Mental Skills Basic Courses
The courses on this page are designed to provide the participant with foundational information in each of the mental skills and tools. In each of the courses, you will be introduced to the skill, some basic scientific fundamentals, how that particular skill or tool contributes to performance. All courses are designed to be introductory and will make you think about what areas you need to work on to improve the mental approach to your game. Personalized approaches require assessment and individual modification. After your introduction to these skills, you can seek out further consultation or information in any of these areas of mental toughness.
As the competitive environment becomes more challenging, all athletes need to understand how to manage their emotional energy. We live in a time where everything needs to be instant; therefore, we have grown to be impatient. Emotional energy that is not under control will change your approach to the game and will get in the way of your optimal performance search.
Without motivation, nothing else matter. If you are not connected to with the reason you what you do, you have little chance to reach your optimal potential. This course helps you connect with your internal motivational sources and will help you understand how to set goals that are effective and will get you closer to where you want to be.
Getting the Most out of the Travel Baseball Experience (Parents). This course is designed to provide the parents with an overview of the travel baseball experience, the mental skills training approach, parents contributions to the development of optimal performance, common issues with the travel baseball, and the foundations of feedback and communications. The information provided has the potential to improve the parents' competitive experience.
Coaching Fundamentals 1: This course introduces coaches to the EI Wappinger's travel baseball program, the critical elements of a coaching philosophy, strategies for planning practice, and how to communicate their vision effectively. The course introduces coaches to pedagogical approaches to teach physical skills at all levels.