Why skills pay the bills – and how you can make it happen

Skills pay the bills. That’s the reason why Major League hitters get paid so much money. They can skillfully do what fans can’t. It’s the reason fans like me are empowered by watching skilled people perform.

Skills are things we can do repeatedly without thought while under stress. As we have discussed, it takes 3,000 reps per part of the swing to develop a skill. There are seven parts of the swing, which accounts for 21,000 reps.

  1. Stance/Load
  2. Timing
  3. Tempo
  4. Tracking
  5. Approach
  6. Contact
  7. Extension/Finish

Study the above illustration to see what type of skills elite hitters must have in order to expect to have a .400 batting average.

Timing is a big-time important skill to develop. Check out this video to learn more about timing, why you need it, how to get it and keep it as a skill.

February through April is the best time to develop skills, so you better get going. Why? Because skills pay the bills. That’s where you want to be – so let’s get started.

For more information, visit www.diamonddirectors.com today. Also, check out our Digital Magazine, Changing the Game.


C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an area scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, C.J. has more than 12 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J. Stewart has a proven system of development and track record of success that can work for you.

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