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The human side of coaching

Interview with Germaine Fairchild of University of Purdue, Fort Wayne

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human side of coaching
 
As much as we want to always coach the person first, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the softball stuff. The practice plans, game day prep, scheduling, fundraising, administrative tasks… You get it!
 
Those things are all important for developing our players and providing a great experience for them. But when it comes down to it, the best experience is one where the people around you care.
 
Today’s guest is Germaine Fairchild, and she goes into depth about how she focuses on the human side of coaching. Drawing from 17 years of NCAA coaching experience, she now leads the Purdue University – Fort Wayne Mastadons. Listen in to how she utilizes breathing techniques, mental routines and checking in to build a culture that truly focuses on building the whole person.
 
 

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That’s all for this week! Hope so see you back here soon!

alicia + mel


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As a new coach that believes in the mental game being so important, the podcasts and group discussions online have been amazing. Thank you ladies so much! Just knowing that the day to day struggles and doubts are felt by so many others has been remarkably reassuring. Thank you for what you are giving to others in the sport.

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As a softball coach and a teacher, I appreciate all of the strategies and advice that Melanie shares each week! She is so inspiring, knowledgeable about the mental game, and willing to help in any way! One tip that really resonates with me is learning how to understand which things in life you are able to control, and what is out of your control. I teach these skills on the field and in the classroom! Thank you for all of the support and encouragement!

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I love being part of the Mental Sweet Spot because it helps me think outside of the box to help our team grow mentally. I’ve noticed with the techniques and advice from Melanie and others in her Facebook Group I’ve help my team not only grow mentally but athletically as well. Mental toughness will help your team on the field as well and Melanie’s advice has proven that time and time again.

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