This past week, we’ve been talking a LOT about physical training in preparation for the season and for boosting performance on the field. But you and I both know, that’s only half the battle. All the best physical training in the world means nothing if you’re not mentally tough too.
How many times have you seen softball players tear it up in practice only to fall short of their full potential in competition?
Obviously it doesn’t happen because they can’t cut it physically. If they can perform well in training, they ARE physically capable of doing well in the game too. So what’s missing? The answer is pretty clear. All those players are missing is the mental game training to consistently take what they do in practice and do it under pressure in the game. Most coaches are good with training physical softball skills, but training the mental side of the game can be a little trickier. Sometimes it’s completely overlooked. Other times coaches know it’s important, but aren’t quite sure how to go about training the mental game. Today I’m excited to share something with you that can help bridge that gap! I would like to introduce you to a mental game trainer who specializes in youth sports. His name is Craig Sigl and he is giving away a couple of very valuable tools to help boost your player’s confidence and mental game free.
Stacie Mahoe shares lessons learned from decades around the diamond. Enjoy her unique insights on softball and life from years as a player, coach, parent, and fan of the game.