Hello HS Baseball Web Community,
This is my first post here, but I plan on becoming a regular dropping in to give advice and talk about the game I love.
My name is Ricky Caputo, my story is...
I was a mediocre little leaguer, turned into a decent HS player, that got a chance to play in college at Hofstra University as a pitcher, who then turned into a second basemen when players got hurt/dropped out, I then turned into a pretty decent third basement, who ended up getting drafted in 2006 by the Washington Nationals. Not bad from where I started from...
My road was a slow developing transition from awkward little leaguer to professional baseball player.
I have seen bigger, more talented players fall by the wayside due to their lack of commitment or even more because of their bad attitude.
I am starting a monthly e-mail newsletter to help players and parents answer some of the questions they will come across throughout your Childs playing career.
In my first article I tackle baseball tryouts, I explain in 22 tips my secrets to having a successful baseball tryout.
Other Newsletter topics will include:
How to make a College Coach notice you.
How to make Pro Scouts notice you.
How to Stop Striking Out.
and a new article FREE each month...
Here are a few tips from my "How to Have a Succesful Baseball Tryout Article".
1.Be on time: If your not 15 minutes early your 15 minutes late!
4. Introduce Yourself: If you have never met the Coach before make sure you go out of your way to say hello and shake his hand introducing yourself. This will show the coach you are a mature young man with a professional attitude and strong self confidence. The type of confidence needed to lead a team, or get a game winning hit.
11. Fake it Until you Make it: If your strong point isn't defense, the coach doesnt know that yet! Just "fake it until you make it" that's a great quote that means, try hard to look like you are completely comfortable on a baseball field even if you are not, if you are able to fool enough coaches throughout your career, you'll keep making teams and moving up the ladder.
22. Be coachable: Coaches are not looking for an all star player. Yes all stars are fun to have. But so are players with the ability to get better. It is more satisfying for a coach to find a player he knows has athletic ability and the burning desire to become a better ball player, and turn him into an All Star. That's why they are "coaches" in the first place.
If you are interested in reading more tips along with a personal story about my final day as a professional ballplayer, just follow this link and enjoy!
I look forward to checking back and seeing what you tihnk!