Got a good philosophical topic for you today. We had a kid leave our team this past summer because he wanted better “exposure” and the chance at playing more games.
Yes, he was gaining more games, but does that really hold the value long term? I’m going to argue no on that one.
We have put together a pretty aggressive 18u schedule this summer. We also hold practice twice per week as well. Why? Because what’s the point in getting all this game time if you as a player still have skill deficiencies?
Our philosophy has always held, you must practice even during season, or else risk losing all of the skills you’ve worked so hard to develop in the off season. If you’re just playing games, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
So if your team is not providing practice time, then you do it on your own! Grab a tee and get to work on your swing… just make sure you know what to fix.
If you need some help on that, our hitting drills module was designed for that very purpose.
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