Field of Dreams Schuyler

Field of Dreams Schuyler

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Softball Mom

New York, NY

#1 Sep 8, 2009
Anyone have info on this place? My daughter's coach wants me to bring her there for some clinics, but I've heard mixed reviews on the people they have running them.
Barnyard Mess

Boise, ID

#2 Sep 8, 2009
Softball Mom wrote:
Anyone have info on this place? My daughter's coach wants me to bring her there for some clinics, but I've heard mixed reviews on the people they have running them.
It is a great place. Just consider the good things you've heard. The rest is just jealousy.
the judge

Ithaca, NY

#3 Sep 9, 2009
the place is a scam ..they rely on numbers of kids attending ..teachers are not top quality and in general is a complete sh!t show . i wouldnt recommend clinics there .maybe a good place for team practice and workouts

Since: Jul 09

Manlius, NY

#5 Sep 10, 2009
How is it a scam? I'm pretty sure the owner played AAA baseball, and has another guy who played AAA baseball doing lessons there, and the one who does softball I believe played division 1? Trust me the owner is the nicest guy in the world, I've never heard any bad things about the place.
Great

Syracuse, NY

#6 Sep 10, 2009
I took my son there and the place is great! Its hard with the economy for places like this to suceed but the owner actually works there and has the background necessary to help your child become a much better player. Its far from a scam. The problem is that this area has nothing but jealous people that really have no drive or motivation and because of their failures in life they are jealous and try to ruin success for others! I dont know the owners(s) but i hope they do well there! As for the Judge.. Sorry you didnt make anything out of your life!
Rachael

Rome, NY

#7 Sep 11, 2009
As far as the clinic's they are pretty good..we did the soccer ones and they were good not sure about the baseball...but as far as playing soccer their...forget it...the schedule gets changed at the last minute and no one gets notified...there is no place to sit to watch because usually baseball is on the field next to it and it smells their...musty...but as far as the clinic's themself they are pretty good.
Leon

Watertown, NY

#8 Mar 31, 2010
I was bringing my daughter there for pitching lessons until I caught the instructor doing a much better job when she knew i was there watching than she did when she thought i wasn't there or wasn't paying attention. We are paying them out of our pockets for these lessons so we shouldn't have to monitor whether we're getting our money's worth. The lesson quality should be the same whether or not the parent is there.

It's too bad because they do have a lot of talent there and it's a great facility. I'm not saying all the instructors are like this it just happened to be that my daughter specializes in this one area.
Ivan

New York, NY

#9 Mar 31, 2010
Leon wrote:
I was bringing my daughter there for pitching lessons until I caught the instructor doing a much better job when she knew i was there watching than she did when she thought i wasn't there or wasn't paying attention. We are paying them out of our pockets for these lessons so we shouldn't have to monitor whether we're getting our money's worth. The lesson quality should be the same whether or not the parent is there.
It's too bad because they do have a lot of talent there and it's a great facility. I'm not saying all the instructors are like this it just happened to be that my daughter specializes in this one area.
You should keep your daughter at home and teach her tow to cook and clean. Why waste money teaching her to pitch, how many professional womens leagues are there anyway? Instead of paying to do your nails, do them yourself and give the money to housing and food for the homeless. Hopefully you'll need it someday.
sports

New York, NY

#10 Apr 30, 2010
is doing well???
jokers

Manlius, NY

#11 May 1, 2010
FOD owner pitched in HS, college and in independent baseball for like a month. Great place to work out but the instruction is not good. They have some non-qualified people instructing! You are better off hitting thousands of ground balls and fly balls to your kid and throwing him BP rather than spending hundreds. How come kids used to all be good at baseball....????? Because they played all the time. No instructor, no lessons... They played! Have your kid play with his friends! There is no substitution for hard work!!!
BALLER

Waterloo, Canada

#12 May 2, 2010
This place SUCKS!!!!!! Not only dose the guy that owns it suck at what he dose, but he is a rip off for what you get!!!! You pay to play in the out door softball "FALL" and your told if its to bad out u play inside not true at all, and the hillbilly he has umping and is dyke sister are tools and have no clue what they are doing at all and your charged way to much for the SH#T field you play on get a clue guy and I would not give this guy a dime because your getting ripped off.
crchamp

Utica, NY

#13 Jul 9, 2010
Leon wrote:
I was bringing my daughter there for pitching lessons until I caught the instructor doing a much better job when she knew i was there watching than she did when she thought i wasn't there or wasn't paying attention. We are paying them out of our pockets for these lessons so we shouldn't have to monitor whether we're getting our money's worth. The lesson quality should be the same whether or not the parent is there.
It's too bad because they do have a lot of talent there and it's a great facility. I'm not saying all the instructors are like this it just happened to be that my daughter specializes in this one area.
I knew I had seen a thread here about this. I also was a little disappointed in the pitching clinic itself in addition to the fact that I was asked to pay $50 I owed in cash only, sort of shady like they're paying people under the table.
COOCOO

Galeton, PA

#14 Jul 9, 2010
he has sex on the field at night
AAA-1

Rome, NY

#15 Jul 9, 2010
Individual lessons are the way to go. If you have a son that plays baseball especially at the ages of 6 to 12, do yourself and son a favor and have him take an individual pitching lesson if he wants to pitch and individual hitting lesson with Bob Cook. He is terrific. Stick around and watch you will also learn some things and can then help others or make sure your child utilizes what he is taught. Don't know much about their softball staff but I will be bringing my daughter for an individual lesson in the fall.
Shoeless Joe

Herkimer, NY

#16 Jul 9, 2010
COOCOO wrote:
he has sex on the field at night
He heard a voice say "if you build it then you can come on it"! LOL!
crchamp

Utica, NY

#17 Jul 9, 2010
AAA-1 wrote:
Individual lessons are the way to go. If you have a son that plays baseball especially at the ages of 6 to 12, do yourself and son a favor and have him take an individual pitching lesson if he wants to pitch and individual hitting lesson with Bob Cook. He is terrific. Stick around and watch you will also learn some things and can then help others or make sure your child utilizes what he is taught. Don't know much about their softball staff but I will be bringing my daughter for an individual lesson in the fall.
My daughter did end up taking a couple pitching lessons and they were ok, I was just turned off by the payment thing. The woman seemed nice at first but she was very concerned that I pay in cash before I even brought up a payment method. They suggested that if I couldn't pay cash that day that I could wait until I returned 2 weeks later to pay. I'm a CPA and I know what people are up to when they do this. Just didn't feel like returning.
Betty Crocker

AOL

#18 Jul 9, 2010
Ivan wrote:
<quoted text>You should keep your daughter at home and teach her tow to cook and clean. Why waste money teaching her to pitch, how many professional womens leagues are there anyway? Instead of paying to do your nails, do them yourself and give the money to housing and food for the homeless. Hopefully you'll need it someday.
How funny! You must be from the 19th century!
Wboro Coach

Camillus, NY

#19 Nov 2, 2010
wboro wrote:
How is it a scam? I'm pretty sure the owner played AAA baseball, and has another guy who played AAA baseball doing lessons there, and the one who does softball I believe played division 1? Trust me the owner is the nicest guy in the world, I've never heard any bad things about the place.
Its this time of year we appreciate having a dry place to work the boys.Too bad we can use the school gyms for free, but in the long run, the fees are worth it.
Wboro Parent

AOL

#20 Nov 2, 2010
That's true. Why train in a FREE gym when we can PAY for FOD.
Budget

Camillus, NY

#21 Nov 4, 2010
Softball Mom wrote:
Anyone have info on this place? My daughter's coach wants me to bring her there for some clinics, but I've heard mixed reviews on the people they have running them.
Its the only game in town....but some of us can't afford the fees. The cost of playing ball these days is outrageous.

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