Return to: GoChucksGym.com "Get the Most Out of Your Ability"
Martial Arts Training
Self Control Self Confidence
Instructor Chuck Schumacher 615-406-5269 Franklin Tennessee
Is Your Young Athlete’s Progress Being Stunted Because They
Don’t Understand The Mental Component of Baseball?
With the increasing emphasis on results instead of effort, many young players have too much pressure put on them to win and begin to lose self-confidence as a result.
Without a large dose of confidence, players will not reach their full potential as a ballplayer or anything else. Life is sure to throw some curve balls in the path of your young athlete. Striking out is a normal part of the learning process.
Learning how to “lose with dignity” and “win with humility” is the key to success on the ball field.
Arguing with umps, reacting negatively when you strike out or even celebrating too much after a home run: these are all things that hurt your athlete’s mental game. Great hitters fail 7 out of 10 times but they don’t let it affect them. Instead of focusing on the frustration of past failure, they focus on something they have control over – the next “at bat”
Martial arts philosophy is well suited to teach these life lessons
Self discipline & respect are part of the whole learning process in martial arts and most people accept it. In baseball, and other youth sports, these character traits are not necessarily part of the process, although they are talked about a lot. If winning games with kids is the only goal, a huge opportunity will be missed to teach kids many truths about life. Playing sports can be a great way to learn these truths and once you learn them, they're yours to use whenever or wherever you need them. Adults are the ones who can instill these life lessons in young athletes.
Read what umps, coaches and players have to say about Chuck
Schumacher’s unique coaching style.
“In two years Chuck has
transformed the entire ball diamond, program, and most importantly the team
into a respectful team…a serious team to be dealt with.”
“Chuck stresses the fact that baseball is supposed to be fun and the result is improvement with each game.”
-Jack Hand, Dir. of Mid-State Amateur Baseball Assn.
“Chuck constantly tries to stress the positive aspects
of the team’s performance. One of his unique strengths is his ability to get
players to learn from their mistakes while not belittling them in front of
“You are the best coach I have ever had. I want to thank you for making me a better player and a better person."