Dave Starling : Handling Game Pressure With a Plan

Dave Starling : Handling Game Pressure With a Plan


Handling Game Pressure With a Plan

Handling the pressure of the game and especially in big moments are often too much for players. The bright lights, expectations, criticism, nervousness and silence are enough to make a player fall to his knees. 


Players try to reduce the pressure by remembering to embrace the moment, breathe, stay focused on the process and to downsize the importance. They have to remember that they’ll have multiple opportunities. It's important to let go of winning and not to over do it. Not every story needs a hero. 


One of the best ways to handle pressure is to push yourself in training and test your limits. Facing game pressures can be handled with a plan. By practicing with the same force and intensity as you would in a game will create less pressure in the moment, because you’ve done it time and time again. It's just a matter of execution. It's important to have self motivation and encouragement in those moments. If you’re mentally defeated, the job is already done. 


In this course, Dave Starling shares how he approaches the pressure that players often face and the best way to tackle it head on. Spinning it to work to their advantage and making the best of the moment. Everything you need to put the pressure behind you and win the game is right here. 


Simply click the ‘Book This Course’ button at the top right of this page, place your order, and you’ll immediately be logged into the training with full access. Learn how to handle the pressures of the game with an effective plan. 


The Coach



National High School Baseball Coaches Association


Dave Starling is entering his 30th season as a Head Baseball Coach.  He is currently the Head Baseball Coach at New Albany High School and the 2021 Division I Ohio High School Athletic Association State Champion Coach.  Previously, Dave spent 27 seasons at his Alma Mater Reynoldsburg High School where he holds the school record with 21 Wins as a pitcher/player and posted 398 wins with one regional title (2004), two district titles (2003, 2004) and five OCC titles (1988, 1993, 2003, 2004 and 2005) as Coach. He was an OCC Coach of the Year five times and district Coach of the Year three times.
Starling previously worked part-time with the Columbus Clippers as well as co-director of the state baseball tournament and the Big 10 Tournament at Huntington Park.  He also has coached one Major League Baseball player (catcher and multiple All-Star Mike Matheny) as well as sent over 50 players to college baseball and had 14 former players drafted.
Starling has also spent the last few years as a head coach in the Columbus Giants organization and has also spent time with the Batter's Box Bombers.

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