Hardball Society

Inside the mental game of baseball (ep. 9)



This episode of Hardball Society is all about the mental side of baseball and sports. Justin Musil and Phil Mackey sit down with Justin Anderson from Premier Sports Psychology -- one of the top peak mental performance coaches in the country. Justin works with pro, college and Olympic athletes -- and other top performers -- to help them reach their peak potential, and in this episode he explains the complicated wiring inside baseball players minds. What you'll hear on this episode: - Why more and more baseball players and other athletes are turning to sports psychologists- Aside from physical skills, what are the mental qualities that separate superior athletes from guys who don't rise to the top of their capabilities? - What is the zone, and how do baseball players reach it? - To what degree is a younger players success predictable based on mental patterns? Can sports psychologists hone in on how likely a player is to fail or succeed? - What are the core characteristics players need to be the best of the best