How to Conduct the Perfect Mound Visit

Know the Point of the Meeting
Master Your Body Language
Time Your Visits Carefully
Never Disrespect an Umpire
The Words You Say Matter
The Weirdest Mound Visit

The Words You Say Matter

The Words You Say Matter

As we said before, words in the act of communication are the least important, as such, we have a tendency to give the words more weight than necessary.  Yes, there are words that will explain the situation and what the pitcher needs to do, but how those words are delivered mean more.  

One of the best ways to emotionally stabilize the situation for the pitcher is to tell them a joke or make them laugh. The whole time you need to stay ‘dry’ or observant, you are just watching to see what their emotions are and give them a chance to take control of them.  Grabbing their attention distances them from the moment and allows the athlete to reset, refocus and get back to work on the task at hand.