• Hurrdat Media
3 episodes
In Major League Baseball, pitchers, on average, throw around 60% strikes. While we can easily understand that a pitcher will not throw 100% strikes or 100% balls, we tend to believe that they should be 100% mentally focused all the time, but that is just not the case. Similar to balls and strikes, there is a balance players need to achieve for high performance. Whether it’s balancing distractions with focus, negative thoughts with positive thoughts, or excuses with accountability -- a player's mental game is a dichotomy of opposing forces. We tackle these topics and many more as we dive deep into the mental game. Join us as we call Balls and Strikes.

Episodes

EP 03: Player Development with Alex Hale (Part 2)
2021 Jul 0527m 40s
This episode is the second in a three part series on player development. The second part - Goal Setting - focuses on the why and how of goal setting. Tom Oldham and Alex Hale break down the goal setting process into long-term goals (“Star”), short-term goals (“Clouds”) and Immediate Goals (“Dirt) to help players understand the process for developing goals. We believe that goals provide the vision at the foundation of a player’s development.
EP 02: Player Development with Alex Hale (Part 1)
2021 Jun 2126m 22s
The first in a three part series on player development. The first part - Approach - focuses on the difference between having a fixed mindset and a growth mindset as a player. Tom Oldham and Alex Hale discuss how having a growth mindset helps you reach higher levels of achievement by embracing challenges, persisting in the face of setback and learning from feedback. In this episode we reference the book, Mindset by Carol Dweck. A must read for all coaches and players alike. We hope you enjoy!
Welcome To "Balls And Strikes"
2021 May 1413m 29s
In Major League Baseball, pitchers, on average, throw around 60% strikes.  While we can easily understand that a pitcher will not throw 100% strikes or 100% balls, we tend to believe that they should be 100% mentally focused all the time, but that is just not the case.  Similar to balls and strikes, there is a balance players need to achieve for high performance.  Whether it’s balancing distractions with focus, negative thoughts with positive thoughts, or excuses with accountability -- a player's mental game is a dichotomy of opposing forces.   We tackle these topics and many more as we dive deep into the mental game.  Join us as we call Balls and Strikes.
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