Don’t Let All That Hard Work Go to Waste!

By Tyler Tompson-


As fall practice comes to an end for those in college (and many high school players), it is important to recognize the amount of work you put in and what you achieved during the last couple of months. Practices during the fall can be extremely exhausting, especially with having a full class schedule and study hall hours, workouts and conditioning, and finding time for a social life. It’s such a busy time of the year and it is easy to let all that hard work slip away when the Holidays start to roll around.


You go back home for an extended weekend for Thanksgiving, go back to school for 2 or 3 weeks to take exams, then have 3-4 weeks off for the Holidays and New Year’s. This is that time where we all can take a deep breath and finally have a break from all of that hard work!


But we don’t want a break from all of it for too long.


Don’t get me wrong, taking a few days off from your training to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones is much needed. We all need that, especially if you are away at college and do not get to go home and visit family that often. What you do not want to do is have all that hard work—workouts, conditioning, practice, bullpens, etc. —go to waste. Time off is good, but too much time off can be paralyzing.


Before you go home for the Holidays and if you do not have fall meetings, sit down with your coaches and your strength coach and ask how they think your fall went. You can ask them specific questions on what they thought went well for you, what you need to improve on, and what they might view your role is for the upcoming season. Getting answers to these questions can help you focus on some areas to work on while you are away from school.


Create a detailed schedule with everything from throwing to weightlifting and conditioning, it can really give you a competitive edge for when you return to school. With that being said, enjoy the time with your family and friends away from school. Take a few days to get those physical and mental breaks; after that, get your work in. Find time to get in some throwing, a good workout, and get a good sweat going! You don’t want all that hard work from the fall to go to waste because when you’re not working on your craft and your skill, someone else is working on theirs.


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There are some very specific ways for you to get involved with us at the Texas Baseball Ranch over the next couple months. We’d love to have you join us for one of them…


For Pitchers: We have 3 Elite Pitchers Bootcamp dates (Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break & Martin Luther King Holiday.  For more information go to:


Alumni Camp: Pitchers that have participate in a previous Baseball Ranch event are eligible to attend our Alumni/Advanced Bootcamp.  We have one scheduled before the start of the 2020 season, January 11 & 12, 2020.  More information is available at

For Catchers: (Yes, you read that right!) We’re excited to announce our first Elite Catchers Boot Camp for catchers ages 14 & up. The camp is full but you can be added to a wait list should someone cancel. More information on this event and the amazing group of instructors can be found at:


For Coaches: Order the DVDs for our upcoming (December) Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp.  The event itself has sold out but you can still purchase the DVDs.  This event is known as the Gold Standard in the industry and this year’s lineup of speakers is incredible!  Check it out at  

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