Remember that you are ADVERTISING YOURSELF at all times, players...for that next opportunity. This is your merchandise! Just like a top of the line car or tennis shoe...it's put in great "light" when it's being sold. Realize that coaches look at Facebook, MySpace, and any other networking site that's cool for info on YOU. I want to know as much as I can about the players I recruit. I want to know what your habits are. I want to know that "you love God", "you hate God", or that "you got drunk AGAIN last night". I want to know that over the last 2 weeks, you've loved 4 different guys. I want to see that you're puking at the jr/sr prom, in pics. We read what's there...or I do. Remember, you may not care that us as coaches see it, but when you want to go to U of Tennessee (example only)...if I coach there...I have player A, ranked 50 that appears to make poor choices (while having mom or dad there to punish them or not) or player B, ranked 75 that seems to LOVE TENNIS and has just cool stuff on their page about them and their lives. I am choosing player B. Drama kills a team...and as for me...I am all about team! I care about all my players and will keep an eye out all the time, but mom and dad won't be there to punish you...maturity and self control is a great thing. You don't want people that you can't rely on around...talented or not. Some coaches may take a chance...but why risk the opportunity that you have worked for? Surprises happen...I choose those over obvious trouble. Take care of yourself and give your self the best chance to succeed.