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Spring Training Success
As Spring Training gears up for major league baseball I started thinking about ways students and people looking to get into the sports industry need their own Spring Training to help garner success. That spring training success.
During Spring Training players take a nice slow and easy approach to get their bodies prepared for the long season ahead of them. Students need to take these tools and apply them while in college and when looking to find a job.
The first thing a player normally does at the beginning of Spring Training is make sure they stretch their bodies out. They do this to prevent nagging injuries from occurring when they start performing activities that aren’t normal for the body.
In college, and really in the sports business arena, it’s important to let your mind stretch out. These are the times when you’re going to be absorbing the most information and you want to make sure it stays in your brain for as long as you need it.
Stretching your mind and focusing on your task at hand will allow you to make good decisions and hopefully bring better results in class. In the business world it’s always good to learn to stretch your mind to think about new ideas and to become more creative.
There’s a great business person inside all of us, but if we rush to bring those ideas forward without thinking them through, more often than not you’ll sound more foolish than smart.
Take the time to stretch your mind and learn to absorb important information and make it stick.
After stretching most players are going to want to start exercising lightly, building their body up to full strength. This is to make sure they’re in peek physical condition for whatever task may be asked of them.
This is the same mentality you should have when looking to set yourself up for success in sports. You don’t want to overdo it too soon and then loose hope and get discouraged because you weren’t ready.
Slowly build yourself up in class, internships and more internships so that you’re ready for Opening Day. And when you’re thrown out there in the bottom of the ninth with two outs down by a run, you’ll be prepared for whatever pitch is thrown your way.
This is when things start to gear up a little bit. You’ve stretched, you’ve exercised and now it’s time to really get moving. While baseball is a base-to-base type sport and not much running is really required, it could also be the difference between a single and a double.
For a person looking to get into the sports business this is the crucial time to make things happen. If you’ve done everything your supposed to and gotten yourself into shape, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.
While we worked slowly in the first two steps, you want to be anything but slow at this point. You want to have your resume ready and sent to anyone and everyone with an email that is willing to take a look at it.
You ought to be all over the Internet checking websites daily looking for new job openings. Your ears should be wide open listening for an inside tip that could be the big break to land you a job.
There is no time to stop during this process. It’s a long a difficult one and the person that slows down the most will be the one out of luck, and a job. Run at full speed towards your goals and don’t let anything get in your way.
Stay focused on reaching first base before that baseball gets there. Run through it will a full head of steam and give it your all. This is the most important phase in your career so make sure you live nothing behind.
Spring Training Games
While some players don’t take these games quite as important as they should, they mean the world to that player looking to make the 25th spot on the 25 man roster. Every at bat could determine whether or not they spend the season in the Major Leagues or in the Minor Leagues.
This is when you need to make sure you’re brining you’re “A-Game” every day when you come to the ballpark. You’ve been prepared correctly, you’ve got the opportunity and now you need to make the most of it.
No matter what the manager asks of you, give it everything you have. Whether it’s to clean the dugout toilets or run 100 faxes, make sure you do it with confidence and to the best of your ability.
These are the types of things managers/bosses are looking for. They want a player/employee that’s going to give it his or her all every time he or she goes to work. Every day you should expect 100 percent out of yourself, because that’s what your employer expects and if you want to make it in the big leagues that’s what you’ll have to do.
Following these key steps will ultimately help you gain success in the big leagues of the sports business world. Take your time learning the keys to the game, and then when it’s your time to perform you’ll be prepared to impress. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have this opportunity. When it’s given to you, make the best of it.
Spring Training Success