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

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 19, 2016 12:11:33 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 baseball 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: Coaching, Sports Motivation, Sports Psychology, DiSC

Feats of Strength: Improve Your Mental Game [Slideshare]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 23, 2016 12:33:30 PM
 
 
Yogi Berra once said, "90 percent of the game is half mental." Our man Yogi may not have been the best with the concept of percentages, but he knew a thing or two about the mental game of baseball. 
 
Recently our good friend Donnie Moore made a visit to speak to the Royals at Spring Training. With demonstrations of strength and motivational talks, he effectively releases tremendous amounts of drive and desire.
 
Here you'll find some great content to sharpen your mental game, unlock your inner motivation, and discover how to draw out the best work ethic of your players.
 
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Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, Coaching Tactics, Sports Psychology, Motivation, Athletic Performance, Kansas City Royals, MLB

5 Amazingly Effective Tactics Coaches Should Use After a Loss

Posted by Romy Cucjen on Mar 16, 2016 1:11:36 PM
 
Coaches have many favorite moments in sports—losing is not one of them. 
 
By simple deduction we know that coaches who take the time to read anything online to help them excel are after a few things: developing better players, learning how to improve their coaching, finding out how to foster team unity, etc. All of the components just mentioned are in effect aimed towards the end goal of winning. 
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Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Coaching, Sports Psychology, Baseball Winning, Baseball Mental Training, Baseball Psychology, Winning Games