Here are a few of the testimonials from our Mental Game Of Baseball coaching clients.
Bill Cole has been the mental game coach to baseball players and coaches at all levels, from little league, to high school to college to pros, including Major League Baseball. One notable consulting project was providing anger management training to a MLB umpire who was coming off the rails, and in jeopardy of losing his job, and career. It turned out to be very, very successful. Today he can be seen working all the MLB venues and the big important games.
Bill loved baseball as a kid and was a multiple-year all-star pitcher and second-baseman in Little League. He has been mental game coach to numerous College All-American baseball players who have been drafted by seven Major-League Baseball Teams - the Texas Rangers, the Atlanta Braves, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's coached MLB free agents who have played for the New York Mets, the White Sox and the Seattle Mariners.
Bill did his first master's degree under Dr. Ken Ravizza, who is considered by many to be the top baseball psychologist in the world. Ken's book, Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time, is considered the go-to sport psychology manual for baseball players and coaches:
Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time
At one time Bill was the sport psychology coach for Stanford University:
"Bill Cole has demonstrated why he is considered an authority in the area of sport psychology and one of the top peak performance coaches in the country. His insights, powerful interventions, sensitive facilitation, including his use of various written communications have made its impact. His teachings have helped us realize the highest levels of performance objectives in collegiate competition. We thank him for his time and energy as we work toward our goal of reaching the College World Series and the ultimate quest of winning a National Championship. We recommend his talents and skills as a speaker, consultant or coach to anyone or any organization seeking a better understanding of the mental game and the realization of peak performance and its strategies."
Stanford University Baseball Team
Here is an article Bill wrote on the mental game of baseball:
Here are some endorsements from players Bill coached who went on to play Major League Baseball:
"I have enjoyed the opportunity to listen to Bill because of all the parts of my game that need work, the mental aspect is what I see as being the most important to me. I have learned from Bill some strategies on how to combat the mental ups and downs of the sport of baseball. I would appreciate any opportunity that I could have to listen to Bill."
Jeremy Guthrie, Stanford University, drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st Round with a signing bonus of $3,000,000
"The mental training sessions we have been having with Bill are needed in preparation for the season. The mental component of the game is one that is often overlooked. The concepts and techniques presented by Bill pertain to baseball and to life in general."
Mike Wodnicki, Stanford University, drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals
"The mental game is definitely important. In my mind, mental work is as important as physical work. I would really love to work with Bill throughout the year."
Mike Gosling, Stanford University, drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2nd round with a signing bonus of $595,000
"Working with Bill is an extremely valuable tool. I have used some of his ideas in certain situations and I know they have worked. Meeting and talking with Bill can only make our pitching staff better and more prepared for the season. As I embark on this ever so important season, as well as my career, I will truly benefit because I feel that I have all the physical qualities to become a great pitcher. Now I just need to strengthen my mental game."
Tim Cunningham, Stanford University, drafted by the Texas Rangers
"I have always considered my mental approach to be one of the best parts or my game.
Bill helps me to think about what I need to do to make my mental approach even better. At practice, there is rarely time to think about how you will approach a game mentally. Bill helps with this."
John Hudgins, Stanford University, drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 3rd Round (76th overall) with a signing bonus of $490,000
"The sessions we have with Bill are beneficial to the entire pitching staff. It is interesting hearing from a professional on why we do and do not succeed. Bill helps us to increase our strengths and to minimize our weaknesses. He does this by helping us recognize certain situations and then assess how we need to handle them. I even use some of the techniques he teaches us throughout my normal daily activities. So not only does Bill's advice help on the field, but off it as well."
Drew Ehrlich, Stanford University, drafted by the Boston Red Sox