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

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“If you lose focus for just one play, it could feel like it cost you the game”

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

Today we talk about being in Control. Control is about focusing on the things that matter and letting the rest go. It’s not about staying 100% zoned in the entire game. It’s about focusing in and out when you need to so you’re ready when the ball comes to you.

Today we discuss…

What it looks like when players and teams are in control:

  • They’re zoned in and nothing distracts them
  • They don’t even hear the noise around them
  • They’re focused on what matters in that moment

What it looks like when they aren’t in control:

  • They’re flustered and frustrated
  • Their routines are thrown off
  • Their communication decreases

Ways coaches could hurt their control:

  • Not being prepared
  • Not practicing the little things before game day
  • Not calling time out when you notice their focus drifting

Ways we can help improve their control

  • Tell them why & make sure they know what to do
  • Put them in random situations in drills
  • Practice the shift to game mode focus

What worked best with Alicia’s team last season:

  • Focusing on the things that matter
  • Choosing what to spend your focus on
  • Narrow & broad focus: the Focus Funnel

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 Focus Funnel. Follow these steps before each pitch and your players will be ready for whatever comes their way!


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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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