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In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy Partners with Student-Athlete Showcase


FLANDERS, NJ— In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy is pleased to announce a new partnership with college recruiting management group Student-Athlete Showcase. In The Zone is a leading baseball and softball training facility in New Jersey and the only one with an exclusive agreement with SAS relative to baseball and softball players.

“Teaming up with SAS puts our players on the right path to collegiate competition, and we’re excited to provide our players with this incredible opportunity,” says In The Zone’s President, Oscar Zavala.

SAS gives athletes national exposure by attracting top recruiting and scholarship scouts from America’s most trusted college recruiting system. The group helps families with a potentially complex college recruiting process through personalized service.

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Rex Grayner, President of Student-Athlete Showcase had this to say about the partnership: “Aligning with In The Zone is a tremendous opportunity. Our mission is to make meaningful differences in the lives of college-bound athletes worldwide, and we feel ITZ embodies everything we are about. This relationship enables SAS and ITZ to come together and enhance the collegiate options for many baseball/softball families in New Jersey. We are thrilled and honored to be given a chance to provide these families a blueprint for college recruiting success, and our team will work extremely hard to ensure outstanding outcomes for them.”

In the past 12 years, student-athletes and parents have benefited from:

  • Increased exposure through a network of over 40,000 Division I, II, III, NAIA and Junior College coaches
  • A proven College Recruiting Game Plan that saves families time and money. (average: 200+ coach evaluations, 70+ personal coach contacts, $90,000+ savings over four years of college)
  • 75+ combined years of recruiting expertise and the industry’s most advanced profiling technology

The partnership further cements In The Zone as a leading training facility and player development academy in the state: it is now the premier gateway to SAS for any baseball or softball player in New Jersey, whether or not athletes are associated with In The Zone’s programs.  With that, In The Zone will be integrating the SAS recruitment solution for all High School age athletes playing with their 2015 tournament and club teams as a part of their player package.

“One of our main goals is preparing players for High School and beyond and this partnership and the services SAS provides will allow us to help serve our athletes at a completely different level,” Zavala went on to say.

Player of any sport interested in learning more about SAS and the services they offer should visit the In The Zone website at and follow the links for “College Recruiting Service” or call In The Zone at 973-598-9887.

About In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy

In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy is one of North Jersey’s leading facilities offering private baseball lessons, private softball lessons, strength & conditioning, baseball clinics, travel baseball teams, and much more. Located at 37 Ironia Road in Flanders, In The Zone is one of the largest dedicated baseball & softball facilities in the area. For more information, visit., e-mail, or call (973) 598-9887.

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