How do you define commitment and discipline? It is a question many of us ponder. If you want to be and stay on track for competing at the collegiate and/professional baseball levels, you must get 84,000 reps per year. And let’s face it—that takes commitment and discipline.
As we have discussed, it takes 3,000 reps to build a habit. That’s 21,000 reps. There are seven parts to the swing:
In the months of August through October, my hitters try new things to see what works and what doesn’t work. In November through January, we build habits and strength based on what works. February through April is reserved for converting habits to skills, while May through July is all about maintaining.
To read Part 1 in the series, check out “Why You Need 250 At-bats Per Year (And How to Get There).“
Using my proven training methodology, that’s 21,000 reps per each three months, per year, for a total of 84,000 reps per year.
While you may not agree with this, challenging it means you are challenging my proven results, which also requires you to share and prove what has worked for your clients. Luck and chance are not sustainable strategies.
You can only get 84,000 reps per year if you have commitment, discipline and are instructed by a professional coach.
Commitment is a promised made and kept by you, for you. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even when you don’t want to do it.
Before the word coach was used in sports, it referred to a means of transportation. There was a horse, a coachman and the coach, the place where passengers rested until they reached their destination.
Diamond Directors has been providing the blueprint of success for diamond sports athletes since 1998. Isn’t it time to let us assess your swing in our next Hitting Combine?
Remember: Intelligence tops being smart.
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, C.J. 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.