Pillar #10 The Right Culture

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The 10 mental performance skills every athlete must master for peak performance

As a three-sport standout athlete and captain in high school, I thought I was prepared for success in collegiate athletics.  Man was I wrong.  I quickly realized the meaning of the phrase, “Big fish in a small pond.” Graduating high school with a class of just 89 students may have skewed my reality when it… Read More

The #1 way to take your performance to the next level

I get asked all the time, “Coach Cain, what’s the number one thing I can do to grow my business and take my performance (or the performance of those I coach) to the next level?” My answer has never been more clear than it is right now: Be more intentional about who you are, what… Read More

MPM Strategy: Building the Right Culture by Connecting Past and Present

A HUGE part of being an effective leader is mastering the skill of being able to intentionally develop a culture that supports your team’s mission, principles, and core values.

This isn’t something done by accident—and this certainly isn’t one of those things you either “have or you don’t.” Learning how to cultivate the right culture is a skill you can learn.

How to Build a Championship Culture (Plus the top 3 mistakes even smart, hard-working coaches make)

At some point, every coach realizes that working hard isn’t enough to get to the top. The truth is that all coaches works long hours trying to do whatever it takes to win. But there’s one thing I’ve learned after many years being around some of the best coaches in the world: success is about… Read More

PODCAST: 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… Read More

Erik Bakich remakes Michigan baseball with mental training

I first met Erik Bakich in January of 2007 when he was an assistant baseball coach at Vanderbilt University.  He has since been the head coach at The University of Maryland (2010-2012) and took over as the head baseball coach at The University of Michigan in 2013.  At the time, Bakich was the youngest head… Read More

Team Building: Human Pretzel

A couple of other activities that are very simple for any coach to run.  The human pretzel.  Everybody gets in a circle.  They reach in, grab right hands with someone else’s right hand, grab left hands of someone else’s left hand, but not the person next to you.  They then, under time have got to… Read More

The History of the National Anthem at Sporting Games

We play the National Anthem at almost every sporting event in the United States. I realized I didn’t really know much about the history of the National Anthem, so I did some research.  After all, winners know WHY they do what they do, and can describe what they do as a process so that their… Read More

The Top 10 Things World Champions Know That You Don’t

1. Acting Changes Everything (ACE)The ACE card that they have up their sleeve is a key weapon in the world champion’s toolbox. What does ACE stand for? ACE stands for Acting Changes Everything. Those athletes understand that they’re not athletes, they’re actors. See number two. 2. Force Yourself To Act Different Than How You FeelIt… Read More