Volume 6: Program Your Mind


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!


Why do so many players play the game expecting something to go wrong? It seems crazy to me that players spend time and energy thinking about the things that are likely to go wrong rather than thinking about what is going to go right. But they do! Why?


Program your mind for success!


After you have a great at bat or make a great pitch or make a great play, and I mean right after, you need to celebrate that accomplishment! You must reinforce what you want. You must reinforce the positive, yes I mean YOU.


You might get positive reinforcement from your coach, or your parents, or your teammates. While that’s nice, it isn’t nearly as important as you positively reinforcing yourself. You are the true judge! You are your conscience! You Know!!


See yourself being successful and you will be!


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.