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How to Focus on the Present & Block Out Distractions

Episode #9- Mattawan Week 8

THE NEXT LEVEL IN PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

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More practice days gave us more time to teach the mental game in practice, so we had plenty of time to tackle the topic of being in Control. In the episode, we discuss:

  • Focusing on fundamentals and adding pressure
  • What each player needs when they lose focus
  • Going through the focus funnel before each pitch
  • Focusing on the controllables
  • Playing Softball Olympics to get the competitive juices going
  • What’s causing them to get distracted and how to use cue words to focus back in
  • How to utilize deep breaths

Today’s freebie!

This worksheet is straight from the Mental Training Foundation course: in Control. Use the Refocusing With Cue Words worksheet to help your players regain their focus faster. First, identify the mental error that occurred (a mistake that normally wouldn’t happen if they were on their game). Then figure out why they lost focus and what their mind was stuck on. Finally, find a cue word or short phrase that can help them refocus on the task at hand!


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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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