Well, my son graduated from high school yesterday. I started following this forum a long time ago and used it as guidance throughout my son’s high school years. He will be playing at the D1 level next year and we are very proud of him. Having been through the ups and downs of the past four years, I thought I would share some things I’ve learned:
- Grades matter
- SAT or ACT scores matter
- Showcases matter, but only if you are in shape and prepared. You want the second glance, not the first.
- Velocity matters. PERIOD. Coaches will come see you pitch but only if they see the gun light up. Sorry, but it’s true.
- How you look and carry yourself is critical. Ever watch a D1 team on the field? That’s what you should look like.
- Play hard and have some fun, it will be over before you know it.
Best of luck and I’ll be around…I love this place!