Every baseball player has hidden potential within them that’s waiting to be discovered and put to use.

Have you ever wished that you could just press a button and become a better ball player?! I know I have……..!

Well, I don’t have a button you can press but I do have 3 ways that you can dramatically improve your performance on the field so that you can begin to play better baseball, and stand out on the field like the way every player truly desires.

Look in the mirror and affirm your goals

A huge part of realizing your dreams as a baseball player begins with BELIEVING. We may think that we have confidence in our own abilities. But do we this same confidence at the subconscious level?

Is there even a small part of us that doubts we will have the ability to

  • hit 90+ mph fast-balls and make it look easy
  • earn a baseball scholarship
  • get drafted
  • come back from an injury in time
  • become the best hitter in the league

Having faith in our abilities is a process though. One that comes only when we put in the time and effort.

Hours of practice will convince us that we have trained well, and the abilities that we are striving for will come in time.

So how do we convince ourselves that our goals will be achieved when no matter how hard we try, it still feels like we won’t be good enough?

Affirm them to ourselves in the mirror until we have convinced our subconscious mind!

When we have beliefs that are created on that level, no obstacle, person, or setback can convince you  otherwise.

Here is a great affirmation that you can use while looking at yourself in the mirror.

“From this day forward, I will recognize myself as a developing baseball player who is growing into the kind of athlete that responds well to adversity, and enjoys the challenge that the game has to offer. I will spend the rest of my days as a player dedicating my time to increasing my talent, and knowledge of the game so that I can play at the highest of my potential and reach the heights of the elites. If I’m willing to never give up, it will be impossible to fail.”

Write your dreams down

The first step to eventually making the adjustments needed to become a better ballplayer begins with getting CLEAR with what it is you truly want to accomplish.

Why write them down? Because it allows you to become objective with what it will take to play at the highest level and dominate.

Also writing it down will help you to reinforce what you’re goals are so that you don’t get distracted by the many obstacles that baseball provides.

You wan’t to hit for more power? Write it down!

You wan’t to run a faster 60 yard dash? Write it down!

You wan’t to hit over .400 this year? Write it down!

You wan’t to get drafted or earn a baseball scholarship?……..Get the job done in the class room……and then right it down;)

Write your goals down and post it on your wall, so that it becomes a daily reminder!

Don’t forget to enjoy the game

Have you ever noticed that baseball just seems so much easier when you’re having fun?

You have better hand-eye coordination, enhanced accuracy, and it just seems that you get all the right hops, and good breaks on the field.

All is well when you’re having fun!

So why don’t we have fun more often?!!!!

Why do we let, failures, and adversity take away our natural ability to play this game like it’s a gift!!!??

Why are we focusing on things we can’t control? ( bad umpires, bad weather, bad coaches).

Why not smile, and focus on the ONE thing we can control?!!!


Did you know that when you smile, your body releases specific endorphins that have a huge impacted on your physiology?!

Next time you get a bad break, smile and know that things will fall in your favor next time. That is what baseball is all about. Continuing on after failure after failure.

It’s your turn

Are you going to tap into your hidden potential?

Will you finally become the player that you truly want to be?

What are some things you’re doing right now to make sure you’re getting better?

Leave a comment below and say hi!

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    34 replies to "3 ways to awaken the hidden talents in a baseball player"

    • Therodfam92

      thank you very much for having tis site,I open it up once a day and learn what you are trying to teach me,so I can instill it in my son who is having a hard time hitting the ball right now.He is currently playing on a traveling team called strike force here in a little town called brawley.Hes only 11 yrs old but he feels like a failure when he doesn’t t produce in tournaments.I love showing him your videos and he actually likes them.Long story short I finally have some sight that I can look at and help my son.thank you very much and keep those videos coming.sincerly Julio Rodriguez.

      • Mark Brooks

        Juuuuuuullllioooooo! Thanks for the kind words buddy! Let me know if there is EVER anything I can do for you and your boy!

    • Catcher 21134

      This is a great article and I am so glad I opened this email! I am definetly going to write down my goals and really focusing on what I’m trying to achieve and realizing what it takes! Thanks a lot Mark!

    • Matt_fulls

      Enjoying the game isn’t just for players.  In fact, I think it might be more important for parents to remember that.  Not to just let their kids have fun, but parents themselves need to remember to have fun watching them.  It is pure joy and pleasure, as well as a privilege to watch our kids play baseball, as many, many kids and parents all over the world don’t get to experience any of that.  In success and failure, the game turns kids into young men through competition and discipline, and parents need to remember THAT is what the game is about, it isn’t about wins, losses, whose kid can hit the farthest, or throw the hardest.  It is about the pure joy of seeing that smile on your kids face when he is playing baseball.

    • whidbeysnave

      thanks for the reminder to enjoy this great game!

    • Jeremy Belknap

      Looking forward to using these batting tips in the next few weeks!

    • Thomas Rogers26

      Can’t wait to use these tips sometime Thanks!!!

    • Losfranco1

      Great advice, Mark. I think there needs to be more “training’ on the mental aspect of this great game. It’s something I’m currently trying to work on with my son.

      • Mark Brooks

        Absolutely agree. You know I think what serves as a challenge for a lot of baseball parents, players and coaches is that the mental aspects of the game can seem abstract so the principles become a challenge to apply. Which is why I also feel that being fundamentally sound is just as important so that a player has time to apply those mental approaches as he matures.

    • Mark Monaghan

      Spot on! It’s what I preach, now I can’t wait to show my guys so they can see that it’s just not me talking. Great site, Great advice! Keep it coming.

      • Mark Brooks

        Appreciate the feedback Mark! Great name by the way!

    • Nrsalazar1

      Great advise! My kids will benefit.

    • Caleb991

      Thanks Im The Smallest Guy On The Field 🙁

    • Sharks1999

      Fantastic advise! Even if you don’t do anything else, “have fun”. As a father who coached for 8 years i have watched, several of my previous players fail because they and/or their parents put so much pressure on them

    • Julie Yura

      Thank you for simple, specific advice and steps that we can share with our players!

      • Art of Baseball

        You’re welcome Julie! Thanks for the positive feedback. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for your or your players.

    • Schmood96

      I like this post a lot because when I play it seems like I am always having fun playing, unless we’re losing bad! But when your having fun its so true that you perform much better! I like the mirror idea because you can almost do that anywhere!

    • Anonymous

      I like the post. I really like the idea of writing down your goals. I have my son do that and look at them before we do any baseball training. Hopefully it makes him work harder.

      • Art of Baseball

        How old is your son?

        • Mike

          My son is 15. He is a rising sophomore.

          • Art of Baseball

            Fantastic! What position does he play Mike?

            • Mike

              He plays catcher and infield. He’ll be a catcher at the next level.

            • Art of Baseball

              Awesome. I would love to see some video of his swing sometime…….

            • Baseballinstructionalvideos

              I’ll send you some.

            • Art of Baseball

              Okay great. Just send me an email. I’ll have to remove your previous comments because of your back links but I’ll be glad to check them out!

    • Lazaro

      uuuuaaaooo men this s a great post , you really help to the p;ayers that really want to improve on this game ,thanks a lot for what you have doe for us.

      • Art of Baseball

        Thanks Lazaro! It’s my pleasure! Thanks for the positive feedback!

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