Criticism and blame are addictions. There is a lot of intentional work that must be done during Winter Workouts (November-January) for my hitters.
You should start by practicing and training better to win games during your spring season, instead of trying to win the criticism and blame game.
Practice is the time to build habits (November-January). Remember, as we always say, talent is what you do well and habits are things you do well repeatedly without thought.
Skills are things you do well repeatedly without thought while under stress and the best time to build skills is in the spring (February-April).
Skills pay the bills. So, if you haven’t started to pay the cost during your winter workouts, criticism and blame may be two of your best strategies.
These are the “losing twins.”
Coaches usually are the top recipients of these “losing twins” when hitters are performing. On deck is the “bat.” In the dugout are the parents, the team, the batters box, etc.
You want to build habit? Do you remember what it takes? It takes 3,000 reps. There are seven parts to the swing, which include:
Seven parts of the swing times 3,000 reps is 21,000 reps.
Here’s a GREAT LOAD DRILL to get you started.
Remember, skills pay the bills.
To help keep your skills sharp, we have introduced a new type of Skill Build—our Virtual Skill Build—where I can help you develop hitting skills anytime, anywhere using anything.
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 associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, C.J. has more than 22 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 a track record of success that can work for you.