Respect the game. Most coaches at the high school level have a great respect for the game. You should too. That means...
- NEVER wear your hat on backwards.
- Wear your uniform correctly.
- Take care of your equipment.
- Never walk on a field. Always run or jog on and around a field.
Give teachers, counselors, and administrators something good to say about you.
Coaches talk to everyone. They want to know things like your work ethic in class, your discipline record, and your absences and lates to school/class. Coaches do not want problems on their teams. Goofballs in school will ultimately end up being goofballs on the field. Answer this...What will the adults at your school say about you?
Play multiple positions. Do more things on the field and I will think more highly of you. Learn some new positions. If you don't pitch or catch, consider it. You don't even have to be that good. Just show that you have some skills and knowledge of a few positions and that you enjoy them all. If you don't, pretend you do. It shows you'd be willing to help the team in any capacity.
Show passion for the game. Be the first on the field everyday and the last to leave.
Note: If you make the team and stop doing the above, you're a fraud!