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Throwing a bullpen in front of college coaches in 4 hours..
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Nate19197

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September 22, 2012 – 12:36 pm
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How should I prepare? What should I eat? Got about 11.5 hours sleep last night but what are the best stretches to do before I throw? Heard that shoulder stretches may slow your velocity down.

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Best way to prepare is to not worry about it too much and don’t try too hard. there’s nothing you can do in 4 hours that will dramatically improve your performance besides being in the right mental state. I’ve been through this a few times, the times I threw best for these showcase things is when I wasn’t worried about it. Just do what you normally do and relax and have a good time and you’ll throw fine.

These coaches probably know less about pitching than you do. Don’t be in awe of these coaches, make them be in awe of you. 

fall 2011 I had a lot to prove to my coaches but I ended up not proving anything because I was worried and trying too hard. I redshirted in the spring behind some pitchers whom weren’t as talented as I was.

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How did it go?

“What I gave I have, what I didn’t give I’ve lost forever.” ~ Dan Devine

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Not good. The thing was it was a video that these two guys come out and video you, collegejocks.com or something like that, and I was supposed to do it yesterday but it rained so we had to do it today. Here was the problem, I had two double headers for my varsity fall league. I tried my best to not play but ended up playing short the last 4 innings in the second game. My arm felt kind of tight after this but I didn’t think anything of it but right after the games the guys showed up and I threw. Only got clocked at 80.. Extremely depressing seeing how I’ve been clocked at 82-85 before. Had the guy telling me about how I should be sending this to NAIA schools and D3 schools. Didn’t help that it was 55 degrees out but still no excuses. Arms pretty sore now. :/ Maybe next time!

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I’d concentrate on 3X Pitching for a while if I were you. even 82-85 isn’t going to generate much interest beyond D2, NAIA, or JC. Unless you’re 6’3″+ of left handed. 86-87+ is when you’ll start hearing from Division 1 schools. Good luck. 

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Yeah I know 82-85 isn’t much at all, but I have just started this program so Im hoping to see at least a couple mph difference. My plan is to go to Wayne State which is a D2 school but if I come off this program throwing 90ish maybe University of Michigan since I have the grades. I can only dream though lol. Hopefully by dedicating this off season to this program will help me out.

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dont dream man! unless your day dreaming about your PM lift session to hit a personal record!   strive everyday to be faster than you were last year, last month, last week, yesterday!

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It’s not about dreaming far or dreaming about your PM lift session. It’s about what you do today affects what you do tomorrow. As you know, your attitude is key to success. Not just the attitude you have while training, but your day to day attitude. Your attitude can make all the difference with being successful. The most important mental attribute you must have and exhibit is confidence. If you do not believe you will succeed you have already doomed yourself to failure. You might say it’s visualization, well that’s a different story. When you dream of something, it’s usually something you know you’re never going to get. Visualizing is looking into the smaller detail, the things which you can refine for your next performance. It’s also to see things that could happen so you know how to react and play towards your vision. Do you ever dream and look into the finer detail? I don’t think so. It’s just something out there that could happen to you. If you’ve ever competed or at least analysed the attitudes of some of the top athletes in the world, they are all cocky as heck! Simple as that, they have built up so much self-confidence they feel indestructible and unstoppable. You must work harder than everyone else you have ever competed against to reach this mentality level. If you work hard, your mental confidence will be through the roof! So ask these questions everyday before you workout,

Am I working harder than my competitors?

Am I doing the right things to succeed?

If you answer “yes” to both of these questions, then I promise you; you are on your way to being a successful athlete.

       

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