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Brad Ausmus: The Importance Of Looking Forward

Brad Ausmus: The Importance Of Looking Forward

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features PCA National Advisory Board Member, Detroit Tigers Manager and three-time Gold Glove catcher Brad Ausmus (@BradAusmus07). He shares how his parents and high school coach instilled in him a sense of Honoring the Game.

He also explains the role of positivity when he visits the mound to help a pitcher figure out how to get out of a jam and the importance of looking forward to the next play, next game, next at-bat, rather than dwelling on mistakes or questionable umpire calls.

Ausmus emphasizes the need for managers and coaches to be honest with players not to "candycoat" criticism or tell "little white lies" and advises parents simply to "let 'em play and make sure they're having fun." Finally, learn which Major League Baseball player Ausmus names as his favorite Triple-Impact Competitor®.

Here's where you'll find Brad talking about featured topics:

  • Specialization - 21:10
  • Mistakes - 11:30

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