Content Analysis: How do you create a Team Mentality?
Above is a post game talk from Indiana University's Head Coach, Jeff Mercer. I think this video does a fantastic job of portraying why having a team mentality on and off the field is so crucial to success. What do I mean by Team Mentality? I'm talking about being the guys that push themselves to be better on and off the field everyday. The guys that wanna help other guys push themselves everyday to be the best ball player they can be.
Jeff said that his guy Jake, "Didn't know that today was going to be his day, out there to win that game." And the truth is that you never know. You have to be prepared to take whatever opportunity you are given that day, that game and make the most of it. You never know what guy in the lineup will be up with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th. Prepare to win every pitch, every game, every day, like it could be your opportunity, that day, to pull through for the 30 other guys that wanna see you succeed. This creates a positive Team Culture and enforces this Team Mentality.