Parent: Mental Game Course

Ryan Basham · August 12, 2021

“Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”
Yogi Berra

While Yogi’s funny quote may not make sense mathematically, it still holds a lot of truth considering how your mind can impact your performance. Hitting slumps often have very little to do with a hitter’s swing, and much more to do with their state of mind. So while the physical side of hitting like mechanics and strength are extremely important, the mental game can be even more critical to creating lasting success as a hitter.

Improving your mental game will help you…

  • Perform better
  • Enjoy the game more
  • Play free from distraction
  • Play loose and free from pressure
  • Shorten the length of slumps
  • Become a better teammate
  • Be happier!

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About Instructor

Ryan Basham

Ryan was a 3-time All-State selection at Lowell High School (Lowell, IN) during his prep career. His career batting average is among the top 5 all-time in the state of Indiana. He went on to play 3 years at Michigan State University. As a two-time All-Big Ten selection and two-time team MVP, Ryan was then drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 29th round in 2006. After an injury kept him from playing in the Blue Jays organization, Ryan played 5 years of independent professional baseball. After moving with his family to the Indianapolis area in 2013, Ryan was employed by Roundtripper Sports Academy in Westfield, IN, for 3 years as a hitting instructor and head coach for their 15U Indiana Mustangs teams. In 2016, Ryan opened his own training location, Basham Baseball, in Whitestown, IN. Also in 2016, he joined the Indy Titans as a head travel baseball coach at the high school level, where he has coached ever since. Ryan is an OnBaseU Certified instructor.

16 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 34 Topics
  • 1 Quiz