I'm going to be covering my FIVE Essential C's of Hitting. All hitters should review these often!
The First "C"
If you lack confidence it will be impossible to become a good hitter. All successful athletes have confidence. You must do everything you can to learn the proper fundamentals of whatever aspect of the game you are trying to perfect. You will learn so much from this website on hitting, which in return, will help give you the confidence you need to become a great hitter.
The most confident athlete and hitter I have ever worked with in my coaching career at the Major League level was the St. Louis Cardinal's all star and MVP, Albert Pujols.
In his rookie year he told me that he would become one of the best hitters in baseball someday. He spent hours and hours working on the basic fundamentals of hitting; from soft toss, batting T work, machine work and live batting practice. Albert asked me question after question about the art and science of hitting......everyday!
I would throw him every pitch I could, from low and away to curve balls, up and in and even knuckle balls. He would ask me how to approach each pitch from his legs on up to his follow through.
I have never seen such a student of the game. He never stopped working. Albert rose from class "A" ball in the Midwest League to becoming the 2002 National League Rookie of the Year. Albert believed in himself inside and out. He was filled with confidence in his ability to learn and ask questions. the more he put in, the more confident he became. Now look at his career!
I love him like a son and the key essential to his success was CONFIDENCE!
Stay Focused and be looking for the following four C's to success!
Mike "The Hitman" Easler