Building a mechanically sound swing from the ground up.
Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in all of sports. There are many variables that make hitting difficult on us, and most of those variables we cannot control. At Complete Game we understand that, which is why we focus heavily on the one thing we can control; our mechanics. We take an individualized approach with each player so that they will remain unique as they work to get to the key points in their motion. A sample of some areas of Physical Mechanics to be studied and learned are:
- Correct alignment of our feet in our stance
- Proper bat positioning
- Developing a good “stride and separation”
- Creating a good “bat path” to the ball
- Utilizing our hips and hands to hit the ball
- Understanding the importance of keeping our eye on the ball
Gaining a psychological advantage over pitchers can lead to success as a hitter.
The majority of hitters from little league through high school believe that the only way they can disrupt a pitcher is by getting a hit off of them. The truth is, we can do a lot as a hitter to control the game and disrupt a pitcher’s tempo. At Complete Game, each hitter, regardless of age, will learn to develop and sharpen their psychological game before they step into the box. A sample of some of the areas of the Psychological Approach to be studied and learned are:
- Controlling the pace of the game
- Learning to throw the pitcher off of their rhythm
- Gain a better understanding of pitch recognition
- Developing an understanding of hitting in different game situations
- Utilizing your time in the on-deck circle to prepare for your at-bat
Developing a positive response towards the outcome of each at bat.
Keeping your focus and staying positive after a negative outcome in an at bat is difficult to do. At Complete Game, our instructors have been through the highs and lows of this frustrating game, and are here to help you work through it. In order to perform at a high skill level, we have to maintain a positive mindset. A sample of some of the areas of Mental Strengthening to be studied and learned are:
- Handling success and failure in a mature way
- Understanding that we cannot let one at bat determine our day
- Visualizing success
- Trusting your ability as a hitter to hit anything that comes your way
- Developing and maintaining the ability to stay relaxed and in control at the plate
What are people saying about us?
“I would never have been able to accomplish what I’ve done without Patrick. Complete Game prepares you not only physically, but also mentally. Complete Game provides you with all the tools you need in order to be successful, no matter how old you are. Patrick is one of the best people I know, and truly cares about you on and off the field. He has trained some of the best athletes in the area, and I am grateful for all that he has done for me.” – Troy T.
“Patrick, I can not thank you enough for what you have done in my both my baseball career and in life. We have accomplished so much this far. I say we because from the moment I had tommy John surgery in 2010, through my recruiting process, and now in the offseason of my college career you have always been there to support and help me. I can’t express the level of thanks to you for always having your door open for training and your phone on for whenever I need you’re advice. Thank you for keeping me driven and motivated for every single throw. Your genuine desire to help me succeed and achieve my dreams surpasses anything I have experienced. Things like attention to details and having the I WILL attitude will stay with me for life and I truly would not be where I am today without you. You have seen me at my worst but your loyalty and drive drove me to become my best. For this and so many other reasons is why I will forever call you family.” – Vince F.
“Patrick taught my son Sam a lot more than just how to be a successful pitcher. He connected with Sam on a personal level and taught him important life lessons such as mastering hardship, trusting himself, emotionally dealing with winning and losing, good sportsmanship, fair play, honesty and integrity. Over the years Patrick earned my sons utmost respect and admiration. THANK YOU PATRICK for helping Sam exceed his potential as a pitcher and shaping him into the fine young man he is today.” – Sharon M.
“Patrick Stanley is more than a pitching coach. He’s a mentor and positive role model for my son. He genuinely cares about my son’s development as a person not the baseball player. Patrick is an enthusiastic leader who has the ability to explain and teach the craft of pitching. He is a thoughtful, responsible, honest and dependable person that I would recommend to any family looking for a pitching coach/mentor for their child.” – Sonny P.
“My son Jack has been going to Patrick Stanley and Complete Game since it’s inception. Jack went from being cut from his middle school team in 7th grade to receiving a baseball scholarship. That never would have happened without Complete Game. Not only has Patrick’s teaching provided Jack with the help and discipline to fulfill his pitching goals he’s helped him grow as a young man. Thanks Patrick!” – Brian A.
“We don’t know where Jake would be without Complete Game. Jake has truly grown as pitcher, competitor and as a young man, not only because of Patrick’s coaching, but also because of his mentoring and friendship. The life skills and lessons that he has learned from you will be something that he will carry with him as he pursues D1 baseball and life in general.” – Sally L.
“Patrick Stanley is the best one-on-one baseball trainer I have ever seen. My son had some unique areas that needed improvement and if left to the regular group training available, he wouldn’t be where he is today. Patrick’s ability to pin point each individuals physical and mental weaknesses is unprecedented. It’s his passion and transference of belief that makes these kids respond. He gets my highest recommendation.” – Tony C.
“Our sons have been training with Patrick Stanley for over three years, and we are continually impressed with the way Patrick’s instruction meets their changing needs as they grow and develop as baseball players. It is a pleasure to send our children to an instructor whose message is always positive and supportive. We highly recommend Complete Game.” – Kristin K.