The Mental Game Of Baseball Challenge Chapter 6

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The Mental Game Of Baseball Quizzes & Trivia

The following challenge was developed from the book The Mental Game of Baseball by H. A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl. In it the authors present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game. This challenge is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the tips provided in it and to help you improve your concentration, visualization, focus and relaxation so you can directly improve your performance. As a member of the Nauset Baseball Team, you are required to read The Mental Game of Baseball Outline available on Nauset High School's Student SPORTS Page and complete each chapter's challenge. Remember: Read it, Watch it, Do it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It's not important to know the purpose that moves us to take action as individuals
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Attitude is our state of mind as we approach and experience our lives 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Situations control our attitudes we have minimal control of our attitudes it all depends on the situation      
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Attitudes influence us in our appearance, the actions we take, the words we speak and our mental state 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Having the desire to improve your attitude will lead to positive results
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    We must control the situation and other people not the change we need to make for the betterment of ourself 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Attitudes are built from thoughts which give direction and control        
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Bad Attitude in Ballplayers is any attitude that keeps a player from attaining peak performance and ultimately attaining his goals.           
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Always go up to an at bat saying “You have to get a hit” and you will 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Swinging well and hitting the ball hard four times in a game means you really had a “bad day,” even if there is nothing to show for it.          
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A Player who prepares gracefully to lose is a foolish optimist
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The problem with the “Foolish” type of positive attitude is that it accepts defeat, because the player feels in his mind that he has done everything he could and if that's not enough then “so what” ! He feels he did what he could and it then becomes an easy habit of the mind. A loser's attitude.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Accepting the possibility of defeat is realistic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Accepting the possibility of defeat means accepting defeat before it occurs opening the door and welcoming it in
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Confidence – is a state of mind, it's an emotion that you either have or don't.     
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Unmotivated players still  know what they want from the sport
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Unmotivated players goals are scattered or non-existent
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Winning attitudes are acquired not inherited and lead to that most important one self-confidence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Keeping your positive attitude & control of  yourself despite any bad breaks – or adversity working against you, keeps you playing aggressively, like a winner, regardless of the game's result.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Sensible Optimist is inspired by an authentic positive attitude. Without this hope, he would lose his spirit and hope and will ultimately quit
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False