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Superstitions and slumps are the enemy of being CONSISTENT

Using purposeful routines in practices and games

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

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“If you play how you practice, then you’d better practice with a purpose.”

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

Today we talk about being Consistent. There will always be ups and downs, but those who are prepared and have purposeful routines experience those dramatic downs less often. You know the person who never seems to slump? There’s actually a way to accomplish that!

Today we discuss…

What it looks like when players and teams are consistent:

  • They’re focused in on softball only
  • Their physical warm up is consistent
  • They have purposeful routines both physically and mentally

What it looks like when they aren’t consistent:

  • They’re sloppy and not focused on the fundamentals
  • They bring the stress from off the field onto the field
  • Dramatically opposite performances game to game

Ways coaches could hurt their consistency:

  • Pushing harder without getting to the root cause
  • Changing EVERYTHING on a whim
  • Being overly dramatic about bad performances

Ways we can help them be more consistent:

  • Have a conversation when things start to get out of control
  • Discuss their routine, refine it, then practice it
  • Slow down the game and simplify

More tips for coaches:

  • Add mental skills to the physical routine
  • Be purposeful with your routines and avoid superstitions
  • Use a power phrase to clear your mind
  • Be consistent as a coach/coaching staff

Today’s freebie!

Today’s worksheet helps players create a purposeful Pre-Pitch Routine. Whether you’re on the mound, at the plate or in the field, your routine should be purposeful and consistent so you can give yourself the best chance to succeed when the ball comes to you.

Click here to download your Pre-Pitch Routine Worksheet


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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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