For 10th grade baseball prospects, college might seem like it’s really far away. But at the end of your spring sophomore season, you’re already halfway done with high school baseball. And the elite prospects know that recruiting has already started for them. After summer ball, you’ll go back to school a junior and be counted on as veteran: it’s time to “really” start thinking about preparing for the next level. If you serious about playing college baseball … BE READY!

If you’re a current 10th grade baseball player who is interested in playing in college baseball, here’s a list of things to think about so you won’t get burned by the process and fail to leverage your “performance talent”.

Recruiting Tips For Your Sophomore Year

  • Prepare for the SAT by taking the PSAT in the fall. This will help you get a better score when you take the SAT as a junior.
  • Spend the fall of your sophomore year to make sure you’re physically ready to play varsity baseball. Consider strength training programs at your high school so you can train responsibly. The key here is to become more quicker, stronger and more athletic.
  • When the spring season begins, be a good teammate and don’t stress about stats and scouts. Focus on the process of performance excellence and continual improvement.
  • After your sophomore high school season, you should be playing on a summer team that earns you an opportunity to get good playing time! Ideally, find a program that has a track record of placing its players in college programs.
  • Start building a list of colleges that interest you. However, you need to be realistic about what schools are a good fit for you. The RecruitsIQ computer app uses a high-tech algorithm to find a program that fits you best.
  • Find time to learn about colleges, use the RecruitsIQ computer app to compare programs against each other.
  • Don’t waste money on unofficial recruiting visits that do NOT align with your current talent level and interests.

Your 10th grade year is a balance between being prepared for the second half of high school and understanding that you still have time to improve. Regradless how your sophomore year goes on the field, it’s never too early to be prepared.


Think about it … you wouldn’t go to the plate with a blindfold on, so don’t enter the recruiting process without a clear approach. Get a membership to recruitsIQ today and find the best college baseball fit for you.