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As I’m helping my brother carry presents from their baby shower to the car, he checks his phone and sees that Kobe Bryant and other are reported to have passed away in a tragic helicopter crash.   Kobe will certainly go down as one of the best basketball players in history and one of the most influential athletes of our lifetime.   Despite not being with us anymore, Kobe will continue to impact athletes and

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Being patient is one of the toughest things to be as a player or parent in this game. You see one person having “success” and you immediately question what you’re doing wrong…it’s simply human nature.   Sometimes that reaction is absolutely justified, but many times you’re just hitting the panic button too soon and allowing things outside of your control to affect you.    Here’s something to ponder…   Fast forward a few months to

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Whether we’re talking about a ranked 10U team or a player being ranked #XYZ in the state, I’m not a fan of rankings.   Why you may ask?   Well, because the people that are ranking you generally can’t do anything tangible for you and distract you from the things that actually matter in your career.   They aren’t making you better. They can’t give you playing time. They aren’t giving you a college scholarship.

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With New Year’s Day having come and gone, two things have occurred. One, the holiday season is over; and two, baseball season is just around the corner! It’s certainly an exciting time here at MSI: our pro pitchers are continuing to dial in their stuff on the mound, college guys are building up in preparation for their season, many of our high school guys are in the middle of their velocity phases, and our youth

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As we close in on the New Year, it’s totally natural to start thinking about resolutions and goals for 2020. Most of us do this annually, however, the numbers show that most of us fail rather quickly in chasing our newly made resolutions.   Why? Because long term goals can be very daunting and we get lost dreaming about the future instead of trying to dominate the present moment.   This totally makes sense to

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If you’re reading this, odds are strong that you want to play baseball in college or are involved with a player/players that have that exact dream. When the typical player is asked what school they want to go to, it is almost a guarantee that they’ll list schools like UVA, UNC, Florida, Vandy, etc…all D1 Colleges and all Top 25 Programs in the country. And who wouldn’t want to go to these schools? They’re gorgeous,

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Social media has taken over our lives. Whether you’re a 12U player, a coach, or a parent, you probably find yourself on social media more than you’d care to admit. I am certainly guilty of it from time to time as well!   While social media can be an great tool for us to learn more about the game, it is rarely used that way…it has become a warped high school popularity contest, with everyone

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It’s common for players to get feedback from coaches. Whether it’s getting an evaluation form from a showcase or a meeting with their current coach…they’re going to hear what they’re good at, what they’re bad at, and what level of baseball they “should” play at. Unfortunately, that may mean hearing things you don’t want to hear…   You’re not a varsity level short stop. You’re not a DI player. You’re not a pro player. You’re

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Easily one of the most common comments I hear is that college coaches/scouts love multi-sport athletes. And for the most part that is absolutely true.    However, do you know what they love more than multi-sport athletes?    GOOD PLAYERS!   Playing multiple sports (especially at the older ages) doesn’t necessarily make you a better player or make you more attractive to colleges/scouts and here’s why…   Baseball is a very strange sport with very

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At what age do you pick your career? 5th grade right!?    Not a chance. That would be absolutely CRAZY.    Then why are we picking one position (or one sport, but we’ll save that for another day) that early in our baseball career?   It’s fair to say that if a player only plays second base then he’s going to be better at second base than someone who only plays there sometimes (generally speaking).

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