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I don’t intend for this to be as challenging as the title may make it seem. I would just like to make you think a little bit…   So what makes you so special?   Is it your talent? Your work ethic? Your smarts? Your grit? Your character?   Which one is it? Is it multiple? And does that trait EXPIRE?   One of these traits that I listed just now absolutely expires. Which one

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I’m no dope. I know that the majority of people reading this are parents and/or adults. Sure maybe you forward it on to your son or make him read it from time to time, but not many 10u to 18u players are actually looking forward to opening an email on Monday that MAY help them with their game (if you are under 18yrs old and do that…props to you! I never would have.).   So

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As the fall baseball season is quickly approaching us, I want to remind everyone of one thing…pressure is a privilege!    Not everybody is lucky enough to play this game like you are right now, regardless of the level. We EARN the right to have pressure put on us. We EARN the right to be in pressure filled situations. So instead of allowing the pressure to change your game, cherish that you GET to play

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“Don’t let the pressure exceed the pleasure.”-Joe Madden (Cub’s Manager)   This quote should be plastered absolutely everywhere.   There is SO much pressure placed on players anymore…both internally and externally.    Thanks to social media, we all know what every single player in the nation is doing/getting. This creates a great deal more pressure on players today…   I NEED to get an offer, make THE team, hit THAT number. The list goes on

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One common mistake I see in this game is players (and parents) hitting the panic button WAY too soon. One bad game, day, weekend, or even month doesn’t mean that you are all of a sudden bad. It just means that you’ve performed poorly. There is a difference! Tournament baseball is built to mess with our confidence (by accident)…it’s a lot of baseball in a short amount of time. One weekend can make us feel

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So I’m a big morning workout fan. Sometimes that requires some pretty intense music to get the blood rushing that early…   On one particular morning last week, I was listening to some pretty awful rap music, but one lyric caught my attention, “You give your toughest soldiers the biggest tasks.”   This line really spoke to me because I feel that this is something that is actually the opposite of what a lot of

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Players, you all know that feeling when you’re walking up to the line-up card…unsure whether or not you’re playing…   Parents, I’m sure you are experiencing a similar feeling before the game…looking to pick up any signs to help you determine whether or not your son is playing…   Either way, I know that walking up to the line-up card and not seeing your name (or not seeing your son running out on the field)

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This week was a rollercoaster of a week personally for me…it went from an unexpected funeral to a long awaited wedding. It was a reminder to me that the MOST important thing any of have is family. End of story. Family doesn’t need to be blood. To me, it’s simply the people you truly care about and vice versa. They can be labeled a friend, coworker, teammate, coach, parent, etc…it doesn’t matter how the relationship

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A quality coach can certainly teach you where to go on a gap shot, point something out in your swing, or teach you a change up grip, however he will not be the person actually DOING any of these things. You will be. That’s why you will be the best coach you will ever have in this game. You will be the one putting in the work, day in and day out, in order to

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(This one is for the ADULTS) As parents and/or coaches, we have SO much influence on how a player feels about themselves, however, a lot of times, we take this for granted. Guess who players look at when they mess up? YEP! You guessed it…either their parent, coach, or both. So regardless of which you are, please keep this simple question in mind… When your son or player looks at you after “messing up”…do they

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