Championship Culture


I borrowed this list from one of the greatest mental game coaches in any sport. I have had the great opportunity to listen to Jeff Janssen several times and always came away impressed. I have all of his books in my coaching library and look back at them often. If you get the chance to listen to or read anything from Jeff, you will be a better coach because of it.


10 Things Teammates Do Not Allow Teammates To Do in a Championship Culture.

1. Cut Corners

2. Whine and Complain

3. Make Excuses

4. Act Selfishly

5. Disrespect Each Other

6. Divide the Team

7. Trash the Coaches

8. Embarrass the Program

9. Give Up

10. Let Teammates Down


This is a pretty strong list. Each of these items can be a team killer by itself. When we allow them to take place, we are allowing our team to fail.


Success is difficult to achieve. Don’t short circuit your opportunities by allowing negative behavior to kill your tea.


Thanks Jeff!!


About the Author: Tory Acheson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Fastpitch Prep staff. He has coached at all levels of the game, including the last 25 years at the college level at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Tennessee Tech and Kennesaw State. He began his coaching career at the high school level spending 9 years Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wis. and is now working as a professional softball instructor.