Tuckahoe Sports (TSI) just announced dates for its 2020 Baseball and Softball Tryouts in Central Virginia. Tryouts are a valuable experience for any young athlete and we hope you decide to register your son or daughter for one of the upcoming TSI tryout dates.
To help you prepare for an upcoming tryout, here are 5 key takeaways from an article on How to Make Any Baseball Team.
(These tryout tips are equally valuable for softball families.)
Baseball Tryouts Tip #1: Be Prepared
In the weeks leading up to the tryout, get yourself physically and mentally ready. Make sure you are in mid-season form on your throwing, hitting, and pitching. Be ready to give 100% during each phase of the tryout.
Baseball Tryouts Tip #2: Look the Part
Show up with baseball clean pants, belt, socks, cleats, and hat. Keep your shirt tucked in and wear your hat correctly. Show up ready to compete. Don’t dress in the dugout. Carry your own bags to the field and bring necessary items like water, sports drink, and sunscreen.
Baseball Tryouts Tip #3: Pay Attention to Detail
When the coaches are speaking, make sure you have both eyes on them. Stay focused and understand the drill. Show the coaches you care about what you are doing and have a passion for the game.
Baseball Tryouts Tip #4: Show up on Time
Nothing may be worse than a player showing up just 5 minutes before the tryout starts. The night before, eat a good dinner, get to bed early, and wake up with a healthy breakfast. Arrive at the field at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled time. Know how long you will be at field for the day.
Baseball Tryouts Tip #5: Hustle
Hustle from drill to drill. It takes almost no extra athletic ability to sprint from station to station.