1. Provide players with information that most instructors wish they knew if they were starting their career over.
The most damaging statement in any professional industry is, “That’s the way we have always done it”. We stand against conventional wisdom. With so much evidence about the baseball mechanics available through video, there is no excuse to not spend time researching and growing as coaches, players or instructors.
2. Teach kids to embrace failure.
Michael Jordan once said, “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail”. Modern society has tried to shield youth from failure, when we should be doing the exact opposite. We have to encourage kids to fail, and to fail a lot, so they then can handle failure and rise above it.
3. Be Different.
Walt Disney once said, “Observe the masses and do the opposite”. We want players to start thinking for themselves. We stand against conventional wisdom and we want to challenge athletes to ask the tough questions. We want them to start looking at life through a different set of lenses, as it will open a new world. Getting clients to realize it’s about them being responsible and taking full ownership of their development.
To become a high level performer, you must first have above average understanding of the skills.
After learning a skill, you must perform the skill with the intent to execute the newly learned information. A player should not expect great results immediately. The focus and concentration should be on the process of performing the skill.
Video is a communication tool. It allows instructors and athletes to see and evaluate performance of a newly learned skill.
4. Awareness, Adjustments & Application
With instructions, performance, and video analysis of the skill, the athlete will have learned through audio, kinesthetic/tactile, and visual learning styles.
5. Find the Feeling
Knowing how to perform correctly and doing it correctly can pose a large challenge for an athlete. The feeling of performing a skill correctly must be found through failure.
7. Deliberate Practice
Once the feeling of performing the skill correctly is found, the athlete must engage in deliberate practice to make the skill consistent and routine.
“Geoff is a student of the swing and constantly searching for the best way to communicate to his students. He’s even gone as far as asking his students to take the TAP assessment (free to the athlete) to look for clues on how to individually structure how he delivers instruction. He incorporates technology to further determine what the naked eye misses, and to optimize the kinetic chain and movement efficiencies”.