Monday, August 15, 2011

The Importance of Private Lessons

I wanted to take some time after a few weeks off to answer a question I get all the time: "Why do I need lessons?"

It is no secret. The higher level you play at, the more personal coaching you get. Why? Well, it is really quite simple. There are more coaches available to specialize in each position (i.e., hitting, pitching, outfield, infield, etc.). At any level, high school or below (even some college teams), rosters are small, creating a demand for multi-tooled players. It's not too often that you see a guy who is only a pitcher at these levels. They do it all.

So, what does that mean? It means that it is up to you to focus on individual aspects of your game. This can be quite difficult when a player has to squeeze in a bullpen between BP and outfield drills. Not to take anything away from the coaches, these guys deserve a lot of credit for squeezing all this into a 1 or 2 hour practice.

Bottom line: you need additional time outside of practice to focus on something as demanding as pitching. You will need to do some things on your own and that is how you get to the next level. It is important to maximize the extra time you have to achieve the results you looking for. This is where the personal instructor comes in.

A private instructor knows exactly how to make the most of the time you have and can teach you how to work on things in your own free time. Also, it is extremely important that the instructor takes into account what is going on in practice so that the player is not over-worked. Having an expert like this goes a long way and shortens the learning curve.

The Perfect Game is here to help you grow!

Remember: nothing can get you to the next level faster than working with a professional. If you, or someone else you know, needs individual instruction please contact me via email at for more information.

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