August-October is the time my hitters dedicate to trying new things, which helps determine what works and what doesn’t. JaKari Wade is a L.E.A.D. Ambassador and senior at South Atlanta High School. As one of his coaches, I want him to be focused this fall.
So here are two questions (and his answers) I recently asked him about his commitment and success.
What’s one new thing you’re committed to working on as a hitter this fall?
I am committed to my approach and making sure I have a balanced stance.
How do you know if you’re having success working on that one thing in your games?
I know I’m having success when I’m repeatedly doing drills and making the adjustments if/when I’m failing.
Here’s JaKari’s favorite drill to drive his success:
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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.