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The dictionary defines confidence as: “belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities.” For all the talk and advice about how valuable it is for baseball players, young and old, to be confident, I am shocked at how little anyone really does toward actually building it. The standard advice to boost a player’s confidence is […]Read More..
Oh the old famous question, “How do I rip it on game day like I do in practice?” This is a question that I hear almost daily. I had a coach explain to me that it was easy to understand. In batting practice they KNOW they are getting a belt high fast ball right down […]Read More..
We have all seen a pitcher cruising along, mowing down the other team, and then POOF!!! It’s gone!!! How did that happen? Did his mechanics change? Did he suddenly forget how to pitch? Is it a fatigue issue? Generally speaking…no, none of these are the answer. I will argue (a little later in the post) that […]Read More..
Every baseball player experiences it….an 0-for-3 or 0-for-4 in a game or maybe even a couple of games in a row or longer. It hurts and is emotionally painful, I know, I’ve been there myself in my playing days. It’s even worse when you go 0-fer because you aren’t connecting with the ball and striking […]Read More..