Mental Toughness is ________

Mental toughness, as I mentioned in the  Win Now post , is of great interest to me. Coaches are always talking about it.  "We've got to be tougher!"  "The other team was just tougher than us today," or "That kid is just tough.  You can't teach that," are a few of the ways I've heard toughness talked about by coaches.  Just the other day, a football coach I spoke with was talking about a player "who just isn't mentally...

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LLWS Brings Back Memories for Curacao Pair

Every August, millions of people watch the Little League World Series on television and think back to their younger days, wishing they had the opportunity to play in Williamsport and show their stuff on national television in their quest for a world championship. For two Prospect Select alumni, however, their memories are slightly different. Darren Seferina and Alexander Rodriguez, both veterans of PS’s TOPPS showcase,...

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Seton Hall Prep Standout Matt O'Neill Will Be a Penn Quaker

Seton Hall Prep. (NJ) standout Matt O’Neill is headed to Penn. “Penn had always been at the top of my list. I was focused on an academically challenging school that also had a great baseball program. A few schools met this criteria, and Penn was one of my top choices. When I went on a visit, I loved the campus, and the coaches seemed to be determined to bring success to Penn Baseball and I want to be a part of...

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Prospect Select Provides Common Playing Field for Prospects

Baseball has undergone a paradigm shift in the last 15 years or so with teams and talent evaluators moving away from some of the traditional means of scouting and player rating and looking at new ways to determine the best ways to construct a roster. The “Moneyball” approach and advances in sabermetrics have led to new thinking, especially when it comes to the way statistics are viewed. Traditional standbys such as batting...

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Joshua Ortegon: Quick & Full Version Warm Up Routines

NEED A GOOD WARM-UP? NO MORE EXCUSES…..   Need a good warm-up? No More Excuses…..   Warming UP We have all seen the  RESEARCH ! Dynamic and active stretching prior to exercise yields better performance than static stretching, which has actually been shown in some studies to be worse than NO STRETCHING AT ALL when implemented prior to exercise!  (I do believe there is a...

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