Time is the one thing you can never get back. If you had more time, you’d get more done. The one thing I love about baseball is that it’ll “string you along,” but never lie to you. Make no mistake about it, you must be committed and make sacrifices everyday, on and off the field, if you want your game to go beyond the recreation level.
Some people play baseball for fun, while others use it as an opportunity to hang out with their friends. Some develop their skills so that the game can help pay for college, while others use it to gain generational wealth by playing a 162-game MLB schedule.
I have two daughters who play tennis and there are three things I need from them to determine my involvement in their journey in tennis. Likewise, if I were the father of a son who played baseball, I’d want to know the same three things before I spend any more time and money on the sport. These three things will help you better use your time and money.
1. What is your son’s long-term goal for baseball?
It has become taboo for kids to say they want to play in the Majors. But remember, when you’re mentored by fear, you’re afraid to dream. If your son wants to play at the University of North Carolina, make sure his coaches and trainers can get him closer to his dream. I’m an expert in the dream catching and building field. Check out my clients at DiamondDirectors.com.
It is impossible to be a supportive parent without knowing your son’s long-term goal.
2. What is your son’s short-term goal?
A goal without a plan is a wish. If your son’s short-term goal is to have fun, let him go swimming this summer. If his goal is to lead his team in batting average, make sure he’s committed to becoming more educated and trained to accomplish that goal. My committed clients always achieve their short-term goals.
It is impossible to be a supportive parent without knowing your sons short-term goal.
3. What could help you be the best hitter on your team?
To answer this question, your son must understand what it takes to become a successful hitter. You can’t know what he needs unless you know what it takes. This is why my educational blogs inside of my Tool Box are so important. If your son knows what to do, how to do it and he has the desire, he’ll become an elite hitter. Most kids have the desire to become great, but lack quality instruction, which is more than just words and good advice. If development isn’t done within a proven methodology, the next best alternative is to depend on luck.
It is impossible to be a supportive parent without knowing your son’s needs.
Now’s the time to finally get a positive return on your investment.
Remember that good hitters don’t work hard; they work smart.
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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, CJ 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.