The summer softball season is in full swing. Club teams will be making their way to the big tournaments over the next few weeks. Many of these tournaments will offer Showcases that will have college coaches present. For the players who are first timers, Showcases can be nerve-wracking and as a result, a player’s performance may suffer. All showcases are structured differently. Some are set up with stations that will test a player’s bat speed, pitching speed, pop time for catchers, base runners home to first times, etc. Others will be set up in a scrimmage setting where the college coaches can gather to watch players in live game settings.
Below is a list of five ways to stand out at a Softball Showcase.
Look the Part: For players who are participating in showcases, it’s important to look the part. This means showing up in your game jersey ready to compete. Wearing a game jersey will make a player and her team stand out. If a player catches the eye of a coach at a showcase, the coach will likely go watch the player during one of the tournament games. Tucking in the jersey will also make the player look professional. Untucked jerseys look sloppy and could be a distraction.