Stay focused. There will be hardships, but it’s nothing you can’t work through.
-D1 Infielder/Outfielder, South Carolina
If you have a good relationship with your team, you’re going to be better. If you make a mistake, there’s somebody behind you to make it up for you.
-Division 2 Infielder/Pitcher, Pennsylvania
A lot of being good at baseball is about having the most fun possible. When you’re looking for a school, don’t look for the fame or the popularity or the prestige. Look for good coaches that you like as people, players that you can get along with, and most importantly a location that you would enjoy going to every single day, otherwise it’s not a great fit.
-Mason Collins, D3 Pitcher, California
Work hard. Don’t learn how to fail, but be open to failure. I failed a lot at the beginning and then I started getting things. Just don’t beat yourself up too much.
-Division 1 Outfielder, California
Sit in a classroom and the baseball clubhouse and think about how you feel sitting there. See if you can picture yourself there for your college career.
-D3 Pitcher, North Carolina
[Keep] everything in line and in order. Being able to set a schedule is huge for me. Have a plan going into every day.
-Division 1 Infielder, Pennsylvania
Do your Research on the school, the team, and the conference. If you are talking to a coach, try to get a realistic idea of when he thinks you will be able to contribute to the team. The last thing you want to do is go to a school and end up transferring. Go to a place where you will have the best opportunity to play as much as you can.
-D3 Pitcher, Georgia
You will remember some of the memorable plays in games, but at the end of the day, the most memorable times of college baseball are the long bus rides and flight delays.
-Blake Peters, D1 Pitcher, UC Davis 2014-2017
It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. Use your connections in this phase of the process […] If I could do the recruiting process over, I would rely more on my connections.
-D2 Infielder/Outfielder, North Carolina
Visit the school before making the decision. Talk to current players about the program and the school. Talk to the coach about how he thinks you’ll fit in with the program.
Playing at the junior college level can be a good decision because you get more playing time and more time to decide where you want to go.