8 Results for author: Brent Lillibridge

Why Playing Multiple Sports is Crucial for Long Term Success

How I will parent my athlete as a former MLB player... My oldest son is approaching the age of select programs and more opportunities for training. He is only 8 years old but there are plenty of options in all ranges of sports. The opportunity to get ahead with year-round training seems to be available in every sport and even other activities. My son ... More

The Reset Button – Part II

Commentary Seasons are over and summer is in full swing. Every October I would come home and reset during a long season. In this time of rest it would always be a time to reset the mind and body. I looked back at the season and developed the plan for how I wanted to improve for next year. It could have been getting stronger, faster, hit sliders more ... More

Building Your Diamond Principles

Commentary/Lesson https://youtu.be/F7_DDcNsdoE Where does stress and fear come from? We pretend, a lot, especially as athletes, that we don't care about the opinions of others. Right? We don't care what the fans are doing. We don't care what the parents are doing, what the coaches are doing. But when we really look deep down inside, we realize ... More

Self-Talk – Part II

Commentary https://youtu.be/_uKnnbsvT9A Dream Big, Serve Bigger! ~ Brent Lillibridge Lesson Revisit Collin Henderson's original lesson on Self-Talk. Your Turn N/A Final Thoughts N/A More

Focus on the Joy of Watching Your Kids Play

Commentary https://youtu.be/MRwUWLKxTBs Coach Brent shares a little parenting advice in the wake of the youth baseball parent altercation video currently making its rounds on social media. As parents, let's remember to focus on the joy of watching our kids play, not the results. At the end of the day, it's not about wins or losses, flawless execut... More

Awareness. Mission. Compete.

Commentary Have you ever heard the phrase, ”Ignorance is bliss?” I believe ignorance is ignorance. I believe once you are aware of something drastic changes can happen. Be aware of how you feel, then remind yourself what you have control of right now and finally, in the end, give your best in the present moment. Today, tomorrow or right now, STOP and ... More

Doubt – Part II

Commentary The season is ramping up and games are right around the corner. Every athlete, the closer they get to the season, allows for doubts to start creeping in. "Will I have the season I want?" "Will I get to play everyday?" The questions are always in the forefront of their minds. This is a great reminder about what we have control over. As parents ... More

Thankfulness – Part II

Commentary Last week we discussed Reframing. It only makes sense for us to talk about being thankful again. Can we agree that being negative and complaining comes very easy? It takes absolutely no effort to complain or be ungrateful. Our goal with every athlete and organization we work with is to train them to be resilient and autonomous. Since these ... More