Paramount Showcases FAQ

  1. Q: What is a Paramount Scouting Bureau showcase? Paramount Scouting Bureau showcases provide players with an opportunity to be seen by college coaches and professional scouts while receiving an evaluation of their talent.
  2. Q: How are players selected for the showcases? Participation in an area showcase is through nominations by high school and travel team coaches, college coaches or professional scouts. Players also may receive an invitation after being scouted or by individual registration.
  3. Q: How do I register for a showcase? Players may register by clicking on the “register” link next to your showcase on the events link of the PSB website, www.paramountscouting.com.
  4. Q: How much does it cost? Showcase entry fees vary depending upon the event.
  5. Q: May I register for more than one showcase? Yes.
  6. Q: May I register the day of the event? No. Registration for your showcase will close one week before the event. PSB reserves the right to accept walk-ups.  The fee for a walk-up is $50.00 more than the normal registration fee.
  7. Q: Do you have a refund policy for showcases?  If PSB holds the showcase, there are no refunds. In the unlikely event that you may have to withdraw more than one week (seven days) before the showcase due to a family emergency, injury, illness or other sudden event, PSB will give you a non-transferable showcase credit for all money paid (minus a $25.00 administration fee) toward a future showcase. The credit is valid for two years at any PSB event.  PSB does not give refunds for cancelations made within one week (seven days) of a showcase.
  8. Q: Do you have a refund policy for camps?  In the unlikely event that you may have to withdraw from a camp 21 days prior to the event due to a family emergency, injury, illness or other sudden event, we will give you a non-transferable camp credit for all money paid (minus a $50.00 administration fee) toward a future camp. The credit is valid for two years at any PSB event.  There are absolutely no refunds for cancelations within 21 days of the camp.
  9. Q: How many players participate in each showcase? Each showcase session is capped at 125 participants for baseball, 100 participants for softball. If registrations exceed the limit, PSB will add additional sessions.
  10. Q: What should I bring to the showcase? Athletes should wear a uniform, including cleats for grass fields. Catchers must bring their own equipment. Position players should bring a batting helmet and bat.
  11. Q: How long is a showcase? The skills testing will take about three hours.
  12. Q: What will players do at the showcase? Players are timed in the 60-yard dash (baseball)/home-to-first and home-to-home (softball), and position players are evaluated on arm strength, accuracy and fielding technique. Pitchers throw against a radar gun and are evaluated on their delivery mechanics.
  13. Q: How are players evaluated? Players are evaluated on a 20/80 (baseball) or 20/70 (softball) college scale by professional scouts who have signed players to pro contracts and assisted in college signings.
  14. Q: May I perform at more than one position? Yes. You may perform at one or two positions.
  15. Q: Who will see the showcase results? PSB makes the results of the showcases available to every college coach in the country.
  16. Q: Which college coaches will attend? We cannot guarantee that any coach will attend, but every college coach in the country will receive information on the showcase schedule. Many colleges have small recruiting budgets and depend upon our information to find athletes. With Paramount Scouting Bureau sending the information to every college coach in the country, and the fact that we use a consistent evaluation method and credible evaluators at every showcase, our information is valuable to many college coaches and professional scouts, even if they do not attend the events. That is the true purpose of a scouting bureau.  A college coach wants an unbiased evaluation, and with us he will get that. He will trust our evaluations.