With a roster of well-known pro players on his training list, CJ is often asked what it’s like working with the likes of Jason Heyward, Callix Crabbe and Tim Beckham. CJ, who works with amateurs as well, says that the best thing about working with the pro players is that they tend to be more prepared. He requires all of his players to keep a journal covering what they work on in each session together, as well as what the players work on alone, and what they think needs more attention. Reviewing the journal is an important part of CJ’s methodology, which will lead to improvements in play and form.
Often, the amateur players don’t get the importance of the journal, and don’t take it as seriously as the pro players. Ultimately, being prepared with their journals helps the pro players with the intense training that occurs before they step into the cage, and will lead to faster improvement. CJ urges his amateur players to remember that they’re learning to hit like professionals, and they’ll be able to speed up their development by making sure they’re well prepared for each training session.
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.