Latest Articles about Softball
Leaders are trained, not born. Here’s how to grow into a leader.
Leaders are trained. Leadership is a skill that can be trained intentionally, but do you know where to focus your efforts? Learn what the 6 Cs of Leadership are and how you can train them.
Do You Have Big Goals? Here’s How To Get Them All Done.
Your daily energy is a finite resource. So, you need to know how to use the daily energy you have to do the things that matter. The more automated and organized your day is, the more self-discipline, energy and focus there is to direct towards the most important tasks.
Executing Consistently Good Habits Will Get You to Your Elite Goals. Here’s How to Get Started.
Consistently performing at a high level requires the ability to modify behavior and develop the structure needed to execute the game plan. High performing coaches know the power of routine. They know how to build and break habits in their athletes. And they teach the structure needed to guide their athletes day when they’re not around.
Athletes Can Only Compete in the Present Moment. Do Your Athletes Know How to Stay in the Present Moment?
The mental images you are exposed to, whether they be positive or negative, have a direct impact on your physical and mental performance.
When you know how to coach mental imagery and meditation, you’ll see that your athletes know how to: stay calm under pressure, focus on the present moment task rather than getting caught up in the future or the past
Work the Process. But, Do You Have a Process?
It’s not always easy to find the energy needed to do the day to day tasks that are necessary to reach your lofty goals.
Your daily energy is finite. Which is why you can’t waste your energy on things you can’t control.
But if you know how to develop the process over outcome skillset in the athletes or clients you coach, they will know how to direct their energy to what they can control and this decision to let go of what you can’t control will save you tons of energy you can use elsewhere.
How to Unlock Your Potential
Elite performance requires hard work. There’s no way around that.
The pressures of competing are demanding mentally, physically, and emotionally.
When you train the skills of self control and discipline you’ll notice that you’re better able to focus and face the inevitable obstacles that will come your way – like a bad game or the nerves that come before a big game, negative comments, negative expectations of others, or when you just get off the rails of a training or nutrition program.
How to Get Your Athletes to Focus
Distractions, negative self-talk, and letting mistakes get to you are a sure way to derail your performance. Athletes who succeed don’t do so because they evade trials. They are successful because they know how to overcome the obstacles that arise. It takes a skillset to be able to overcome obstacles. As a coach, you can train those skills. You train the physical part of your sport with drills.
How to Get and Stay Motivated, Especially When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It.
“I don’t want to.”
How many times have you said this?
A lot of people don’t want to get up, or work out, or make the call, or write the proposal, or ask for the thing.
But the people who act differently than how they feel are the ones who achieve great things.
How to Train to Develop an Elite Mindset
Are you watching the Olympics? You don’t have to watch too many events before you hear a commentator talk about an athlete’s “strong mental game.” Olympians train their bodies. That’s obvious.What’s less obvious but equally true is that they also train their minds. So, how does one develop such an elite mindset?
What is Mental Performance Mastery (MPM)?
Why what you don’t know about Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) is holding you back from your true potential (and what to DO about it) “Elite performance in any arena is 90% mental, yet most competitors work on the mental game less than 10% of the time in their training. Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) training is… Read More
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: Softball’s First Million Dollar Mental Game, Monica Abbott
Monica Abbott is the D1 Softball All-Time Career Leader in Wins, Strikeouts, Shutouts, Innings Pitched, Games Started, and Games Pitched. After her collegiate career, she signed the most lucrative contract ever for a female in professional sports.