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Focus on what you do want to happen

Interview with Emily Stanley, Assistant Coach at Berry College

SOFTBALL IS 90% MENTAL LET'S COACH LIKE IT!

Are you ready to commit to this process?

LET'S DO IT!

Today’s guest has her master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences with a concentration in Sport Psychology and uses her training to help her players use mental training every day.

She’s the pitching coach at Berry College, and the Vikings pitching staff has become one of the top squads in the nation under her guidance. The team has won four consecutive conference tournament titles and has advanced to the NCAA Regional Championship in each of the past four years. In that time, two of her players received All-America honors, three conference Player of the Year honors and three conference Pitcher of the Year honors.

She has coached at top-tier schools across multiple divisions and served as the Sport Psychology consultant while receiving her master’s. She had a great career as well, playing multiple positions, receiving multiple player of the year honors, and becoming a captain and leader.

We are so excited to share the stories and strategies of 
Berry College’s Assistant Coach, Emily Stanley!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How most players and coaches know about mental toughness, but not how to teach and develop it
  • Getting buy in from the players by exposing them to different things, and being passionate about what you’re talking about
  • Focusing on what you want to do and removing the words can’t and don’t from the team’s vocabulary
  • Summer mental work outs and connecting them to physical drills
  • Her tip for coaches to help them reframe their language to what they want to do instead.

Today’s freebie!

For today’s freebie, we have created a document to help your girls practice the art of reframing their thoughts. Start by identifying what they did wrong, then practice switch that language to focus on what you do want to happen!

Click here for a walk-through!


This episode is brought to you by our Mental Training Foundation! If you enjoy these tips and strategies and want to know how to teach and implement all of the fundamentals of the mental game, check out these online courses! They cover everything from motivation to confidence to focus and will become the foundation for your players’ mental toughness for years to come!

THAT'S WHAT WE NEED!


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We’re also open to topic requests! Just contact us with your suggestions. Until then, hope to see you back here soon!

Alicia & Mel

 


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SOFTBALL IS 90% MENTAL LET'S COACH LIKE IT!

Are you ready to commit to this process?

LET'S DO IT!