April 2019 Newsletter
Sometime around 1972, I was a young boy who wanted nothing more to have my dad around all the time. Whenever he came home we would play catch and throw, throw, throw.
It was also around this time that my dad left his career in the loan business and became a real estate agent. The housing market was just starting to take off and my dad wanted to be a part of it.
Unfortunately, this meant a lot of time away from the family. Sometimes he would get home after I had already fallen asleep. Many times I was angry that he wasn’t there as much but this one particular night I remember just sobbing in bed because I missed him.
I just wanted him to be there for me…….though I was being a little selfish as he was the sole bread winner in the house…..but after a bit he became aware of my need for him to be there.
As a parent, there is not one thing that we wouldn’t do for our children. We want to provide the world for them…as difficult as that seems to be at times.
In the world of baseball, it is no different in our want for our child. We want to see them succeed so we cheer and celebrate when the perform well on the field. And when they do not perform, we are sad because of the pain they may go through.
I have experienced it as a parent. My son was struggling in college with his performances on the mound. I knew that it was all mental so I ‘hired’ a mental coach to work with him that seemed to cost me a lot more than I wanted to pay. However, it paid such great dividends that the money I spent was never an issue. I wanted results and my son got them.
It leads to a big question about spending our money and time to help our child. Should I spend money on a new bat? Should I get my son a hitting or pitching coach? Who do I trust?
It is something that we have all gone through with a baseball playing son.
One of the best ways to find out if the return on investment is worth the money spent is whether you start to see results out on the field (providing the player is practicing his new movement pattern). If he is not hitting the ball….if he is not throwing strikes….if the new equipment doesn’t really seem to matter than you have to regroup and make a decision if your child is really doing everything on their part to improve.
In my world, our players start to see results pretty quickly. What we do at ThrowZone Academy is pretty special in improving a player’s throwing motion….improving their arm health….and getting the results that they want.
As a full-time business, we operate throughout the year. And we are getting close to our summer training program. This 4-8 week course is for students who want to improve their velocity and take their training to the next level. We will be sending out information over the next few weeks to take reservations!
A last note, every Tuesday at 3:00pm, we have started a podcast called: The ThrowZone Podcast. The show is 30 minutes and can be listened to live at (347) 205-9631 or archived as it is part of blogtalkradio.com/Mancinisports.
We look forward to seeing you soon here at ThrowZone!
Until next time…..