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Feeling confident doesn't actually matter

When you can rely on the true confidence you've built from the inside out.

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

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Emotions are dramatic… But we can decide how to deal with them.

The series continues where we discuss the traits of the BEST teams and players: the 7Cs!

Today we talk about being Confident. We say there are two types: feeling confident which is based on emotions and goes up and down on a whim versus true confidence which is an inner belief that you are capable of great things.

We also discuss…

What it looks like when players and teams are truly confident:

  • They’re loose and having fun
  • Their communication is strong
  • They can bounce back from failure more quickly
  • There is a bigger focus on the team

What it looks like when they aren’t confident:

  • Body language: slumped shoulders, head down, sluggish
  • They get quiet and there’s less communication
  • The snowball effect is more likely to happen after an error
  • Seem timid or unsure in their approach

Ways coaches could hurt their confidence:

  • Yelling across the field when they make an error
  • Embarrassing them in front of others
  • Our own bad body language
  • Making it seem like we don’t trust them
  • Putting too much focus on things outside of their control

Ways we can help build true confidence

  • Help them recognize their negative self-talk
  • Teach them how to switch to more positive/productive self-talk
  • Help them reframe when they’re not feeling confident
  • Give them proof of why they should believe in themselves

How being confident 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

Plus Alicia’s tips for coaches to instill the true kind of confidence 🙂

Today’s freebie!

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


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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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026- Composed like Goldilocks: not too excited & not too bored [7Cs]

Staying composed by managing your energy and emotions

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