Competition was and still is a huge part of my life, I am sure most of you can relate to that. Sometimes I think it is just part of my DNA, and a strong competitive nature is something that I was born with. Maybe it just came from playing sports my whole life and desiring … More I Am Better Than You! I hope you feel the same way about me.
When it comes to growth you have to be in the right environment in order to do so. That sounds like a “duh” statement but there are many of us out there whose growth has been stunted because we haven’t taken the necessary steps to be in the right growth environment. The saving grace in … More Are You in the Right Environment? 3 Ideas to Consider
Look around you. Think about your friends and who you surround yourself with. Are you surrounded by people of positive influence? Are these people adding value to your life? Can you turn to these people when you need honest opinions? Or have you surrounded yourself with people who just bring you comfort and who really … More Friendships; A Key Ingredient for Success
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