My point of view is that they already possess the skill…. we just need to help them unleash it, or re-discover it.
The Top 10 Academy is a player first, developmental based organization.
We are not focused on chasing plastic trophies weekend after weekend.
Having said that, I should explain that years ago that was my focus. As a coach I had a big ego and I needed to prove to the world that I was good at coaching.
So I recruited the best players I could find and practiced them relentlessly. As a result we won often and everywhere we went. We won over 100 tournaments, state championships, national titles, Gold medals, and International tournaments in Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, USA and the Dominican Republic.
The secret recipe for winning at the amateur level is simply to find the most advanced elite athletes, have a solid depth chart, practice hard, and let them display their talents.
Costly and time consuming but not very complicated.
We will teach coaches and players how to win by developing their competitive desire while simultaneously using strong philosophical high percentage strategies and techniques to position themselves favorably against the competition.
We believe that education and knowledge (not only in baseball, but also in life situations) is the bridge that links the gap between kids WANTING to be successful and teaching them HOW to be successful. This is done in an environment that encourages mistakes in practice. This allows the freedom that all athletes need to be successful when faced with the pressures of competition. These lessons will then be carried to other parts of their life.
Our success will not be measured by tournament wins, or trophies, or team rankings.
It will be measured by the number of lives our players can impact positively after they leave our program.
I have been blessed to be around some great minds both on and off of the baseball field. My baseball philosophy is a careful blend of those successful minds and we want to share that knowledge with all families and players.