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Introducing Top Gun GAME

Who's Got

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Gameplay

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Assessment

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Metrics

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Evaluation

Top Gun GAME is an innovative, all-in-one softball talent evaluation event designed to launch and elevate players’ recruiting profiles. Powered by tagup’s advanced technology platform and presented by Top Gun Events, a tagup Event Partner led by industry veteran Robb Behymer, Top Gun GAME combines real game experience, professional assessment, detailed metrics, and thorough evaluation to provide a comprehensive picture of a player’s abilities and potential in a single, efficient package.

Expert Analysis
Assessments and evaluations performed by Top Gun Certified Analysts, led by Robb Behymer with 30+ years of experience.
Comprehensive Evaluation
Covers all aspects of player performance in one event.
College Coach Exposure
Games coached by current college coaches, providing invaluable instruction and exposure.
Advanced Technology
Powered by tagup's cutting-edge platform for accurate data collection, analysis, and real-time leaderboard updates.
Objective Scoring
Standardized point system and star rankings for clear, comparable results.
Holistic Player Profile
Combines in-game performance with physical and skill metrics.
Year-Round Support
Includes a tagupProspect subscription for ongoing development and exposure.
Real-Time and Post-Event Leaderboards
Showcase your skills on Top Gun Leaderboards with integrated video highlights.
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About Top Gun Events

Top Gun Events, a tagup Event Partner, is a leader in softball talent evaluation and development. Led by Robb Behymer, who brings over 30 years of experience running the top softball tournaments, camps, and metrics events in the country, Top Gun Events sets the standard for player assessment and development. The team of certified Top Gun Analysts is comprised of industry professionals and former collegiate players, ensuring that participants receive expert evaluation and guidance. Their unparalleled expertise and deep understanding of the game bring immense value to the tagupGAME experience.

Event Structure

Players/Teams

Minimum requirements:

  • 48 players per event
  • 4 teams of 12 players each
  • 1-day intensive evaluation

Rosters

Teams are algorithmically balanced, each consisting of:

  • 2 Pitchers
  • 2 Catchers
  • 4 Infielders
  • 4 Outfielders

Evaluation Components

1. Game Performance (50% of overall evaluation)

Offense (100 points max)

  • Hits: 10 points each
  • Extra-base hits: +5 per extra base
  • RBI: 5 points each
  • Stolen Base: 5 points each
  • Runs scored: 5 points each

Defense (100 points max)

  • Balls fielded cleanly: 5 points each
  • Great plays: 10 points each (e.g., diving catch, strong throw, difficult scoop)

Pitching (100 points max)

  • Strikeouts: 10 points each
  • Strikeouts looking: 15 points each
  • Walks: -5 points each
  • Hits allowed: -5 points each
  • Scoreless inning: 10 points each

Catching (100 points max)

  • Blocks: 5 points each
  • Throw outs: 15 points each
  • Accurate base throws: 10 points each
  • Successful bunt coverage: 10 points each
2. Metrics Assessment (50% of overall evaluation)

Each category is rated on a scale of 1-20 points based on performance relative to age and position standards:

  • Speed (Home to first base time)
  • Agility (5-10-5 shuttle run)
  • Throwing (velocity and accuracy)
  • Hitting (exit velocity, launch angle, contact rate)
  • Fielding (reaction time, range, hands)
  • Pitching (velocity, spin rate, movement)
  • Physical (strength, flexibility, body composition)

Top Gun Metrics Leaderboard

As players complete their metrics assessments, their results are immediately displayed on the Top Gun Metrics Leaderboard. This real-time leaderboard includes:

  • Player rankings for each metric category
  • Video clips of top performances
  • Position-specific comparisons
  • Age group breakdowns

The leaderboard is visible to all participants and coaches throughout the event, creating an exciting, competitive atmosphere and allowing players to see how they stack up against their peers.

Star Ranking System

Points in each category are converted to a 1-5 star ranking:

  • 1 Star: 0-20 points
  • 2 Stars: 21-40 points
  • 3 Stars: 41-60 points
  • 4 Stars: 61-80 points
  • 5 Stars: 81-100 points

Overall Player Evaluation

  1. Calculate star rankings for game performance and metrics assessment separately.
  2. Combine these two star rankings with equal weight (50% each).
  3. The final overall star ranking provides a comprehensive evaluation of the player’s total performance and potential.

Player Feedback and Reporting

Each player receives:

  1. Detailed scorecard with points and star rankings for each category
  2. Comprehensive metrics report with all measured data
  3. Written evaluation from Top Gun Certified Analysts, including strengths and areas for improvement
  4. Overall star ranking and position-specific percentile ranking among event participants
  5. Digital profile for sharing with college recruiters, including video highlights
  6. Personalized development plan based on evaluation results
  7. Custom generated playlists on their channel on tagup
  8. Rankings on both the Top Gun Metrics Leaderboard and Top Gun Game Performance Leaderboard

Event Day Schedule (Example)

  • 8:00 AM – Check-in and warm-up
  • 9:00 AM – Metrics Assessment (with real-time leaderboard updates)
  • 11:00 AM – Lunch and rest
  • 12:00 PM – Game 1
  • 2:30 PM – Game 2
  • 5:00 PM – Cool-down and recovery
  • 6:00 PM – Event conclusion and initial feedback

Post-Event

  • Within 3 days: Comprehensive player reports and digital profiles delivered electronically
  • Within 3 days: Video highlights and custom generated playlists available on player’s tagup channel
  • Within 3 days: Top Gun Game Performance Leaderboard published with integrated video highlights
  • Within 30 days: Follow-up webinar with Top Gun Analysts to discuss player development strategies
  • Ongoing: Support for players in understanding their results and improving their skills

Top Gun Game Performance Leaderboard

After the event, the Top Gun Game Performance Leaderboard is published, showcasing:

  • Overall player rankings based on game performance
  • Position-specific leaderboards
  • Standout play highlights integrated with player rankings
  • Sortable statistics for easy comparison

This leaderboard, along with the Metrics Leaderboard, provides players with valuable exposure and allows them to see how they performed relative to their peers. Both leaderboards are accessible through the player’s tagup channel, making it easy for college recruiters to view comprehensive performance data and video highlights in one place.

Pricing and Value

Top Gun GAME offers exceptional value for aspiring college softball players:

Event Price: $279

This all-inclusive price covers:

  • Participation in the full-day event
  • Professional coaching and instruction from college coaches
  • Comprehensive metrics assessment with real-time leaderboard
  • Two game experiences
  • Detailed player report and digital profile from Top Gun Certified Analysts
  • Custom video playlists on tagup channel
  • Rankings on Top Gun Metrics and Game Performance Leaderboards
  • Follow-up strategy webinar

Value Breakdown

  • Comprehensive talent evaluation by expert analysts: $400+ value
  • College coach instruction and exposure: Priceless
  • Metrics assessment with real-time leaderboard: $100+ value
  • Video highlights package and custom playlists: $150+ value
  • Leaderboard rankings with integrated video: $100+ value
  • Strategy webinar: $50+ value

Total Value: $800+ (not including priceless college coach exposure)

Bonus: Free tagupProspect Subscription

Every tagupGAME participant receives a free one-year subscription to tagupProspect, valued at $99.99.

tagupProspect benefits include:

  • Year-round access to your player profile and metrics
  • Tools for connecting with college recruiters
  • Regular tips and drills for skill improvement

Total Package Value: $900+ (plus priceless college coach exposure) for only $279

By combining our flagship Top Gun GAME event with a year of tagupProspect access, we’re providing aspiring college softball players with over $900 of tangible value, plus the priceless opportunity of college coach instruction and exposure, all for just $299. This package not only gives players a comprehensive evaluation and exposure opportunity but also supports their development and recruitment efforts throughout the year.

Parent and Player Resources

We understand the importance of education in the college recruitment process. Top Gun Events provides valuable resources to support players and their families:

  1. Access to Top Gun Events’ “College Softball Recruitment 101” online course
  2. Information on NCAA rules and recruitment timelines
  3. Q&A sessions with Top Gun Events’ I’m experts, including former college players and coaches

These resources ensure that players and their families are well-informed about the recruitment process and can make the best decisions for their softball careers.

tagup's Role

tagup provides the next-level technology platform that powers tagupGAME. It’s important to note that tagup does not rank, review, or evaluate players or their performance. Instead, tagup’s advanced software enables professionals like Top Gun Events’ Certified Analysts to collect, analyze, and present data efficiently and accurately. This technology ensures that players receive the most comprehensive and objective evaluations possible, as well as innovative features like real-time leaderboards, custom video playlists, and integrated performance data on their tagup channel.

FREE, 1 year tagupProspect Subscription!
$99 value, courtesy of TGE and tagup.