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If you play a team sport, especially as you get older, every player is either a leader or a follower. Every team needs a couple of leaders and the others need to understand that they are followers. But you can’t have too many leaders or the absence of a leader.
While there are a number of reasons for underachieving teams – not enough talent, lack of focus, poor practices – the absence of a clear cut leader is a big one.
Before describing a leader, let me point…Continue
Inevitably, at some point in your baseball career – and more importantly, your life – you will face hardships. It may be as a team with a losing streak, coaching change or other unusual circumstance. Personally, adversity shows up as a slump.
How do you deal with adversity?
When you are in the midst of a problem, doesn’t it seem like everything is magnified. Each mistake you make, batter you face or at-bat you are given feels as if there is an enormous weight…Continue
The obvious answer to my statement is throwing a shutout is great because you will more than likely win the game. Only if your team is having trouble scoring runs, is there a chance you may be in trouble. But I’m not necessarily talking about games, more about innings.
There are two instances when it is imperative a starting pitcher has to limit the opposition to zero runs. The first situation is the first inning, especially if you are the home team. Not allowing your…Continue
During a practice, an individual lesson or a camp, many times kids question why we do not do a majority of our hitting drills on pitches down the middle. That is the pitch that most can hit the best – hardest and farthest. So naturally, kids want to do what they do best. And that involves the middle of home plate.
Let me start by giving you a brief overview of my hitting philosophy.
Hitting isn’t nearly as complicated as most people try to make it out to be…Continue