What is a Quality At-Bat?

This is an AWESOME time of year as baseball and softball are getting cranked up around the country… I often get asked “What is a quality at-bat?” East Carolina Baseball Coach Cliff Godwin has one of the best definitions that is as follows: “A quality at-bat is an at-bat that makes a positive contribution towards …

Loyola Softball Team’s Record Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Excerpt from Loyola Phoenix – by Nick Schultz – February 21, 2017 Despite back-to-back quick starts, there’s something different between this year’s squad and last year’s. Junior shortstop Jamie O’Brien said the team is doing more mental exercises during practice. Instead of practicing on Wednesdays, the team gathers in a conference room and watches videos from Brian …

5×5 Box Breathing Exercise

We are now on our 4th Daily Mental Practice Exercise.  We’ve already covered the 5-4-3-2-1 Exercise, the 6-2-8 Breathing Exercise, and the Triangular Tactical Breathing.  If you’ve missed any of those and want to catch up now, click here to view the full Daily Mental Practice Series playlist on YouTube. This week features 5×5 Box Breathing that I …

9 Decisions You Must Make Every Day

Every day you are faced with many decisions to make. Most of those decisions may seem inconsequential and minor at the moment. Then decisions you make shape who you are, reveal your character and determine your destiny.   As we keep rolling into the spring athletic season, you will be faced with these 9 decisions …