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Balls And Strikes

Aug 2, 2021

n this episode we are diving into habits and we will be discussing how James Clear in his book, Atomic Habits, recommends we think about habits. This is where the rubber meets the road. It’s easy to set goals or think of desired outcomes, but it’s the daily habits that are more challenging to be consistent with....


Jul 5, 2021

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...


Jun 21, 2021

This episode is 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,...


May 14, 2021

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...