An understanding of players' goals and aspirations is necessary in order to customize a winning training strategy, so players undergo a comprehensive mental and physcial assessment. The initial assessment may include questions such as:
-"Is the goal a college scholarship?"
-"Are you looking to be drafted? By when?"
-"If you have already been drafted, has your field time been minimized?"
Baseball IQ and sport knowledge are also measured in order to tailor the training process. Players' mental fortitude and gameplay instincts are scrutinized with the aim of achieving professional levels of competitiveness in even the most stressful major league games. The assessment's physcial element entails pinpointing discrepencies in mechanics, stength/conditioning and flexibility to improve and faulty areas. Assessments can be performed during games, at the GBT facility, or via the web. If the player is coming off an injury, a rehabilitative method is used to prevent future injuries from occuring throughout their baseball career. Numerous local doctors and physicians trust GBT as their primary referral point for safe patient rehabilitation. GBT ensures that players from around the globe receive the safest, most technologically advanced and proven physical assessments.
This is the core of GBT's Player Development Program. Players' most challenging and rewarding experiences occur in this process. The mental training element cultivates academic and professional responsibility, depending on whether the goal is college, the pros, or both. A total respect for the game is focused on by emphasizing loyalty to one's club, coaches and teammates. Players are taken out of the game, mentally, to improve on intangibles such as work ethic, instinctiveness, and coachability. The physcial training element addresses all issues encountered during assessment through drilling of relevent skillsets. Players are trained in specific positions per the following:
For players transitionsing into Major League Baseball, the GBT Player Development Program also offers agent, management and financial consulting. The world of professional sports can present a myriad of new issues for rookies, so GBT guides players through the process of establishing and sustaining a successful, professional baseball career.
Each player enters the program with specific goals and needs. GBT's aim is to guide players into the next phase of their game. For some, the next phase is the minor leagues or college, for others it is the MLB. Successful results are a product of first, the player's goals, second, GBT objectives, and third, teammwork between consultant and client. Here are just a few of the results achieved by GBT clients.
-Pop to pop
-Presence behind the plate
-Playing the right position
-Hitting to all fields