Zach Sorensen is a former Major League Baseball Player with the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels. The 3x All-American at Wichita State has worked as a mental performance coach with the Texas Rangers and is currently serving in that capacity with the Atlanta Braves. He is also the best selling author of The Hard 90, How To Prepare, Compete and Progress in the Mental Game.
In episode #5 Cain and Carp are joined by Scott Fawcett of Decade Golf, the greatest course management system in golf. Scott has worked with Will Zalatoris who finished second in the 2021 Masters, Bryson DeChambeau and an army of other PGA superstars.
In The Baseball Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Podcast With Cain & Casey, Brian Cain, creator of the Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Coaches Certification and one of the World’s most sought after MPM Coaches and Sean “The Mayor” Casey, one of baseball’s all-time best hitters talk about success strategies you can use both on and off the field.
Mental toughness is simply a skill set that can be taught, developed, and continuously improved just like the physical part of your game in golf. Mental performance is strength and conditioning for the six inches between your ears that control the six feet below them. Having a mental performance system is essential to playing your best when it means the most, one shot at a time. mental performance will give you a skill set to be successful in golf and, more importantly, successful in life. So, how do you condition your mind for success. The same way you condition your body for success! With drills. In my latest article, I show you the three of the best mental performance drills you can practice:
Zach Sorensen, MPM is a former Major League Baseball Player. The 3x All-American at Wichita State has worked as a mental performance coach with the Texas Rangers and is currently serving in that capacity with the Atlanta Braves. He is also the best selling author of The Hard 90, How To Prepare, Compete and Progress in the Mental Game. In this 1st episode of a 3-part-podcast series with Zach, he shares how Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Coaches can produce results in coaching the mental game in their players and staff.
Coaches must know how to establish a winning culture. Sure, you’ll have leaders on your team. But they will not rise to the occasion accidentally. They will fall to the level of leadership you establish. A winning culture starts with you. And therefore, it must start with your own self-awareness. Are you aware of all the skill sets required of champion coaches? If not, let me remind you in this article about How To Establish A Winning Culture.
In episode #4 Cain and Carp discuss the mindset of playing your best when it means the most. Coach Carp shares specific drills he does with his golfers to help them learn to handle the pressure of playing championship golf and attacking the course and going low. We also break down how to develop the mindset you need to compete on the biggest stage in golf or the biggest stage in your life.
We all know the outcome we want. To win. But, do you know the process it takes to reach your outcome? Process Over Outcome. It’s one of the pillars of my Mental Performance Certification Course; perhaps the most important one. A process over outcome mentality is the ability to stay focused on the journey without getting too caught up in the destination.
Did you ever hear about something that made you stop in your tracks? Stop walking. Stop talking. Stop scrolling (if we’re on social media). You think: Wait. What? I never knew that. Say that again. This is the exciting moment where growth begins. But, growth is uncomfortable. So, we resist. This is where the 4 stages of buy-in begin.
I don’t need to tell you how important discipline is. But, what a lot of coaches don’t know is that discipline is a muscle that can be trained. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Well, he’s just not disciplined enough.” When really, what should be said is “He Does Not Train For Discipline Enough.” The things we do everyday build patterns in our minds. Practice makes perfect, right? Well, then … we better be super aware of what we are practicing! Training. For Discipline. The elite teams who are headed to Omaha practice discipline. Many times a day. How do I know? Because I taught many of them how! Here is a sample of what I teach:
Talent doesn’t win championships because by the time you get to the championship game, everyone is talented. Effort wins championships. Effort comes from the knowledge that anyone can grow. Elite champions have elite mindsets and know that they can grow. As a coach, you need to develop an elite mindset, and you need to know how to coach your players to develop theirs.
In The Baseball Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Podcast With Cain & Casey, Brian Cain, creator of the MPM Coaches Certification and 30 Days to MPM Athletes Program and Sean “The Mayor” Casey, MLB Network Analyst and one of baseball’s all-time best hitters talk about success strategies you can use to master mental performance both on and off the baseball field. In episode #4 Cain and casey talk about maximizing your performance and creating your ideal life through process, structure and patience.