You see, managing what is going on in a player's mind is enormous.
But there's two ways a player's emotions are influenced.
The first is through his own thoughts, which we've touched on already.
And the second is by what he is told.
Mom and Dad, if you want your son to play like a Lovejoy, YOU have to make some adjustments as well.
And this isn't a "Oh hey say nice things to your kid because this is just a game and it's the right thing to do."
There's a little bit of that involved, but this is more of "This is what is effective in getting your child to perform at his best."
4. Ask Questions - Don't Instruct
How does the ride home sound in your car?
When little Jones has a sub par game, he gets in the car and the instructing begins...
"Your stance looked too narrow today, make sure you get wider."
"Remember what we worked on practice? You didn't do that today."
"You're hitting a lot of pop ups, we need to hit the middle of the ball."
And Dad isn't wrong about any of these statements, but the fact remains...
...is that this isn't helping.
So little Jones came to the game nervous, made some mistakes and is now hearing all about it in the car.
SOUNDS LIKE FUN!!
But these problems need to be addressed, right?
So, what does the Lovejoy family car ride look like?
Talking with Jono Armold, pitching coach with the Texas Rangers and holder of a Masters degree in Behavioral Psychology ...
...and all around great dude...
...his studies showed that players - like most everyone alive - don't like being told what to do.
(Shocker, I know)
But what they don't mind is being asked questions.
"How were you feeling out there today?"
"What do you think went well today?"
"What could have gone better?"
By asking questions, little Lovejoy is encouraged to take ownership of his own growth and improvement.
Because he's prompted to think about how to improve, he is not feeling embarrassed about his mistakes.
Instead of focusing on all of the mistakes like the Jones' car, the Lovejoy are focusing on solutions and improvement.
And do you really want to know the magic of asking questions?
This one is so important...
Little Lovejoy almost always comes to the same conclusion that Dad wanted to tell him about in the first place.
So while Mr. Lovejoy is empowering his son and is now looking for new ways to strengthen his son's confidence...
Mr. Jones is suggesting more batting practice.
"We'll get some extra swings in the cage. That will help iron it out."
But you tell me...
Will more swings in the cage fix the Jones' problem?
So who do you relate to?
There are REAL methods to help your son manage his emotions, and it is no longer acceptable for a kid to be left to "figure it out" on his own and *hope* that some day he'll play with confidence and ease.
It doesn't work that way.
Do you consider yourself to be adventurous enough to try a new method?
To step out and provide something new and valuable for your child?
Because if we want new results, we need to try new things.
So for those who have a child who is playing with tension and nervousness, I've put together a program that has worked wonders for my son....
...and for others as well....
It's called The Bulletproof Hitter, a 6 lesson program designed for young baseball players to help give them the tools to deal with their emotions and play better in games.
Take a look at this:
(I'd like to personally take100% responsibility for this young man's home runs, lol.)
But seriously, sometimes kids just need that little boost, or permission to let themselves play well.
Here's another testimonial:
If your son has anything in common with little Jones, I want you to know that there is a path - REAL steps - to play like a Lovejoy.
Every player is different, so if you're wondering if The Bulletproof Hitter would help you in your specific situation....
It will. 100%. No question about it.
And I'm not gonna charge you $1,000 for this program either, I want this to be a real solution for your son..
What your son will be encounter during The Bulletproof Hitter:
LESSON 1: How to Play Poorly Well
Players put too much pressure on themselves to succeed. This causes tension, nervousness and over-trying, all of which wreck a player's performance. Hitters are taught how to let go of the pressure they're putting on themselves and how to properly handle the constant failures this game throws at them.
LESSON 2: The Imposter Syndrome
Kids often have low self confidence because they believe that they're not good enough, or that the competition is better than it really is. They compare their inner feelings to other's outer appearance, which is unfair. This lesson will teach him to give himself the credit he deserves, and also provides the #1 technique used by professional athletes to embrace their emotions and use the "nervous" energy to actually improve their game day performance!
LESSON 3: Self 1 vs Self 2
Overthinking while at the plate will make it almost impossible for a player to perform at his best. In this lesson we teach that the hitter is actually two people: Self 1 the "teller" and Self 2 the "doer". This lesson will prove to your son that if he is having success at any time - in practice, at home, in the cage, wherever - that that's proof that he can trust himself as a capable hitter.
LESSON 4: Quieting Self 1
Once your boy realizes that Self 2 is his best self who performs so well in practice, he needs to learn how to turn off the inner chatter and make Self 1 "go away". But how do you do that??? This lesson is packed with applications - real strategies a player can use to occupy his mind, calm his nerves and allow for his powerful and confident swing to be with him at the plate!
LESSON 5: Act As If
Maybe my favorite concept ever, such a game changer. Confidence is everything, and in this lesson we train the hitter to act confidently BEFORE he has positive results. Too often we let the results dictate how we feel about ourselves, but we have it backwards! We have to act like a confident person BEFORE we have great success. This lesson gives instruction on how to do just that.
LESSON 6: Detatch From Outcomes
In a game where having success 30% of the time is good, attaching your self worth to outcomes is so harmful. Stress, nervousness and worry come from players internalizing failures more than they should. In this lesson players are given multiple strategies to help them personally detach from the outcomes and perform boldly and care free on game day.
Not to brag here, but this training is outstanding...I wish I was given this when I was a player.
So does The Bulletproof Hitter sound like a fit for you? If so, we'd love to have you:
We have bonuses as well to go along with The Bulletproof Hitter:
Along with the enrollment in The Bulletproof Hitter, you will get access to The MISSILE Method bat speed program, our tested and proven program that adds 3-9 MPH of bat speed the first time through.
This is a $197 program that you get for free as a bonus. Look at these results:
One more email Testimonial from one of my members: "
I'll be honest with you, this program works even better than I had expected it to.
I used the Diamond Kinetics bat sensor to measure the program that I *thought* was working well with my players. And the stats were eye popping.
So again, I'm eager for you to see this and not going to charge you thousands of dollars for this program... so I've included this as a free bonus for joining The Bulletproof Hitter.
So much value here I would hate for you to miss out. You never know what might be the difference in a bad vs great season,
I hope to hear from you :)