Mental Game

Combating Perfectionism in Pitchers: Coaching Tips

Coaching Perfectionist Pitchers Coaches have the power to influence their players in ways that parents just can\’t.  I can\’t tell you how many times parents tell me, \”I tell her…

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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at…

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The Accountability Paradox

When Actions Don’t Match Ambitions This past weekend, Tyler Zupcic and I were fortunate enough to be at the Baseball Youth All-American Games in South Carolina. The event has players…

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Three Key Components to Improve Your Pre-Pitch Routine

The count is two balls and two strikes. There are runners on the corners. During the top of the seventh inning, your team tied the game with an RBI double. It’s now the bottom of the seventh, and you’re on the mound, trying to take this game into extra innings. The umpire has been squeezing……

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5 Real Life Reasons Your Son Is Hitting Well in Practice But Not In Games

Five Real Reasons Why Your Son Might Not Be Performing to the Level that You Want Why can’t my son hit in the game?  We hear this all the time…

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Breaking the Mental Barrier of the “5 O’Clock Hitter”

If you are struggling to hit in games but crushing it in the cage or batting practice, learn how a few mental adjustments can turn your season around. What Is A 5 O’Clock Hitter? Photo Courtesy of Routine Baseball We have all undoubtedly come across the infamous “5 o’clock hitter”. The one who crushes in……

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Understanding Self Discipline

I want to talk a little about Self Discipline. The definition of Self Discipline is the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses. The ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it. I have been asking my players what exactly Self Discipline means to them. In this article,……

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Factors that Break You

Mental Toughness and Not Letting Factors You Can’t Control Break Your Performance What Are Factors? The definition of a factor is a circumstance, fact, or influence that contributes to a result or outcome. Some factors that you can not control or change from sport to sport, for example are: -Weather -Umpire/Referee Calls -The Opponent Maybe……

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Three Keys to On-Deck Preparation

Find out how you can become a better hitter by better preparing for your at-bat before it even happens! The 3 Keys to On-Deck Preparation!

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External Cues and Constraint Learning Approach

“The assumption that the body will figure out the best way to do something is a big jump to make.”  -Gabe Dimock Part One of a Two-Part series detailing External…

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Pre-Pitch Routine For All Positions

Pre Pitch Routine for All Positions Today, I’m going to talk about pre-game rituals,  pre-pitch routines, and visualizing the play before it happens, and show how routine and visualization can help all baseball or softball players with their mental and physical approach. The best athletes in the world practice these techniques every day before they step on the…

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David Price and “The Clutch Gene”

I came across a Yahoo Sports article on David Price of the Boston Red Sox and the question of his struggles in the playoffs. He is 0-9 in 10 postseason…

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