The definition of CONFIDENCE is believing you can succeed and conquering the challenges of the game by performing at your highest level. Confidence brings intensity to your game. Confidence is key for all athletes. When the game is on the line, each person must play with confidence. Here are some mental tips that may help you play with confidence consistently.

First use personal affirmations, tell yourself positive statements about your ability and skills. For example when it’s the ninth inning, two outs, down by one run and you are at bat, remind yourself, “This is why I play, I love this game, bring it on.” You may also want to remind yourself when you have succeeded in a similar situation in the past.

You should have a list of achievements, reminders to build your confidence and pump you up! Keeping your confidence up and believing after an error or bad at bat is critical. You are the master of your thoughts, so put good ones up there. Give yourself a PEP TALK!

Then focus on your routine, don’t try to change too much! Stick to what you do best.I personally tested this theory this weekend and trust me, it works!

Mental Tip for the WEEK

Make your list of ten positive statements about yourself and a handful of achievements you can pull from for personal PEP TALKS!

Cold Weather Smoothie
1/2 cup of Orange Juice
1 cup Coconut Milk
2 clementines
4 TBL honey
1 tsp lemon Juice
1 tsp ginger
½ cup spinach
½ avocado
This should help fight off the weather and sickness along with providing lots of energy!

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