There are many mental factors that can hinder an athlete’s performance. A major one is the fear of negative outcomes on the field—giving up hits and runs, striking out in big situations, and suffering ridicule, embarrassment, and playing time consequences. Mentally removing oneself from attachment and fear of these consequences can improve performance, and this can be done, in part, by visualizing negative outcomes.
Sports provide tremendous opportunities for young men and women to grow socially, learning to face challenges, and develop discipline in pursuit of commons goals. To specialize early means to miss out on opportunities for personal growth that are not available through the narrow lens of just one sport.
Every baseball player needs to have a strong, well-conditioned and healthy arm. It can be the deciding factor as to whether you move on to the next level. The primary goal of any throwing program should be to put the arm in the best position possible to be healthy and perform at the highest level. This article contains some key reminders to get the most out of your long toss sessions.
To improve athlete’s performance, you need ATHLETES to train! Most, if not all the time, it is important to have the complete support of these athletes’ sport specific coaches. Even though it may seem at times that you and sport specific coaches are speaking different languages, it is important to build a strong relationship with these individuals. Here are some tips to increase coach buy-in and trust to get the most out of our athletes.