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When the cleats come off Podcast
My purpose is to give athletes the tools they need to succeed, and “When the Cleats Come Off” was created for JUST THAT! Parents and coaches who are looking for answers in the game can turn to this podcast for enlightenment and motivation to give their athletes the tools they need to THRIVE!
(Available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts)
Did you hear i have a blog, too!?
Journaling is one of the best things I ever did for myself as a player, and it’s something I still do to this day. I’ve never met anyone who forgets things as fast as me, so when I have a thought, an amazing idea, or some kind of epiphany, I HAVE to write it down as soon as it comes to mind! When I was playing, my journal consisted of descriptions of my best days in between the lines and most definitely my worst as well. I was able to figure out problems in my swing, my confidence, and even my leadership by writing down the details of certain events. The more I wrote, the more I learned about myself, and I want you to do the same. Above are some of my most recent journal entries which have to do with a few things softball and also things that have NOTHING to do with softball. After all, your career doesn't last a life time, but your legacy can.
Imagine the best game you’ve ever had in your entire life. You probably remember what that pitcher looked like standing on the mound, the extreme confidence you felt in the box and on the field, or maybe even that amazing diving play you made to end the inning. I’m guessing you just smiled thinking about it. You were at your very best that day, and it always feels good to be at your best, doesn’t it? That “state of mind” is something we want to recreate as often as possible. So, writing down those details on a piece of paper (or maybe even your phone) has that day documented from the time you woke up, to the moment your head hit the pillow that night. Get it all down, because you might want to do some of those same things as part of your routine later on.
Now, imagine the worst game you’ve ever had or a streak where you just couldn’t hit ANYTHING (we’ve all been there!). Those days when you’re not feeling your best, wouldn’t you want to look at that “best day” journal entry to remind yourself how great you are? You ARE amazing, and you have done amazing things on and off the field...so let's get those amazing things down! Think of it like you reminding yourself that you can get through anything! Having a journal is one thing, but putting it to good use is another. I promise it will help you with your game-day mentality and also get you through some of the hardest moments in your career. I’m excited to hear how a journal can help you!