Parent tips to help your child make the high school team
This infographic offers parent some helpful advice to help your child make the high school team. Of course, there is no substitute for talent and coaches will recognize the players with it immediately. No matter the sport, other things come into play when kids tryout for the high school team besides talent. I have even seen many solid players not make a team for failing to observe one or more of the tips in this infographic. I remember one very talented kids who did not make the high school team because he failed to help pick up baseballs at the end of practice. Something that seems minor can hurt one’s chances.
For the non-star players though, athletes often have the similar talent for the game and other things come into play. It may help when kids have played another sport or attended precious camps at the school before entering high school. When a coach sees that dedication and gets to know a player a little before tryout it can be a difference maker. It is also important that kids show a good attitude with their teachers, as word gets around about troublesome, or hard to teach, students.
The one player coaches really do not like is the player who feels he has the team made because he is talented and has been a star player in the past. They proceed to not work hard during tryouts and act “too cool” around the other tryout players. Those players may be surprised, as most high school coaches do not care or know about a players past before attending high school.
Here are some things parents should explain to their child before high school and before a tryout for an athletic team.
Help your child make the high school team infographic
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Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has taught baseball and softball for the past 28 years. His playing, coaching and parenting stories create better experiences for athletes and parents. Jack has written over a thousand articles on coaching baseball and youth sports. Jack is the author of “The Making of a Hitter” and “Raising an Athlete.” His third book “Creating a Season to Remember.” Click link to get one or all books. Jack is a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine. You can also find Jack Perconte on YouTube with over 120 fun and innovative baseball instructional videos.