When pitching/hitting it would be:
In trading it would be:
A systematic program of learning that emphasizes pattern recognition, an understanding of market movement across time frames, intermarket relationships, sound execution of trade ideas, and risk management.
It is an artificial distinction to think of simulated trading as practice and live trading as real performance. All performance is practice if it occurs in the framework of concrete plans for self-development. The evolving performer asks: What will I work on today? How will I work on it? How will I know if I’m successful? What have I learned today that can be utilized tomorrow? The role of a trading journal is to structure responses to these questions and keep them in conscious awareness.