Volume 4: It's About Control


From Coach Tory: We are blessed to have the opportunity to work with Coach Tanya Carlisle on the mental game. She does a great job with the Complete Hitting Clinic where a hitter has the opportunity to learn the science of the mental game in a classroom setting and then put that knowledge to work in the batting cage and game!I have learned so much from working at these clinics that I wanted to share some of the highlights.


The bottom line is a simple one, you need to work on your Mental Game, and we offer you the opportunity through the Fastpitch Prep Complete Hitting Clinics. Check out the schedule to be sure you don’t miss the next one!


Do you live your life out of control? Do you play the game out of control? Do you spend a great deal of time and energy worried about the things that happen to you?


Listen up.


Control what you can control!


So your shortstop made an error! So your centerfielder dropped a fly ball! So your lead off hitter keeps popping up! So your coach yelled at you! So you don’t like some of your teammates!




You have very little control over what happens. Things are going to happen in and around the game that you are not going to like. There are things that are going to happen that make it more difficult for you to win.


You do have control over how you react to the things that happen in and around the game! You can’t change what has happened, but you can control how you are going to react to it. Take each challenge and turn it into an opportunity to show the world what you are capable of! 


Challenge or opportunity, it’s up to you!


About the Author: Coach Tonya Carlisle has established herself as one of the top high school coaches in the state of Georgia. She guided Cherokee High School (Canton, Ga.) to region titles in n 2008, 2010, and 2016.


A four-year starter for Kennesaw State, Carlisle was a three-time NAIA All-American selection before being honored as an NCAA Division II All-American in 1995. A Columbus, Ga. native, Carlisle was captain of Kennesaw State’s first national championship team in 1995.