Tips From the Pros

Warming Up • Start your hitting session with the 'High Tee' drill. - Put the tee chest high and stand in your normal batting stance. - When hitting, focus on staying on top of the ball. - Also focus on getting the hands through the ball quickly. • Work on hitting balls away then down the middle, then inside. - Most pitchers work the outside of the plate. - Spend your practice time wisely by attacking those outside pitches. • Bring the Tee down to a lower height and repeat working outside to inside. Working Out • When training for the season be sure to use a combination of workouts with weights and without. - Training accessories like the TRX, Medicine balls and body weight exercises will help you gaiN functional strength. - Training in a rotational plane helps with bat speed and power. - Its typical for a pro to get a good workout in 3 times a week while training for the season and 2 times a week during the season. Nutrition • Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of being an athlete - Eat healthy: Fruits, vegetables and lots of fluids. - Avoid fried foods especially during the season. - Younger players want to be sure to have a good weight going into the season and try to maintain that through the season. - Hot weather and a lot of baseball can lead to muscle loss. - Be sure to eat healthy and keep your protein intake high. Tips for Getting scouted • Play in the most competitive leagues with the best teams. - College coaches are busy with their own season during the spring to watch High school players - By playing with the best of the best, scouts and recruiters will be in attendance and have an opportunity to see your skills. • Go to showcases with multiple colleges and scouts. • Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're willing to make the sacrifices necessary to take your game to the next level. • Without 100% commitment, its unlikely to happen

Tips From the Pros