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What Do Coaches Look For At Tryouts?

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What do coaches look for when evaluating players?
Most coaches agree that they want “five tool” players.  The five tools are raw speed, defensive ability, arm strength, hitting for average, and hitting for power.  Every coach looks for players that have all five tools or most of them since it is rare that a player possesses all the five tools.

Beyond the five tools coaches will look for the following:  attitude, strength and bodies that will develop, mental acuity and focus, and understanding of the game.  Lastly, a grade check will be performed often before tryouts to insure that the player will be eligible to play.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, April 07 2009 10:40 )