Editor’s Note: Enjoy today’s guest post by our friend Michael McCree. He’s a baseball trainer, former college player and author of the book, Game Changer: The Baseball Parent’s Ultimate Guide.
3 Reasons Your Player Needs a Private Instructor
A private baseball coach/instructor is just a like having a private tutor for school. They don’t serve as a means of completely replacing the lesson taught in the classroom, but are used primarily as a means of supplementing what’s being taught. This is the case for baseball as well. Expecting a player to grow to their full potential while only participating in regularly schedule practice, would be equivalent to going to school without being assigned homework to help fully grasp the information.
Receiving ONE style may not be conducive to every player. Sometimes, information from a coach will resonate differently with a select group of players. This approach is not to be confused with players “receiving conflicting information” from various coaches. Working one-on-one with an instructor can help better clarify a lot of potential misunderstandings.
Simple knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile is a huge confidence booster to a player. Creating a mental edge is a highly underestimated part of the game. A player who truly knows what they are doing when they step on to the field (for defense or offense) is a player who ultimately has a greater chance to succeed. Finding a quality instructor is like a boxer having a good trainer in his corner. It can definitely pay off in the long run.
In the book GameChanger: The Baseball Parent’s Ultimate Guide, there is an entire chapter on Private Instruction; how to go about it & how to make sure that you get your money’s worth. Finding a good private trainer could be the difference in a player succeeding and failing.