Geoff Miller, former Pittsburgh Pirate Mental Skills coach and partner at Winning Mind, a California company that helps athletes perform under pressure, recently released his book Intangibles (2012). After reading the book over winter break, I was really excited about sharing it with the players at Millersville.
Millersville’s winter break ended on January twenty-eight, providing our students with over five full weeks of vacation. Because our season begins on February eight at Winston-Salem State, we were forced to bring our team back last Saturday—a full eight days before the first class of the spring semester. We took advantage of our players open schedules and each night, we did team building exercises to improve on our mental game, while build team unity. The last exercise that we completed was a book report on Miller’s book, Intangibles. The team was divided into five groups, each responsible for one section of the book, amounting to approximately twenty-five pages. Continue reading