Soon, the start of a new season will be upon us and you'll be noticing postings from your school that the baseball team will be holding sessions for position players and openings. Now is the time to start planning.
Here are some suggestions:
Update your physical forms, vaccines and boosters, eye examinations and prescriptions, review allergies and relevant medication, get doctor's statements addressing certain medical conditions and approvals to play if necessary.
Start collecting birth certificates and/or any relevant documents with respect to eligibility issues.
Start advising employers with whom you have part time jobs with that your baseball season is starting. You don't want to leave these people in the dark at the last moment - perhaps when they might need you the most.
Make up exams and certain tests might fall with in the same time frame as some of your practice sessions. Let coaches know before hand. They'll understand.
If your charged with the responsibility of a younger brother or sister, don't try and bring them to your baseball sessions. That's no place to distract your attention from their safety and neglect a very important responsibility.
if eligibility is at stake - get that resolved NOW. Ask for extra help, do what it takes to convince the academic side of your high school experience that your worth the extra effort. Teachers and coahes alike respect that in addition to admiring a youngster that trys.
Don't do things off the field that detract from what your doing on the field.
Now get your equipment in order. Clean it, repair it, make ajustments, replace what's needed and take inventory of what's going to support you out there. Below is an example of a typical equipment bag for a pitcher. best wishes this season.