Josh Tobias SS/P for the Southeast Guilford Falcons has been selected to join Ray Crawford from Dudley High School at the 2009 Under Armour Pre-season All-America Tournament coming up in January 2009 at Tucson, Arizona. Josh was first-team Mid-Piedmont 3-A All-Conference last spring for the SEG Falcons and he was selected to the American Legion All-Stars last summer while playing for the Eastern Randolph team. I had the chance to practice with Josh and his dad Andrew last summer on those hot days back in August and the hard work has paid off with the trip to Arizona.
Congrats to Josh and Ray Crawford and we’ll keep our eyes and ears open to see if Lay Lay(CF-Grimsley) can join Ray Ray and JJ(JT) and then we’ll have three Guilford County kids on that plane headed out to Arizona in January. Good job Ray and Josh, and keep those achievements rolling in to GSPN/GREENSOROSports.com
January 16 â€“ 18, 2009
Kino Sports Complex â€“ Tucson, Arizona
Spring Training Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks & Chicago White Sox: Josh Tobias and Ray Crowford have been selected as a 2009 Under Armour Pre-season All-American! The 2009 Under Armour Pre-season All-America Tournament will bring top players from across the nation together in Tucson, Arizona. The Baseball Factory and Team One scouting departments have selected all players for this event.
The three-day Under Armour Pre-season All-America Tournament will include: AWARDS CEREMONY: Youâ€™ll be recognized at the tournament awards ceremony, where youâ€™ll hear special keynote speakers and receive your official Pre-Season All-American certificate.
TOURMANENT COMPETITION: Players will represent their region in the 20 team wood bat Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament. (Team Northeast, Team West, etc.) Mattingly Baseball V-grip wood bats will be available for purchase at the event.
PERSONAL WEB PAGE: Video footage of your performance, contact information and a scoutâ€™s summary will be placed on a Personal Player Web Page created by Baseball Factory for you. You can email the web link to any coach or scout in the country to get instant feedback.
MAXIMUM EXPOSURE: Weâ€™ll email every college coach and MLB scouting director announcing that your video footage and scoutsâ€™ summary are available online through our player database. PRO SCOUT CONTACT: Pro scouts from many of the major league teams will be covering the event. In addition, many of those scouts will also be instructing players on-field.
TOP TALENT RECOGNITION: The final Under Armour Pre-Season All-America team rosters will be posted on the Baseball Factory and Team One web sites. The players rated as having the â€œTop Toolsâ€ from the event will also be featured on the Baseball Factory and Team One web sites.
TRAINING & PREPARATION: Prior to the event, our scouts will provide you with a training and preparation guide. We want to make sure youâ€™re primed to perform your best at the tournament.
PERFORMANCE OUTFITTING: All players will be provided with an official Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Team uniform. You will receive a pair of Under Armour cleats, an Under Armour jersey and an Under Armour hat.
ALL-AMERICA GAME AT WRIGLEY FIELD: Our scouts will use the Pre-Season Tournament to qualify 2010 grads for next yearâ€™s Under Armour All-America Game, which will be played in August 2009 at historic Wrigley Field. The inaugural Under Armour All-America Game was telecast live on ESPNU. Five players were selected to compete in the 2008 game at Wrigley Field, based on their performance at the Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament. This is your chance to prove to our scouts that you have what it takes! Check out more info on the game at Wrigley: