Getting the Most Out of Your Fall

By Tyler Tompson-


With school starting back up these next few weeks, there is plenty of opportunity for growth for everyone in the coming months with baseball and your schoolwork. Whether you are in middle school, high school, college, or are in professional baseball, this is the time of year when you can take your game to the next level.


What everyone needs to recognize before they take action is the area of their “game” that needs to improve. Maybe you struggled this past season with your off-speed pitches and locating them and need to focus on either a new pitch or your command. Maybe you struggled with command in general and need to focus more on throwing the ball over the plate. Maybe you need to focus more on being better disciplined with your development and your own personal throwing program moving forward– committing to your plan 4-6 days per week.


Whatever the case may be, we all have something we can work on to take our game to the next level.


Once we recognize what we need to specifically work on moving forward, then we can create a plan and set goals for ourselves. Personally, I think it is best to make personal goals for the short term, midterm, and long term. This way you can look at the small short-term goals and the step-by-step processes you can take while still seeing and still working to reach that long-term goal.


We all know you cannot just set a long-term goal, like a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester, and just hope it happens. If you want to get those grades and reach that goal, you have to plan out step-by-step how you are going to get it done and have the self-discipline to get there.


The same thing can be said with your baseball specific development. Plan out each day what you need to accomplish, then move on to each week. Once you have each of those, you can then see how the months will spread across the fall and you have that concrete picture in your mind on how you can reach your goals.


Have a tangible, long-term goal in mind and then put a plan in place with the short-term and mid-term goals thrown in there. Having multiple short-term and mid-term goals paired with a detailed plan will put you in the best position to be successful.


Lastly, and I mentioned it above briefly, have the self-discipline to carry out and fulfill the goal you set for yourself. Believe in yourself and commit to the day-to-day plan that you set. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish just by planning out your days and sticking with it day in and day out.


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We are excited to share with everyone the Fall and Winter events we have scheduled at The Texas Baseball Ranch…

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


For Catchers (yes, you read that right!) we’re excited to announce our first Elite Catchers Boot Camp for catchers ages 14 & up.  More information on this event and the amazing group of instructors can be found at:


For Coaches we’ll be hosting the 20th Anniversary of our Ultimate Pitching Coaches Boot Camp.  This event is known as the Gold Standard in the industry and this year’s line up of speakers is incredible!  Check it out at  Over half of 150 seats have already been taken.  Don’t delay!  Can’t Attend?  Don’t worry.  DVD’s of the event are also available.


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