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Composed like Goldilocks: not too excited & not too bored

Staying composed by managing your energy and emotions

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

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You shouldn’t need to say, “Somebody needs to step up.”

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

Today we talk about being Composed. Composure is about managing your emotions and energy. It’s not about pushing your feelings aside or trying to pretend you’re not nervous. It’s about recognizing what your body is trying to tell you and deciding what to do with it.

Today we discuss…

What it looks like when players and teams are composed:

  • They’re cheering and talking, yet still focused
  • They’re energized yet calm at the same time
  • That perfect zone will look a little different for each team

What it looks like when they aren’t composed:

  • They’re more quiet than normal or are sitting down more often
  • Giving energy feels forced
  • You feel disconnected from the game or goals

Ways coaches could hurt their composure:

  • Wearing our emotions on our sleeve AND
  • Not being able to regain composure ourselves
  • Using should statements like we should be beating them

Ways we can help improve their composure

  • Give them a challenge or make it a game when the energy is low
  •  Take a collective deep breath and slow down when energy gets too high
  • Manage our own composure and model bouncing back when we lose it

What worked best with Alicia’s team last season:

  • Figuring out each player’s ideal energy level
  • Helping each other stay within their ideal zone

Plus Alicia’s tips for coaches to maintain composure all season.

Today’s freebie!

Today we give you an infographic on how to breathe properly to immediately help you relax: The Belly Breath. These tips will teach your players how to breathe more efficiently so they can get oxygen to their muscles and brain quickly and instantly gain clarity and calmness.


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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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