I’m more of a teacher than a technician. However, I can do both. As a teacher, I create a system that allows technicians to facilitate drills that all my students develop.
When something is systematic is has three parts:
- All the stuff
- All the stuff sequenced
- All of the stuff being sequenced and simple to execute
There are seven parts to the swing and it takes 3,000 reps to convert a habit to a skill. That’s 21,000 reps.
- Stance/Load x 3,000 reps
- Timing x 3,000
- Tempo x 3,000
- Tracking x 3,000
- Approach x 3,000
- Contact x 3,000
- Extension/Finish x 3,000
The Tennis Ball Drill is one of drills that allows you to focus on all seven parts with each rep. I challenge you to get 3,000 reps within the next 30 days.
When thinking about the difference between a teacher and a technician, think about the relationship between a doctor and a nurse. Both are important and need each other in order to be successful.
I want to learn from you. What do you think the difference between a teacher and technician is?
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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.