Naturally, confidence is a key component of a player's mental game. But can we really impact confidence? Dr. Tom Hanson, co-author of "Heads Up Baseball 2.0", discusses this and provides some amazing tips to help our kids' confidence. This is Part 2 of a two-part interview.
Plus Justin Stone of EliteBaseball.TV answers the Question Of The Week about how to kindle (or re-kindle) passion for the game among youth players.
In this 33-minute episode, you'll learn:
- how to apply the concept of "Know It, Do It, Own It" to player routines
- how to help players have short-term memories
- how parents can undermine a coach's effort to help a kid's mental toughness
- why teaching players how to handle success is similar to teaching them how to handle failure
- how to help keep the confidence up of players who always bat low in the batting order
- how coaches can help themselves to be mentally tough (e.g., not too down after tough losses)
- the number one thing Tom believes you should help your players believe
- a better approach than the so-called "criticism sandwich" for correction
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