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Are you a later bloomer?

 

One of the things that I LOVE about working privately with ballplayers of all ages is teaching the player who has a lot to improve on. The late bloomer.

Why?

Because often times all it takes is a few tweaks here and there to see some pretty dramatic improvement in a short amount of time. It’s pretty exciting. Communicating basic hitting principles is fun when you’re the type of guy who has taken the time to simplify the process for the young hitter to embrace.

On the other hand – a new challenge becomes VERY apparent in the player once this is done.

It comes in the form of his own personal self image and his relationship to practice and development.

One of the stories that I enjoy telling these players is the Shawn Green story about how he overcame dealing with a BAD baseball coach and sitting the bench.

I really hope you enjoy what I have to say about this topic because it is something that I am REAAAALY passionate about.

Cheers!

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why I’m not a fan of travel and tournament style baseball

 

Now before you start send me emails yellin …” what do you MEAAAAN you don’t like travel/tournament style baseball!!? I thought you said getting reps at game speed is important!”

Yup I did say that. And I stand by it.

But I will also say this…if you want to take your game to the next level…you have to be comfortable with taking risks on the field.

That means experimenting with new ways of playing and competing.

Sometimes that means experiencing failure early on to achieve long-term success.

Ahhhhh. I think that might be my new favorite phrase. ” Loooooong term success.”

And from my experiences, travel ball….doesn’t support that.

Does that mean don’t play travel ball?

NO!

It means…don’t sacrifice TRUE progress for the “thrill” of being on a “winning team”.

I spent almost my entire little league career on losing little league teams.

And I ended up playing against some of the most talented players in the world because of it.

Let me know what you think of the video.

Mark “Long Term Success Lovin” Brooks

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Mirror Neurons: The power of having positive baseball influences

 

Why do I love working with young ballplayers?

Because I get to have a positive influences on them…

…and if there even a little receptive to the advice I share – and pay attention to my demonstrations, most players see results pretty quickly.

It has nothing to do with my ability as a private hitting instructor but more to do with the incredible impressionability that young players have…naturally.

Young ballplayers are like sponges – ready to take in the data that he/she sees in their immediate environment.

In this video I will discuss the POWER of “Mirror Neurons”.

“Mirror…..WHAT?” You might be asking yourself.

Don’t worry….I’ll explain it all!

Simple enough right? Awesome!

Enjoy the video!

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How to make home made warrior paint eye-black for your next ball game.

 

One of the things that I loved most about playing baseball was the preparation.

The pre-game rituals were exciting for me.

Yes…I was the kind of player who was so excited that I would sleep in my uniform the night before the ball-game.

Don’t worry, I eventually grew out of that as i got older.

What I never did grow out of however was having a solid pre-game ritual that allowed me to rehearse success over and over again. So much of baseball is beyond our control. The truth is…we can do everything right and still fail.

That’s what makes this game unique. So having a process that allows you to feel that you’re are in control of “some” things is important.

With that being said, I’d like to share with you a pre-game ritual that is both fun to do and is free.

“Home-made eye black & warrior paint.”

Here are the tools you’ll need.

1. Wine bottle cork. (Or any kind of cork material)

2. Lighter or match. ( Please have parental guidance if you’re under the age of 18)

3. Mirror ( or have someone apply the eye black for you)

I hope this video helped! Post a picture of you’re results or send it to me by email.

Good luck.

 

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