- Take the most challenging courses you can handle.
- Meet your guidence counselor and let him know of your desire to compete in college. Make sure he knows you must meet the NCAA core course requirments.
- Work hard at school and strive for a 4.0 GPA.
- Learn to manage your time and develop good study habits.
- Visit any college campus you can. The best choices are your parents’ alma mater and the schools of your relatives, siblings and friends that are currently in college.
- Attend at least two local college baseball games and/or practices.
- Talk to your travel or HS coach and ask for things you need to improve on.
- Play for a fall baseball team if you do not play another fall sport.
- Stay in shape year round; work with a trainer to maximize your efforts.
- Follow an off season throwing and hitting schedule organized by a coach or instructor you trust.
- Attend at least one instructional camp during the off season.
- Attend at least one showcase camp during the summer.
- Play on a competitive travel team that stresses development not just winning.
- *Sophomore only; Colleges can begin to send you questionaires and instructional camp information.