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Baseball Virtue #11: How to Be Brave

 

Bravery – A quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear.

The biggest win we will ever achieve as ballplayers is the understanding that as athletes, we have a choice.

A choice to swing or take.

To jog or sprint.

To throw or eat the baseball.

The choice is what will determine your outcome as a player who set himself apart from his team-mates and opponents.

The biggest loss is failing to see the choice. The biggest loss is assuming that how you respond to what happens to you in baseball is not within your power to dictate.

Yes there are things in this game that are beyond your control but the right to demonstrate bravery for instance is entirely within your right.

It takes bravery to stay in on a 90 mph slider coming at your head and then ending up in the strike-zone.

It takes bravery to want the fifth at-bat.

It takes bravery to dust yourself off and continue to play this game as if you’ve never failed.

Be brave and watch yourself become a player beyond what you thought possible by first committing to this truth.

You have a choice.

 

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How to Bounce Back From An Error With Even More Confidence

 

It’s the Division One conference championship game.

The stakes are high and the pressure is on.

Everything is going great and then BOOM! You make a key error and now your opponent has the momentum.

Am I letting my team-mates down?

What is my coaching thinking of me?

What are the scouts in the stands thinking now?

Depending on what level of ball you’re playing you could be having one or all three of these thoughts going through your head after something like this.

The question is…

“How do you bounce back with even more confidence after making a key error when the game is on the line?”

Great question.

I have 3 baseball tips that will show you how to deal with any baseball adversity so you can respond to any error in a more effective way and avoid allowing your performance slip.

The 3 Confidence & Focus building baseball tips

1. Become aware that you have a choice.

2. Narrow your focus.

3. Trust your abilities

I hope you enjoy this video!

Did this video help you?

Whether you’re still training your bat-speed to hit like Bryce Harper or master the art of hitting the baseball the other way  like Derek Jeter, I want to hear from you.

Let me know what you’ve been working on!

 

 

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Baseball Virtue # 10 – The Art of Zeal and Great Work Ethic

 

Zeal – Ardor. A feeling of strong eagerness. Tireless devotion.

Have you ever been so eager to get in the cages that hitting was all you could think about?

Has the idea of becoming the type of ballplayer that you dream of becoming provided you with so much inspiration and passion that you just want to stand up and scream?

How about this…

Are you so committed to your craft in baseball that you would be willing to do anything, experience any hardship and overcome any challenge to play at the highest level?

These are all questions I suggest you ponder for sometime in the near future.

Do you have the kind of work-ethic that is going to propel you into the atmosphere of the elite ballplayers?

Are you willing to use your ZEAL to get stuff done, both on the field as well as off?

Show me a player with “tireless devotion” and I’ll show you one who will play at the next level despite his natural talent and potential.

When you’re willing to exceed the status quo…you end up changing it.

 

 

 

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How to Hit a Baseball Like Yasiel Puig By Trusting Your Own Abilities

yasiel puig hitting swing power bat speed

 

Wack, Smack, Boom, and Crash!

How do you hit 4 home-runs in your first 5 games in the big leagues while making it look easy?!!

Sure having talent is one thing you’ll need…

…but so is having a plan.

A plan to hit the ball hard and a mental approach to keep the plan on track.

Yasiel Puig is one of the bigger surprises this year but he’s leaving us all to wonder how is he doing what he’s done so far with such consistency.

What’s his secret?

Well I have 3 simple Yasiel Puig hitting tips for hitters who want to apply his approach and who is also having trouble with:

  • taking 3rd called strikes
  • getting in a groove
  • making hitting fun again

I hope you enjoy this video!

Good luck!

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