“Amazing” is the response I often hear from a college coach when I pass on information about a player who is the right fit. Certainly I am overjoyed for the player, but the fact too many players have NO-IDEA of what it takes to be unique is…quite frankly, sad!
Instead, we are often better at laying blame, “I would have been good, but my high school team, my summer team or my coach was…,” then knowing what it takes to be unique. We spend too much time trying to dissect why we are not good enough and not enough time trying to figure out what it takes too be good.
Which is probably why so many coaches are amazed when they see a good player. He truly is UNIQUE. They see too many players looking for the magic pill, the right team, or the easy way to get there versus doing something about it.
Often they are better at taking batting practice, tossing a bull-pen, or fielding the ball versus playing the game. That is why so much money is wasted on College Showcases versus spending it on the sole purpose of making himself a better, stronger, faster player and understanding HOW to play the game.
So if the recipe to play college baseball or beyond is to BE GOOD, then what is the secret sauce behind the Unique Player? It is as simple as, Wanting It! In fact they are Passionate about it.
Are You? Do you truly have a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for baseball. So strong, you study every aspect about the game and try to make it your own. Are you Passionate?
The moment you become passionate about the game of baseball, is the instant you will realize that YOU, and YOU Alone determine how far YOU will go. So learn every aspect [e.g., hitting, pitching, offense, defense] of the game; learn your position as well every other position and understand the subtle differences in Winning and Loosing.
Then APPLY IT!
Then WORK AT IT!
Then YOU will become GOOD, and you too, will become UNIQUE!
As David J. Schwartz, PH.D said, “A goal is more than a dream; it’s a dream being acted upon.”
Instead of a showcase I recommend you watch the following video, then be honest with yourself, “How Bad Do You Want It?”
So, until next blog, act on your dream and be Good,