Mindful Baseball and Softball Performance:
5-week online program for Coaches, Players, Enthusiasts, and Professionals
New Session Begins
WED June 2nd, 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern Time
( % of each registration goes to support Pitch In For Baseball ⚾️ and Softball 🥎)
Pitch In For Baseball & Softball® PIFBS reduces barriers to play and promotes youth development by providing equipment directly to leagues, schools, and organizations around the world to start, continue, and/or expand their programs in the U.S. and 100 countries internationally.
This powerful online course is tailored to softball and baseball players, coaches, enthusiasts and those who support baseball and softball student-athletes. Created and taught by former and current baseball and softball players and coaches ensures very practical and tactical course content. The program is based on core concepts from the best-selling Mindfulness For Student-Athletes workbook and training program for sports coaches and professionals which has helped people in more than 15 countries learn, apply, and integrate these mindful and mindset principles and practices into their sport and life. This program will assist baseball and softball players and coaches in:
Creating Calm: Reducing Stress & Anxiety
Boosting Confidence & Mental Toughness
Improving Focus and Concentration
Developing Unshakeable Belief, Balance, and Commitment
Increasing Sport Satisfaction & Overall Well-Being
Heightening Ability to Get in the Zone
Driving a Growth Mindset and Optimistic Attitude
"I applaud how you connect with young men and young women who desperately need mental skills training. You change lives." -Bill Peterson, Pitching Coach - Pitching Injury Solutions Expert
“I strongly recommend this program for all athletes, competitors, family members, coaches, and professional personnel.” –Bill Reith, Former US Olympic Fencing Coach
What you'll get:
- Five, 90-minute live group interactive sessions with course creator.
- All live sessions are recorded for later listening.
- Many additional hours of pre-recorded content designed to help learn, apply, and integrate these concepts & practices for yourself, or as you help support/guide these practices with your athletes.
- Interaction with other softball and baseball coaches, players, educators, and professionals from around the world all with a vested interest in supporting the games of softball and baseball and its players.
- Interviews with leading professionals, sports psychologists and experts in sports performance and mental health.
- Weekly PowerPoint presentation slides.
- Access to a private Facebook group for program participants.
- Key Activities/Templates from The Mindfulness For Student Athletes book.
- Numerous additional written summaries, charts, graphics, and templates to support one's practice or share with your athletes.
- Dozens of research articles about mindfulness and performance in sports.
- Certificate of Completion for the 12+ hours of live and online instruction.
- BONUS: Hear from former MLB player and current coach with Oakland Athletics, Adam Rosales talk about the importance of a mindful routine and cultivating an enthusiastic winning attitude. Adam is also founder of Mindful Player which teaches kids/coaches mental game skills development.
- BONUS: Hear from former MLB player, Brandon Guyer, on nutrition and athletics and the importance of the optimal player mindset and reflection. Check out Brandon's amazing work at Fully Equipped Athlete.
- BONUS: Hear from former college baseball player and coach Jon Gold, Mental Health Counselor/Mental Performance Coach/Podcast host @ The G4G Show
- BONUS: Hear from former college softball player and coach (Laura Ramos)
Course Investment: $399.00 USD
SPECIAL BONUS: A Private one-hour online session with Todd after the course for groups of 3 or more who sign up from the same team/school.
(Limited # of partial and full scholarships available based upon need. Reach out to [email protected] for inquiry)
"Our son was able to keep his pre-game anxiety way down using the breathing exercises. During the game he found the mindful practices you worked on kept him focused and allowed him to control his anxiety while actually in game play. I know these tools are helping him already. Thanks so much for all your help!!" -Mindful Baseball coaching client- Parent of High School baseball catcher
Sign up now for mindful baseball and softball
Weekly LIVE Group Class Dates and Times: (All Live sessions are recorded for later listening)
1.5 Hours Per Week - 8 Hours Total Live session Instruction (classes 3 & 4 are extra 15 minutes) + 10 hours pre-recorded content available).
- Live Class 1: June 2nd, 2021 730-9 PM ET
- Live Class 2: June 9th, 2021 730-9PM ET
- Live Class 3: June 16th, 2021 7:30-915 PM ET
- Live Class 4: June 23rd, 2021 7:30-915 PM ET
- Live Class 5: June 30th, 2021 730-9 PM ET
All WEDNESDAY course times are listed in Eastern Time
SOME OF THE COURSE CONTENT COVERED IN THE WEEKLY CLASSES:
Week 1: Foundational Skills for a Mindful Softball and Baseball Athlete, Coach, or Professional:
What's a Mindful Athlete?, Introduction to Mindfulness, Exploring the Effects of Stress on your baseball/softball game, The ABC (Always Be Competing) Mindset, Mindful Softball/Baseball Sports Anchoring within The 2B.S.E.T. Model of Awareness, Intention/Attention/Choice, Beginning a personal mindfulness practice.
Week 2: Opening Your Sport Senses—Enhancing Sensory Awareness on and off the Ball Field:
Softball/baseball sensory awareness, Visual Anchor Points, CPR for Choke Prevention, Mindfully Drinking Sports Drinks/Water, Mindful Pre-Game Preparation-Managing Routines, The Psychology of Flow—how to get and stay in the Zone, Research into mindfulness and its use with athletics/baseball/softball.
Week 3: Boosting Your Body and Breath—Enhancing Physical Awareness, Stamina, and Creating an Unshakeable Core of Calm:
Sports Body Scan, Mindful Stretching and Walking the Lines in Softball/Baseball, Breathing Through Difficult Moments, 8 Ways to Use Breath to Reduce Stress, Body/Breath Grounding Athletic Anchors,TABAFI.
Week 4: Minding Your Mind—Mental Awareness Training:
Increasing Mental Toughness and Resilience, Commitment, Visualizing Sport Performance, 8 Ways to Disarm Harmful Thoughts, Creating Automatic Positive Thoughts, Difference between Command and Control.
Week 5: Emotional Mastery and Developing a Confident Softball/Baseball Player:
Emotional Intelligence, Tracking Sports Performance, Positive and Negative Mantras, The 5 G’s Appreciative Mindset, Becoming an Optimistic Athlete, Making your Last Shot philosophy, Creating Positive Momentum.
"I find Todd's content very helpful when working with athletes at all levels enabling them to reach new heights in life and sports." -Graham Betchart, Head mental skills coach for the NBA Utah Jazz and consultant to USA basketball
Enhancing Focus and Performance
Tapping into the athlete's power and presence to improve concentration, attention, intention, and ability to get into and stay in the zone.
Creating Calm: Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Improving the athlete's capacity to handle and move past the pressures and frustrations that will arise from competing both on and off the field.
Creating Confidence: Boosting Optimism and Resilience
Creating a growth mindset and more optimistic attitude to help the athlete continue to improve in all areas of their lives.
Meet your Instructor and Mindful Sports Coach
Todd H. Corbin, CPC, is a former multi-sport student athlete(baseball and golf) and youth baseball coach, longtime avid runner and sports enthusiast, mindfulness teacher, professional speaker, certified parenting coach, and parent to two teen athletes.
Todd grew up playing and enjoying both baseball and softball, even after getting his nose broken with a pitched hardball and a tooth chipped with a bat.
Todd is co-author of best-selling Mindfulness For Student Athletes: A Workbook to Help Teens Reduce Stress and Enhance Performance and creator of the online program based upon the book.
He spent 21 years in higher education publishing and was an instructor at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH for 12 years, teaching courses in stress management, peak performance, communication skills, mindfulness, and meditation.
Todd's been practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation since 1994 and has taken and studied with many of the leading practitioners and programs in the field including Deepak Chopra, Dr. Daniel Siegel, MBSR(UMass), MBSR-T, High-Performance Mindfulness mPEAK and mFLOW(UC San Diego), and Positive Psychology Science of Happiness(UC Berkeley).
What Other People Are Saying About Todd Corbin, His Mindfulness Programs, and Coaching
"I highly recommend Todd Corbin’s Mindfulness program, it may change your life!” –Marlena N. Hudson, SPHR, Organization Development, NASA Glenn Research Center
"Todd is a brilliant coach, facilitator and speaker. I participated in his Mindfulness for Student Athletes and Coaches professionals program. I was able to seamlessly introduce concepts learned in his course with my AAU and Junior college basketball teams. Thank you Todd for breaking down abstract concepts into easy to understand weekly topics.
-Jason Gant, AAU and Junior College Basketball coach
"Todd has been working with my high school son, who plays basketball and deals with anxious thoughts and feelings. I'm very grateful that my son has been able to experience breakthroughs, increased confidence and tools through Todd's excellent coaching." -Cressada B., Phd, LMHC
"This course offers a very well rounded, psychologically sound and supportive platform for all athletes, trainers, coaches and support staff who want to enhance their skills working with athletes. The strategies developed in this course assist individual's & athlete's in achieving better outcomes by addressing performance barriers that can often get in the way. Todd's expertise and insight, along with his humble delivery and teaching style made this learning program one I highly recommend." -Carrie Charles, RP, OACCPP
Varsity Athletics Point Person for Mental Health
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada
“It has been quite clear just how helpful this course has been with my son who plays club football. The course was excellent and having so many simple but effective tangible strategies and practices built into the course that can help him quickly recover from a negative experience on the pitch was brilliant.” -Janie Grant, High School Physical Education teacher
"Todd was instrumental in teaching our teenage daughter skills to reduce stress, enhance performance, and create focus. As a high achieving multi-sport student athlete, she has been able to utilize his exercises and wisdom in both her athletics and everyday life. We highly recommend Todd to anyone wanting help their student athletes achieve a greater level of success in their athletics and academics.” -Kelly Markley, mother of high school student athlete