Comments From Pro Scouts & College Coaches
“Steve Farley was a highly respected head coach during his tenure at Butler University. He can offer valuable insight into the player development area as well as the college recruiting process. Steve would be an outstanding source for reliable and accurate baseball information.”
Major League Scout, NY Yankees
Former Assistant Coach, University of Notre Dame
“You simply can't replicate the experience that Steve Farley has gained through his many years of coaching at the Division I level. As a result, Steve obviously understands the ins and outs of recruiting. More than that, if you look at his track record you can know that he also has the ability to recognize and develop baseball talent - as evidenced by his many players who enjoyed outstanding college careers and have progressed to professional baseball. Bottom line: people in our industry consider Steve a knowledgeable and skilled baseball man.”
Major League Scout, Washington Nationals
Former Head Baseball Coach, University of Cincinnati
“I have known Steve for many years. He has coached at the collegiate level for 30-plus seasons and he knows what it takes to play at the highest level. Steve is a well-versed teacher of the game and he is outstanding at practice planning and teaching baseball fundamentals. His teams were always well-coached and extremely prepared. Most importantly, Steve Farley is a first-class person who is highly respected by his peers. Listen to him and take advantage of what he has to offer.”
Head Baseball Coach, St. John’s University
Past ABCA President
“I highly recommend Coach Farley to anyone who is serious about their baseball development. Coach Farley is a highly respected teacher of pitching and hitting mechanics and he also has the ability to communicate his knowledge in an easily understandable and positive manner. Coach Farley’s passion and vast knowledge of the game create a desire in his players to improve and play the game of baseball the right way.”
Head Baseball Coach, Xavier University
“Steve Farley is one of the "bright lights" in the college baseball coaching profession! During the 1982-83 season here at the University of Arizona, our baseball program engaged Steve as a Graduate Assistant Coach and soon learned he was among the very best graduate assistants we had in the 25 years I was Head Coach. Steve knows baseball and how to communicate the fundamentals, drills, skills, and intricacies of the game. Coaches, players, and parents would do well to pay close attention to the baseball knowledge and vast experience of Steve Farley”!
Senior Advisor, USA Baseball
Former Head Coach of three-time National Champions, University of Arizona
Youth Camp Parent Comments
"Thanks for providing a great baseball camp! My son really enjoyed it!"
"I can't thank you enough. My son said it was the best camp he had ever been to. I will be sure to sign up early next year!"
"My son attended your baseball camp this year for the first time and he had a blast. He would do a play-by-play of the entire day's activities as soon as he got into the car at the end of the day. He has participated in other sports camps but by far this one topped his list."
“I just wanted to send you a short note to tell you how much my son enjoyed the baseball camp last week. He talked at length about it every night and couldn’t wait to get to camp the next day. He liked the small groups and the fact that the coaches recognized him and called him by name. I think he got a lot out of the camp. He said it was the best sports camp he’s ever attended.”
“Great staff — my son had a wonderful time at camp and always looks forward to it each year. He only wishes it lasted longer!”
“I really enjoyed myself. I made friends, and I liked the coaches. I liked sliding day the best, even though my mom had a little trouble getting the dirt out.”
“Thanks for a wonderful camp experience.”
“I love it there and want to come every year. I liked the camp counselors and the Bulldog coaches.”
“My son had a great time at camp. This was my son’s first baseball camp experience, and he had such a great time and really enjoyed the instructors. He learned a lot and had fun at the same time...what a great combination! Thanks so much.”
“Just a quick note to say how much our son enjoyed baseball camp! I can’t believe the improvement he has shown in such a short time. Thank you for running a great program.”
"I just wanted to send a note of appreciation for the work done at your recent hitting camp. My son (Josh) had an excitement stemming from your camp that I have not seen from any other. I appreciate the time spent with Josh and the benefits he received from the camp. You guys really have a way of training players on the proper mechanics and how to draw more power. Josh will definitely be at your next camp!"
"I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for having your baseball camps. Blake has gone the last 4 years and truly loved it. Every year, especially right after camp, we see a definite difference in his playing, especially his batting! It's great to have a camp each year to reinforce the fundamentals. He's definitely going to miss coming to your camps, I wish you had a camp for the older kids. I hope that we can find him something next year that will be just a good. Again, thanks for putting on such a good camp. It's been a great experience for Blake over the years."
"I just wanted to let you know that my son, Tommy, went to your baseball camp last week! He absolutely loved it and learned so much about baseball! I just wanted to give you a big thank you!! You all are great!!"“Josh had so much fun at camp- it is all he talked about all evening. Thank you for taking time to instill the love of baseball in my son!”
Prospect Camp Parent Comments
"My son Bryce attended your August 22 Prospect Camp and I thought the camp was very well run. I was extremely impressed with your energy, enthusiasm, and honesty. Thank you for giving the boys your undivided attention."
"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for hosting the Bulldog Prospect camp yesterday. I really enjoyed the camp and most especially your teaching, enthusiasm and energy that you showed for baseball. I have aspirations to play college baseball after I graduate. Thank you for hosting a great camp and I look forward to attending again next summer!"
"Thank you for a super informative camp yesterday for both players and parents. Our goal for the camp was to set context and hear from a well-respected coach and program on what it takes to play college baseball. We had an excellent camp experience. Thanks again and all the best!"
"We wanted to thank you for the parent portion of the camp on Saturday. We've taken our son to multiple camps and showcases and yours was the first to engage the parents. The financial aid talk was thorough and very informative. Your talk at lunch was equally enlightening. The straightforward and honest information that you gave can really shed some light on the process. It really says something about a program that took the time to speak to the parents like you did. We were also impressed with how "hands-on" you were in all other aspects of the camp. It's very clear how devoted you are to your players and program. Thanks for putting on a great camp."
"The Bulldog Prospect Camp put on yesterday was by far the best camp we have seen yet. The recruitment and financial aid information will be very useful to me and the added information, such as what the minimum tools coaches at the D1 and D2 are looking, for will also be very beneficial for Ben. He now realizes that he has two years to develop his arm strength to get to the D1 expectations."
"I wanted to thank you for allowing Brett to attend your winter prospect camp. He really enjoyed the experience. I appreciated the financial aid presentation and your frank discussion and info on NCAA rules and recruiting.”
"Your camps have always been well run with a tremendous effort to provide all you can for the players. That's why players and their parents keep coming back."
“My son attended your prospect camp yesterday. I just wanted to send you an email thanking you for the great camp you and your staff ran. As a parent, I really appreciated the openness and honesty. I was very impressed."
"I would like to thank you for all of the valuable information that was given this past weekend at the Winter Prospect Camp. Josh and I thought all of your coaches and players were outstanding."
“Thank you for conducting such a well-run camp. Given the number of players, you accomplished a lot. I particularly appreciated your comments to the parents before and after the camp. It was very enlightening to hear directly from a Division I coach.”
“My son and I were impressed with Coach Farley, the things he had to say and the way he ran the camp. Parents appreciate his candor - it is refreshing.”
“I was really impressed with Coach Farley’s no-nonsense talk at the camp. Too many camps and showcases exist just to make money. We never got that feeling with Coach Farley’s camp. He actually cares about the kids and we had a great experience.”
"I would just like to thank you again for allowing me to participate in Saturday's camp. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed showcasing my abilities. I was very impressed with your no-nonsense attitude and your honesty. I was also very impressed with the level of professionalism that you and your coaching staff exhibited. I look forward to improving my game, and wish you and your team the best of luck as you begin your fall season!"
"Thanks for the great camp you held on Saturday. It was really well run and the time that you took to answer questions from players and parents was really helpful. I appreciated your straight-forward, honest insight. Thank you, and thanks again for the camp."
"I wanted to say thanks for a great experience this weekend. You really run a nice program and I feel like I benefited a lot from your camp. It was worth the long trip from Connecticut."
"David and I very much enjoyed your camp. It was very well done. I particularly appreciated your direct involvement in every aspect of the camp. Thank you."
"Marcus and I thought your camp was a terrific experience. Thanks for all the good advice and the well-run showcase experience."
"I enjoyed being a part of the Bulldog Camp yesterday. It was very well run and I appreciate how honest you were with us."
"Thank you for a great camp experience for our son this past Saturday. Coach Farley, and all the other assistant coaches were all terrific and our son learned a lot and enjoyed the day."
HS prospects and their parents are encouraged to click on the home page link to the Recruiting 101 Handout Coach Farley offers some important insights into the college recruiting process.