First off, I'm a former Pitcher and I specialize in working with Pitchers. It is assumed that you are already solid with blocking, receiving and pop time (etc). What I can help you out with is reading and handling Pitchers psychologically. Scouts ask me all the time if I have any "Impact Catchers" to recommend to them. By "Impact", they are referring to someone who knows how to get the most out of their pitchers mentally. Bengie Molina writes in his book that, "the true measure of a man is in that which cannot be measured." Scouts use terms like "6th Tool", "Makeup" and "Intangibles" when referring to the mental side, but the meanings are usually vague or only refer to one aspect of the psychological continuum. I have invented and developed a system called the 5 Mental Tools (just like the 5 regular Tools Scouts use to evaluate prospects) and it helps to accurately quantify the full range. It gives a more tangible and consistent discourse for Scouts and Coaches to be more precise in assessing the most important aspect of a prospect. As Theo Epstein says, "an investment is a personal investment and you have to focus on the human side".I primarily teach the 5 Mental Tools to Pitchers in order to help them increase their self-awareness, autonomy and self-efficacy. The results have been consistently impressive at the High School, D1, D2 and Professional Levels too. Interestingly, I have also helped some Professional beach volleyball girls get impressive results too. With my "Crash Davis Crash Course", you will learn about the 5 Mental Tools and how to quickly assess your Pitchers. Based on a Pitcher's mechanics and pitch-efficacy (or lackthereof), you will gain the ability to be even more accurate and systematic in giving customized (and discrete) feedback to your Pitchers to keep them dialed in. You will be able to be even more effective at building rapport with your Pitchers and it is very likely to help you have a great CERA (Catcher's ERA - How well your pitchers perform with you behind the plate). Like Mike Borzello, I too believe that a Catcher's primary job is making sure to be fully present with their Pitchers on a pitch by pitch basis so they can get the most out of them. If you can hit like Mike Piazza, then it is a huge bonus. Interestingly, I have had Catchers improve their hitting significantly (especially power numbers) as a result of learning and applying my system. The reason why the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin for so much money late in his career is because he is so good at handling pitchers.As a Catcher, I am sure you have probably asked the following 5 questions in some form:1.Why do my pitchers get so rattled?2.Why won't this pitcher attack the hitter?3.Why are they overthrowing and leaving the fastball up?4.Why does Nuke keep hitting the mascot?5.Why are my pitcher's mechanics so robotic?If you are looking to make it to the next level, potentially sign a bigger contract and be the Catcher that every Pitcher requests to throw to (the best compliment you can ever get), then book your session today and we'll go over the answers to those 5 questions. We will teach you to think like a Scout, a Psychologist and sometimes a Team Mom but it's this stuff that Scouts are looking for.
Win People Over with Effective Communications Skills
Author: Steve Booth-Butterfield, Ed.D.
Get your way - the smart way. Persuasion is the art of changing the way people think, feel, and act through the use of language. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Persuasion provides strategies for the readers to master the art of persuasion in a positive manner. By using time-honored tools of communication, body language, and psychology, readers can use persuasion to do good things like convince kids to eat their veggies, women to get annual mammograms, and couples to communicate without arguing. - A practical book based on sound academics to help communications and psychology majors as well as businesspeople, salespeople, performers, teachers, and parents - Tips and tactics for writers and public speakers
intense competition on banks and other financial institutions, as a period of oligopoly ends: more rather than less innovation is needed to help share undi versifiable risks, with more attention to correlations between different risks. Charles Goodhart of the London School of Economics (LSE), while ques tioning the idea that volatility has increased, concludes that structural changes have made regulation more problematic and calls for improved information availability on derivatives transactions. In a thirteen country case study of the bond market turbulence of 1994, Bo rio and McCauley of the BIS pin the primary causes of the market decline on the market's own dynamics rather than on variations in market participants' apprehensions about economic fundamentals. Colm Kearney of the Univer sity of Western Sydney, after a six country study of volatility in economic and financial variables, concludes that more international collaboration in man aging financial volatility (other than in foreign exchange markets) is needed in Europe. Finally, Stokman and Vlaar of the Dutch central bank investigate the empirical evidence for the interaction between volatility and international transactions in real and financial assets for the Netherlands, concluding that such influence depends on the chosen volatility measure. The authors sug gest that there are no strong arguments for international restrictions to reduce volatility. INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES The six papers in Part C focus on what market participants are doing to manage risk.
The Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Essays presented at the 2008 and 2009 conferences are published in the present work. Topics covered include religion; class and racial dichotomies in the literature of cricket and baseball; re-reading The Natural in the 21st century; the feminist movement; Don DeLillo’s Game 6; baseball in Seinfeld; Robert B. Parker; Harry Stein’s Hoopla; Negro league owner Tom Wilson’s impact on Nashville; Major League Baseball’s postwar boom; and overwrought baseball editorials, among others.
This study investigated the impact of a speed limit increase on the crash rate on rural twolane roads in Louisiana. The Louisiana crash database for 1999-2004 was used to compare rates of different crash severities and types before and after a speed limit change on rural roads during the observation period.
A Financial Thriller That Will Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats Esther Larsen, a leading risk analyst at one of the country's largest banking institutions, is becoming more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to overshadow 2008's market crash. And as her own employer pursues "investment" strategies with ever-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. Yet what can one person really do? The markets are edging closer to a tipping point--like the teetering first domino in a standing row that circles the globe. And when Esther does sound the alarm, she wonders if anyone will take her seriously. But as public support grows for her ideas, so does the desperation of those whose conspiracy of greed she seeks to expose. With global markets on the brink, and her own life in danger, Esther is locked in a race with the clock to avert a worldwide financial meltdown. This fast-paced suspense novel will make you wonder where the fiction ends and reality begins. . . . Endorsement "Davis Bunn applies his deft hand to The Domino Effect with the grace and mastery his dedicated fans have come to expect. . . ."--Jerry B. Jenkins
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Category: Technology & Engineering
Covers empirical approaches to outlier detection in intelligent transportation systems data, modeling of traffic crash-flow relationships for intersections, profiling of high-frequency accident locations by use of association rules, analysis of rollovers and injuries with sport utility vehicles, and automated accident detection at intersections via digital audio signal processing.