
*2019 Offensive portion of pro style workout at Brown University
2) Transportation/Hotels- On Sunday June 14th at 5pm, all parents and players are invited to attend a campus tour at Haverford College followed by a kickoff dinner and recruiting seminar. On Monday morning at 8am a bus for the players and three chaperones will depart from the Haverford, PA area for Princeton University. All bus transportation is included in the registration fee and it will transport all of our student athletes for the duration of the trip. All hotels for players between Monday night through Friday are also included in the registration fee.
*Sunday night, June 14th, lodging is NOT INCLUDED in the BBA bus tour registration fee. Hotel recommendations will be sent to families that will be attending Sunday night’s kickoff festivities to make it convenient for the Monday 8am departure.
*On Friday, June 19th, parents are invited to attend the Ursinus College Tour and Showcase Games between 130-7pm. For any players that will be flying out Friday night, June 19th(anytime after 6pm) or Saturday(anytime between 8-11am), transportation will be provided by BBA to the Philadelphia International Airport(PHL). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to work out the details for your flight out of PHL.
*15 college coaches at the 2019 Brown University workout
3) Tour Guides– Players will be guided/chaperoned by Andy Bradley, CEO/Executive Director of BBA, Stan Exeter, Head Coach at Ursinus College, and Dave Gage, Head Coach at Stevenson University. This will be the fourth summer that Stan and Andy have guided this tour and we are excited to have Coach Gage come back for a second year.
*Harvard Head Coach, Bill Decker, meeting with our student athletes in 2019
4) Players Only- Parents are asked not to attend this trip between Monday-Friday morning, as we want to create a true college baseball experience for these six days. One of our top goals is for the student athletes to walk away from this experience with a better understanding of what it truly takes to play college baseball. Parents are invited to attend all of the activities on Sunday June 14th, as well as the Ursinus Tour and Showcase Games on Friday June 19th from 130-7pm. Both of these options are completely optional for parents.
*2019 Swarthmore coaching staff discussing their 2018 College World Series run
5) Registration and Cost– Any player interested in joining us on this incredible experience must click here to register and complete the waiver. The Early Eagle registration fee for the trip is $1,999 until March 1st, 2020.
There is an option to pay half of the registration fee a the time of checkout, which is non-refundable. You also have the option to pay the full amount at the time of checkout. This price includes all activities, most meals, hotels and bus transportation. Players must also bring spending money for 4-5 meals. All breakfasts and most lunches and dinners will be covered by BBA.
Not able to attend the entire bus tour, but want to participate in one or more of the showcases at Brown, Boston College and Ursinus? There is an option for you to register for any or all of these three showcases.
$249(position players and two way players)
$199(pitcher only players)