The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance by H.A. DorfmanWithout a doubt the classic guide to mental performance enhancement for baseball. Here in the third edition, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game. The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.
Why Major League Baseball is '90% mental' now more than ever
How important do you think your mental approach is to your baseball performance? If you are a high-level player, you know it is very, very important. I don't like to put percentages on it, but you would probably agree that it is critical to your sustainable success. You know mental toughness in baseball is huge. We worked on mental toughness every day.
There are three main pillars of behavior consistently found in successful baseball players and teams:. Mental toughness is the final pillar required. Mental toughness is the discipline to remain focused when others would not. But players who channel their emotion constructively and maintain focus are those most likely to find success on the diamond. Baseball is a physical sport. As a physical sport, there will be plenty of bumps, bruises and scrapes. Slides into bases.
If you understand old Yogi's wisdom, you can see that the mental side of this game has a lot to do with performance success! What you focus on and think about before and during the game can make or break your performance!
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