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Focus
Concentration
See the Field – Awareness
Quick recovery following mistakes
Keeping Positive
Ability to relax between plays
Ability to relax during play (position specific)
Ability to keep focused after a score
Confidence in Self
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Self-talk – positive self-expectation
Confidence in your ability to hit your spots
Confidence in Your Catcher
Communication with your Catcher
Confidence in your Team defensively
Reaction to a bad call
Analyze and Forget Mistakes
Ability to Focus & Refocus on the Target
Emotional Control (regaining composure following anger, disappointment, early success, confusion, anxiety)
Being in control of your Body (execution of different pitches)
Managing pre-competition arousal
Productive focus for arousal “on the field” – “in the dugout”
Attentional Focus Routine (broad to narrow, external to internal)
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Ability to manage anxiety
Pre-pitch routine – In the hole/on deck/stepping into the box
Attentional Focus Routine (broad to narrow, external to internal)
Focus points – precision
Seeing the ball
Seeing the laces in rotation
Self-talk – positive self-expectation
Shifting negative thought patterns – self-talk
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Fueling properly
Stress management
Resting
Sleep
Goal setting
Use of affirmations – self-talk
Use of Imagery to “visualize” proper execution and performance
Stretching and Strength Training
Ability to develop good defensive habits amongst teammates
Full effort, every time, every play
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