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food for thought for summer season after freshman year

  • The summer season after your freshman year is a pivital season for many in that it really begins to set the stage and help mold the direction of a ball players high school baseball career. I have seen an extraordinary number of players during this particular summer season really "flip the switch". They take their experiences from their first season of high school baseball and begin to set lofty (and attainable) goals of making varsity as a sophomore (and many achieve that goal). They have a better idea of where the bar is set and start to adjust their work ethic to match their enthusiasm for success. Physical development begins to make a huge impact.

  • The summer season after your freshman year is a time for some players to get back into a quality instructional environment and practice routine. At times, the focus during the high school spring season is heavy on the varsity workouts and needs (understandably and rightfully so). It has been my observation that players are hungry again for an instructional environment where the coach to player ratio is smaller; quality reps are a premium; and they feel more comfortable to ask for help (and/or extra reps).

  • The summer season after your freshman year is one of my favorite. Typically I see major changes on the mental side of the game and players begin to truly handle and process adversity in an impactful way. This is an understated area of each individual players game that will become more and more critical for long term success.

  • Families begin to realize even more benefits of being plugged into an organization that has a plan for player development; a plan for game day experience; an individual plan/path for each player; a track record and history of success.


 We commit to you that ABC will always have a plan. A plan that has fingerprints of all the previous organizational success; a plan that has made adjustments based on previous failure; a plan that is prayed for and the coaches and I feel confident is in the best interest of your ball player's long term baseball success and character development.

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