If you aren’t getting the hitting results you were looking for this summer, here are three techniques for you can use right now to get your mind right.
Stop complaining. It requires lots of emotional and physical energy to complain. I believe most people complain because they don’t know what else to do. Learn about what to start doing instead of complaining next time.
Start taking responsibility for your outcomes by being prepared. When it comes to hitting, it takes 3,000 reps to develop a habit. Remember, there are seven parts to your swing. Do the math: It takes 21,000 reps to develop a good swing that’s functional.
You aren’t hitting consistently in your games this summer, it means you aren’t prepared. Think about it – 21,000 is a lot of reps. Either you will do them or you will watch somebody else reap the benefits of doing what needs to be done.
Keep at least five encouragers on your team. These are people who are honest and available when you know that you need them, and even when you don’t. These are people who will see the best in you, even while you’re at your worst.
Youth baseball has created a culture that makes some players affix their failure on the field to how they are perceived off the field. There is lots of learning to be gained when you are losing. Baseball is what you do; it’s not who you are.
Remember: Intelligence trumps 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, 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.