Selecting the correct process will be the most important decision you as a parent on behalf of your sons baseball future.
It is natural and logical that a parent might believe that participation in team events such as practices, games, tournaments, and holiday camps make for a good process.
And by augmenting that process with private lessons surely this should be enough goes the logic of a caring parent.
Unfortunately this recipe will not work as there are too many missing ingredients and the ingredients named, although useful were combined in the wrong order.
For instance, when we bake a cake we don’t start with the cherry on top or the frosting, which is what games and tournaments and showcases are.
And because many players will experience some success, the lack of a thorough process does not present itself so visibly and with all of the fun, excitement and trophies parents become hypnotized to a certain degree and they think the process is working.
Well, you do have a process which has created some success, but it is only part of the process, and without all of the supporting pieces it will not create success for over 98% of the players if we are talking about college baseball opportunities. The Process of Player Development is so much bigger and comprehensive than games, tournaments lessons and showcases.
That is just the visible tip of the iceberg. What is not easily seen are all of the other types of training needed to create an elite baseball player.
The Process that delivers consistent professional results more than any other is detailed, comprehensive and it starts with:
1. A well devised LTAD PLAN. In the best scenario this program is programmed by an experienced Director of Player Development who has playing, coaching, managing, administrating, and scouting experience.