How to play baseball training coaching secrets
How To Play Baseball Training Coaching  Secrets

While there a million books and videos on how to play baseball,There has been very little quality information written about coaching and training the mental side of baseball.  Whats funny is that this is the 90%  of the game.


The secret of how to play LEGENDARY baseball all lies within training your mind.  You do this on your own nightly,  daily before practice and even while playing. If you are a baseball coach looking to incorporate mental game training into your coaching one of the great ways to do it is by  lowering your voice, not screaming at players  but by pumping them up with positive expectation  and encouragement as if they are little children ( even if they are not)  and also using visualization exercises where they see in their minds eye  the outcome that they want.

We have  a really incredible program that can also help you with this as well

If you saw the wonderful baseball movie  "Moneyball" you may remember these words,

" Few scouts can go into the mind of a young man and determine if he is really a confident in what he can do. So you sign him based on his ability. But then he's got to be successful to be confident and once he becomes confident that's when you've got something. You make a decision based on who you see and things don't pan out thats baseball! Many are called. Few are chosen" - Moneyball.

Now when I watched that movie and I heard those words I thought hmmm they are only partially right!  You see,  all of the best baseball players  don't just become CONFIDENT by being successful on the baseball field. They become CONFIDENT
OFF the field as well.  These  elite, extraordinary baseball players  do this by  using hypnosis and visualization to program themselves for to be FOCUSED AND IN THE ZONE!  

If you want  to know how to do this   CLICK HERE  and you can read an in-depth article about a unique program that uses hypnosis for baseball players.  Baseball coaches  and baseball players of all levels can really benefit from it.


Heres an article   from the Los Angeles Times on The Mental Side of Baseball from May 10 1998


Visualize Base Hits
Hypnotherapist Helps Easley Revive Career With Tigers
May 10, 1998|MIKE TERRY | TIMES STAFF WRITER


With Tim Salmon, Gary DiSarcina, Garret Anderson and Jim Edmonds, Damion Easley was supposed to be part of the foundation the Angels were to build their teams around in the 1990s.

It didn't quite work out for Easley, who was plagued by injuries--primarily shin splints, but also shoulder and ankle problems--and self-doubts during his Anaheim stay, which lasted from his breaking into the lineup in August of 1992 until the Angels traded him to Detroit in July of 1996.

vIn return, the Angels got right-hander Greg Gohr, who appeared in 15 games in 1996, went back to the minors last year, and retired.

Since becoming a Tiger, Easley has become a solid everyday player. Last year, he led all American League second basemen with 21 homers (he also hit one playing shortstop) and drove in 72 runs while batting .264.

So far this season, despite Detroit's sluggish start, Easley continues to thrive. He is batting .297, has hit safely in 23 of 30 games, and leads the Tigers in homers (six) and RBI (17).

The turnaround can be attributed to Easley being healthy, and the change of scenery. But there is something else.

To strengthen the mental part of his game, Easley turned to hypnotherapist Pete Seigel midway through the 1995 season. At the time, Easley was on his way to a second consecutive season batting less than .220, and had to squeeze out playing time behind Spike Owen and Rex Hudler.

"I needed something to make a difference," Easley said. "I was skeptical. When you're in the limelight everybody has a quick fix for your problems. But I was at a point where I needed to do something. So I was ready to listen to what he had to say."

Each session with Seigel lasts 40 minutes. In that time, after being put into a hypnotic state, Seigel reinforces Easley's conscious and unconscious mind with positive slogans. He also tells Easley to visualize his most successful moments at the plate, to remember the feelings and sensations that went into a particular home run or line drive into the gap.

Until now, Easley had never talked about his work with Seigel, not even with his teammates on the Angels or the Tigers.

But he said athletes should consider all kinds of avenues when they need help.


But he said athletes should consider all kinds of avenues when they need help.

"If what I did can help someone else make it, that's great," Easley said. "When I played with the Angels, Chili Davis would talk to me and give me tips he might not give others, whether I used them or not. Now that I'm a veteran, I feel it's my responsibility to help others. And when I went through a tough time, this is how I got out.

"The physical ability to play was always there. I had just become blocked mentally. Baseball is not my job, it's my passion. I had accomplished a dream making it to the big leagues. And when you're struggling, you'll do anything to keep you where you think you belong."

Seigel--a 20-year state certified hypnotherapist who has worked with Steve Beuerlein, the late Lyle Alzado, Troy Aikman, Gerry Cooney and former Clipper Ken Norman among others--said he developed his system by taking the best of studies in hypnotherapy, Gestalt therapy, and neurolinguistics programming.

"My job," Seigel said, "is to provide [materials] that help the athlete reach his or her level of consistent and enhanced performance. While confidence is not necessarily a fragile thing, it can be impeded by conflicting emotions. Like a muscle, it needs to be trained.

"These players have hitting coaches, weight trainers, and nutritionists working with them. I see myself as a mental training coach, helping them to become stronger, successful players."

At the time of the trade, Tigers manager Buddy Bell said the team hoped they were getting a player "who could fill a hole for us." But Easley has gone beyond those expectations.

"He's not only a dependable player, he's become a leader in the clubhouse," Bell said. "And he's been good since Day One here."

Bell said he had "heard" of Easley's work with Seigel, but said his only concern was if Easley felt it was working.

"Sometimes it's good to hear things from the outside," Bell said. "Baseball is tough, the game is more demanding physically than people realize, and it can be even harder mentally. You can fail so much that it can become tough to deal with. And the more the competitor, the tougher that failure gets."

Easley's resurgence hasn't been that easy for Anaheim General Manager Bill Bavasi to watch, since the Angels have nothing to show for the deal.

"When you make deals, you have to analyze on what you had at the time," Bavasi said. "At that time, whether it was the injuries that caused him to play poorly, it was a struggle for him here. Sometimes it doesn't work out, and maybe a different circumstance does work out.

"I don't have anything but fond feelings for Damion, and I'm glad to see he is doing well. In hindsight, it turns out to be a bad trade. But those are things that happen."



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