Many athletes assume that winter is a time of a year to hang up your cleats. With less than favorable weather, known as the “off-season” for many baseball players. It is a huge misconception that baseball training should stop during the cold winter months. However, this couldn’t be farther than the truth at All-Star Baseball Academy. Baseball training is not seasonal, it is year round. The old saying that “practice makes perfect” isn’t just a cliche, it is the truth and is part of the love for the game. As with any training, consistency and repetition are key. Training for baseball couldn’t be more crucial during the offseason. Drilling with basic fundamentals year round is important to keep you in shape and upgrade your development. In fact, baseball training goes way beyond the baseball field and takes similar skill practice as learning how to play a musical instrument like the piano. Let’s look at a few training tips.
1. Start while players are young – Many parents get their children involved in extracurricular activities at a young age. It instills team building and leadership and teaches other beneficial social skills to your child’s development. Just like learning to play an instrument, baseball training is most effective when started at an early age – however, it is never too late. At All-Star Baseball Academy, we offer an array of training courses for all ages and skill levels. We specialize in youth baseball and softball training year around. Practice and training for any skill or talent are all about consistency. It is never too early to start learning basic baseball skills.
2. Repetition – Anyone who has ever played the piano can tell you that getting comfortable with the keys required constant repetition. Practicing each note over and over is how they gain the ability to repeat each note by muscle memory. Dedicating time to practicing at home is imperative to this process. The same repetition is essential to baseball training. Developing baseball skills requires consistent practice on and off the field. Home practice is necessary for improving and maintaining your skill set. All-Star Baseball Academy provides online course and techniques you can use from your own home. Our online course gives parents the support to incorporate a schedule to help keep their child active through the gloomy winter months.
3. A little goes a long way- Many parents are apprehensive about their children training at a young age in fear that training will be too strenuous or vigorous for the youth to handle. Again, this is where we refer to learning how to play the piano – you will not start your child with a ballad from Beethoven as their first song to conquer. Instead, you would start with the basics. Baseball Training does not have to be grueling or daunting. In fact, it is key to create a fun learning atmosphere that is beneficial to each players age and skill set to train safely. Studies have also shown that spending 5 to 15 minutes daily can vastly improve the child’s performance. It is also a way for mom and dad to spend time and encourage their child by practicing with them. This allows the child to improve while making fun memories with their parents. It is really a win-win for everyone involved.
At All-Star Baseball Academy, we have programs and clinics available for all ages and levels. We have programs and clinics year round, and the opportunity to play on a baseball travel team in tournaments through winter. Check us out online today and we would be happy to answer questions you may have.