USA ELITE TRAINING – Softball Training CT

2022 Mental Skills Bundle 2

CLASS #1:
2022 GOALS SETTING MENTAL SKILLS WORKSHOP:  Part 2

2022 is here and we’re ready to start the year of strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. Studies show that only 8% of Americans actually uphold their resolutions set at the beginning of a new year (Forbes, 2020). It is often not the nature of goals that fail but the process of setting appropriate, realistic, and meaningful ones. This mental skills class is designed to help athletes establish their intentions in the 2022 softball seasons, create a well-versed action plan, collaborate with others on accountability, and talk through challenges hiding amongst the twists and turns. Please join us in this 4-week virtual workshop! This class is designed for athletes of all ages. No previous mental skills work is required!

GOAL SETTING; Part 2: 8-8:30 pm EST (Monday)

April 11 (pre-recorded) 
April 18 (LIVE)
April 25 (pre-recorded)

CLASS #2: MIND GYM CLASS:  Part 2 8-9 pm EST (Sunday)

April 10
April 24
May 1
May 8
 

This class focuses on the 2nd half of the book Mind Gym by Gary Mack and is a great extension from the Part I series. Topics included in Part II are stress, self-talk continued, attention control & mindfulness with a greater emphasis on application! 

 

2022 Mental Skills Bundle 1

CLASS #1: BE A DREAMER & A DOER: 2022 GOALS SETTING MENTAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

Live Class Dates for Goal Setting: (30-45mins)

2022 is here and we’re ready to start the year of strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. Studies show that only 8% of Americans actually uphold their resolutions set at the beginning of a new year (Forbes, 2020). It is often not the nature of goals that fail but the process of setting appropriate, realistic, and meaningful ones. This mental skills class is designed to help athletes establish their intentions in the 2022 softball seasons, create a well-versed action plan, collaborate with others on accountability, and talk through challenges hiding amongst the twists and turns. Please join us in this 4-week virtual workshop! This class is designed for athletes of all ages. No previous mental skills work is required!

Dates for Class #1-Be a Dreamer & A Doer-GOAL SETTING: 8-8:30pm EST (Monday)

April 11 (pre-recorded) 
April 18 (LIVE)
April 25 (pre-recorded)
May 2 (LIVE)

 

CLASS #2: MIND GYM CLASS:  Part 1 7-8pm EST (Sunday)

April 10
April 24
May 1
May 8
 

This class will provide the athlete with a foundational understanding of psychological variables and techniques that can be used and understood in the context of softball performance. The group format will elicit direct application to serve specific individual and shared experiences. The group directed discussions will create a safe and welcoming space to talk through the mental challenges and skills necessary to handle daily athlete challenges as well as how to handle the stressors of becoming an elite athlete. Topics in Part 1 will include the basics of motivation, imagery, self-talk, & energy management. The course required reading will be Mind Gym by Gary Mack.

                                          Private Mental Coaching Sessions

Registration Prices:
Series of 5 lesson packages (choice of 30 or 60 min) MEMBERS ONLY 
30 minute sessions: Member ONLY: $150
60 minute sessions Member ONLY! $300
 

Individual Sessions:

30 minute individual coaching:  Member:  $35; Non-Member:  $40
60 minute individual coaching:  Member:  $70; Non-member:  $80

 

Description:

This class is designed to optimize your performance mindset. Athletes work to create a mental routine and action plan throughout the season and beyond. Topics of interest and personalized coaching include pre-pitch/hitting routines, confidence, energy management, breathing, visualizations, and goal setting practices. This class is designed and would be great for anyone seeking to gain a softball competitive advantage, work through mental challenges associated with both practices and elite performances, and improve the mind & body connection. Athletes are also strongly encouraged to sign up for the introductory 8-week mental skills training class, based on the book Mind Gym.

About Coach Erika Osherow, M. Ed. CSCSErika was a personal client of Coach Hapanowicz in both pitching and hitting since 7th grade.   Erika was stand out Softball player at Darien High School from 2011-2015, where she was a pitcher and shortstop. She continued her playing career at the University of Virginia on a full athletic scholarship.  Upon graduation with her BS in Kinesiology and Psychology with Honors, she received the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship and Life Skills Award Scholarship. She pursued her MEd at the University of Virginia in Exercise Physiology and earned the Curry School of Education David F. Cook Award for Graduate Excellence. She is certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well.  Erika’s additional experience includes working as a performance psychology intern at the Center for Enhanced Performance at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She also has worked as a virtual health coach for Noom, Inc. Erika is currently pursuing her M.A in Sport & Performance Psychology from the University of Denver.

  • Understand how to elevate your game by connecting both the mind and body
  • COVID has created a lot of challenges both mentally in the unknown of seasons, social gatherings, engagement in society, schooling, and especially sports
  • Overall PRIORITIZATION of well-being 
  • Create an open space for Elite Softball Players to connect once a week to talk about softball and share success and struggles
  • Approaching the mind can be daunting…let’s create a simplified space to apply and talk about mental skills to cope, approach, and conquer life on and off the field
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to purchase and sign up for an extension of the program that meets individually with a coach to go over mental and physical self-assessments, personal goal setting, and create a specific action plan heading into the 2021 season. 

This course will provide the athlete with an understanding of sport training mental techniques that can be used and understood in the context of softball performance. The group format will elicit direct application to serve specific individual and shared experiences. It will be a place to talk through the mental challenges and skills necessary day to day as well as how to handle the stressors of becoming an elite athlete. Topics will include motivation, self talk, breathing, mindfulness, imagery, confidence, and peak performance. The course required reading will be Mind Gym by Gary Mack. 

  1. Learn and apply the basic skills of sports psychology as a softball player
  2. Create a toolbox of techniques and repertoire of skills to deploy in moments of high emotion
  3. Generate a framework of how the mind and body can work together to accelerate your growth as an athlete
  4. Apply the tenets of Mind Gym to your own game and life
  5. Elicit conversation around the mental side of softball to give you a competitive advantage