How To Treat Others 3-5

HOW TO TREAT OTHERS 3-5 THOSE WHO SERVE In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.   “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “Fifty cents,” …

Lesson On How To Treat Others 2-5

  HOW TO TREAT OTHERS – LESSON 2-5 PICK UP IN THE RAIN   One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided …

Conger Teaches Life Skills Through Baseball

CONGER TEACHES LIFE SKILLS THROUGH BASEBALL Check out this great e-mail I got below from one of the top young coaches in the country, Bryan Conger at Tarleton State University in Texas. Coach Conger is making a positive difference in the lives of his players and producing a great product on the field through his …

Five Lessons About How To Treat People 1-5

LESSON 1-5 – THE CLEANING LADY During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:   “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”   Surely this was some kind …

Process Over Outcome

PROCESS OVER OUTCOME A special thank you to Jesse Cassard from Zachary High School in Louisiana who sent me this photo of his teams t-shirts.  Placing an emphasis on the process over the outcome is an essential aspect of peak performance.  As coaches and athletes you have little control over the outcome and much more …

HS Baseball Consecuative Wins Record

  CONGRATULATIONS TO JUSTIN DEHMER HEAD BASEBALL COACH – MATENSDALE-ST. MARY’S (Iowa)     Congratulations to Justin Dehmer, Head Coach at Martensdale-St Marys (Iowa). A Master of The Mental Game Coach Dehmer e-mailed me last year about his championship season where they went undefeated, 43-0. After starting this season 32-0 he has run their winning …

Autrey Named Head Coach at Corisicana

Wizard in the making: Autrey brings baseball acumen to Tigers July 2, 2011 By Todd Wills Corsicana Daily Sun FROM INSIDE ARTICLE – Autrey uses Brian Cain Peak Performance videos (briancain.com) to teach his players about the mental side of the game. Cain works with UFC star Georges St. Pierre, the Washington Nationals, college powers …

SUCCESS IS A TRAP

SUCCESS IS A TRAP You have success, you start to think you have it all figured out, you start to party and celebrate.  You get away from the FUNDAMENTALS.  You stop putting the pressure on yourself to do the things that you must do and start to do only the things you want to do …

CAIN FEATURED IN ULTIMATE MMA MAGAZINE

  CAIN FEATURED IN ULTIMATE MMA MAGAZINE Brian Cain has recently been featured in Ultimate MMA Magazine   Brian Cain, one of the top sport psychology coaches working in mixed martial arts fighting, has recently been featured in Ultimate MMA Magazine.  Please visit the two article links below and then visit http://www.ultimatemmamag.com/ to subscribe today. …

MASTERS OF THE MENTAL GAME ON THE MOVE

MASTERS OF THE MENTAL GAME ON THE MOVE     Congratulations to three Masters of The Mental Game on earning new collegiate head coaching positions around the country.  Dave Serrano is moving from Cal State Fullerton to The University of Tennessee, Rick Vanderhook moves from an assistant role at UCLA to the head coach at …

The Critic Doesn’t Count

The Critic Doesn’t Count “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.   The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, …

The Story of The Phoenix

THE STORY OF THE PHOENIX “Embrace Adversity” In life it is often that out of our biggest challenges and our deepest time of despair comes our greatest victories and most rewarding successes.  You must know and remember the story of the Phoenix.   The Phoenix is a bird that lays no eggs and has no …

CHOICES

CHOICES “You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.” Steven D. Woodhull

MAKE A FORTUNE

MAKE A FORTUNE “If you work hard on your job you will make a career, If you work on yourself you will make a fortune”

Exterminate The Excuses

EXTERMINATE THE EXCUSES “The day you run out of excuses is the day you start moving forward.”

CONCENTRATION & FOCUS TRAINING GRIDS

CONCENTRATION & FOCUS TRAINING GRIDS   Click Here To Purchase 50 Concentration Training Grids For Only $24.97 *This article appeared in the April, 16, 2007 of Sports Illustrated. Second To One: A perfectionist, a prankster and the best pitcher in the AL not named Johan Santana: That’s Roy Halladay, whose recent success makes it easy …

Weeding Your Garden

Weeding Your Garden Thinking positive is overrated.  If you go out to your garden and it is full of weeds, do you look and say, “My garden is full of weeds, this is great.” or maybe you are in disbelief positive mode, “My garden is not full of weeds, there are no weeds in my …

COMPLEX IDEAS?

COMPLEX IDEAS? We don’t need some new complex idea to help us be successful, what we need are simple ideas that we can put into action.  One person doing is worth 99 talking.

RESPECT The Game

RESPECT The Game Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is making a comeback to the NFL and recently was quoted saying something that I think we ALL need to remember.  The game never needs you.  The game is not here because of you, you are here because of the game.  Respect the game …

The Law of Familiarity

The Law of Familiarity The Law of familiarity says that we lose a bit of our edge when we are around something for a long time.  We take for granted and start losing the edge that got us where we wanted to be.  The champion is able to strike the balance between caring and not …

MODELS – What We Can Learn From The Walkway

MODELS – What We Can Learn From The Walkway Modeling is a great technique to use when trying to take your performance to another level.  Find someone who has done what you want to do, who has been where you want do go and MODEL what they did to get there.  Success leaves clues and …

BELIEFS – Keys To Unlock Your Life

BELIEFS – Keys To Unlock Your Life The beliefs that you hold as going to either be the keys to unlock your like or the lock that keeps you living in Loserville.  The best part about your belief system is that it can evolve and change over time.  There once was a time that we …

Four Relationships To Work On EVERYDAY

Four Relationships To Work On EVERYDAY I have found that by working a little a lot vs. a lot a little on these four relationships, you will find more success.  Doing a little a lot will allow you to consistently take small baby steps towards your ultimate goals. 1) Emotional Relationship With Self: Becoming master …

New Trier Softball Success

Morrison’s Game-Winning Hit Sends Trevians Down State   Molly Morrison’s double in the eighth inning scored Chelsea Delaney to give New Trier its first Super-Sectional title since 2008. By Ross Jacobson | June 7, 2011   “Brian, Ever since attending your seminar at this year’s NFCA convention in San Diego I’ve been working the mental …

COMMITMENT

COMMITMENT Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.  It is the words that speak boldly of intentions.  And the actions which speak louder than words.   It is making the time when there is none.  Coming through time after time after time, year after after year after year.   Commitment is the stuff character …

END or BEND IN THE ROAD?

END or BEND IN THE ROAD? Remember that whether the adversity you face is the end of the road or simply a bend in the road is 100% your responsibility to decide.

ACTING IS ESSENTAL MENTAL SKILL

FORCING YOURSELF TO ACT DIFFERENT THAN HOW YOU FEEL IS ESSENTIAL MENTAL SKILL The first thing you must master to be a master of the mental game is the ability to force yourself to act different than how you feel or to simply act the way you want to feel.  If you’re feeling tired and …

PEAK PERFORMANCE QUOTES

PEAK PERFORMANCE QUOTES “I will get ready and then, perhaps, my chance will come.”   “It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.”   “A man may make mistakes, but he isn’t a failure until he starts blaming someone else.”   “I am not what I ought to be, not what …

Bart Giamatti Quote

Bart Giamatti Quote “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.  The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall along.”   A.  BARTLETT GIAMATTI – 1938-1989 Former Commissioner of Major League …

Oregon State Preps For Univ. of Washington

Oregon State Rundown: No. 2 Beavers In Seattle For UW Series Brian Stamps Is Man of The Hour Published: Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:52 AM By: Lindsay Schnell, The Oregonian OSU Photo By: Ethan Erickson     CORVALLIS, OR – Lots of great leftover material from my talks with players and coaches about Brian Cain, …

OREGON STATE 4, CAL 2: No. 3 Beavers Win 6th Consecutive Series

OREGON STATE 4, CAL 2: No. 3 Beavers Win 6th Consecutive Series Published: Sunday, May 08, 2011, 6:08 PM By: Lindsay Schnell, The Oregonian OSU Photo By: Ethan Erickson   CORVALLIS, OR – Kavin Keyes spent the 17-minute rain delay Sunday at Goss Stadium sitting in the dugout, studying up California pitcher Kyle Porter. He …

Crabtree Saving Her Best For Last

Crabtree Saving Her Best For Last By Jesus Acevedo – Published on: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Yogi Berra once said baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half physical. It seems the same could be said for baseball’s sister sport of softball, as Senior pitcher Amanda Crabtree adopted the mantra and is having her …

Mind Over Batter For University of Houston Softball

Mind Over Batter For University of Houston: Softball Team Stresses Mental Approach, Focus   By SAM KHAN JR. – Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle – May 26, 2011, 11:09PM Photo By: JAMES NIELSEN Kyla Holas found an edge for her team when UH baseball coach Todd Whitting introduced her to sports psychologist Dr. Brian Cain in …

Crabtree’s Success Spikes With New Approach:

Crabtree’s Success Spikes With New Approach: From a skyscraper’s antenna to a shoelace break, UH ace finds ways to hone mental game By SAM KHAN JR. – Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle – April 14, 2011, 10:44PM UH pitcher Amanda Crabtree grabs a pinch of dirt as part of her routine between innings. After her warm-up …

Team Roles – Should They Be Defined?

Team Roles – Should They Be Defined? Cain Discusses War Dogs, Eagles, Ducks, Fountains, Drains, Bent Nickels   Most of the coaches and players I work with at the high school and college level agree that communication between coach and player is essential for understanding and accepting of roles. One way to improve communication with …

Concentration Can Be Developed Using 100 Number Grid

For years sport psychologists and peak performance coaches have known the benefits of using the concentration grid. Toronto Blue Jays’ All-Star right hander Roy Halladay uses it. So do many other professional baseball players, Olympic and professional athletes from various sports to improve their abilities to stay focused and locked in to the present moment …