“What gets measured gets improved.”
What happens prior to building a building? You must inspect the ground and make sure that you’re building in a non-hazardous area. You also must till the ground and prepare it for the concrete and structure. The ground must be level.
Can you imagine building a Trump Towers on uneven ground?
Now imagine this scenario if you are a hitter. It’s the same premise for building your swing.
“What gets measured gets improved.” My clients hear me say this all the time. There are three things that must happen before you pick up a bat to hit.
No. 1 – Get assessed
You must have your swing assessed by a professional. This will help you set your goals for the 2013 season. Otherwise, you’re just hitting for the sake of cardiovascular training.
Think of this as the ground being inspected before the building is built.
No. 2 – Develop sound habits
Next on your list is to develop creative habits of discipline. I’ve found that journaling is a great way to establish and maintain discipline. Let’s say that 2013 is your best season ever. If you journal what you’re doing now, you can repeat it in 2014, and so on down the line.
This is where we’re tilling the ground after we have examined it, and before we build the building.
No. 3 – Get educated
The last item on your list is to learn what you can from a professional swing coach. Professional instructors have an understanding of learning styles and work from a proven methodology. With this knowledge, we can successfully build functional swings that can be repeated and allow you to make quick adjustments.
This is the building phase that occurs after the assessment and tilling of the ground.
If you need to be assessed, sign up for the Diamond Directors’ Hitting Combine. If you’re lacking discipline, try our 3K Swing Club classes. When you’re ready to build on a solid foundation, visit our Hitting Lab.
Good hitters don’t work hard; they work smart.
For more information, visit www.diamonddirectors.com 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.