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Do you feel like you’re getting the most out of your practice time? Sure you may be hitting for an hour every day but are you positioning yourself to transfer that time into real game success? This article covers 5 ways to maximize practice time.
The ugly fact of baseball training is if your work in training doesn’t translate into game results, adjustments must be made. For players with a real desire to play the game at a high level, the amount of training they put in is almost never the issue in their development. However, how efficient their work is typically the suspect.
So what do you need to know as the player, coach, or parent to ensure the most efficient and transferable training that can maximize practice time?
In a sport such as baseball, an athlete will train and practice more than they play. At least they should (we’re looking at you 10u travel ball team that plays 120 games a year). However, the practice to game ratio isn’t that of say football who practices all year for 12-16 games. This makes our practice time that much more important.
Not only do we want to make sure we get enough reps in to create good habits, but we also want to make sure those reps are quality enough to get something out of it. As a parent, you don’t want to watch your son or daughter bust their butt for 7 months by hitting off the tee Every. Single. Day. for those results not to show up at game time.
So what do you need to know to make sure your athlete is getting the most out of their training? The athlete having a clear awareness of their swing and who they are as a player can play a major role in their development. Here are 5 things both the parent and player should know about themselves before training.
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Players don’t mind putting in work that they know is going to make them better. Players mind putting in the time to something they know doesn’t matter. Maximize practice time!
This is in the practice set up not the actual amount of people at practice. Small group training can be unbelievably valuable for a player. As long as their program and what they are working on is designed for them specifically.