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Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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Mar 6, 2008 1:00 PM

Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting

Goal setting is a wonderful tool to use in all areas of life, including baseball.

 

Unfortunately, most people set goals incorrectly when it comes to athletics.

 

Check out the Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting for the full  story on how to best set goals to increase performance.

 

If you have any tips on setting goals in baseball, please share them here.

 






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  • THECOACH__44 Legend 289 posts since
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    1. Mar 6, 2008 7:11 PM (in response to Trish18)
    Re: Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting

    Blah, blah, blah! those are pro baseball cliches.

     

    Each player should have goals but keep them to him self. They should have nothing to do with stats because stats are beyond his control.

  • Daque Legend 208 posts since
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    2. Mar 6, 2008 7:11 PM (in response to THECOACH__44)
    Re: Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting

    What I saw in the article were methods to achieve goals rather than the goals themselves.

     

    I advise dividing your athletic goals into short range, medium range, and long range goals. Let's use a 12 year old as an example.

     

    Short range goal is to make the league tournament team.

    Medium range would be to play high school baseball.

    Long range goal would be to play professional baseball.

     

    Now take the same player at age 15 years of age.

     

    Short range is make JV team.

    Medium is play college ball.

    Long range is play professional ball.

     

    The short and medium range goals change quicker than the long range goal.  A player may switch sports and, of course, that changes all three.

     

    By the way, the photo has so many flaws in it that I cannot figure why you would include it.

     

     

  • THECOACH__44 Legend 289 posts since
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    3. Mar 6, 2008 9:23 PM (in response to ThePitchingAcademy)
    Re: Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting

    One only works to be the best that he can be for the NEXT GAME. That is all that he can control or care about.

  • Danbam Pro 103 posts since
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    4. Mar 6, 2008 9:34 PM (in response to THECOACH__44)
    Re: Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting

    I don't know about that coach. My son worked on his homerun trot years before he hit one and his 10 minute choreography was pretty impressive for a 10 year old. I particularly liked how he managed to get the league to play the long version of "WE are the Champions" as the visiting crowd sang the chorus when he rounded third. To this day, I still haven't found out where he got the marching band and the elephants.

     

  • ThePitchingAcademy Amateur 11 posts since
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    5. Mar 30, 2010 1:35 PM (in response to Daque)
    Re: Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting

    I think Jon is right on the money here.  Focus on goals that you can control. Numbers take care of themselves when you take it one pitch at a time.

    The Pitching academy

  • THECOACH__44 Legend 289 posts since
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    6. Aug 17, 2010 6:26 PM (in response to Trish18)
    Re: Four Rules of Baseball Goal Setting

    When asked how he worked so hard to win all those Olympic gold medals in volleyball, Kirch Kirly answered he never worked to win medals but to have the most success in the next game. That is all he can control.

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