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Daily Inspiration: Meet Michael Eagan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Eagan.

Thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, how did you get started?
I began coaching over 6 years ago, part-time. I was 24 years old, and I had recently injured my neck (bulged disc C6) and was under the impression my playing career was over. Fast forward two years and lots of physical therapy/multiple injections, I was cleared to lift weights and throw baseballs with max effort again. I was truly grateful that I was 100% healthy and ready to get back to training myself to play baseball professionally. My employer at the time was TD Ameritrade, and I was lucky to have mentors there who believed in me and helped guide me on this journey. I left TD Ameritrade in July 2021 to play professional baseball. In April 2022, I started M.E.T.A. first to make ends meet to help me train and create something for the future that I can use to give back to others and create a life for myself and my family. I believe helping others in any way is something I’m called to do. I’m lucky to have had the experiences I’ve had in baseball and am compelled to share those with others in hopes it sparks the same or greater passion that I possess for this game.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Starting M.E.T.A. was initially intimidating, but once the paperwork was filed, I hit the ground running, and the road was relatively smooth. I owe a lot to my network of other great coaches/mentors. They’ve helped make this an easier transition into full-time private coaching.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a private baseball coach. I specialize in all aspects of the game but enjoy pitching most of all. I am a pitcher known for having a passion for baseball and competition. As a coach, I have unique approaches to baseball in that the mind should be addressed just as much, if not more, than the physical body. Awareness of your thoughts or lack thereof can be a tremendous advantage for athletes of all ages/skill levels. I make sure to impact athletes’ mental approach to baseball as we develop the skills needed to succeed in this game. I set myself apart from other coaches through my passion for personal growth as well as my passion for being a mentor to young athletes.

What changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
The private coaching industry, particularly in baseball, is thriving in the next 5-10 years. As health-first approaches to baseball become more popular, the environment for private coaches with grows and be more accessible in the future. I’m very excited about the future and optimistic that baseball coaching will only improve.

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