BC66: Declan Connolly – NY Rangers Ex-Physiologist | Fueling for Performance

Dr. Declan Connolly is an exercise physiologist at The University of Vermont and has worked in multiple Olympic games and served as a consultant to top teams and athletes in the world.  Connolly breaks down the importance of fueling for performance and how you can eat to win. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

BC65: Derek Johnson – Building Mental Toughness in Pitchers

In this podcast, former Vanderbilt Baseball pitching coach Derek Johnson shares strategies for helping pitchers compete one pitch at a time and reach their maximum potential through mental conditioning.  Johnson is considered by many as the top pitching coach in the world.  He currently works as the pitching coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers. Follow Cain on …

BC64: Brian Cain on the Mental Game of Baseball

In this podcast, master of the mental game Brian Cain breaks down what it takes to succeed on the diamond one pitch at a time.  Cain also fields questions on the mental game of baseball. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.  

BC63: Firas Zahabi – Mental Game of MMA

Firas Zahabi is one of the most respected MMA trainers in the world.  He is the head coach of TriStar Gym in Montreal, Canada – home of 2010, 2011 and 2012 Canadian Athlete of the Year and UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre.  Zahabi is a master of the mental game and is excellent at …

BC62: Frank Anderson – University of Houston

Frank Anderson is the pitching coach at The University of Houston and the former head baseball coach at Oklahoma State.  He is also the father of Major League Baseball pitcher Brett Anderson.  Coach Anderson discusses the mental aspects of pitching and what it takes to perform your best one pitch at a time on the …

BC61: Jack Dahm – Former University of Iowa Baseball Coach

Jack Dahm is the former head baseball coach at The University of Iowa.  Dahm discusses the importance of routines and being able to slow the game down by being able to slow yourself down to give you the best chance for success on the diamond. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.  

BC60: Keith Bateman

Keith Bateman is the head baseball coach at Augsburg College in Minnesota.  Bateman is a master of the mental game and is one of the top young coaches in the game of baseball.  In this podcast he discusses competing against the game one pitch at a time. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

BC59: Kyla Holas – University of Houston Softball Coach

Kyla Holas is the head softball coach at The University of Houston.  One of the premiere pitching coaches in the country, Holas was also an All-American pitcher at The University of Louisiana Lafayette. In this podcast, Holas discusses the mental aspects of softball performance and what it takes to achieve success at the highest level …

BC57: Ethan Miller – How To Use The Mental Game as an Athletic Director

This week’s guest is Ethan Miller. Ethan is the Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach for Central Springs High School in Manly, Iowa. In this podcast, Ethan discusses how he uses the mental game to help create a championship culture in the athletic department and to inspire and motivate his team and students on a …

BC56: Brian Cain – Athletic Administration

This week, Brian Cain joins us on the other side of the microphone as he shares his story from being a PE Teacher to 7 years as an athletic director to one of the world’s most sought after peak performance coaches.  He shares what he knows now that he wishes he knew when starting out …

BC55: Spanky McFarland – Former JMU Baseball Head Coach

Spanky McFarland is the former head baseball coach at James Madison University and one of the best men in college baseball history.  McFarland talks about creating a program of excellence, built on character and competing one pitch at a time. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.  

BC54: Steve Smith – Former Baylor Baseball Head Coach

Steve Smith is the former head baseball coach at Baylor University and the all-time wins leader in Baylor history.  Smith shares insight into coaching the mental game and into the core values of the program, competing one pitch at a time, and what he has learned from a lifetime of being in the game of …

BC53: Kyle Peterson – ESPN Analyst

Kyle Peterson is one of the top college baseball analysts in the world and can be seen every weekend on ESPN covering college baseball.  Peterson was an All-American pitcher at Stanford and went on to have a successful professional baseball career.  Peterson talks about his mindset as a pitcher and what he sees as similarities …

BC51: Barrin Simpson – 3x All-SEC Football Player & CFL Hall of Fame

This week’s guest on The Brian Cain Peak Performance Podcast is one of the only players in the history of college football to be a 3x All-SEC Defensive Player.  Our guest is former Mississippi State Bulldogs middle linebacker Barrin Simpson.  Simpson was also a 1st Team All-American who went on to play for 11 seasons in …

BC48: All Access Mental Game VIP

This is the 50th episode of the Brian Cain Peak Performance Podcast – 50 episodes in which Cain has interviewed the top coaches and athletes that use his system for establishing a championship culture and for competing one play/pitch at a time. Cain is one of the most highly sought-after coaches and speakers on topics …

BC47: Marla Townsend – Winning the Mental Game

This week’s guest is UAB Softball head coach Marla Townsend.  Coach Townsend has led UAB Softball to the NCAA Tournament in 5 of the last 6 seasons and has guided the Blazers program since it began in 1998.  In addition to being named Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2013 and being known as traditionally …

BC46: Ron Polk – Mississippi State and Baseball HOF

This week’s guest is former Mississippi State and University of Georgia head baseball coach Ron Polk.  Coach Polk is one of the most storied coaches in Southeastern Conference, college baseball and NCAA History.  He was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009 and has since served as the volunteer assistant coach under Brian …

BC45: Brian Shoop – Building Better Men Through the Game

This week’s guest is UAB Baseball Head Coach Brian Shoop. Coach Shoop is one of the most organized men I have ever met. His practices are some of the most fast paced, competitive and detailed in the country. A man of the highest character and integrity, Coach Shoop talks about his philosophy for building a …

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BC44: Mike Bianco – Creating A Program of Excellence & The Mental Game

This weeks guest is Mike Bianco, Head Baseball Coach at The University of Mississippi. Coach Bianco has led the REBS to the 2009 and 2014 SEC Conference championships and a trip to Omaha in 2014. Bianco played and coached at Louisiana State University with quite possibly the greatest mental conditioning coach of all time in …

BC43: Todd Whitting – Mastering The Mental Game

This week’s guest is Todd Whitting, head baseball coach at The University of Houston.  Coach Whitting led the Cougars to the American Athletic Conference Championship in 2014 and in 2015 and to an NCAA Super Regional in Austin, Texas, in 2014. I first started working with Coach Whitting when he was an assistant coach at …

BC42: Erik Bakich – Accelerated Player Development Program

This week’s guest is Erik Bakich, Head Baseball Coach at The University of Michigan. Coach Bakich led the Wolverines to the Big 10 Conference Championship in 2015 and participated in the NCAA Tournament for the first time as a head coach. I first started working with Bakich when he was an assistant coach at Vanderbilt …

BC41: Cat Osterman-2x Olympic Medalist Shares Mindset Insight

This weeks guest is one of the greatest athletes of all time. Cat Osterman is a 4-time NCAA All-American softball pitcher originally from The University of Texas. The Houston native is also a 2 time Olympic medalist having pitched the USA Women’s Softball Team to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the …

BC40: John Brubaker-Seeds of Success & Separating The Who From The Do

This weeks guest is Coach John Brubaker. Coach Bru is a nationally renowned performance consultant, speaker and award-winning author. He teaches audiences how to obtain better results in business and sports with straightforward tools that turbo charge performance. Using a multidisciplinary approach, “Coach Bru” helps organizations and individuals develop their competitive edge. John is the …

BC38: Mike O’Day-Strategies for Success in Leadership, Athletics, and Life

Mike O’Day is a legend in high school athletic administration. Inducted into the Vermont Principals Hall of Fame and a recipient of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Thomas Frederick Award (given to the top athletic director in the nation each year) O’Day invested 31 years in leading the athletic department at South Burlington High …

BC37: Greg Wallis & Nathan Choate – Coaching the Mental Game

Nathan Choate and Greg Wallis are the pitching coach and offensive coordinator for the Grand Canyon University Baseball Program in Phoenix, Arizona. I have worked with these two up incoming college baseball coaches since 2006 at UC Irvine. Choate and I played little league baseball together in Williamstown, Mass before he moved to California. These …

BC36: Adam Revelette – Inside Pitch Magazine

Adam Revelette is a volunteer assistant coach at Baylor University and editor of Inside Pitch Magazine. Revelette ran the Baylor University baseball operations in 2013 after joining the staff on Aug. 9, 2012. Prior to coming to Baylor, Revelette spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Transylvania (Ky.) University. He served as the Pioneers’ …

BC35: Trevor Moawad – Building an Elite Mindset

This weeks guest is Trevor Moawad, one of the top Mental Conditioning Coaches in the country. Moawad has held multiple roles as both Director of Mental Conditioning and Director of the multi-disciplined IMG Performance Institute (at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida) and most recently Moawad was the Vice President of Pro/Elite Sports and Mindset at …

BC34: Wayne Rickman – Fair to Fabulous in 15 minutes

Wayne Rickman is the author of the book Fair To Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes: Your Personal Journey To A More Inspirational Life and is vice president of sales/marketing for Wyndham Vacation Ownership in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has served as a VP for Starwood Vacation Ownership and VP for Santera Resorts. During his career, his …

BC31: Jack Warren – Giving Back to the Game

Jack Warren is the host of the Top Coach Podcast, as well as a featured partner of the Brian Cain Peak Performance Podcast on the Top Coach Network. He is the creator of the Top Coach Podcast series, featuring the top baseball and softball coaches from around the country. In this podcast, Jack discusses his …

BC30: Steve Springer – Quality At-Bats

Steve Springer is the master of quality at bats. From a non-starter his senior year of high school baseball to playing in the Major Leagues and now coaching numerous all-star hitters on the mental side of the game “Spring” is a gem and the baseball version of Rudy. In this podcast he breaks down the …

BC29: Alan Jaeger – ZEN and the Mental Game

Alan Jaeger is a master of mental training, long toss and arm care. He has helped hundreds of baseball and softball players from the youth level to the major leagues learn to maximize their arm and mental strength Jaeger is a believer that training should address more than just an athlete’s physical skills and preparation. …

BC28: Todd Bradley – The Coach’s Journey

Todd Bradley is the head softball coach at Campbell University in North Carolina. I have known Bradley for the past five years having had the chance to work with him at the Florida State Softball camp. He has impressed me as a passionate, dedicated and hard working coach with an excellent knowledge of the game and …

BC27: Dr. Dan Laby – Sports Vision Training

Dr. Daniel M. Laby is a member of the clinical faculty (Assistant Clinical Professor) of the Harvard Medical School, he also instructs students from the Boston University School of Medicine and the New England College of Optometry. He works with the St Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox baseball teams and evaluates the teams annually …

BC26: Dan Cimini – Make the Worst Thing the Best Thing

Dan Cimini is the head baseball coach at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. ULS has won more games than any other high school team in the State of Michigan, has been to 4 straight State Championship Games (Winning 3 State Titles in 2011,2013 and 2014), has been named State Coach of the …

BC25: Olaniyi Sobomehin – The NFL Firefighters Mindset

Olaniyi “Nee” Sobomehin “Show Bo” [OH-la-nee-yee Shuh-BO-muh-heen] played college football at Oregon State University and Portland State University before signing on with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Nee’s podcast was fascinating. He shared insight into the mindset that it takes to succeed in the NFL and spoke at length about his teammate Drew …

BC24: Garrett Black – Coins, Chips, and Championships

Garrett Black is the athletic director and softball coach at Greenbrier High School in Evans, Georgia. He has one 17 district titles and state championships in Georgia 5A softball in 2004 and 2014. He is one of the most accomplished softball coaches in the country and a master of the mental game. In this podcast …

BC23: Russell Cooper – Coaching & Parenting

Russell Cooper is an international softball pitching icon and one of the most respected authorities on softball pitching in the world. In this podcast he shares his advice on reaching your potential in softball and in life and also on the challenges that parents who coach can face when coaching their own children. His advice …

BC22: Travis Wilson – New Zealand Softball to the Atlanta Braves

Travis Wilson was playing softball for the New Zealand National team and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves. His first at-bat EVER in baseball came in professional baseball. After playing with hall of fame MLB players in the minor leagues and in two Braves Major League Spring Trainings, Wilson is now a highly sought after …

BC21: Craig Snider – Learning from great coaches in softball

Craig Snider is an assistant softball coach at Florida State University and one of the top assistant coaches in all of college softball. Snider has also coached at college softball power The University of Oklahoma and won two conference titles while working as an assistant at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas. Snider breaks down …

BC20: Lisa Navas – South Carolina Softball

Lisa Navas has over 700 NCAA Softball wins as a head coach, started the program at NC State in the Atlantic Coast Conference and is now an associate head coach at The University of South Carolina in the mighty Southeastern Conference. In this podcast she shares what she has learned in over 30 years of …

BC19: Florida State Softball Camp

This podcast takes you inside a session at the 2014 Florida State University softball winter camp where Brian Cain works with youth softball players on mastering the mental game. Learn the system that Cain teaches to help softball players of all ages play one pitch at a time and give themselves the best chance for …

BC18: Tim Leiper – Coaching 1B with the Toronto BlueJays

Tim Leiper is the first base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays and has spent over 30 years in professional baseball. A minor league player for 12 seasons, a infield coordinator, minor league manager and Major League Coach, Leiper’s energy and passion for teaching the game of baseball and player development is unmatched. In this …

BC17: Pat Trainor-Strength Training for International Baseball

Pat Trainor has worked in the field of strength and conditioning and professional baseball with the Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball International. In this podcast he discusses the characterizes he has observed in the elite players he has had an opportunity to work with from a mindset standpoint. This interview …

BC16: John Voldenlich – 2x NCAA Baseball National Champion

John Voldenlich is the head baseball coach of the 2005 & 2014 NCAA Division III National Champions, The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Voldenlich shares his insight into what separated his teams that won it all form those that didn’t and what it takes to be the last team standing. This interview took place at the 2014 …

BC15: Jeff Krushell – Advancing Human Performance

Jeff Krushell is the former strength and conditioning coach or The Toronto Blue Jays. He is currently the Director of Human Performance for Major League Baseball International and runs one of the top athlete development programs through Krush Performance in Calgary, Canada. Krush also runs the most downloaded podcast on Human Performance through his radio …

BC14: Rick Lynch – Practicing the PROCESS

Rick Lynch is one of the most successful high school coaches in the country. His teams are consistently ranked in the top tier of high school baseball programs in the nation and he is a master of the mental game. I started with Rick back in 2006 when he was the head baseball coach at …

BC12: David McCorkle – The Mental Game of Softball

David McCorkle is one of the most successful high school softball coaches in the country. He has rebuilt Dawson High School softball into one of the top programs in the nation and has done so also at Clements High School and with the Aces Express elite travel softball organization. He has rebuilt these programs with …

BC11: Robbie Monday – Building a Mental Conditioning Plan

Robbie Monday returned to his alma mater (UNCW) following a season (2012) on the staff at Barton under the tutelage of another former Seahawk coach Josh Simmons. Monday played for the Seahawks in 2009 and 2010, finishing his career as the program’s all-time leader in slugging percentage (.620) and fourth with 32 career home runs. …

BC10: Eric Davis – Leading a High School Athletic Department

Eric Davis is one of the most well respected high school athletic directors in the nation and a former college basketball player and coach. I have worked with Eric at both Ellensburg High School and Hanford High School in Washington at creating a peak performance, leadership and character coaching curriculum for his coaches and athletes. …

BC09: Pat Murphy – UNCW Strength Coach – What Great Athletes Do

Pat Murphy was promoted to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at UNCW in September of 2007. During his time at UNCW, Murphy has overseen the strength, speed, agility, power, balance and conditioning for all 19 Varsity sports. Though the use of proper exercise technique and proven exercise progressions, Murphy designs and implements year-round, sport specific training plans to pave …

BC08: 10 Things World Champions Know That You Don’t

Brain Cain is one of the most sought after Sports Psychologists in the world. He has worked with numerous world champions in MMA, the Olympic Games, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and in the National Football League. All of these world champions, and those who win national championships at the collegiate level or …

BC07: Mark Scalf – The Experience Factor-Learning on the Job

Mark Scalf enters his 23rd season as head coach for the UNCW Baseball program. He has over 700-career NCAA Division 1 wins. I have known Mark since first working with him in 2007. He is one of the most consistent coaches in all of college baseball. His consistency on a daily basis is a big …

BC06: Greg Priest – Putting Family First

Greg Priest is the Director of Athletics in the Tyler, Texas ISD. Last year at this time Coach Priest as the Men’s Golf coach of the nationally prominent Baylor Bears. He made the decision to walk away from a dream job to pursue a dream life with his family and a lifestyle where he could …

BC05: Courtney Ceo-All-American Softball player hits .493

Courtney Ceo is on the staff of LSU Softball and in 2014 as a player not only led the Oregon Ducks to a PAC-12 championship and the Women’s College World Series, she led the nation with a .493 batting average. She was a 2014 USA Softball Player of the Year finalist, 2014 NFCA First Team …

BC04: Chris Hatcher – Miami Marlins

Chris Hatcher was was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 5th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He began his professional career with the Marlins organization as a catcher and made it to the Major Leagues for the first time on September 1, 2010 as …

BC03: Matt Carpenter-The Major League Decision

Matt Carpenter is a 2X Major League All-Star (2013 & 2014) a World Series Champion (2011) and a Master of The Mental Game.  In this podcast, Carp breaksdown his mental approach to the game and how ONE DECISION that he had at TCU changed his life and his career for ever. I started to work …

BC02: Tom Walter-The Power of Humanity Through Adversity

Tom Walter is the head baseball coach at Wake Forest and a hero and role model for us all. When he was the head baseball coach at the University of New Orleans he led his team through the unimaginable adversity that Hurricane Katrina brought to the city. His family, his players and his program lost …

BC01: Cliff Godwin-The Pirate’s Mission

Cliff Godwin is the head baseball coach at East Carolina University and one of the top young 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 …

BC00: Welcome to our new format!

The Brian Cain Peak Performance podcast features Cain speaking with top coaches, athletes and corporate warriors about peak performance. The topics covered will relate to creating a mindset for high level achievement and the strategies for success that will take you to the top. The content shared is content used by the featured guest. Most …