Softball Pre Game Talk
Mental Preparation

Softball Pre Game Talk

I have seen many coaches wanting to get their team fired up for a playoff game or to get ready for the championship tournament bring out every trick in the book to feel like they [Read More]

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Softball Emotional Control

Softball Player Emotions

Softball player emotions are a part of the game.  It is easy to go from great elation after a home run to complete deflation as the opponents return the favor with 3 runs of their [Read More]

softball player communication
Softball Communication

Softball Player Communication

Softball player communication is an everyday occurrence that happens with ourselves and others, and sometimes we do this in every hour of the day while we are awake, whether we know it or not. The ability [Read More]

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Mental Preparation

Softball Performance Failure

Most softball coaches will be coaching children and youth who are not only developing as softball players but also as overall athletes.  Our most common goal of course is to make them into better softball [Read More]

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Mental Preparation

Softball On Deck Circle

While in the softball on deck circle, there is much more to do than visiting with friends and family in the stands, or answering a question from teammates in the dugout.   Part of the job [Read More]

Softball Mental Training Strategies
Mental Preparation

Softball Mental Training Strategies

Softball Mental training strategies are built from mental training skills and help softball players to manage psychological actions and reactions during games.  Softball is an amazing sport where athletes can be frantically executing a play or patiently waiting for [Read More]

Softball Mental Training Skills
Mental Preparation

Softball Mental Training Skills

What are softball mental training skills? Essentially it is the ability to do ordinary things under extraordinary circumstances. When the score is close late in the is when your mental training skills will generally be [Read More]

Softball Goal Setting

Softball Intrinsic Motivation

Softball Intrinsic Motivation How do we get softball athletes to train during the off season.  You may find it useful to know that softball intrinsic motivation is an important factor in this quest.  If they [Read More]

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Opinions By Experience

Softball Individualization

Who is your athlete? What are their goals in softball? How old are your athletes? Where are you at in your yearly training plan? Are your athletes involved in an individual strength and conditioning program? [Read More]

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Softball Team Building Activities

Softball Humility

How often has a team that was supposed to win come up short at the end of the day. Why did they come up short?  This is sometimes the million dollar question. The answer to [Read More]