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Book - mental toughness or other softball related favorites?

Nov 15, 2019
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Looking to get my teen daughter a new book or two for Christmas. Anyone have a favorite mental toughness or other softball related book?
 
Apr 28, 2014
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Chop Wood Carry Water- Joshua medcalf

Pound the Stone - Same Author

Check out the reviews. Used by as several D1 softball programs
 
Jan 5, 2018
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mentally tough teens by Justin Su'a He has the 144 character generation down. Each page is a short "chapter" on mental toughness. has a great podcast 5x a week "increase your impact" it's about 2-4 minutes long. I gave this book to every player on my 12 and 14 u teams. They all loved it. My DD looks at it regularly.

and for parents Parent Pep Talks-Justin Su'a
 
Sep 21, 2017
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mentally tough teens by Justin Su'a He has the 144 character generation down. Each page is a short "chapter" on mental toughness. has a great podcast 5x a week "increase your impact" it's about 2-4 minutes long. I gave this book to every player on my 12 and 14 u teams. They all loved it. My DD looks at it regularly.

and for parents Parent Pep Talks-Justin Su'a
I second this one. I’ve had multiple players read it, and as they go through it make lists of skills they do well and ones they need to improve. Justin did a great job writing this for the HS/MS athlete who doesn’t have a ton of time to sit and read in length.

I’m not as big of a fan of Joshua Metcalf’s new stuff as I am his older, but I had quite a few players really enjoy Burn Your Goals, by him.

We read The Hard Hat, by Jon Gordon as our team book last spring, and it went really well.

It’s a basketball book, but Toughness by Jay Bilas is really good. One of my favorites.

Let me know if you’d like more options. I’d be glad to help out.
 
Jan 8, 2019
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I haven't had a chance to read it yet, so would be happy to hear opinions before I set out to do so, but I have heard that "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" by Angela Duckworth was excellent.
 
Dec 11, 2010
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"The Culture Code"

It's very good, and its an enjoyable read.

"The Talent Code" used to come up here fairly often. I liked "Culture" better.

 
Dec 11, 2010
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DANG! Did you guys buy all the copies of Mentally Tough Teens? Two sawbucks for a used copy!
 

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