29 Results for author: BASE by Pros Administrator

The Reset Button

Commentary Last week in my mental focus session I was talking with one of my athletes on whether she was present or not in her lesson. She reflected and believed that she WAS present in her lesson but at school that day she found herself unfocused. I asked her what she did, and she told me that she pulled her “squishy” (soft squishy ball) out of her ... More

Self-Talk

Commentary “My kid is amazing in the cage and in practice, but once he steps on that field, in the box, or on the mound, he/she falls apart!” We have heard this over and over again from parents. It’s why we have put so much energy into training the whole person with our weekly talks, journals, and training techniques. It comes down to this: ... More

Radical Downtime

Commentary Did you know anxiety and stress is reaching epidemic proportions in our country? 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition.(1) There are a number of factors that can cause anxiety and stress disorders in youth and adults. One factor that I want to talk about is REST, or as the authors of The Self- Driven Child, William ... More

Visualization

Commentary Perception and how you see yourself is more powerful than reality. The thing is, reality is how we perceive the situations, events, and struggles. We have complete power to see what we want to see. Even though this can turn very dangerous in world views, political lines and other areas of our lives, we can use our great imaginations to create ... More

Reframing

Commentary https://youtu.be/PtJEzVyxGLw Mitch discusses reframing your mindset when faced with life's challenges and provides examples of how this works in our daily lives with the help of Brent, Danielle, Jody and Collin. Lesson Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell Puller, aka “Chesty”, is the most decorated Marine in American history. He ... More

Fuel Up!

Commentary When was the last time you asked how someone is and they responded with “BUSY!” Such a common theme in today's world - with so many things to do, yet it seems so little time to do them. Here is the thing...technology has allowed us to do more, but because we can do more it hasn’t saved us time! Our phones have the capacity to do everyt... More

Mirror Neurons

Commentary In September of 2009, I sat in the Cleveland Indians visitor dugout with my hitting coach Greg Walker. I told him how frustrated I was with my performance that season. I found myself starting to come with reasons. Lack of playing time, bad match-ups, the complexity of a bench role. Then I stopped, looked at him and said, “No more excuses, I ... More

Celebrating Failure

Commentary What makes a great story? When you think of the best stories ever told, fictional or nonfictional, you see these characteristics: Character(s) change something about themselves during the story. They go through adversity or failure. The best stories always come with struggle. Why, then, do we try to protect ourselves from failure? Why do ... More

Catching Academy (Winter 2019 in Arlington)

  Academy already underway? No worries! Call today to sign up with pro-rated pricing. (425) 200-4448 Catching and hitting will be combined in a very high level and engaging environment. Two tracks, one for Beginners and one for more Advanced catchers, offer the appropriate level of skill development. The Base By Pros Catching Academy is ... More

Fielding Academy (Winter 2019 in Arlington)

  Academy already underway? No worries! Call today to sign up with pro-rated pricing. (425) 200-4448 Infield and hitting will be combined in a very high level and engaging environment. Two tracks, one for middle infielders and one for the corner positions, offer position-specific skill development. Fielding is one of the most underserved ... More