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How Can Working with a Mental Performance Coach Enhance Your Baseball Career?

Mental performance coaching, often referred to as sport psychology, has been part of professional baseball for over 30 years. Pioneers like Harvey Dorfman and Ken Ravizza helped make mental skills training accepted in baseball.  Since the 1980s, the prevalence of mental skills coaching within major league baseball has grown steadily and significantly. Today, almost all …

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Our Words Matter: Suggestions for Communicating With Young Athletes

As a Certified Mental Performance Consultant®, I have received several calls recently from troubled parents about their children dealing with fear of failure and elements of perfectionism. In particular, one conversation with a father of a young athlete has stood out. We discussed how language used with children can impact their mindset and motivation. So, how …

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What did reknowned mental performance coach Trevor Moawad understand about the Serenity Prayer?

Trevor Moawad is perhaps best known for being a trusted confidant and mental performance coach to Russell Wilson, star quarterback for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Sadly, Moawad died this week from a private battle with cancer. He was only 48 years old. I did not know Trevor Moawad despite practicing in the same field. However, …

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REPOST: Why Miley Cyrus knows more about performance routines than you might think

In the song Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus tells the story of visiting a foreign, exotic land known as Los Angeles. For a girl from Nashville, Tennessee, she makes it clear from the first line of the song that this change induced a great deal of stress. She wonders immediately, “Am I gonna fit …

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How do I assess “FIT” in the college recruiting process and why is it SO important

How do I assess “FIT” in the college recruiting process and why is it SO important?

On my Freshman Foundation Podcast, Lindsey Hamilton, Head of Mental Conditioning for IMG Academy said, “A lot of people are really focused on going to the right school instead of finding the right fit (emphasis added) for them. You know, that’s one of the biggest challenges.” Ever since I spoke to Lindsey, I’ve thought a …

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Why is Resourcefulness a Critical Skill for College Athletes?

Why is Resourcefulness a Critical Skill for College Athletes?

Why Is Resourcefulness a Critical Skill for College Athletes? Lindsey Hamilton, Assistant Head Coach of Mental Conditioning at the highly-respected IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, shared in a recent conversation with me on my Freshman Foundation podcast that the most successful college athletes exhibit resourcefulness. Well, resourcefulness is a pretty big word that can mean …

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IS IT WORTH READING “CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER” BY JOSHUA MEDCALF

Is it worth reading? Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf

I recently listened to Eric Cressey’s Elite Baseball Development podcast. His guest was Dusty Blake, pitching coach for Duke University’s baseball program. Coach Blake mentioned that one book he recommends to incoming freshmen is Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Being Great by Joshua Medcalf. Coach Blake suggests …

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