Rod Schmidt competed at Cooperstown Dreams Park in 2007 during N.A.T.C. as a member of the Blue Wave (CA). He finished the week with a .680 BA, 5 home runs, including back-to-back 3-run home runs, and 21 RBI.
Rod's high school baseball career at Edison High School (Huntington Beach, CA) started off on a high note when he was named MVP of his freshman team (2009). As a member of the 2011 varsity team, Rod, who is a right-handed pitcher, played on the top-rated high school baseball team in the U.S., according to ESPN Rise, Baseball America and Max Preps. The squad finished the season 25-4, clinching its third straight Sunset League championship.
In 2011, Rod was selected to play for the 18-under National Team at the Goodwill Series in Australia. He signed a letter of intent on November 9, 2011, to attend and play baseball at Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO).