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023 – The magic of being truly committed [7Cs]

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

Are you ready to commit to this process?

LET'S DO IT!

When your team is truly committed, that’s when the magic happens!

In this series, we’re talking about the traits of the BEST teams and players: the 7Cs!

Today we discuss being Committed. We talk about what it looks like when players are and aren’t committed, what we coaches can do to help or hurt commitment, and some more specific ways commitment helps players become more mentally tough!

What it looks like when players are not committed:

  • Not giving all their effort
  • Don’t have clear goals
  • May seem like they don’t care (even though that isn’t usually the truth).
  • Breaking rules and not being a good teammate
  • Aren’t connected to why they play
  • Not bought in to what the team is working on

What it looks like when players are committed:

  • Celebrating little wins and having fun
  • Starting to use your language
  • Leading each other
  • They are selfless and bought in to team culture

Ways we can (unintentionally) hurt commitment:

  • Not knowing your players as individuals
  • Not understanding each player’s why and what motivates them
  • Focusing only on outcome goals
  • Not having any big outcome goals
  • Not discovering each team’s unique culture
  • Not preparing for inevitable obstacles

Ways we can help commitment:

  • Understand your players’ why
  • Set long-term goals and then short-term- all tied back to why
  • Consistently talk about process goals
  • Have theme of the week to stay focused

How being committed can help players with:

  • Believing in themselves
  • Recovering from mistakes
  • Getting stuck on the uncontrollables
  • Getting in their own head
  • Dealing with pressure and expectations

Alicia’s lessons learned last season using our system:

  • How to be more specific with goals that are actually attainable
  • Being able to connect everything back to the team why
  • Helping the girls connect to something deeper

Today’s freebie!

Today we give you a worksheet directly from our Committed course: What is your experience? This is a quick but helpful worksheet to help you and your players become more aware of how committed you actually are and what can tend to get in the way.

If you’d like to see what else you and your players can learn about being more committed, come behind the scenes with us as we take you on a tour of the Committed course!

Committed Course Tour  


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Did you enjoy this episode/the show in general? If so, then we’d truly appreciate a 5-star rating on iTunes or here on the site (click here)Let us know what you’ve learned and how you’ve implemented these tactics with your players 🙂

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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