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Let Me See Your Calendar

By Meachrm @BaseballBTYard

Let me see your calendarYou say you are a serious ball player with aspirations to play in college or the pro level?  Yeah? Prove it.  Let me see your calendar.

Playing college or pro baseball is not something you can just wake up and decide to do when you are 20 or 25.  It takes a lot of work and planning over many months prior to getting to college or being eligible for pro ball.  It doesn’t mean that you have to be all baseball all of the time from age 7, though.  In fact, that would probably work against you if you did.  It does mean that by 11th grade or by the beginning of your 12th grade year at the latest you have made the decision to go for it and have developed a game plan on how to get there.

Unfortunately, most players just coast along and basically do what their team or teammates do in the off-season.  They show up and workout when their coaches tell them to and enjoy their rest in between.  Maybe they get two or three baseball related workouts per week.  Maybe less.  Their horizon for planning might be a week out.

But most players don’t play college and pro ball.

The special player schedules out his days weeks and even months in advance.  They pencil off the first day of practice and work back from there mapping out their entire workout and improvement plan.  Lifting, running, agility training, throwing, mental training, and new learning.  It’s all included.  Even a significant amount of rest days are scheduled in advance to make sure they get proper recovery time for their body and to avoid burnout.

There are about four months before the first pitch of 2018 is thrown.  What does your next 120 days look like?

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