It is widely known that hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult things to do in all of sport. Think about this for a second – as a hitter, you must hit a round ball, with a round bat…squarely! It defies all logic. That is why I respect those that can do it at the highest level, especially with the talent of those they are facing standing 60’6″ away.
Our guest this week on The Secrets to Winning is Kevin Wilson, one of the most accomplished and respected hitting coaches in all of baseball. Over the last 15 years, Kevin has coached and mentored a plethora of Major League Baseball players across 22 of the 30 MLB organizations. He is also the author of the #1 best-selling book, Finding Clarity: A Mindful Look Into the Art of Hitting.
So, what separates a Major League hitter from the rest of the crop? They can cut through the mental clutter and figure out WHY they are successful. It’s not all about launch angle, exit velocity, and other confusing language. While those things are great and play a small part, you can’t take them with you while you are in the box in the bottom of the 9th with the game on the line. That is why your competitive mindset, figuring out who you are, and how you respond under pressure is so important in training.
If you are a baseball player, coach, parent, or just a fan, this is a fascinating interview that will take you behind the scenes to learn a little bit about the preparation of some of the best hitters in the game of baseball!
3:00 – Keys for Hitters to Win Individual Battles & How This Applies to the Non-Baseball Player
6:00 – How to Manage a Slump
8:00 – Common Mistakes that Young Hitters Make and How to Avoid Them
9:45 – How Social Media is Impacting the Player Development
13:00 – Teaching Life Lessons Through the Game of Baseball
16:30 – Is the Future of Baseball in Trouble?
21:00 – The Failing Competitive Mindset of Amateur Players
29:00 – Setting Up Practices and Training Environments
31:00 – Mastering the Fundamentals
33:00 – “Know Thyself”
Hitters are drowning in information but starving for wisdom.