22 Results for tag: mental game

The Importance of Achieving a Flow State

“The most powerful mind is a quiet mind.”– Collin Henderson, Author, Speaker, Mental Development Coach When I was in middle school, I watched the Oregon State Beavers on TV win back to back National Championships. I was 14 years old when my travel ball team had a tournament in Oregon. We stopped by the Nike store where I bought my first Oregon ... More

Shifting Mental Focus to Achieve the Fruits of Your Labor

“Fear is an illusion that traps the weak and motivates the strong.”– Pat Casey, 3x National Champion Head Coach Story: It was the fall of 2014. I had just moved to Corvallis, Oregon to attend Oregon State University. I was transferring in as a sophomore as I just finished my freshman year at Everett CC - a top-ranked junior college in Washing... More

Heads Up, Discover the Real You

For a lot of us athletes, we have been instilled with the mindset to put our heads down and work towards a common goal. But I think we can use this time of confusion and chaos to take a deep breath, pick our heads up, and find enjoyment and fulfillment in exploring who we are outside of our daily regiment.  For the past 5 years, as a Division 1 ... More

How can you become something, if you don’t believe in it?

What if I told you that almost 80% of human thought is negative? The human mind on average has about 800-1400 words that cross the subconscious in one minute. Nobody talks to you more than you. As athletes, one of the biggest mental skills in being successful at a high level is having great self-talk. But it is something that is not easy to master. In a ... More

Body Language – Part II

Commentary We are so worried about what we say when in reality it’s the sound of our voice and more importantly our body language that speaks much louder. If our posture - having our shoulders back and chest out - can affect our own brains, how much more can it affect others' perception of us? Own your space. Everywhere you go, take up space and ... 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