Practice Habits Part 1: An Introduction to Productive Practice

Practice Habits Part 1: An Introduction to Productive Practice

The overarching concern for athletes looking to maximize success on the baseball field is typically centered around one thing in particular, "practice habits". What we first must come to realize is that perfect practice in the game of baseball does not equate to perfect results in game. This seems extremely counter intuitive in a sense that there is high demand for athletes to practice and pattern regularly. Why would I continue to practice and train for countless of hours if the way I am training is not yielding the best results for me on the field? Moreover, is there a more effective and efficient way to prepare?

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Finding Your Flow

Finding Your Flow

A fastball coming in at 95 MPH lends .400 milliseconds of recognition to the batter. The hitter then has roughly 19-feet remaining before they must make full commitment to the oncoming pitch. Hitting a baseball has long said to be one of the most difficult things to do in all of sports given the sheer numbers associated with the task. So, how do we create consistency (mentally and physically) in a game literally based on impending failure? We have to find our flow.

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Your 1% Difference

Your 1% Difference

As athletes, we are consistently searching to “redefine” and “re-tool”. Part of that search for perfection is what has helped you achieve the success you have had up until this point. But there is a limit to progression. We want to limit the amount of times that we ride the emotional roller coaster on a daily/weekly basis as that short-term evaluation often makes it hard for us to see the bigger picture

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Intent and Creating Accountability For Your Success

Intent and Creating Accountability For Your Success

Hitting a baseball hard is an extremely difficult task. To fully maximize our potential as ballplayers we first need to understand this fact. Even in batting practice or short work you will not hit every ball perfectly, that is a promise! The most important thing to realize is managing personal expectations as to not let the frustration of such a difficult task take over the objective. If these emotions continue to dominate it will only hinder any progress you are trying to make.

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