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Tips for Baseball Tryouts (Little League, Travel, High School & More)

Modified on April 12th, 2024

Prepare Mentally and Physically

  • Get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and stay hydrated
  • Visualize yourself performing well and stay positive.

Know the Requirements

  • Different levels of baseball have different requirements
  • Make sure you know what’s expected of you

Show Your Skills

  • Showcase your skills in all areas of the game
  • Be confident and aggressive, and make sure to show your versatility

Focus on Fundamentals

  • No matter what level of baseball you’re trying out for, fundamentals are key
  • Focus on the basics such as proper throwing and catching form, footwork, and balance

Play Hard and Smart

  • Coaches are looking for players who play hard and smart
  • Hustle on every play, dive for balls, and take smart risks on the base paths

Be Coachable

  • Coaches want players who are coachable and willing to learn
  • Listen to their feedback and make adjustments accordingly

Stay Positive

  • No matter how well you perform at tryouts, a positive mental game is key
  • Don’t get too down on yourself if you make a mistake, and don’t get too high if you have a great play
  • Keep a level head and stay focused on the next play.

Do the Little Things

  • Be the first one picking up balls in the cage
  • Have good posture while sitting on one knee
  • Clean up the tee’s when practice is over
  • Look your coach in the eye and shake his hand

Similar: Questions to Ask College Coaches Before Committing

Zach Kerr


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