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21 Days to Building a Better Ballplayer

I’ll be honest, when I started The Full Windup, I was hoping to make at least one weekly post so that readers could have a regular website to visit to find tips and information on how to become better at the game of baseball. Well, despite my best efforts I haven’t been too consistent. While I believe the posts that have been written provide great information on how to improve a ballplayer’s game, I want the Full Windup to be a better resource for passionate ballplayers, coaches, and parents.

Enter a challenge – 21 Days to Build a Better Ballplayer. With a little inspiration from Darren Rowse’s own 31 Day Challenge to his blog followers, I hope to make a more consistent effort in posting quality tips and drills to help you become a better ballplayer.

While my challenge will be consistency, your challenge will be to read the posts and complete the tasks associated with each post. I want each and every post to inspire, motivate, and challenge you to become better at this wonderful game of baseball. In other words, I want you to find and reach your potential as a baseball player.

The first task in this challenge will come tomorrow, Friday, January 27. I chose this start date for a few reasons:

  1. Tomorrow will be the first day college baseball programs are allowed to start official practice of the 2012 season. Exactly 3 weeks from tomorrow, February 17 (21 days), they will open the 2012 season
  2. While every state has different rules, the high school baseball season will begin in approximately 3 weeks. High schools in colder weather states will be hosting tryouts, and most schools in warmer weather states will be beginning their seasons.
  3. For my own nostalgia, 21 was my uniform number when I played in high school, college, and even pro ball. So, 21 days seemed like a fitting number.

The Posts

Each of the tips discussed in this 21 Day Challenge will be fairly quick to read through. However, the idea is to get you to work on improving your game, so each day’s post will be accompanied with a task for you to take part in. After all, if you are not taking action then how are you going to build yourself into a better ballplayer?  Some tasks will only take that day to complete.  Others will be tasks that need to be worked on over the course of an entire baseball career.  Either way, they are designed to benefit you.

I do not claim to know everything there is to know about baseball. So, if you have something to add or share, please feel free to leave comments, questions, or other tips on any of the posts.  I want you to get the most out of this series.

Let’s make 2012 your best baseball season yet!

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About The Author

Phil Tognetti, CSCS

Phil Tognetti, CSCS, is the founder and editor of The Full Windup. He has written the eBook ARMing for Success which teaches players and coaches how to set up a proper throwing program. You can learn more about him here and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.