Brent Kemnitz, distinguished former pitching coach for Wichita State, shares some insight on how he coached the mental side of pitching with his pitching staff. We don't want to talk our pitchers into a slump, as he warned in Part 1 of my interview, but we do want to get them feeling happy, strong and confident. This is Part 2 of a two-part interview.
Plus Austin Wasserman of WassermanStrength.com talks the progression for the Kettle Bell SOT Press in his Wass Strength Tip Of The Week.
In this 28-minute episode, you'll learn:
- an inside glipse at what his pitcher meetings (nicknamed "Flow") were like
- what "confidence at the end" means
- what is comedy
- what is presence
- what the movie Wedding Crashers can do for your pitchers
- whether pitching is an art or a science
- what it means to be a communicator
- how to help kids handle umpire calls that don't go their way
- 3 ways to handle adversity
- what to do with kids who aren't the most motivated
- some thoughts on making things fun
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Austin Wasserman's Kettle Bell SOT Press
- Youth Baseball Edge on Facebook... use #pitcherflow
- Youth Baseball Edge on Twitter...use #pitcherflow
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