Looking to get recruited to play baseball in college? Here are a few actionable steps that players can take to boost their recruiting stock and get noticed. The process can be daunting, but I think that there are a few steps that you can take to really put yourself in a much better position.
Baseball is by far the most mentally challenging and demanding. Demanding, because there is so much dead time compared to other sports. Dead time gives baseball players lots of time to think, and thinking is often at the root of tension, pressure and anxiety. Challenging, because baseball players spend most of their time on physical preparation and little or no time on the one area that is going to impact their career the most. Yes, the mental game is being talked about a lot more these days, but talking isn’t good enough. It’s time to cut to the chase. Doing something about it is where the rubber hit’s the road.
We can preach mechanics all we want to our hitters, and lift as much as we want in the weight room, but does our coaching really matter if our players aren’t reactive? Reactive and visual training is something that cannot be taken for granted because having these skills are part of being successful in the game of baseball. These simple visual and reactive will keep your players mentally sharp, but they will also allow your players to display some athleticism!
A position player’s value is determined by his ability to hit, more than any other skill, because it contributes so much to winning. For years, hitting instructors have remained locked in the debate on which players represent the most efficient swing, using labels like “linear” or “rotational” to explain the swing approach. Only recently, however, has technology allowed us to trace the full swing to have a clearer understanding of what makes up the efficient baseball swing.