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We’ve all heard, read, or witnessed, first hand, how failure can ruin a career. That’s a pretty common topic in the baseball circle right? But you know what else can ruin a career? Success.   Yes, success.   We’ve all experienced success…whether it be having a big weekend at the plate, making “the” team, or committing to a legit college. It comes in all shapes and sizes. However, there is a problem that comes with

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Don’t hit it! Far too often I’ll see players, coaches, teams, parents, etc. panic after experiencing a little failure.   Whether it’s a bad AB, a tough weekend, or a lousy practice all that really matters is whether you learn from the experience and put a plan in place to improve.   Unfortunately, instead of a productive response and plan of action, I’ve seen these to be common reactions… Pointing fingers Allowing negatively in to

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Why the heck are we talking about types of juice?   Don’t worry, we aren’t!   Juice is a term that has become popular in the baseball community…specifically the college level.   A player with “juice” is someone that is locked in and really brings the energy and focus every day.   For example-That player really brings the juice.    You can play catch…or play catch with juice. You can take ground balls…or take ground

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Most of you have heard me talk about my younger brother, Cory, before. For those of you that haven’t, Cory was in the Bigs for four plus years with the San Diego Padres prior to this season.   This offseason, he and the Padres decided to part ways so for the first time in his career, he became a free agent. Exciting, but also a little scary. We didn’t know where he would go, how

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So we were fortunate enough to play in the Met Classic this past week. It’s a really prestigious event, hosted by the NY Mets where they basically challenged the six teams in it to build the best team possible and compete.   Most of the players on the field are already committed to some big time colleges (or will be soon)…some will even be draft guys out of high school. So literally every player at

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Hopefully, most of you know who Nick Saban is…Head Football Coach of Alabama University who are an absolute powerhouse football program to say the least.   Now love him or hate him, he has proven to win and win a lot. He has also proven to constistently provide us with great quotes. Here’s his most recent one…     How many of us have said “tomorrow” when talking about something that we are going to

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Why do you go to Wawa so much? Because it’s convenient! It’s a one stop shop. Get some gas, a bite to eat, and your afternoon coffee. How can you beat that?   Unfortunately, reaching any goal that’s truly special, like playing college baseball (6.8% of HS baseball players GET to), will not be so convenient.   You can’t expect to train in comfort (doing only things you like and that you’re good at, when

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Hard work pays off. You’ve heard that before…nothing new there. And generally, it is something that I agree with.   So we’re all on the same page with that statement right? Then WHY haven’t you gotten that goal you’ve been working hard for?!?    Here’s why…   Although hard work DOES pay off…it just takes a longer than we would like. Goals are rarely accomplished after a few weeks of working hard. It is much

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It’s easy to get caught up in short term success. Which totally makes sense and reminds me of that study where researched polled people to see if they would prefer $5 now or $50 in five years? Almost everyone will take the money now. Same thing goes for success.   When it comes to your baseball career, I urge you to turn down the $5 now and wait for the big pay day. Here’s why…

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Here is what a typical day of a college baseball player looks like…   6am-Team Lift 7:30am-Shower and get ready for class. 8:30am-Class Noon-Lunch 1pm-Class 3pm-Early work before practice 4pm-Practice 7pm-Dinner 8:30pm-HW and studying 10:30pm-Bed   And that’s not a game day where you would be traveling hours both ways on a bus.   What am I getting at?    Your summer schedule is not a grind. College baseball is a grind. Pro ball is

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