TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER AND MAKING IT HAPPEN

By Hunter Parnell (Air Force Academy Signee) As a baseball player, I have always wanted to reach the MLB. However, I am well aware that the odds of making it the big leagues are slim. These chances become even slimmer when you don’t take control of your own career in baseball. When I say “take…

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HAVING “FINE FOCUS”

Here is a simple question I ask my guys while they’re hitting that often time they do not have an answer to: Where are you looking on the baseball? There is no one right place on the ball to look for each person! In fact, where you look on the baseball during the pitch can…

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MAKING ADJUSTMENTS WITH YOUR EYES

One of the biggest frustrations for a coach as well as a player is when the player continues to put the same swing on balls and either pop the pitch straight up or pound it straight into the ground, pitch after pitch! A lot of people miss pitches and either pop them up or pound…

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DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER?

ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT BASEBALL IS THAT SIZE IN NOT THE FINAL DETERMINATION TO WHAT LEVEL YOU CAN PLAY! I was asked the question today during a phone conversation on how much size comes into play in baseball and during the recruiting process. My answer was simply: “It IS and it is NOT…

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IS GOAL SETTING CAUSING YOU TO FAIL?

Whenever I talk to my players about goal setting, the first thing I usually have to do is explain to them what a worthy goal is and isn’t. Normally, when I ask them what their goals for the season are, I get responses like “I want to hit .450″ or “I want my ERA to…

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