Are you getting ready for Try-Outs this season? We found a great checklist from High School Baseball Web and sharing a few below to help you be ready for success.
- Grab your Bat Bag and Clean It Out.
- Make sure your Glove is ready to go and conditioned.
- Check to make sure you have the basics ready – socks, cleats, batting gloves, baseball bat, baseballs, etc.
- Remember, persistence is more important than talent
- Respect the game as much as you want to be respected
- Practice hard because you play the way you practice
- It doesn’t take any talent to hustle
- Be a student in baseball. Learn the game – Study the history of baseball
- Agree to let your coaches train you
- Set high standards along with knowing the steps to attain them
- Don’t tell people what you are worth, prove it to them
- It is your coach’s opinion of you that counts. He makes out the lineup. Fail to understand this point and you will soon be out of the game
- Be passionate about your teammates
- Love the game
- Body language screams. It never whispers
- Balance makes champions. If you focus on hitting and ignore the defensive part of your game you will never be a complete player
- Be as diligent on defense as you are on offense
- Defense wins more games than offense
- Games are lost not won. Mistakes lead to losses
- Work on your game every day of the year.
- Who you are today is a result of who you were in the past. Fill your past with smart work and good deeds and you will maximize your potential
- You don’t have to be a great athlete to be a good baseball player
Show off your talent to your current coach and your future coach by doing the following: (ALL THE TIME)
- When you jog to warm up finish first.
- When you stretch do it best.
- When you play catch, throw to a target and hit it every time.
- When you play catch, catch the ball or block the bad throw and keep it in front of you every time.
- When you are doing a drill, do it perfect, every time.
- Go hard all the time. Never walk on a baseball practice field.
- As a batter/runner run to first as though it matters that you are safe.
- Know the situation on defense and do the right thing.
- Baseball reveals character it doesn’t build it.
- Character means doing the right thing when nobody’s watching
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