Feats of Strength: Improve Your Mental Game [Slideshare]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton | 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.
Motivational speaker Donnie Moore and his team speak, perform, and pump up the Royals' camp as they prepare for the regular season to start. They motivate with feats of strength but the strength we're interested in this post is born of the athletes who hear the words that will set their mental game to the next level of their training.

Vision to Win, Believing You Can Win, the Will to Win 
Whatever you recognize and are thankful for, increases in your life.

As we all know, one of the most effective ways of becoming great is studying the greats. And to take this concept a step further, visualizing yourself being great is even better. For more on great visualization practices, check out Breaking Muscle HQ's 6 Lessons on Visualization. For some inspiration nuggets of athletic and mental motivation check out these great quotes below.
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.
You'll discover a valuable core reason for motivating that's based on human nature and biology. In moments when you need to motivate your players quickly, you can tap into this principle and elevate your players with the answer to their "why?".


Whatever the motivational tactic, it's always great to remember that you're mind is the image center of success or failure. Feeding your players with images or words that provoke success will go a long way in their journey to executing excellence in practice, games, and life.


Thank you for reading this post. I hope it inspired you or at least led you on a path to sources that will motivate you and your team to greatness. Feel free leave a comment and share motivational tactics you use or sources that keep you going through your seasons!



Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, Coaching Tactics, Sports Psychology, Motivation, Athletic Performance, Kansas City Royals, MLB

Written by Camille D.C. Sutton

Let's just say that I can hang with the best of them in a game of serious wiffle ball. An expert observer, baseball admirer, and baseball coach's daughter, I'm just here to share the latest and greatest in baseball development, baseball training, and maybe some of my peanuts at the ballpark.

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