Q: What’s the biggest challenge that CJ Stewart faces as he works with both professional and amateur athletes?
A: Being willing to accept that learning how to be a productive hitter (or any aspect of the game) is a process, not a quick result.
In the past, players might visit a coach for a single 30- or 60-minute session, and expect their issues to be resolved. If the problems still occurred, they assumed there must be an issue with the coach. Today, most realize that that isn’t the case, and professionals like CJ Stewart are establishling expectations for training.
The industry doesn’t have formalized levels of expertise set up, like they do in golf. With baseball, many times people think they should just listen to CJ because he’s a former pro, but that’s not all there is to it.
CJ has studied the game, the players and his methodology. He works to help players understand the growth process and development, as well as steers them towards accurate expectations that will allow them to work hard and continue to grow as players.
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.