I’ve got 8 years of experience giving lessons and pro baseball training during my playing career. Which could fit the description of many instructors across the country.
What makes me stand out is my understanding of the psychology and discipline which applies directly to the players’ learning experience. This helps me relate my playing experience to help players of all ages to mentally prepare for excellence on and off the field.
I’m not going to teach what my coaches taught me. I’m going to teach what is best and most up to date for the players. There are a lot of new trends in pitching and hitting techniques, which I have gained from my personal research and pro training in Florida with Professional Coaches at MLB Spring Training Facilities.
I had an Indy ball offer last year which I had to decline due to an injury that I suffered two months prior. I am currently training and learning to make sure I’m doing the most for my playing and coaching career. Baseball is a difficult game and the future generations of American raised players are competing with the rest of the world with a serious character flaw: entitlement.
There has been a trend of seriously talented players coming up short in their pursuit of Major League Baseball, which is a product of their environment. I’m working to prevent that painful abrupt end to the journey, and hold players accountable to be the best person and player that they can be. I take this attitude in light of the alternative where the cheap, short-term thrills of being the coolest/best player on a team are merely the memories of their youth. The hardest thing to do after finding success is handling the power that accompanies it. Excellence is the continued success from one challenge to the next.
It is essential to train at a young age and apply the principles that develop player’s fast twitch instinctual movements than laying a bunt down in the first inning to trying to get a baserunner. I’ve noticed a lot of coaches doing whatever it takes to win the game at 8U then have the kids cut in High School. There’s no place for this, and under my watch kids will learn how to hit and throw with the best information available.
I will prepare players mentally, physically, and emotionally for the tests that baseball brings. If the players can reach a self-sufficient level at a young age, they can capitalize on the exponential growth that the youth stage in life provides.
I enjoy improvement and reaching excellent production. If you have the character and discipline to improve, you can reach excellence in anything you do.