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COACHING THe MENTAL GAME OF SOFTBALL

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SOFTBALL PODCAST
MATTAWAN HIGH SCHOOL SEASON
(ALICIA’S TEAM USING OUR BLUEPRINT)

001 – GETTING TO KNOW ACTIVITIES FOR TEAM BUILDING | To help players understand each other and limit cliques [MHS Intro]
002 – BUILDING CULTURE WITH EVERYONE’S INPUT So everyone buys into the team’s mission from the start [MHS Week 1]
003 – TEAM BUILDING STRATEGIES | That create a family atmosphere with lessons deeper than the human knot [MHS Week 2]
004 – FOCUS ON THE PROCESS | So your players will get a little better every single day [MHS Week 3/Spring Break]
005 – BUILDING YOUR STRENGTHS | So they know the unique way they contribute to the team’s success [MHS Week 4]
006 – HOW TO GIVE CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK | So players hear the information without feeling attacked [MHS Week 5]
007 – HITTING A PLATEAU AND BREAKING THROUGHSo you can get your team back on track quickly [MHS Week 6]
008 – KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING | Regardless of how much (or little) practice time you have [MHS Week 7]
009 – HOW TO DEAL WITH DISTRACTIONSSo they’re focused on the right things and ready every pitch [MHS Week 8]
010 – PEAK ZONE FOR PERFORMANCEFinding the balance when so many things can throw you off [MHS Week 9]
011 – STAYING CONSISTENT WITH OUR TRAININGSo you can perform consistently at the end of season [MHS Week 10]
012 – MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS UNDER PRESSURE So postseason isn’t stressful: it’s fun! [MHS Week 11]
013 – HOW TO MEASURE SUCCESSSo you can reflect on every season with pride- even when it doesn’t end the way you wanted [MHS Week 12/Reflection]


ABOUT US

014 – KNOW YOUR WHY | So you can live the coaching dream every season and avoid burnout [WHY]
015 – MENTAL TRAINING TECHNIQUES THAT DIDN’T WORK | The lessons we’ve learned along the way about coaching the mental game [WHY]


COLLEGE COACHES
W/ SPORT PSYCH DEGREES
PLUS A BONUS FROM A BUSINESS FRIEND!

016 – THE FREEDOM TO FAIL | Can unlock an unexpected level of performance [INT with Lipscomb University’s Megan Rhodes Smith]
017 – USING DATA TO DRIVE INSTRUCTION | So you can track their growth every day and make adjustments faster [INT with the founders of PocketRadar]
018 – STRONG VOICE OVER WEAK VOICE | Get their strong voice to win so they stay out of their own way [INT with Mt. San Antonio College’s Ruby Rojas]
019 – GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE | Stretch your players daily so they feel confident and ready for any pressure situation [INT with Ball State’s Josh Johnson]
020 – FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT TO HAPPEN | So you don’t cloud your thoughts with everything you’re trying to avoid [INT with Berry College’s Emily Stanley]
021 – THE ROLE OF A COACH IS TO UNDERSTAND | So you can make the biggest impact on your players [INT with Chrissy Semler of Diamond Fastpitch, Inc]
022 – EMBRACING THE STRUGGLE | So they learn how to push through anything that’s difficult [INT with Eckerd College’s Katie Profitt]


HOW WE DEFINE MENTAL TOUGHNESS
AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE FIELD

023 – HOW TO IMPROVE MOTIVATION IN A SPORT LIKE SOFTBALL | By realizing it’s commitment you really want [7Cs – Committed]
024 – COMPETITIVE MINDSET TRAINING IS ABOUT BALANCE | The desire to improve must be as strong as the will to win [7Cs – Competitive]
025 – CONFIDENCE TIPS THAT GO DEEPER | So your players don’t have to deal with the frustrating ups and downs of feeling confident [7Cs – Confident]
026 – HOW TO REMAIN CALM UNDER PRESSURE | The Goldilocks method: not too excited yet not too bored [7Cs – Composed]
027 – CONCENTRATION IN SPORTS IS ABOUT CONTROL | Focus on what you can control and limit frustrating mental errors [7Cs – in Control]
028 – FEAR OF FAILURE CAN BE OVERCOME | So our players can play like you know they can [7Cs – Courageous]
029 – CONSISTENCY IN PERFORMANCE STARTS IN PRACTICE | So your players can play on autopilot and have fun [7Cs – Consistent]
030 – TEAM CULTURE NEEDS A STRONG FOUNDATION | So your players will buy in and play for each other [7Cs – Culture]


OUR DREAM TEAM
WHO BRING MORE AMAZING INTO THE WORLD & MAKE US BETTER
(PLUS A BONUS EPISODE FROM A RETURN GUEST!)

031 – SOFTBALL WORKOUTS FOR CONDITIONING THE MIND | To keep your players sharp without burning them out [INT with Emily Stanley of Berry College]
032 – TALK LESS, LISTEN MORE | So you can hear what your athletes actually need from you [INT with Stacie Mahoe of Sports Family Solutions & MVP Leadership Academy]
033 – HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM | So your girls will stay strong regardless of what anyone else says [INT with Dale Hancock of Dale Vincent Coaching]
034 – HOW YOU DO ANYTHING IS HOW YOU DO EVERYTHING | Developing leaders on the field and in life [INT with Jenn Starkey of MVP Leadership Academy]


MORE TOP COACHES

035 – TEAM PLAYERS PLAY FOR EACH OTHER | Helping players understand each other with assessments [INT with Mary VandeHoef of Hope College]
036 – HOW TO BE HUMBLE AT WORK AS A COACH | So we can build trust with our players and help them grow [INT with Kerry Shaw of the University of Texas]
037 – OWNERSHIP SHAPES A TEAM | Giving your players the power to shape their own destiny [INT with Larissa Anderson of the University of Missouri]
038 – ON AND OFF THE FIELD PLAYER DEVELOPMENT | Because you can’t separate the player from the person [INT with Lonni Alameda of Florida State University]
039 – CONTROL THE CONTROLLABLES | So you can achieve the outcomes you want [INT with Stacey Nuveman-Deniz of San Diego State University]


SPORT PSYCH PROS

040 – COACHES’ IMPACT ON PLAYERS | Begins with modeling the way you want them to act [INT with Diamyn Hall of Wright State Baseball]
041 – HOW TO EMPOWER OUR ATHLETES | So they play with passion and truly love the game [INT with Jen Croneberger of JLynne Consulting]
042 – HOW TO BE MORE AUTHENTIC | So you and your players can always see your true worth [INT with Joni Frei of Beyond the White Lines Softball] 
043 – GET OUT OF YOUR OWN HEAD | By cutting out the judgment and being more grateful [INT with Sport Psych Consultant & Author, Dr. Rob Bell]
044 – STRUGGLE TO SUCCESS | So you don’t get stuck in Suckville  [INT with Sport Psychologist, Podcast Host & Author, Dr. Bhrett McCabe]

 


UP NEXT

Next up is a brand new series where you get to come behind the scenes of our Mastermind! You’ll get full access to this powerful think tank each week as we strategize how to get the best out of our teams this season!


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by Rebekah Pratt on Mental Sweet Spot
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As a new coach that believes in the mental game being so important, the podcasts and group discussions online have been amazing. Thank you ladies so much! Just knowing that the day to day struggles and doubts are felt by so many others has been remarkably reassuring. Thank you for what you are giving to others in the sport.

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I love listening to your podcasts while out on a run or on my way to work. They are focused and give me one or two pieces of inspiration to focus on with my team for the week. I have implemented a few key words (like "supportive") and have gotten huge returns from it! Keep up the great work!!

by Katie on Mental Sweet Spot
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As a softball coach and a teacher, I appreciate all of the strategies and advice that Melanie shares each week! She is so inspiring, knowledgeable about the mental game, and willing to help in any way! One tip that really resonates with me is learning how to understand which things in life you are able to control, and what is out of your control. I teach these skills on the field and in the classroom! Thank you for all of the support and encouragement!

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I love being part of the Mental Sweet Spot because it helps me think outside of the box to help our team grow mentally. I’ve noticed with the techniques and advice from Melanie and others in her Facebook Group I’ve help my team not only grow mentally but athletically as well. Mental toughness will help your team on the field as well and Melanie’s advice has proven that time and time again.