While there are physical elements necessary to be considered a great athlete, the most important characteristics are all choices that athletes make and all within every athlete’s control. “Like what?” you might ask. Having a teachable spirit, integrity, discipline, mental toughness, accountability, and selflessness are critical to becoming a truly great athlete. The beauty of each of these is they require no special skill, talent, or physical qualities. You just have to choose to make these characteristics a part of who you are. Choose to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Step up to the plate with confidence
Have an aggressive mentality
Have great timing
Use the entire field
Practice with a purpose