by Dana Cavalea February 12, 2020

Hi Team..

Well, today is an exciting day! 

Major League Baseball is back after a short off-season....

Today begins Spring Training.... and it is my favorite part of the baseball season..

Why?

Well, I got my start in Pro Ball, with the Yankees as a Spring Training Strength & Performance Coach dating back to 2002.

What makes Spring Training great is the focus of each player- working to get better each day of camp.

They are not only focused on making the team, but, they are focused on each of their weaknesses.... and, they are working to improve them in a very isolated period of time... (6-weeks)....

In addition to weaknesses, the team is participating in team-building drills and work that is dedicated to culture building, and, to helping each player feel more comfortable in their skin.

And, on top of all of that, well, they are being strengthened and conditioned physically to make sure they can endure the 162 game season....

Here is my question for you...

How much training do you do on the Big-3 each year? (mentality, physicality, and team)

Do you have a designated period of time set aside for your self, your team, and your mind?

This is where your routine comes into play...

And, it is as simple as this: YOU EITHER HAVE A GOOD ROUTINE THAT YIELDS RESULTS, OR, A BAD ONE THAT DOES NOT.....

You see, with our Professional Athletes, we break them down.

We break them down to find every weakness they have in terms of their game, their mind, and their body...

Then, we create a custom plan for them to work on those areas.... and, over the course of the season, we are able to see measurable progress through their stats...

You can do the same thing....

Measure your success.... 

  • Chart the days you feel great....
  • Chart your weight each week...
  • Chart the days you trained at the gym...

Once simple way to do this is to create a personal training journal/ calendar...

It is a place where you write your stats... where you keep all of your stats....

It is a great reference for you to see where you are, where you are going off track, and what you were doing during the good times to make them the good times!

That is WHY I love Spring Training....

There is such an excitement and energy surrounding each player, each coach, and the fans....

Everybody is excited about getting better... and, they are fully committed to it...

Not just talking about it, but doing the actual work.....

That is what the GREATS are great at... Doing, not Talking.

So, starting today, let's get focused on identifying our weaknesses, our team weaknesses, and putting together the plan to create strength...

And, just remember this: When you make your weaknesses even a little bit better, your confidence will go up. You are taking what was a confidence vacuum and stopping the confidence from being sucked out of you...

Confidence is drained when you know you have a weakness that can be the cause of your downfall... 

A weakness can cause a major confidence lapse with increased pressure... and will often find its way to the surface when the going gets tough....

That stops now.

Let's GO!

Your Coach,

COACH DANA CAVALEA

 

 

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!


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