Monday, July 29, 2019
Before I came to Stockton I was a Division II athlete as my previous University. I was reading the powerpoint on performance and some things stuck out to me. I was reading about the Yerkes-Dodson Law and it said that for hard tasks you perform better when you have low arousal. This made me think about my time in college baseball, we had certain tricks to calm us down. The goal was to slow the game down, and calm yourself down. You wanted to stay in the moment, I think this is what the powerpoint is referring to. It is easy to get over excited, or nervous in those big moments. We then performed better as a team if we could stay within ourselves. I know first hand this is true, and it was really interesting to see that there is this research that supports the lessons we were taught during baseball.