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Sign on Axe Bat Batting Cage

Busting Out for a Visit to Axe Bat Headquarters

If a tree falls in the woods and there’s no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Assuming it was chopped down, that was the question of the day as I toured the empty headquarters of Axe Bat. As I contemplated digital content ideas to keep the BASE by Pros machine churning while quarantined during ... More

Waiting with Face Mask to Play Baseball

What Waiting Reveals

Picture something that you had to wait a long time for - a great meal, a new season of your favorite TV show, a vacation, or finally getting acknowledged for your work by a coach, boss, or peers. If I was to total up the amount of waiting it took for me to make it to the  MLB in training and practice hours, I ... More

Kyle Nobach on First Base Talks with Coach Tyler Graham

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 ... More

Pat Casey Welcomes Kyle Nobach During Pre-Game Introduction on Senior Day at Oregon State University in 2018

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 ... More

Oregon State University Football's Drew Kell Stretches with Team

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 ... More

Baseball During the 1918 Spanish Flu

Baseball’s Reaction to 1918’s Spanish Flu

Did your history teacher ever ask you, “Does history really repeat itself?” Well, in the case of viruses, it looks like the answer is yes. History seems to be repeating itself along the lines of a rapidly spreading virus right now. A similar pandemic happened about 100 years ago in 1918. There are so many uncertaint... More

Kyle Nobach 2018 OSU Senior Day Homerun

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 ... More

Can you get to your destination without being all in?

Can you get to your destination without being all in?

I heard this conversation brought up in a podcast I was listening to and it really sparked my interest in what it takes to get somewhere. Here is the question: If you go halfway to your destination and then half way again and then half way again… Will you ever get to your destination? How many halves would it ... More

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 ... 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. ... More