Monthly Archives: April 2017

Training for Command : Brian Oates

"Just throw strikes!" I can't tell you how many times I heard that phrase (or some version of it) yelled from coaches, teammates, parents, and fans during my playing days. As you can imagine, it was typically yelled when the pitcher (often myself) was having issues finding the strike zone. I found that phrase to…
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Being Satisfied: It’s Not A Good Thing : Brian Oates

We all know Thomas Edison as the famed inventor of the light bulb. Many of us have heard the story of how Edison unsuccessfully attempted to invent the light bulb thousands of times. When he finally succeeded, a reporter asked him about his many failed attempts and Edison replied, "I have not failed, I just…
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A Simple Formula for Dealing with Adversity : Ron Wolforth

It has been suggested by several philosophers throughout history that mankind, at his essence, is a spiritual and emotional being having a physical experience, rather than a physical being occasionally coping with emotional or spiritual issues I personally believe that to be true. At our core, we are spiritual and emotional beings. Matthew 4:4 Jesus…
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You Play Like You Practice : Flint Wallace

In pressure situations, you will always revert back to your level of preparation. Let me explain what I mean… We have all heard the term, “he is a gamer” or “he is clutch” or “he rises to the occasion”. I believe most people think that this is some kind of inherited trait or something to…
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Being Great Is… : Jonathan Massey

Boring! Were you expecting something more profound than that? Well hear me out and maybe I’ll change your mind. The number one problem that you face, that we all face, is distraction. And I’m not talking about girlfriends/boyfriends, friends/family, or school/jobs. What I am talking about is that we think we got X figured out…
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The First Move Could Be The Most Important : Randy Sullivan

When I was around 10-12 years old, I enjoyed playing chess with my older brother. For some reason, my brother always chose to be the white side, and he always made the first move. I always thought he was being nice and letting me be the “home team”. I also thought it was good to…
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Communication… Or Lack There Of : Jill Wolforth

It’s quite common, at this stage in the season, for us to hear from some of our athletes regarding their struggles.  The season hasn’t gotten off to the start they hoped and for some, frustration or even discouragement has set in. Since the majority of players we deal with are pitchers, the things we hear…
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Comfortable Being Uncomfortable : Samantha Parrish

“As individuals, we often attribute the success of others to luck or circumstances and make excuses for our own failures and the failures of our team. We blame our own poor performance on bad luck, circumstances beyond our control, or poorly performing subordinates (teammates) – anyone but ourselves. Total responsibility for failure is a difficult…
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