You don’t have to be sick to get better!
Mental Skills Training = Performance Enhancement and Personal Growth
"Coach Traub, I love your stuff!! Off the charts great!! I played MLB for 16 years and coached 10 yrs in MLB as well. If I had your stuff when I was playing, I would have been fwice the player." -Dave Collins
"Coach Traub has a great understanding about how to communicate with young athletes in terms that work for them. He helped our players overcome some ‘mental bad habits’ that were hindering their ability to play at their best. I also think he instilled some life lessons that will help them be successful in anything they do in the future." -Coach Hedrick, University of Texas - Arlington
"Coach Traub’s mental skills training gives athletes an edge over their competition." -Heath Autrey
Mental masters on the diamond are leaders because they are confident and consistent. They know how to get themselves ready to give their best effort one pitch at a time, regardless of the circumstances.
Experience doesn’t make you better. It’s what you do with the experiences you have. It makes sense to keep a journal to keep track of what works and what can improve.
Now you have access to a roadmap that will take you to an uncommon level of mental toughness!aknesses into strengths. A primary goal is to develop detailed routines (pre-game, pre-at bat, pre-pitch, gathering) to help you be in the right place, mentally and physiologically, at the right time.. This manual provides a guided system for your journal and makes sure that you are addressing the right questions! After each game (or practice if you like), there is one page to complete. Added in throughout the manual are many other awareness exercises and activities. You'll gain clarity about your own strengths and weaknesses, and strategies for turning those weaknesses into strengths. A primary goal is to develop detailed routines (pre-game, pre-at bat, pre-pitch, gathering) to help you be in the right place, mentally and physiologically, at the right time.
Now you have access to a roadmap that will take you to an uncommon level of mental toughness!
You can purchase this e-workbook separately for $20.00, but we suggest you get maximum value with:
"Well worth the money, time, and effort spent." -Sarah, HS Short Stop
"Our team is doing very well and I feel great. I am a lot more under mental control and not so worried about the outcomes which helps free my mind and allow me to give my best effort. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this season has in store for us. We are taking it one pitch at time and making sure to enjoy and learn from each moment." -Karysta Donisthorpe, Pitcher at NMSU (She was 21-5 in 2015!)
Leaders have clarity of vision, lead by example, connect with empathy, and take action to make their teammates better. They also have thinking patterns that we can study and imitate. This book helps athletes more quickly get what they want from softball with great content and detailed mental training exercises. It's a great book study for a team's off-season mental conditioning. Foreword by Mike Candrea.
Coach Traub's primary sources (mentors) are John Wooden, Harvey Dorfman, and Tony Robbins. His secondary sources include many of the best sport psychology and mental game books ever written. Let him organize this material for you in a way that is comprehensive, yet easy to read.
To download a free preview of this book, including Coach Candrea's Foreword, CLICK HERE or SMARTPHONE version. You can purchase the e-book, Leadership Training for Softball, separately for $17.00, but we suggest you get maximum value with:
"This book is a gift to athletes and coaches alike." Aileen Morales, Head Coach, GA Tech
"Leaders make their teammates better, and that's exactly what anyone who applies the information in this book will do." Kevin Shelton, Texas Glory
"I was blown away! This book couldn't apply more to my current situation." Katie Repole, DI Player when quoted, Assistant Coach at the University of Virginia now
"In-depth and sophisticated while remaining easy to read and use." -Mike Candrea, Arizona Head Coach and 8X National Champion
This manual provides coaches with the tools to master the mental side of the game for themselves and their players. It includes a collection of exercises designed to improve awareness and help you solidify your coaching philosophy. It also has off-field training you can do with your team, plus a Parent Pledge. Perhaps most importantly, it includes the five worksheets of Coach Traub's Positive Coaching Certification Program along with the “answer” key.
You can purchase this e-workbook separately for $24.95, but we suggest you get maximum value with:
“As usual, you over-delivered value, Coach Traub. What you offer is a great benefit to the kids. Thanks."
"The girls actually went out and fell into a 5-0 hole and we continued to preach focus and positive attitude. They battled back and ended up undefeated in the tournament. They must have listened to your stuff a little more than I thought because I heard alot about good body language and positive thinking. These kids suprise me all the time."
Crisp. Convenient. Inspirational.
A library of short audio lessons for today's most competitive athletes.
Listen Now to EAA#1 - Mental Toughness:
Coach Traub's Elite Athlete Audios share the mental strategies of the greatest athletes in the world with you! You can listen to these in order or pick out your favorite topic. Many players have a favorite track they listen to as part of their pre-game routine. Let Coach Traub help you put the pieces of the performance puzzle together. His presentation of this material will help you figure out how to convert counter-productive patterns of thinking into self-coaching that maximizes your enjoyment, growth, and performance.
1) Mental Toughness
You can purchase Elite Athlete Audios #1-9 separately for $20, but we suggest you get it within:
"Winners have it, everyone else wants it… Coach Traub and his Mental Game Plan will lead you in the direction of becoming a champion both on and off the field." -Mike Smith, Ole Miss Head Softball Coach
"You spoke to my team last weekend. I enjoyed listening to you and knowing how to control my mind and how to always go around obstacles instead of quitting. Your speech taught me a lot about myself that I never knew. You made me open up my mind and release the stress and be more calm and open. Thank you." -Hannah, Age 14
Crisp. Convenient. Inspirational.
A library of short audio lessons for today's most competitive athletes.
Bolster your mental skills with detailed lessons about these critical mental skills and strategies. Coach Traub doesn't teach rocket science, but these conversational audios might blow you away with common sense strategies to help you look at simple truths in new, more useful ways. Then, use the tools provided to consistently be the best version of yourself on the diamond.
12) Ideal State
16) "Bad" words
17) "Act as if..."
18) Overcoming Obstacles
You can purchase Elite Athlete Audios #10-18 separately for $20, but we suggest you get maximum value with:
"I was skeptical that they would even stay awake, but the girls actually enjoyed your training. I've seen them using specific strategies that you taught them. Thank you!"
"I was very glad to hear that I was using the same kind of thinking as you."
Imagery is powerful. It has been known to cure “terminal” cancer and it is used systematically by professionals in every sport. It can help you learn new skills, rehearse strategy and techniques, gain confidence, commit to your plan, or communicate effectively from mind to muscle. It is also always available to you.
The mind does not differentiate between an actual experience and a vividly imagined one, but that level of impact and vividness comes only from skill, which comes from practice. In this CD, Coach Traub guides the athlete through progressive relaxation, use of power phrases, and detailed imagery. The athlete will probably want to lie down and close his eyes for the relaxation and guided imagery training. The imagery script includes many concrete examples of how to apply mentally tough thinking patterns in common on-field situations.
2) Progressive Relaxation
3) Hitter's Power Phrases
4) Pre-Game Imagery
5) In-Game Imagery
6) Hitting Notes
7) The Truth
You can purchase Relaxation and Imagery Script for a Hitter separately for $24.95, but we suggest you get maximum value with:
"Thank you for your tips on hitting! I got up to the plate today and I was relaxed and calm. I am a lot more confident!"
"I truly believe that the mental to physical equation is 4 to 1. I have four state championship rings to help prove it. We do a LOT of imagery training. I love your delivery and I use your nuggets of wisdom all the time in the great state of Arkansas!!!" -Debbie Clark
Imagery is a skill and skills improve with practice. This program will help you tap into your personal power by guiding you in Progressive Relaxation and the detailed practice of imagery. Professional athletes use imagery systematically before, during, and after competition. Do you? Get confident in your use of imagery by investing some time into training. The great news is that while you practice imagery, Coach Traub script will also help you apply many specific lessons from the Elite Athlete Audios.
The pitching notes on this CD are a bonus. You get the core components of winning the mental side of the game that are specific to pitching. You hold the ball. Don't make the avoidable and predictable mistakes that normal pitchers make. Instead, take control and throw the ball aggressively through the target!
1) Opening (3:52)
2) Progressive Relaxation (14:38)
3) Pitcher's Power Phrases (6:23)
4) Pre-Game Imagery (13:18)
5) In-Game Imagery (18:51)
6) Pitching Notes (4:17)
7) The Truth (4:11)
You can purchase Relaxation and Imagery Script for a Pitcher separately for $25.00, but we suggest you get maximum value with:
“The way Coach Traub teaches imagery is exactly how I used to practice it. Evidently, this doesn't come naturally to everyone.” -Lisa Hough, Coach and former TX A&M pitcher
Your Guide to Developing Talent
Parenting is perhaps the toughest job in the world. You are supposed to be biased. You are supposed to care. You are supposed to support and help the process, but not interfere with learning or team chemistry. You will always be a huge part of any team’s culture, but if you are unable to release your child to the team, you may mean well, but have a negative effect. These lessons are designed to help your team mold a positive culture that maximizes the potential in each athlete.
- During the Game (11:18)
- After the Game (10:06)
- Warning: Helicopter Parent Behaviors (6:46)
- Ideas to Impress Your Spouse (11:17)
- Strategies for Teaching Life Lessons (11:26)
Here is the first half of track one from this Parenting CD:
"Every sports parent would benefit from listening to your Parenting in Athletics audios. That is as good as it gets!!! This will solve a lot of coaching problems." Dave Collins (MLB player 1975-1990 and coach since then)
"I've always considered to the most significant problem in youth sports to be parents. After having a child play in various sports for several years now, I can fully attest to this phenomenon. Although I consider myself reasonably well-prepared to handle parenting my child through youth sports, the information Coach Weintraub provides is extremely beneficial. Any parent of a child in athletics could benefit from listening to this well crafted material." Jeremy Farber, former Head Coach, St. Edward's University Baseball
"Our girls really like Coach Traub and we definitely benefit from working with him. He makes it easier for the girls to just do their job to the best of their ability. I like his no excuses style and his ability to get right to the point." Debbie Hedrick, former Head Coach, UTA Softball
Coach Traub is a disciple of the late, great Harvey Dorfman. Harvey wrote The Mental Game of Baseball and worked with many of the greatest baseball players in MLB in the '90s and '00s. Harvey's question, upon hearing the situation, was always, "Well, what are you going to do about it?" That is your question now. You know the mental game is a difference maker. If you are ready to invest in mental toughness and leadership training, click here: