Coaches, have you ever had a hitter who puts in the work, does extra reps, and who genuinely cares?
She’s a player who legitimately works HARD.
Yet she continues to spin her wheels and her progress is slow at best, leaving both of you frustrated. However, she still has moments of brilliance that keep her going and reaffirm to you that she, indeed, can do it.
Knowing she’s capable, you push the fundamentals in practice and do everything possible to prepare her physically for competition. But nothing much comes from it.
So, what’s the next step?
If we were to poll all the softball coaches reading this, it's likely that most of us would say the mental game is incredibly important. Yet, when we examine the time spent working on our mental game each week we find we’re severely lacking.
In the game of softball, I find that hitters most often lose out on the full benefits of mental training mainly because there are so many of them....