Baseball

PODCAST: Bobby Witt Jr. – The Mental Performance Training of an 18-Yr Old with a $7.7 Million Signing Bonus

Bobby Witt Jr.  “Junior” is one of the most exciting young athletes in the country, and was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. The Kansas City Royals inked him to the 3rd largest signing bonus in Major League Baseball history when they paid the 18 year old a $7.79 million dollar signing bonus. He then found himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Get Your Mind Right: How the skills of focus and awareness work together to determine your performance and your future

GO GREEN AND GET YOUR MIND RIGHT I hear coaches tell their athletes all the time to “get your mind right.” The University of Alabama Football used to have a chant they did before taking the field to “get your mind right.”   But what does it actually mean to “get your mind right”? First, let’s… Read More

How coaches and athletes can create the elite mindset needed to succeed during the #CoronaSeason

In this video, I’m going to share with you the exact conversations, suggestions and direction I’ve shared with the coaches and athletes looking to me for answers during this difficult time. And you might be surprised to find that what I share will help you to feel and perform better—immediately. Control what you can control… Read More

Creating a culture of mental toughness – The ECU Pirate’s Mission

  Cliff Godwin is the head baseball coach at East Carolina University and one of the top coaches in all of NCAA athletics. Godwin worked as an assistant under two national championship winning coaches in Tim Corbin at Vanderbilt and under Paul Manari at LSU. He also was instrumental as an assistant coach in leading… Read More

PODCAST: Alan McDougal – Coaching Mental Performance In Baseball and Creating The Right Culture

Alan McDougal, MPM is the head baseball coach at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX.  He led the Panthers to the 2019 Texas 5A State Championship and earned his team a #1 National Raking in all of High School Baseball.  In that 2019 Season, one of Alan’s players, Bobby Witt Jr. (Pictured on the… Read More

PODCAST: Zach Sorensen – The Mental Performance Skills Baseball Players Need To Succeed

In this episode of the MPM Coach Spotlight Podcast, I have the pleasure of talking with MPM Certified Coach Zach Sorenson.

Zach is a former Major League Baseball player with the Cleveland Indians and The Los Angeles Angels. He also worked as the Texas Rangers’ minor league Mental Performance Coach in 2018. Zach’s experience both coaching professional athletes and competing as one gives him unique insight into what mental performance secrets the pros use to compete at the highest level.

In this episode, he’ll share what he’s learned and how you can use these same strategies with your athletes.

Shadow Bullpens: The number one drill you can do to develop mentally tough pitchers

  The number one drill you can do to develop mentally tough pitchers is what we call Shadow Bullpens. Shadow Bullpens are how a pitcher practices their process/routine and visualization, two essential skills pitchers need to compete one pitch at a time and give themselves the best chance for success at slowing the game down and… Read More

PODCAST: Mike Bianco – Creating A Program of Excellence Through Mental Performance Coaching

 Mike Bianco, Head Baseball Coach at The University of Mississippi was named 2020 NCAA Baseball Coach of The Year and is the longest tenured coach in the Southeastern Conference’s sports of football, men’s basketball and baseball. I have worked closely with Mike (pictured here with TCU Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle and I with Team… Read More