It is July and Travel teams are starting to hold tryouts for the new season. The “July Lie,” as I call it, for a lot of players and their families is that being selected by the best team means they have fulfilled their dreams. I have coached some the top amateur players in the country on some of the top teams, and I have seen and executed the “20-60-20 Rule.”
- The top 20% of players are studs who don’t pay to play.
- The middle 60% can play, but they must pay.
- The bottom 20% cannot play, but they must pay.
Travel baseball is a business. The truth is that there are bills to pay.
Here are some of the questions you should ask your coach when you are selected for your dream Travel team:
- Why did you select me?
- How many at-bats will I get this fall and summer?
- What do you believe is my full potential as a baseball player?
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.