Heads Up Baseball

Author: Ken Ravizza
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781570280214
Format: PDF
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"This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential."---Dave Winfield What does it mean to play heads-up baseball? A heads-up player has confidence in his ability, keeps control in pressure situations, and focuses on one pitch at a time. His mental skills enable him to play consistently at or near his best despite the adversity baseball presents each day. "My ability to fully focus on what I had to do on a daily basis was what made me the successful player I was. Sure I had some natural ability, but that only gets you so far. I think I learned how to focus; it wasn't something that I was necessarily born with." -- Hank Aaron "Developing and refining my mental game has played a critical role in my success in baseball. For years players have had to develop these skills on their own. This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills that will help speed you toward your full potential." -- Dave Winfield

The Mental Game of Baseball

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761834
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.

Coaching the Mental Game

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761893
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whoever claims winning isn't everything obviously has not spoken with an athletic coach.Coaching the Mental Game offers coaches of all sports a definitive volume for effectively understanding an athlete's mental awareness, which in turn will help drive success. Author H.A. Dorfman details appropriate coaching strategies aimed at perfecting the player's mental approach to performance. Coaching the Mental Game will become the Bible for coaches who strive to make their athletes the most complete performers possible. Not only a wonderful asset to athletic coaches, this book will also prove to be a motivational resource for workers in all industries as well as in the game of life.

Mental Conditioning for Baseball

Author: Brian Cain
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781503375727
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Mental Conditioning for Baseball, Brian Cain, the foremost authority on mental toughness on the diamond, takes you through the process of developing mental toughness in yourself, your players and your program as you learn how to truly play one pitch at a time.Join Cain as he trains you to:Compete one pitch at a time and live in the present momentBecome a machine of consistency by implementing routines into what you do each dayBuild Championship Character and redefine who you are as a programEnhance your skill of Self-discipline and live a lifestyle of ExcellenceGain Emotional Control and become master of your mental gameImplement a step-by-step process to take you from where you are to where you want to be"Mental Conditioning for Baseball gives you incredible understanding and insight into the minds of the players you coach and human nature in general. I have worked with Cain at Wake Forest and can't wait to get back on the diamond and coach up our guys between the ears using the simple strategies for success Cain shares in this book. Every coach should have a copy."Cliff Godwin Head Baseball CoachEast Carolina University"Brian Cain knows the rhythm of success. He is an incredible source of inspiration, and his methods have proven to get results. This book will change the way you coach and will change the way you live."Gary GilmoreHead Baseball CoachCoastal Carolina University "Brian Cain is a teacher. He helps coaches and players in baseball to slow the game down and play at their pace, which gives them the best chance for success. His system helped us to win the Southeastern Conference in 2009 and 2014 and advance to Omaha in 2014. He is one of if not the best in the game when it comes to training the mental side."Mike BiancoHead Baseball CoachThe University of Mississippi2009 & 2014 Southeastern Conference Champions2014 NCAA College World Series"This book will help you learn to master the mental game of baseball. Cain is the premier mental conditioning coach for college and high school baseball."Erik BakichHead Baseball CoachThe University of Michigan"A classic that every baseball coach should own."Pat CaseyHead Baseball CoachOregon State University2006 & 2007 NCAA National Champions "I've been coaching for over 25 years, and this is the best book I have ever read on baseball."Steve MessinaHead Baseball CoachMt. Greylock Regional High School

The Mental Keys to Hitting

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761877
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A must-have book by acclaimed author and expert H.A. Dorfman that highlights the crucial mental components involved in hitting a baseball and playing the game, components that are as important, if not more so, than the intense physical regimen of an athlete."...helpful to hitters in little leagues or in the big leagues. The information is clear and to the point..." -- Charles Johnson, former catcher, Florida Marlins

Mental Toughness

Author: Karl Kuehl
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 9781566637237
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working from a vast combined experience in professional baseball, the authors have broken down the elements of mental toughness into an easily understood package. Not only baseball players but other athletes as well as managers, coaches, and parents can learn how elements like attitude, confidence, and the ability to focus and make adjustments are built and how they can help players reach their maximum performance. With a Foreword by Tony La Russa. "A must-read for future athletes and non-athletes alike." Mark McGwire."

Ninety Percent Mental

Author: Bob Tewksbury
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738234931
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.

Life Is Yours to Win

Author: Augie Garrido
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439186944
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A successful college baseball coach recounts his transition from a fear-based life to a rewarding career of passionate motivation, outlining the lessons he has learned about opportunity, courage, and failure.

1 Pitch Warrior Mental Toughness Training System

Author: Justin Dehmer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615707174
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by Coach Justin Dehmer, Former Martensdale-St. Marys High School Baseball Coach 88 Wins in a Row (2nd Longest Streak in HS Baseball History) 3-Time State Champions 2010, 2011, 2012 3-Time State Coach of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 1 Pitch Warrior - Guide to Mental Toughness is the key to unlocking your full potential as a player or a coach. Not only do the things provided in this book allow you to find your true potential on the field, but I am confident that they will enrich your life off the field as well. Being a 1 Pitch Warrior is about much more than winning on the baseball field, it is about winning the day, making the most out opportunities that come your way good or bad. It's about learning how to respond to adversity and handle anything that baseball or life has to throw at you. Within this book you will learn many systems of success including the 5 P's of Primetime Programs. Playing for the present and trying to win each pitch is broken down in great detail so you will actually learn a cyclical process by which you can help ensure that you're playing the game as a 1 Pitch Warrior. You will learn about measuring performance on skills and strategies that have meaning and that matter far more than just the basics like averages, RBIs, wins, etc. Topics will include: B.A.S.E.2., A3P, Quality At-Bats, Quality Innings, and others. The last part of the book is dedicated to developing a vocabulary among your coaching staff and players so that you all use the same language in defining what it means to be a 1 Pitch Warrior. These terms can be discussed at practice or assigned as daily reading for your players before practice. Whether you are a veteran coach seeking that first state title or a high school player trying to make the varsity, there is something for everyone in the book. The 1 Pitch Warrior Mentality is for anyone who wants to attack life and live in the moment. Remember that the past is history, the future is a mystery; we call it the "present" because it is a gift. Here's to unwrapping the moments in life that you desire but have yet to experience. Good luck on your journey as a 1 Pitch Warrior!

SITUATION BASEBALL

Author: Steve Gelfius
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477285083
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Have you ever watched young ball players field A baseball and then hesitate? One of the coaches yells “2nd”, a team mate yells “go home” and where ever the player throws, there is no positive result for his team. Those developing baseball players from the ages of six to twelve need to have more “smarts” about the game. “If the ball is hit to me - what do I do with it” is the most fundamental area of the game following physical skills. Developing this skill can make the difference between a mediocre and a good baseball player. It can give them the edge, it can mean being a starter or a sub, it’s the little things that make the big difference. This book gives infielders and outfielders the basic solutions to every base running situation. It gives situations that make them think to develop that instinctive sense of what to do with the ball. This book can be used in the field by coaches, in the backyard by dads, between players on the way to the game to build confidence. It is a basic tool for every player.