Baseball

How to Master The Mental Game of Baseball and Get 1% Better

Spend any time on the baseball field hear coaches and players say “baseball is 90% mental…” Ask them what they do to train their mental game or how they work on it in practice and you will be hard pressed to get an answer. For most baseball coaches and players, the mental game is something… Read More

The ONLY tool you need create the process, routines and habits you want and to destroy the ones you don’t

  Imagine it’s 5:00 a.m. and your cell phone alarm is ringing.  You’re supposed to be at the gym in 30 minutes for your morning conditioning session.  You don’t have a workout written down, an accountability or training partner to meet up with. You plan to just figure out what to do when you get… Read More

A Look Inside College Baseball’s Top Mental Performance Program

I’ve had the privilege of working with Ole Miss Baseball, one of the top college baseball programs in the country and 2009, 2014 and 2018 Southeastern Conference Champions.  Working closely with their Head Coach Mike Bianco, his staff and players has been a highlight of my mental performance coaching career. From being in the dugout… Read More

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 Ole… 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

Making the mental game of baseball part of your daily coaching process

Todd Whitting is the Head Baseball Coach at The University of Houston.  In his carer he has been a part of teams that have won 21 conference regular-season and tournament championships, competed in 17 NCAA Regionals, six NCAA Super Regionals and one NCAA College World Series in 2010 as an assistant coach at TCU. He… 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 executing… Read More

PODCAST: The Mental Game of a 19-Year MLB Player Raúl Ibañez |

Former 19-year Big Leaguer Raúl Ibañez joins Brian to talk mental game and how it attributed mightily to his success.  Raúl hit over 300 home runs and drove in more than 1,200 runs throughout his illustrious career…