Jackie Robinson? Ted Williams? Babe Ruth? What do all these hall of famers have in common? The answer is dedication and desire. No the game didn’t just come to them, they went to the game. These players, like any other professional baseball player, former or current, constantly work to get better, to conquer and to better then the next ‘guy’.
5 Keys for Baseball Players
Dedication & Desire
If you aren’t dedicated to the sport, then how to figure you’re going to work hard enough to become the best and be better than the guy trying to take your spot? Dedication is a MUST if your hopes are to play big-time baseball.
In order to become the best you can be in baseball, you must constantly work hard. Whether it be running an extra sprint, doing 20 more pushups each day, or taking an additional 30 swings off of the tee, each of these things show a player doing hard work to get better and maximize his potential.
If you can’t get it done in the classroom, then you’re baseball chances are affected greatly, and not in a good way. Only a few get drafted out of high school, and in baseball, the chances of making it to the big leagues are slim, meaning you MUST value education just as highly as baseball, if not higher. Not to mention, being smart in general will help you with the game of baseball.
Although this may fall slightly under the hard work category, it deserves its own. In order to become a great baseball player, you must constantly work hard. By doing that you will need to practice, practice, practice, ultimately improving your form and knowledge of the game.
Last but definitely not least is your attitude towards baseball. If you don’t feel like you love the game, it’s going to be tough to play well and truly succeed to the best of your abilities. However, if your attitude is in the right place then playing well and staying focused at game time and in practice should be simple.