High School Baseball Web

The High School Baseball Web -
An internet home for high school baseball players, coaches, parents and fans.
If you like what you see please tell others about the site. If you have comments
or suggestions you can send them to us using the "Contact" link below.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 
What College Coaches Look For In Players.

from: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE BASEBALL and BEYOND
by: Bobby McKinney
McKinney Baseball



Signs of Maturity
Both Mentally and Physically



Physically
  • Excellence in 5 tools of the game
  • Condition of body
  • Strengths & Weaknesses of body
  • Potential for growth
  • Is this player raw or polished?
  • Project how good this player can become
  • Is he a worker or does he look lazy.
  • How much effort does this player expend to play at the top of his game?
  • Ceiling...how much better can he get given physical body given?

Mentally

  • Alertness (being in the game)
  • Knowledge of the game
  • Ability to react correctly
  • Intuit nature (does the game come easy)
  • Ability to focus
  • Ability to rise to the challenge
  • Does he know all that he should know about the game and what it takes to succeed?
  • How often does he react correctly to a situation?

     

Emotionally\Socially
  • Cordial interaction with coaches and teammates
  • Attitude towards authority figures\coaches and teammates
  • Signs of misdirected anger
  • Proper responsibility taking
  • Does he make others around him better or worse?
  • Is he a cause or a cure for trouble and disruptions?
  • Is he a comfortable leader?

Major Questions Coaches and Scouts will ask themselves:

  • Has he performed well in the classroom?
  • Is he coachable and teachable?
  • Will his personality compliment or clash with the growth of the team?
  • Will he work hard both in the classroom and on the field?
  • Has he demonstrated the ability to perform under pressure?

What is his quality of character?

Anything you can do to answer any of these questions a college coach or pro scout might ask will distinguish you from the crowd.



Search this site powered by FreeFind

 

 



Message Boards