OBJ and 10-90

This past weekend, the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers engaged in an emotionally charged football game that has provided fodder for both sports commentators and sports fans alike. The game featured two of the best athletes in the NFL – wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (OBJ) and corner back Josh Norman. In only his second year in the …

Part I: Walden

I used a Demarini Voodoo bat in college and felt it gave me the best chance of success – even if an Easton or TPX would produce the exact same results. I absolutely loved this bat. So to preface this post, I wholeheartedly understand the psychology – and necessity – of good equipment. I see student-athletes come into the Compete …

Eminem and Athletics

In recent posts, I’ve discussed Seneca, Plato, Socrates; so it follows that I would continue with another celebrated influential philosophical figure: Eminem. You tell them Em. What does Eminem have to do with athletics? Well besides writing some pretty cool workout songs – or “collaborating” on some pretty cool workout songs – I’ve drawn some inspiration from him for years. …

Habits

In these posts, I’ve tried giving you some insight about our program and philosophies. I hope they’ve helped generate some thoughts and ideas in your own head. If you are one of the ten who reads these posts and would like to continue to receive our thoughts, information, philosophies, opinions – please subscribe to our weekly thoughts letter at the …

An Allegory

A former professional baseball player came into our facility the other day to sell us a piece of athletic equipment. After some time, he mentioned that he provides lessons to kids and was interested in teaching our players. This is a former major leaguers and this pedigree suggests that he can impart a high level of knowledge. However, I noted …

Training Through Spikeball?

Most of our posts are easily skimmable – in thinking about this one – this will not be one of those posts. The 10 of you who read these – you’ve been warned. As always, our goal is to continually grow while helping others gain value. To that end, please leave us a comment if you feel inclined! In my …

Strikeout Advanced

A (Brief) More Advanced Look at the Strikeout I recognize that there will be at least 1 person out of the 10 that reads this blog from the anti-strikeout field. A common counter to the “strikeouts aren’t that bad” paradigm shift in modern MLB is underscored by the fact that a strikeout does not contribute offensively at all. Runners are …

An Athletic Circle

Who do you spend most of your athletic time with? How do they shape the athlete in which you are and how are they helping you become the athlete you’d like to become? In the first century (yes), Lucius Seneca opined: “Choose someone whose way of life as well as words, and whose very face as mirroring the character that …