how to bounce back from a loss

You are a human, you make mistakes. There is a simple but effective way to deal with ALL loses, errors, mistakes, etc:  extract the lesson, commit the lesson to memory, forgive yourself, and move forward with confidence. It is important that you do not repeat your mistakes, so you should note your shortcomings and downfalls.…

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draw first blood

He who hesitates is lost! Last year during the season, we spoke about a golden rule of baseball- do unto others before they do unto you. Some people misquoted me saying- do harm to others before they do harm to you. I like both. I want to clarify this point further. What does this mean…

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don’t get caught up in the fan mentality

Stop approaching your sport as a spectator! Players play, coaches coach, administrators administrate, and there can be no overlap in between. ​Identify your role first. You are a player, an athlete, a participant. This means you must think like a participant, not as a coach, not as an administrator, and certainly not as a fan. Most…

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driving with the emergency brake

Imagine driving a high performance car, say a Lamborghini, on a race track. You start the car and you begin to drive. You give it more gas, you shift the gears, and your speed climbs. You feel your car moving faster and faster until all of a sudden…you hit a plateau. Your speed remains constant…

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ditch your excuses now

If you choose to compete, if you choose to do anything, you must eliminate all excuses.  In Sport Psychology, they call this “Self-handicapping.” When we know failure is a possibility, we will tell ourselves and others excuses or reasons why we are not at our best- we’re hurt, tired, went out last night, haven’t practiced…

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