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Inner Dialogue
Brent Pourciau USAW Certified
Mandeville, LA.
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When it comes to the mental game and your success as an athlete, your inner dialogue is what can make or break you.This means your thoughts during your performance. What are you saying to yourself to encourage your performance? It has been proven that our thoughts have a major influence on our actions. This is why positive thinking usually produces positive results. There is a great movie about this power of positive thinking called The Secret. I would suggest everyone watching it.

I wanted to start this thread in hopes that others would post their successful inner dialogue here. I know in my career the better games I played, I can even today remember my inner dialogue. Here is a sample of it.

“Brent this hitter can't touch your fastball. Let's put this fastball in on his hands and watch him piss his pants.”

I learned in my career the more aggressive my inner dialogue the more dominate my pitching. Please share your game time inner dialogue here.

Darrell Coulter
Bonne Terre, Mo


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September 14, 2011 – 10:31 am
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I hope some of these young pitchers respond here.  I would love to know what they are thinking.  Being able to mentally talk to yourself while on the mound is a critical part of pitching.  The question is what is your mind telling your body?  If it is creating positive reinforcement of their pitching plan then it is a great way to focus before every pitch.  If it is creating doubts or questioning their commitment to the next pitch then they need to rebuild what I call their pitching mound routine.

Its all part of what I call Your Pitching Game FACE.

  1. Focus and Controlled Breathing
  2. Attention to Detail. (Pitch in the moment)
  3. Commitment and Confidence in the pitch
  4. Execute the pitch. (Confidently pull the trigger.
Eject, Reload and Focus Again.
Everything we do in pitching is based on preparation or lack of preparation.
If you are well prepared then you odds of success are greater than those who don't prepare at all.
Real Confidence comes from doing everything you can possibly do to mentally and physically prepare to pitch.
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