Why Mental Health?
Athletes over consume themselves with the physical aspect of their respective sport and ultimately neglect the mental aspect. Baseball is unique, different from any other team sport, given the slow nature of the game, it can cause a world of stress pitch by pitch. Therefore, it becomes essential that players understand how to cope with failure and use it as fuel to succeed and grow from it. Here at Complex Sports our goal is to work with athletes not only physically but mentally and train them to better understand the importance of a mature mindset as they progress in their baseball career and in life. Over time it becomes very, very stressful to produce at a high level. In today’s world, playing sports is often linked with physical training because of the nature that each sport holds. For that exact reason, the mental portion is always getting neglected. As an outsider looking in, it is very easy to say, “care, less”, or “use your experience of playing for so many years as an advantage”, and while those statements might work for some people, it won’t work for everyone. Just take it from someone like me who has experienced the lowest of lows. So much so that I debated on quitting the sport during my sophomore Summer collegiate baseball season.