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 Softball Hitting: When Your Mental Attitudes Count! 
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Softball Hitting: When Your Mental Attitudes Count!
by: Marc Dagenais

When preparing a softball hitting plan as a coach, do you consider improving only the physical aspect of your players? True, preparing players to become physically ready before any competition is of great importance. However, the mental attitudes of the players also count. That’s why a softball hitting plan that includes developing the mental skills of a player is a comprehensive one. Of course, after underlining the physical and mental skills to be improved, the coach must execute those plans with rigidity. It is only then a player can create a great hit.

As you can see, developing the physical aspect of a player is one factor while preparing the right mental attitude of a player is another story. However, when these two factors are combined expect an explosive strike. This only conveys that a player must together improve his physical and mental skills when it comes softball hitting. There are many softball hitting drills that prepare the physical aspect of a player. But how one will prepare himself mentally ready?

Alright, since a powerful swing is a contribution of both physical and mental aspect of the player, there must also be a powerful mental attitude guide. Developing positive mindset is the purpose a mental attitude guide. This strategy to prepare the players mentally also needs practice and repetition just like in physical aspect. Hereunder are considered powerful mental attitude softball hitting plan.

• Prepare your players to always be prepared physically and mentally. They must walk on the field ready to play softball.

• They must learn how to avoid distractions. Their focus must be on the game.

• Teach each softball hitter to learn from the pitcher. A good hitter does not only focus on his ability alone but also learns from others. He must study the pitcher’s movement and style through observation. For sure he can pick relevant information useful for the play.

• Players should know how to conquer their fears. Allowing fear to defeat you only hinders a good performance. Fears must be casted away when you enter in the field.

• Let the players develop self-confident. They must be standing in the middle of the crowd with no trace of tension. They must believe in themselves that they are great.

• They must step in the plate calmly and comfortably as they take their positions. When a hitter is about to hit, he should know what best stance for him.

• Let the hitter take a deep breathe. This will help him enhance his level of concentration while in a relax state and peace of mind.

• While standing on the box, the hitter should tightly nail his focus on the ball. During softball hitting drills, you must observe this as a coach.

• Inculcate in their mind that they can smash the ball. This should be what in their mind while waiting for the pitcher to throw the ball.

• Players should always be optimistic that they can bring home the trophy of victory.

As you can understand, these are softball hitting guidelines on how to increase the positive mental attitude of the players. As a coach, you must find ways to reinforce them.

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Marc Dagenais, MHK, CSCS, is a softball peak performance coach that helps players and teams hit with more power, run faster, throw harder, become mentally tougher, and be more dominant on the softball field. Visit us and sign-up to get tons of great FREE softball
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