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A Softball Coach's Guide to Effectively Understanding Players [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 19, 2016 12:14:04 PM

 

 

As new players take the field in practice with the start of a new year, team chemistry will be important.

But why leave team chemistry to chance? Coaches have the responsibility to give their best efforts to understanding each player to effectively motivate each one, and collectively influence the entire team.

Each player displays different strengths and weaknesses, and thanks to the DiSC test assessment, we can boil down a myriad of personalities into four basic behavioral profiles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance.

These four profiles make up the the study’s acronym to feature the profiles within its very own name, and while people will exhibit a mix of each of the four, most of us are particularly "high" in one or two areas.

If softball is 90% mental and 10% physical, the DiSC personality assessment could be just the key coaches are looking for to unlock more of their players' mental game.

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Topics: Softball, Softball Coaching, Sports Motivation, Sports Psychology, Softball Practice, DiSC

6 Characteristics of the Relentless Softball Competitor [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 8, 2016 12:34:59 PM
 
You've probably heard of the phrase "iron will" -- someone who uses struggle, loss, challenge, and failure to help their determination or performance gain even more momentum. The methods behind such mental strength are simple, and they're totally effective for coaches to get the results they want from their players.
 
So what does an "iron will" kind of softball player look like?
 
A player with that kind of tenacity, according to mental toughness softball specialist, Dr. Alan Goldberg, combines their past success and failure with focus on the main thing.
 
Read on to see the infographic we made from Dr. Goldberg's Competitive Advantage article.
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Topics: Softball, Softball Coaching, Sports Psychology, Softball Mental Game

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