Coaching The Mental Gameby Andy McKay
The mental game is usually thought to be this intangible thing that can't be taught and a player either has it or doesn't. It is almost something of a mystery.
Andy McKay is here to bring the light and the heat on the mental aspect of baseball. Coach Andy McKay dives into tactical and strategic applications for both players and coaches.
During this course, you'll learn:
- Systems For Mental Skills
- Clarifying Your Language To Your Players
- How Players Should Manage The 15 Seconds Between Pitches
- and much more...
The mental game of baseball can be a gamechanger for so many players and coaches. On top of that, it is the biggest factor that keeps minor league plays from ascending to the majors. For that matter, it is the biggest reason why players do not ascend from one level to the next. Whether that is JV to Varsity. High school to college.
Andy gives you the tools and resources you need to start implementing mental skills into your team and program right away.
Andy McKay is currently Director of Player Development for the Seattle Mariners.
He began his coaching career in 1993 at the University of Tampa where he helped coach them to a NCAA Division II National Championship.
The next season he joined his alma mater, Sacramento City College. When Jerry Weinstein retired in 1998, Andy was promoted to replace him. That 1st season, he led the Panthers to a CCCAA Championship.
Andy stayed head coach for 14 years with a record o 427-205-2 with one state title. In addition to coaching the Panthers McKay also was pitching coach of the Chatham A's in 1996, managed the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in 2006, and managed the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League for five years (2008-2012) along with winning a league championship his final year.
Coach McKay was a Peak Performance Coordinator with the Colorado Rockies for 3 years as well.