Question for Baseball Coaches Who are Trying to Build a Winning Program
We all know this game is 90% mental, yet, we only coach the mental side of the game 10% of the time.
That doesn’t make sense.
And it’s why a lot of teams fall short of their potential and go home without the championship trophy at the end of the year
That’s great. All those things have their place.
But they are only part of the equation.
Then you and your baseball program would benefit from this exclusive baseball mental performance group coaching program.
“Brian Cain is a huge asset to our program. I can wholeheartedly say that investing time in learning how to coach mental performance was a turning point for us at TCU… he has made me a better coach and I can assure you he has helped our players and program get better.”Jim SchlossnagleHead Baseball Coach, Texas A&M - 5x CWS @ TCU
After all the time you have invested into being a great coach and running a great program, isn’t it time you started getting results and your players started performing at their best on a consistent basis?
As a coach you deserve to enjoy watching your players launch themselves into the dogpile after having recorded the last out to win the state championship.
You deserve to know exactly how to fully leverage everything available to you and your program and player development so you can become a nationally recognized winning coach and program.
You deserve to hold the championship trophy high over your head proving to everyone that all your hard work paid off instead of watching others take home the hardware you, your assistants and players have worked so hard for.
As a coach, I know you are doing what you can, writing practice plans and looking up the newest information on drills, spin rates, swing mechanics and helping your players to develop the physical fundamentals of baseball.
Every day you take batting practice, in and out and do catch play.
Every minute of practice is filled with drills.
You and your players can’t physically do much more when it comes to working on your game, not in the amount of time that you have on the field.
But maybe that’s the problem.
The game of baseball is 90% mental and you are working on that part of the game less than 10% of the time.
There is another whole aspect of training that if left untaught will keep the potential of your players and program locked up inside.
I see the benefits of intentional mental performance training in baseball everyday and I’ve helped players, coaches and programs at the youth, high school, collegiate and professional level overcome the challenges they have so that they can get the results they want.
I know that you’ve designed quality practice sessions, strength training programs, and in game plans. You aren’t winging it. And you and your players are showing up in full force (most of the time.)
You all know what you’re after and everything you do is focused on that outcome. You talk about it everyday because it’s what you’re all after. The W.
No one is confused about what you are working towards.
But, that’s the problem.
You are too focused on the outcome and when you get close to it the pressure becomes too much and it slips away because your players shift from a mindset of playing to win to playing not to lose..
If you’ve made it this far, you already sense that adding mental performance training to your coaching career is crucial for your success.
Teaching these skills makes you a transformational coach. These outcomes are possible for you but they depend on your ability to coach the mental game and give your players drills to do to build these skills, the skills that make them mentally a tough baseball player and mentally tough in life.
My 10 Pillars of Mental Performance Training for Baseball Programs has been the secret weapon for my own success as a baseball mental performance coach and the success of the 4 NCAA National Championship winning programs, 4 MLB Cy Young Winners and in 2021 alone 6 of my players were MLB All-Stars and 4 competed in the MLB Futures Game. I’ve also had countless high school state champions I’ve worked with, two of which were a part of this Baseball Group Coaching in the spring of 2021.
When I’m not training for my next endurance race, chillin’ with my French Bulldogs or working to lower my handicap on the golf course, I’m coaching MLB All-Starts like Corbin Burnes, mentoring MLB’s top prospects like Bobby Witt Jr. Cole Winn and Josh Jung. Or I am working over zoom with top college and high school programs.
And I’ve done this all without adding another weight, batting cage or bullpen session to your schedule. Meaning you get to enjoy building a winning mindset, routines and habits without having to add hours of more time on the field and in the gym. Time that you probably can’t fit into your players’ already overwhelmed schedule.
Having been in your shoes, I have grown passionate about bringing all my knowledge to you and your program in a group setting so that I can continue to support coaches in making as big of an impact and influence as they can in the lives of those who call them ‘Coach.’
For the last two decades I’ve been on a journey from college baseball’s biggest failure to baseball’s most sought after mental performance coach.
I went from a struggling, miserable, failure as a college baseball pitcher at The University of Vermont to coaching in the Cape Cod League (2001) and in the college world series two years later.
How did that happen?
After struggling as a D1 pitcher, I went on a mission to find out what went wrong in my career.
It was only after I read Head’s Up Baseball that I realized I had never learned the mental game of baseball.
So, I traveled to Cal State Fullerton to study with the author, a decision that changed my life. I became a graduate assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton (2001-2003) and was mentored by Ken Ravizza, the “Godfather of Sport Psychology.”
He taught me the system of one pitch at a time and the processes he shared with a who’s who of college baseball and with the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays and in 2016 with the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
Since my time at Fullerton I’ve been on a mission to bring the mental game to baseball coaches and programs so that coaches could help their players avoid the pain, failure and struggle I endured because I had never been coached on how to win the mental game and on how to develop the 10 pillars of mental performance mastery skillset.
For the past two decades I’ve been a paid advisor to some of the best college baseball programs in the nation including NCAA champions Vanderbilt, Oregon State, Cal State Fullerton and Coastal Carolina as well as with programs like, The University of Houston, TCU, Texas A&M, Baylor, North Carolina, East Carolina, Arizona State, Oregon, USC and NCAA National Coaches of The Year at Michigan and Ole Miss.
Not to mention the Washington Nationals, Team USA, Managers in The MLB, 4 MLB Cy Young Award Winners and over 1,000 MLB Draft picks.
I’ve studied what makes baseball’s top coaches, players, and programs successful and distilled it to a group of 10 fundamental, trainable mental skills.
These skills make up what I call “The 10 Pillars of Mental Performance Mastery for Baseball”—or the skillset you need to succeed and win in the mental game of baseball.
It’s the same skillset that one of my MPM Certified Coaches Zach Sorensen teaches as the Head of Mental Performance with The 2021 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves.
Imagine how much growth the players you coach will experience with the knowledge that Texas Rangers Top Pitching Prospect and 2021 MLB Futures Game participant Cole Winn started getting in his sophomore year of high school…
“When I started working with Brian as a sophomore in high school, he was explaining things to me in a way I had never heard. I got to where I am today with hard work for sure, but also with Brian’s mentorship. Brian removes the need for luck and gives you a systematic way to build your own success through mental training.”Cole Winn2018 MLB 1st Rd Pick - 2021 MLB Futures Game All-Star
Or, what kind of results they would you get if you had the same access to a top mental performance coach like Winn’s teammate and Rangers Top Position Player Prospect Josh Jung who started mental performance coaching when he was in 8th grade.
“I started working with Cain’s program when I was in 8th grade. I was not drafted out of HS and then was a 1st Rd pick out of college. I consider Cain one of the most influential people in my baseball career. You can’t put a price tag on the value of having him as a part of your player development system.”Josh Jung2019 MLB 1st Rd Pick
Or, what kind of results you’d get in your program if you and your team had the same access to Brian Cain as these State Championship Winning HS Coaches do.
“We participated in Cain’s group coaching program in the spring of 2021 and what he taught us was instrumental in our team’s ability to handle the adversity we faced on our way to winning the state championship.”Tim Albertson, MPM Head Baseball Coach, CVUHS, VT 4x State Champion
“We’ve had Brian as a part of our program for almost 10 years and getting 1 hour with him a week in the group coaching program was one of the best investments we’ve made in our program”Alan McDougal, MPMHead Baseball Coach, Colleyville HS, TX, 2019 State Champions
“Brian’s Group coaching is a must for any high school coach who wants to be transformational in the lives of his players. Brian is a wealth of knowledge and experience and he shares it all with you. It’s tremendous.”Peter Savage, MPMHead Baseball Coach, Reno HS, NV
“I’ve read and watched everything that Brian Cain has ever created in the mental game of baseball. Having a chance to work with him live for 10 weeks and have my players also be a part of that was a game changer. He had MLB Players, top minor league prospects and MLB hall of farmers as guest speakers on our calls. Our players are still talking about it.”Heath Autry, MPMHead Baseball Coach, Corsicana, HS, TX
“Brian’s ability to bring the juice over Zoom and keep high school baseball players locked in and bought in is unlike any other mental performance coach or speaker I have ever seen. He is flat out the best at what he does. He leaves you and your players with a system to maximize mental performance.”J.G. Larocque, MPMVoyagers Baseball Club, Ontario, CAN
I am excited to offer you:
It is the first all inclusive mental performance coaching program fully designed to train baseball coaches and players in how to master the mental game of baseball.
It’s designed for those coaches, players and programs who know they have talent, are committed to the work it takes to be champions, and are looking to reach the next level of success.
How do we accomplish this?
Yes, it’s from the comfort of your own home. No, it’s not like any zoom class you’ve ever attended. None of the dry and boring lectures where people sign in, turn off their cameras and then check out.
Instead, you’ll get FULL engagement, breakdowns and walkthroughs of how you can grow both individually and as a program.
Meaning, from the comfort of your home you’ll all learn what it takes to compete at the next level and how the elite high school college and MLB coaches, players and programs I work with do it.
One unforgettable experience that will change you, your players and your program forever. The teams I work with, teaching them these same pillars, are never the same when we finish, they are always more equipped for championship baseball.
Oh yeah … some of those MLB players who I coach might just show up for a Q&A. Like I said … ONE unforgettable experience that I want you to walk away from and say “WOW… that was incredible.”
Let’s take a look inside the program and what you, your coaches and players will learn.
Everything you’ll learn throughout this program will rest upon the foundational belief that all the skills you need to succeed are trainable skills. The skills of focus, commitment, discipline, competing one pitch at a time and leadership are all skills that can be learned.
The idea is that with the proper drills you can develop the right skills, anything can be learned… Anything.
If you believe that anything can be learned, then you are halfway there already and you have an elite mindset.
This week we will solidify that belief and show you how having an elite mindset is a prerequisite for winning championships in baseball.
This first week, you and your players will
With the right mindset and enough time, everything you want can be achieved. With that belief settling deep into your soul, it’s time to get to work.
This week is going to be exciting.
Just as exciting as last week.
But, you and I know that being a baseball coach and baseball player isn’t always exciting, unless you make it exciting, it’s a grind and it won’t always feel positive unless you choose to be positive.
Life and baseball is about navigating the highs and the lows so that eventually, you can reach your true potential.
So, this week is crucial in setting the tone that elite baseball players show up.
No matter what.
Your players need motivation and commitment to stay consistent in their skill development
This week, we tap into that motivation and enhance that commitment.
This crucial week, you at your players will learn:
As a coach, you might be able to see it from a mile away.
But your players might not recognize it until it’s in their face – which by then is too late.
We knew this was coming!
Wouldn’t it be easier to navigate adversity when your awareness of it happens sooner than later?
For that, they’ll need some tools.
This week, I open up my toolbox and share:
I don’t know any baseball player or coach who can’t describe, in detail, the top 5 bad calls they’ve experienced this season.
But, what if those bad calls were bricks you had to carry around, while playing? Let’s unpack that metaphor, it’s one that literally changed the career of UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre when we started working together.
Imagine one of your pitchers trying to throw a strike while having two bicks in his back pockets or your position players trying to hit while they have bricks in their back pockets, or your middle infielders trying to turn two while having a brick in their gloves.
Teaching players how to release the metaphorical bricks that they carry when they abscess about the past is HUGE and essential if you want your players to play free and compete one pitch at a time.
Self-Control and the discipline to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done are both trainable skills.
You have to be in control of yourself before you can be in control of your performance and you have very little control of what goes on around you but total control of how you choose to respond to it.
And that’s what this week’s call is all about. We’ll go over:
“This drill again?”
“This is boring.”
“Is this even working?”
Have you ever overheard these complaints from your players?
A lot of baseball players see repetition as boring, while as a coach you know it’s actually what wins championships, you know that repetition is the mother of skill acquisition.
This week will bring a huge perspective shift as we equip your players with strategies for:
Did you ever look at one of your hitters and know he was going to strike out based purely on his body language?
What about all those times you had to visit the mound and get your pitcher to calm down and his heart rate was through the roof and he could hardly talk… and it was like the first inning.
If your players don’t know how to self-regulate, manage their emotions and breathe properly to relax in pressure situations, then your team isn’t going to win in the most tension-filled moments that matter most and you will see those moments again and again on the way to the championship.
That championship game is tense.
You need players who know how to relax their bodies and minds.
Being able to come back to neutral and stay in control of yourself is a skill.
This week, we learn drills to build that skill.
Along with a recorded guided meditation and mental imagery for baseball performance that you can use anytime you want, we’ll also go over:
If practice makes permanent we better be super intentional about what we are practicing.
What we do everyday matters, so does what we don’t do.
Show me a championship team and I’ll show you a roster of players and coaches who most likely have great habits.
I have so much to share with you this week including:
You want your players to show up fully at every practice, right?.
Even when your practice is at the end of a long school day and for cold weather climate teams, indoors and early in the AM or late at night in that last gym slot available.
In my experience, there’s a direct correlation between time management and the ability to show up for a competition or workout and be at your best.
Making a schedule, sticking to a schedule and executing fully on that schedule is a trainable skill. A trainable skill, one that helped one of my baseball playing clients win a Heisman Trophy in football and be the only athlete ever to be drafted in the MLB and NFL 1st Rd.
This week, we’re going to set your players up for success so you never have to question them on what they are doing to help themselves get better.
We’ll coach them on:
Do you trust your shortstop to lead the infield?
Do you trust your catcher to help manage your pitching staff and lead the team from behind the dish?
Or, are you exhausted, feeling like you have to be on top of every player, every decision and every pitch of the game?
A team led by a great coach will be a good team.
A team led by its players and mentored by you will be a great team: a championship team.
It’s time to move your program from being “coach fed” to “player led”.
It’s time to train your players to become leaders.
This week, we will coach:
Bonus: I’ll give you an assessment you can use this week to figure out which player, right now, can take on the role of team leader and drills everyone can do to develop their leadership muscles.
Phew. We’ve equipped our players with a lot of strategies.
What if I told you that’s only part of the road to success.
Strategies that sit in the toolbox, unused, mean nothing.
What’s going to get your players to actually use everything we’ve taught them?
A culture of excellence and execution and the right training and process so that they take action on all their knowledge.
This week we are going to get your players to:
Throughout my mental performance coaching career, the majority of my time has been dedicated to working in person with teams or individuals.
However, the pandemic moved my coaching online and there has been some great benefits to the consistency that comes with being able to be in 20 different states in the same day by using Zoom.
Part of the challenge with one-on-one, in-person coaching is two-fold: 1) the kind of financial investment required simply isn’t feasible for many baseball programs, and 2) as one person, the amount of people I can work with in a calendar year is extremely limited.
That’s why I knew the greatest potential for continued influence and impact in baseball was to create a sport specific mental performance for baseball group coaching and mentorship programs so that I could be more readily available to those coaches, players and programs who wanted to take their mental game to the next level.
The regular price for an individual wanting to work with me 1-1 is $500+ an hour and for me to come to campus is $10,000 for parts of two days. And I’m pretty much booked solid.
I’m super pumped that with this group coaching program you can get 10 weeks, 1 hour a week with me and your entire baseball program or organization.
Need more mental toughness THIS SEASON? I’ll share the secrets I’ve used to help players level-up their mental toughness for an IMMEDIATE impact.
Overwhelmed by big goals that seem insurmountable? I’ll show you exactly how to break complex goals down into manageable, actionable steps you can take TODAY.
The format of this group coaching program course is laid out so that you’re taking ACTION every day and learning a very specific, powerful skillset you can apply immediately to improve your mental performance on the field and in life.
The best part about my Group Coaching Program is you not only get to learn from me, but also from the other coaches and players in the group. I’ve found that the learning that happens in group coaching exceeds that which takes place in 1-1 coaching.
As a coach, your players don’t even have to be in season. You’ll have tremendous opportunities over the next 10 weeks to see real, tangible, measurable IMPACT on your players development and both on and off field performance.
If for whatever reason you don’t feel like your program is any closer to having the mental performance skills needed to take your performance to the next level, simply send me an email at [email protected] within the first 2 weeks and I’ll send back every dollar. No risk, just results.
My next group coaching program will run from Monday, January 24, 2022 for 10 weeks with the last call being on Monday, March 28, 2022.
Calls are held over zoom and are live at 8-9pm EST.
We record all calls and then send them out that night so that you won’t miss a call should you have a prior commitment on one of the nights of the call.
The weekly routine will be to invest the first 30minutes of the call from 8-8:30pm EST for baseball players and coaches and the back half of the call from 8:30-9pm EST for coaches so that you know how to be sure to coach your players on what we discuss in the first half of the call. If you are joining as an individual player you will want to stick around for the full hour so that you can learn what to do as a player and also how you will want to coach yourself moving forward.
Here’s our schedule and another look at what we’ll talk about:
Monday, January 24, 2022: How to Get Your Players to Blast Through the Mental Barriers Holding Them Back. We will focus on Pillar 1 of my 10-Pillar Program: Elite Mindset
Monday, January 31, 2022: Getting Your Team to Show Up Fully, Especially When It’s Hard to Do. We will focus on Pillar 2 of my 10-Pillar Program: Motivation and Commitment
Monday, February 7, 2022: How to Coach Your Players to Lock Into The Present, Compete One Pitch At A Time, Block Out Distractions and Overcome Adversity. We will focus on Pillar 3 of my 10-Pillar Program: Focus and Awareness
Monday, February 14, 2022: You Can’t Win When You Argue Balls and Strikes. How to Get Them to Move On. We will focus on Pillar 4 of my 10-Pillar Program: Self-Control and Discipline
Monday, February 21, 2022: How to Achieve Daily Improvement and Accelerated Player Development. We will focus on Pillar 5 of my 10-Pillar Program: Process Over Outcome
Monday, February 28, 2022: How to Stay Calm Under Pressure and Win in Big Moments. We will focus on Pillar 6 of my 10-Pillar Program: Mental Imagery and Meditation
Monday, March 7, 2022: How to Amplify the Benefits of Your Coaching Hours After Practice Ended. We will focus on Pillar 7 of my 10-Pillar Program: Routines and Habits of Excellence
Monday, March 14, 2022: How to Achieve Peak Performance During Those Moments Where All of You is Needed. We will focus on Pillar 8 of my 10-Pillar Program: Time Management and Organization
Monday, March 21, 2022: How to Build a Player-Led Program So That There are Coaches on the Field, In The Locker Room and With Them Off The Field, Event When You Can’t Be. We will focus on Pillar 9 of my 10-Pillar Program: Leadership
Monday, March 28, 2022: How to Consistently Perform at a High Level Regardless of the Circumstances. We will focus on Pillar 10 of my 10-Pillar Program: The Right Culture
Again, No worries if you can’t make a call, we record all of the calls and will send them to you immediately after the call so that you can review the material, watch the recording and get the benefits even if you have a game that night or have something come up where you can’t be there in person.
Space is also limited so that I can keep the calls more personal and intimate.
If you are ready to master baseball mental performance and take your game to the next level, you can reserve your space below.
If you have additional questions that we did not cover here on this page, please submit them via email to [email protected] and myself or one of my lead team members will get back with you as soon as possible.
Here’s to winning the mental game and developing the elite mindset, routines and processes you need to compete one pitch at a time and give yourself the best chance for success.
Your Baseball Mental Performance Coach,
Brian Cain, MPM
(Q) What if I or my coaches or players can’t make it to a call?
(A) No problem, we will record all of the calls and send them out to you that night via email so that you have access to them. We believe in the power of repetition and even if you are on the calls, you will want to review the call recording each week more than once so you can master the mental game system you will be learning.
(Q) Can I invite just my varsity team or my whole program?
(A) We are coming out of a pandemic and high school baseball has NEVER been more important than it is right now. Let’s get ALL of your players and staff on the call, invite all of your coaches and players 9th-12th grade. If you want to invite your middle school coaches and players, let’s have them too. We are in this to make impact and influence, the more the better.
(Q) Is Brian Cain on every call or does he have any of his team members do these?
(A) Brian will be on every call AND will utilize his network of players and coaches to contribute where he sees fit. If he can get a MLB, college or HS player or coach to come and and contribute to the call, he will be sure to utilize his network for your benefit.
(Q) I see that Brian works with the who’s who of high school baseball, I am a small school coach in Vermont and we don’t start practice till the middle of April, will this be of any benefit for me to do in the fall?
(A) 100% – Just being on the calls as a head coach is worth the $1,497 program investment or the $997 individual sign up investment. To get Brian for a 1-1 call is at least $500 an hour and when you can join a group call with other top coaches that exponentiates the value of the call at a rate of less than $150 per hour.
(Q) I am a coach in the Northeast and a lot of my players will still be in winter sports when you get this started. Should I join?
(A) We will be recording all of the sessions and you can then play the sessions for your team when your season starts. The benefit of these being recorded is that you can use them over and over again year after year or at any point in the season that you want with your team. The calls are high energy, action packed and the most engaging zoom calls you will ever be a part of, it’s just how Brian does what he does as a MPM coach, it’s why he’s good and why people love him.