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Jamie Trull is the manager of the Burlington

Jamie Trull is the manager of the Burlington Bandits and the pitching coach for the Brock Badgers. When asked how he keeps his player’s heads in the game, Trull laughs and says, “If I had a foolproof answer to keeping kid’s heads in the game, I’d be a millionaire.”

He does offer this simple piece of advice though,

“One coach that I played for had every player break the game down into 10 to 15 second segments. So you get ready for the pre-pitch, then the pitch happens, and then the play happens. Once the play is over, clear your head and then you start over again. What’s the situation, are there base runners on? What’s the count on the batter? Then the pitcher throws, the play may or may not happen, then you have a 5 to 10 second breather and then you get ready again.”

If you break the game down into 10 to 15 second segments it’s easier for your players to focus. They’re constantly thinking about what their next move is, not only does that keep them focused on the game but also it allows them to let a mistake go and quickly move on to the next 10 to 15 second segment.

Source: http://pointstreaksites.com/view/burlingtonbandits/