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Overcoming Adversity

Everyone! Thank you so much for continuing to wait for more content. I apologize for not updating the blog, but now I'm back at it.

What a crazy baseball season this has been, but there are some great lessons you and your players can get out of it. The greatest lesson we can all learn is how to overcome adversity. For some of you this season won't be the toughest thing you go through in your baseball or softball journey as you reach for your dreams of playing in college or professionally. There's a reason they call it a "grind".

One of my pet peeves is seeing kids post about "the grind" on social media but I know they aren't in the gym working out, they don't take extra reps after practice, and they aren't doing any extra work outside of what's asked of them. That's not grinding.

When you are in tough situations where you can't have team practice and fields aren't available, you can easily just sit on the couch and wait for things to get back to normal. Or, you can take swings off the tee in your garage or back yard. Play catch with a family member or throw into a net or fence. There's always some way to get better at your craft.

I saw this video a few months ago and I really loved the mentality of this girl, Hailey Van Lith. She's a basketball player but her approach to getting better is as elite as you can get. I'll be the quarantine didn't slow her down one bit. My favorite thing she says in the video is that she doesn't count her team practice as training because it's mandatory and everyone does it.

What a solid mindset, I hope you enjoy the video and can take something away from it. That quote is at 2:19 in the video.