Mental Game

Softball Rebellion and Softball Youth 30-Day Bingo Challenge

Your 30-Day Challenge: Compete and Win Big With softball season on hold for who knows how long, I’m sure you’re all searching for motivation. Maybe you’ve been motivated this whole…

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Start Establishing your Pitching Goals Today

The Importance of Goal Setting As we ring in the new year, there is talk of new year’s resolutions and changing mindsets, but I want to talk about the importance…

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The Mental Game: Train your Brain

The Mental Game: Training a Disciplined Brain Welcome to the first article in our mental game series!  The goal of this series is to provide you with specific information on…

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The Yips and the Will to Persevere

The Long-lasting Effects of the Yips Although I did find solace during my last collegiate game, my experience with the yips was far from over. I mean that in both…

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Two Strike Approach with Megan Blank

Should you Have a Two-Strike Approach? There’s a lot of controversy in the game today regarding a two-strike approach: should you have one or should you still be trying to…

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The Yips: From National Player of the Year to Dreading Pitching

The Yips: Losing Control Wanting to pitch every game quickly turned to hoping that I wasn’t in the starting line-up. Could I ever feel confident in the circle again? Would…

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The Importance of Throwing Quality Pitches

Control the Controllables. Throw Quality Pitches. During a lesson with one of my younger pitchers, we started having a conversation about different counts and the importance of quality pitches. When…

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Combating Perfectionism in Pitchers: Coaching Tips

Coaching Perfectionist Pitchers Coaches have the power to influence their players in ways that parents just can’t.  I can’t tell you how many times parents tell me, “I tell her…

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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at…

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Three Key Components to Improve Your Pre-Pitch Routine

Why a Pre-pitch Routine is Important Picture this: the count is two balls and two strikes. There are runners on the corners. During the top of the seventh inning, your…

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