Part 1: Research

One of our favorite guys to learn from Steve Springer gives the example in his Quality At-Bats Audio Series of the question: When does your at-bat start?

A youth player or parent might say when you get in the box. A HS player or parent might say the at-bat starts when the pitcher starts throwing in the bullpen before the game. A Professional Ballplayer should know (Steve Springer notes) that the at-bat starts as soon as you know who’s pitching. 

What Steve is talking about the act of preparation at the highest of levels, that you should research the pitcher even before the game begins. Now you may not have that kind of data on your opponents, but you should consider that mindset as you decide what kind of player you’re going to become.

Homework: Watch The Videos of Freddie Freeman & Albert Pujols

Take notes or take mental notes of your main takeaways before we give you ours.

 

 

 

Our Key Takeaways & Some Of Our Own Thoughts:

 

We loved how much they prioritize hitting the ball on a line and focusing on hitting the ball the other way. They talk about how important it is, how it’s a key to their success. This should make you feel good that you’re in the right course!

You’ll notice that they stand in the same spot in the box each time, they have the same setup to their swing each time. They take the right amount of reps, and put the tee in the right spot in relation to their feet. The last thing is just how routine it is for them. They’ve found something that they like and they stick with it. As you go through this course you’ll have a routine that is time-tested and professional-approved. We hope it works as good for you as it has for us in our careers!