To think too much is a disease.
- What does my coach think of me?
- Who's in the stands?
- Am I in the starting line-up?
- How should my stance feel or look?
- What happens if I fail?
If you know the pitcher, and you know yourself, there's no need to fear the results of 100 at-bats.
Empty Your Mind
Walk up to the plate and think, "success or failure" I'm going to compete in the box, one pitch at a time, with a goal to win the at-bat.
You don't have to be the next mike trout or an All-American to play baseball at a high level. High-level baseball skills are obtained by players committed to the arduous path of slow, steady progress.
Life is short. The art is long.
A hitter who conquers a pitcher is good.
A hitter who conquers himself is great.
Make Internal Adjustments
When we're no longer able to change the situation, we are forced to change ourselves.
- A micro-managing coach.
- Getting benched.
- Facing a pitcher who dominates.
- A pitcher/teammate struggling on the mound.
- Poor field conditions.
- Hitting a ball right at a defender.
- A blind umpire.
These are all aspects of the game that are beyond our control.
Baseball is a game of adjustments. The adjustments are always internal.
Even the physical adjustments start with your mental approach.
This is why the mental game is the biggest separator.
Lead By Example
The beautiful thing about having goals as a ballplayer is the game will challenge you to lead by example.
It's not what you say that best reflects what you want out of this game.
it's what you do. Especially when no ones watching.
How you take batting practice, warm-up, interact with teammates, deal with failure, losing & earning playing time and what you do off the field speaks volumes.
See The Ball Better
We all want to be able to slow the game down while becoming better competitors in the box. For many hitters, it starts with seeing the ball better.
One thing elite-level hitters have in common is off-the-charts pitch recognition skills.
Train in the Applied Vision Baseball App.