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Official Visit podcast episode 7: Alex Ritch, August 5, 2020

Identifier: a28_official_visit_podcast_alex_ritch_20200805

Scope and Contents

Episode 7 of the Official Visit podcast (not affiliated with Middlebury College) featuring Alex Ritch, Class of 2022. During the episode, Ritch discusses his journey to Middlebury College in Vermont. Alec attended Branson High School and committed to Middlebury to play both baseball and football.

Subjects and timestamps: Dreaming of playing college sports since he was 9 (1:19) Why he started his recruiting process so late (6:07) His thoughts on development v. showcasing (8:38) Defining his target schools(10:58) First contact with Middlebury (16:37) Importance of the development of relationships (21:02) First reaction to the talent at Division III Baseball (23:54) Playing two sports at Middlebury (26:48) Player development at Middlebury (31:09) Advice to current high schoolers (35:45) Jarod and Joe reflection (39:32)


  • August 5, 2020

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Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

The Official Visit podcast description: "College baseball recruiting can be extremely confusing and overwhelming for high school baseball players and their families. Our goal is to help recruits find the school which best fits them while also providing guidance on physical and mental development. We want to provide our listeners with information about different schools and recruiting experiences from current and former college baseball players. By doing this, we hope to show that everyone’s recruiting process is different. Everyone has their own story. We feel being able to hear players’ experience and advice could help recruits and their families in the decision making process."


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