Although the fall of the eleventh grade is relatively relaxed, there is still a lot that an incoming junior can be doing right now. I think it's beneficial, however, for that junior to take a step back and look at what is happening with seniors right now. Compare seniors who have planned and seniors who did not. Compare who has a good handle on where they will be going to college and who is starting to stress. In just one short year, seniors will be leaving for college, in just 7 months, seniors will be beginning their last high school season while in just 4 short months (120 days), some seniors will be officially committing to their college. Juniors, if you are not taking control RIGHT NOW ... trust me, you WILL miss the boat.
For juniors, aside from the October PSAT, the key things to get on your schedule are the Junior Fall Classic and the Perfect Game Under Class tournament in September. However, if you do not have a plan of how to get coaches to your field, nobody will discover you. Be sure to check out an upcoming post ... "What really happens at the fall classics and high profile tournaments" and how you can guarantee coaches will be at your field. It's time to decide if you want to be ahead of the curve and proactive or spend your entire senior year stressing, struggling and trying to catch up.
Here is your junior check list - good luck!