Man this time of year is always one to reminisce. Back in 2014, I was graduating from Concord university, a small Division II school located in Southern West Virginia. I was just coming off of a senior year filled with a lot of success. I batted .393 with 13 homers, a school record 21 doubles, and finished 1st in the nation with 71 RBIs in the regular season. At the end of the season, I was recognized to be on the top 50 of the nation's best player award (Tino Martinez Award).Read More
The first thing I thought of this morning when I woke up was how I am beyond grateful for the life that I am living. Just like yours, it has been filled with ups, downs, sideways, crazy-ways and have been thrown more curveballs than I can count! But through it all, I am beyond blessed.
I think it is important that we celebrate these and take a consistent inventory of all the things that we are grateful for! The world loves to get us to compare our lives to those who have more and how our lives don’t stack up to the “highlight reel” social media that we see.
So I decided to fight back and punch that stinkin’ thinkin’ in the face and write out 33 things that I am grateful for since it is my 33rd birthday!Read More
With most spring sports right around the corner, I have been receiving lots of questions on in-season training and whether it is a good idea or not.
Short answer: IT IS IMPERITIVE to train during your season!
If you wanting to be successful long term, you MUST train during season. With that being said, I see a lot of people drop all training once season begins. I think this is for a couple of reasons.
The first reason is time.
The second reason is parents trying to do the right thing, but with a lack of information.Read More
Whenever I see high achievers in anything, whether it is business, sports, relationships, or life… I try and study it and learn what they are doing. I do this because I was to excel and thrive in all those same areas of my life as well! I realized I had to make a mindset change and begin to learn everything I could from them if I wanted to get to where they are.
So now when I see Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Nick Saban, Geno Auriemma win another National Championship or Super Bowl, I smile. I smile because I know there are lessons that I can learn from them!
Here are my Top 5 Lessons I learned from our most recent Super Bowl with the Patriots, yet again winning!Read More
I am a sucker for a good movie. I don’t know why, but I love sitting down and watching a story unfold, whether it be an action, comedy, thriller or even a great musical…Read More
At higher levels, the things that separate the good athletes from the great ones are the little things. Most athletes will show up for their game, play, head home and that is it. In reality, we need to be taking care of ourselves during the season! During season is when the injuries occur, many of which are preventable. Below are our Top 5 tips for staying on top of your In-Season Recovery!Read More
With graduation fever in the air, we have millions of high school and college graduates getting ready to take the next step in either their scholastic career, or professional career. I remember being so excited to graduate because it would suddenly be all up to me on how I defined my life. No longer would I have to abide by the rules of school, or go to classes, but rather I would decide what would happen! What I soon realized was the structure that I so desired to get away from way a security blanket, and I was met with an instant fear because suddenly it WAS all up to me!
With that in mind, I have put together a small list of 5 thoughts for recent grads, so that they can avoid many of the pitfalls, fears or mistakes that many will make!Read More
What’s going on guys! I am here today to bring you the next three “don’ts” that will help you better your life in every possible way. You see everyone gets too focused on what they need to “do”; they make their “to do” list, they tell themselves “I need to do this, and do that, and do this, and do that”. They forget about all those things they need to “not” do to get their life on track to get them to where they want to be. Take these next three “don’ts” to heart and see if they apply to you: Read More...Read More
If I could write a letter to myself, what would I say? Would I make sure that all your paths were straight and give you all the answers you could ever want? Would I help you to avoid all the pain and challenges that you faced in your life? Or do I encourage you to take more risk and to fear less? Should I encourage you to take more challenges and to tackle more? If I could write this letter, I would write this... Read MoreRead More
Another busy week, but how about this weather! It feels like I am back in sunny San Diego and it has me fired up and ready to change some lives! I have had lots of great moments this week, and I hope you have too! Keep finding way to make an impact each and every day! As I like to do, I have gathered a couple things together for you that I found beneficial this past week!Read More
Over the past couple weeks; I have been receiving many questions of various topics, but many pertaining to my thoughts on in-season training. Many of our athletes are baseball players and will train in the offseason for 3 or 4 months. After the offseason, traditionally they will then go off and play high school athletics, followed by summer ball, followed by fall ball, and 8 months later they are back. These athletes work maniacally for those 3 to 4 months in hopes that those gains will carry them through the next 8 months. In reality, the season wears us down and does more damage to us than good. The solution to the breakdown is in-season training.Read More
It has been a busy week at Crucible Performance as we are constantly trying to push to bring you the best, not just some of the time, but all the time! Below are some great reads for you that I found interesting from the week! Enjoy!Read More
"Don't" is used to describe a regulation that forbids something. In the human vocabulary we often use the word "do" to dictate a positive behavior. The word "Don't" is virtually extinct when referring to a positive behavior. However, I have put together a twelve "Don't" series to live by in your every day life. As hard as it is to believe, these "Don'ts" are going to shy out the negative behaviors we can find ourselves guilty of. Every one wants to be successful but not every one wants to sacrifice the negative behaviors that bring nothing to their lives. Here are the first three "Don'ts" in the series:Read More
“New Year, New Me”, one of the most popular quotes at the start of every New Year. Everyone seems to start the New Year off with determination, but then the train begins to slow down and get off track. All those resolutions remain to be unscathed and untouched and put on the back burner until the following year. Why do you think that is? What throws you off the tracks? Maybe the level of effort you are putting forth isn’t actually your absolute best effort. See, everyone is built to do “just enough”, but what is hard is to actually exert 100% of your effort. What people think is 100%, is really only 80%. That final 20% is left on the table and when times get tough, you give up. Here are 3 ways to stay the course, and stay focused on achieving your goals throughout the entire year.Read More
I know it is hard to find the positives in many situations. Especially when it is so cold out and we are back to the grind of daily work after an outstanding holiday season. Coach Joey has outlined some ways to help you be more positive this upcoming year! Time to snap your band and get your mind right! Making 2017 the best year yet!Read More
Welcome to another Success Sunday! Today we get to talk about an amazing person in human history named Charles Blondon! We use his story to illustrate the difference in thinking you can do something, and believing you can do it!
I believe you can be a difference maker! Go make it happen today and get amped up for the lives you can change on Monday!Read More
Today I want to give a thank you to all of you who are the difference makers in this world. To all of those who go out to serve, rather than to be served. Let's use this date as a reminder and inspiration to look for opportunities, each and every day, to be the difference makers in this world!Read More
Happy Sunday to everyone! Today we are amped up because we get to talk about topic that I am super pumped up about! Let's get our minds right and tackle the challenges and adversity that we face in our lives! We know that it is through this adversity that we get better!
Bring on Monday!Read More
Below are some articles that I have read that I have found to be great reads for getting our minds right for the week! Ideally this will be coming out on Monday, but I got to it a day late with all the holidays!Read More