- What is my specific role as a hitter on this team?
- What are your specific statistical expectations for me this spring?
- Did we do enough this winter for me to be prepared to meet your statistical expectations?
- If I’m not meeting your expectations, how will you help me?
If you don’t ask these questions before the start of the spring season, the good news is that you can blame your coach for your bad season. If you don’t ask these questions, your coach may blame you for your bad season.
At the end of the game, the winning team is the one that scored the most runs. Those runs are produced by a variation of approaches. There are several types of hitters:
- Slap hitters
- Contact hitters
- Line drive hitters
- Gap power hitters
- Home run hitters
We know that it takes 3,000 reps to build a habit. That’s 21,000 reps. We also know that there are seven parts to the swing:
Study the chart in this blog to understand how to have a .400 batting average against elite pitching. Hope is a gift, but turning hope into reality is a journey.
Remember to schedule time to ask your coach those “four focused” questions. Do it today.
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.