Perfect Game Teams with True Mindsets to Provide Mental Skills and Performance Coaching Tools for Youth Baseball and Softball Players, their Parents and Coaches
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Thursday, June 1, 2023) – In keeping with its commitment to provide best-in-class services, Perfect Game, the world’s largest youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, today announced that it has teamed with True Mindsets to provide mental skills and performance coaching tools for its youth players, parents, and coaches.
True Mindsets was founded in 2017 by Danielle Martin, a well-respected mindset and performance adviser who is a former professional surfer, international champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt competitor, and UCLA softball player. Under Martin’s leadership and guidance, True Mindsets provides an array of services to high school, collegiate and professional athletes, designed to help them maximize their potential on and off the field.
"Perfect Game is excited to join forces with the expert team of professionals at True Mindsets," said Brad Clement, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Perfect Game. "Our aim has always been to provide top-quality services to our athletes, parents, and coaches. We're confident that this collaboration will offer our community the tools they need to succeed on the field and in life."
"This partnership with Perfect Game presents a unique opportunity to engage with such a dedicated community of coaches, athletes, and parents," said Danielle Martin from True Mindsets. "Baseball and softball inherently involve failures, and it's the commitment of True Mindsets to assist athletes, parents, and coaches in transforming these setbacks into constructive experiences."
The True Mindsets team understands that each athlete is unique, and its programs and services are designed to meet the athlete where they are and build from there. Mental and emotional skills are the engines that power an athlete’s performance on and off the field.
By focusing on building better people first, athletes are more likely to handle the pressure of competition, manage their emotions, and work well as part of a team. By prioritizing the development of the whole person, True Mindsets is helping athletes not only excel in sports but in all areas of their lives. This includes training sessions focused on mental skills such as preparation, standards vs. expectations, routines, fear of failure, approach, visualization, self-talk, and relaxation techniques, as well as resources for nutrition, injury prevention, and recovery.
For coaches, the platform offers guidance for developing practice plans, game strategies, and team culture and resources for communication, leadership, and mentorship.
Perfect Game understands the mental well-being of our youth has never been more challenging. Every child deserves the opportunity and access to resources that can support them in developing coping strategies, building resilience, and navigating the challenges of both sports and life. Mental skills coaching can help them build resilience, have a solid foundation of confidence and enhance their overall mental and emotional well-being.
Perfect Game is the world’s largest elite youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, producing over 9,800+ events, hundreds of thousands of games, and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to college coaches as well as Major League Baseball, as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, more than 1,847 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 13,893 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. In the 2022 Draft, for example, more than 90 percent of all players selected had played in Perfect Game events, and every player selected on the Draft’s first day had previously attended Perfect Game events.