In today’s youth baseball world players are being pushed harder than ever and trying to live up to unrealistic expectations coming from all different angles; PG rankings, “showcase” teams, coaches, winning every game, and worst of all their parents. So much so that good, talented players fall short of performing at their peak because they … More Winning the Internal Battle
The more and more that I work with young players the more I realize that most youth athletes are scared to not succeed. And I am learning to hate to use the F word, FAILURE. In this microwave, quick results world that we are living in young players think that baseball results should be just … More I Hate The F Word! And You Should Too.
As I look back on my career and think about the years I was more successful then the others there is one major thing that separated those years. This one thing is so important but is so easy to forget and/or overlook. You may not even know or even stop to think you are creating it. … More The One “Thing” That Can Take Your Game To The Next Level
The other day as I was speaking with a player and his father they asked me the following question; In your opinion what separates players who get more opportunities from those that don’t? What a great question I thought, but an easy one to answer. Without hesitation I responded, CHARACTER. Character by definition is the mental and … More Character! And Why It Matters
Coach, we didn’t sign up our son for all this running! The exact words that were said to me my first year coaching after finishing my professional career. Are you kidding me? That was my first thought. But I bit my tongue and responded with “I am not quite sure what you mean. Having coached youth … More What Happened to Being in Shape in Youth Sports?
Dear Mr. CEO, Thank you for your attention over the last five weeks. I hope that you have found the information valuable and you have gained a better understanding of how and why you are a business. Over my short career as a professional player and now as a High School coach it is very … More Attention Youth Baseball Players! You Are a Business: Wrap Up
Dear Mr. CEO, After you finalize your investment strategy on how to enhance your physical performance and your focused and determined to play college baseball its now time to focus on the recruiting process. Investing in the recruiting process can be very expensive so its imperative to be very strategic. Thousands upon thousand of high school players … More Attention Youth Baseball Players! You Are a Business Part 3.2
Sleep harder… What does he mean by “sleep harder?” Sleep for relaxing and recovering, that’s important, very important. It is so important because that’s where your body truly does get a chance to grow to new heights and achieve new feats of strength or skill such as throwing a 90+ mph fast ball, producing the … More Train Hard, Sleep Harder
As I watch youth baseball today as a fan, coach, and recruiter there is one thing that is missing, Communication. Are you noticing it also? That youth baseball players from 10U to high school do not communicate properly on the field during games. And I am not just talking about after the ball is put in … More Why Communication is Important