Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with thousands of athletes through training, coaching and collegiate recruiting.
The top athletes stand out as self directed athletes. This is not to say that these self directed athletes do not get guidance and support from family members and coaches; however, when you meet them - they are the driving force behind the pursuit of their dreams - not their parents, coaches or advisors.
So who is a self directed athlete? A self directed athlete has his own vision - a dream of playing ball at a certain level or attending a certain college.
This athlete is passionate about the game, understanding all aspects of the game.
The self directed athlete loves the process of pursuing the dream through training with the best...and competing against the best.
When you meet the self directed athlete - he is the one asking all of the questions - not the parents, coaches or advisors.
The self directed athlete keeps his eye on his goals and knows that the sum of the choices he makes allows him to reach his goals.
The self directed athlete seeks out and surrounds himself with others on the same path - knowing that these people with help him achieve his vision.
The self directed athlete does not seek out the easy road