We are getting to that time of year again, and we need to be doing the correct training to make sure we are prepared for the upcoming season. We all know that March will be here before we know it, and if you are not getting better, then you are getting worse. But what should young baseball players be doing?
Now is the time to begin working on several things to make sure that we are at our best come Opening Day. First things first, get back to basics with your pitching, hitting, and fielding mechanics. Make sure that you iron out the bad habits that you fell into throughout the season, and start building some consistency. Start by running through all of your drills, and try to figure out where you need the most work.
All players should be doing things like taking swings off of a batting tee, working on soft hand drills, going through their pitching motion, as well as some type of strength training. You can’t cram to get ready for the baseball season, is needs to be a gradual process. Start with small steps and eventually build up to midseason form. If you wait until a few weeks before your first game, you will find yourself overwhelmed with all that is needed to be done, and far from prepared for the season. Get your practice schedule set now, and begin accomplishing your offseason goals.