Breaking Barriers Through Goals

By Pierce Jones –


The off-season is beginning to kick off for many baseball players, and many are eager to start making plans to take their game to the next level. The off-season is a detrimental time for most athletes, not just in baseball but in any sport. This is a time when you can create separation from your peers and become the outlier that is necessary to be noticed by your coach and/or the coaches looking to fill college rosters.


Oftentimes, the off-season can become dreadful, and we find ourselves losing focus on what we truly want to accomplish. This is where things can fall apart. Having and setting goals seems so simple, but we often don’t use them to our advantage or go about them in the right way.


First and foremost, it is important to sit and think about what could prevent you from reaching your desired goals and how you can eliminate these “stop signs” along the way. With that, the more precise and detailed you are when thinking of what could stop you will be much more beneficial to you in the long run. If you can identify these from the beginning, it will help prevent you from really getting into your off-season training, and then having a speed bump come along that could interrupt or discourage you from the direction you were headed in. 


Having these issues identified early on in the process is of huge benefit to you now that you are able to sit and think about the goals you want to achieve. When considering these goals, it is important to know exactly what you want. Write these goals down and set dates for them. It is important to have short-term and long-term goals; writing them down and tracking your progress throughout this off-season can be a good motivator in itself. I would suggest putting the goals you have written somewhere so you can see them every day. That way, you can be constantly reminded of them while also asking yourself if you are doing exactly what you need to be doing to trend in their direction. 


After your goals have been identified and you are certain of exactly what you want, it is time to figure out your plan of action. Make sure you have all the resources you will need ahead of time and do your due diligence on what will get you there while also having a plan you trust and can follow. Of course, plans can change and be edited along the way, but without something in front of you that you can always resort back to and trust, you could find yourself going in circles and becoming stagnant in your training.


I wish everyone a great and healthy off-season and look forward to watching and hearing about everyone’s growth. It’s time to separate yourself from the pack and be the outlier who can change your game!


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Important TBR Updates

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