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Assessment project

1)   Problem: To measure one’s mental toughness in baseball.

Refining the problem:

2)   This rating scale is designed for men intercollegiate division three baseball teams.

3)   This rating scale is used to help athletes analyze and improve their mental toughness level.

4) I am evaluating the level of mental toughness athletes have so they can realize how and what
mental skills they need to improve on and what areas they have confidence in.

5) The scale is based on a 1-2-3-4-5 rating system. 1 on the scale means, less true and 5 on the scale
means, more true. At the end the person will add up all their points and the higher score they get the
more mentally prepared and mental tough they are.

6) The test is taken on a piece of paper with the rating scale on it. The assessment will be taken after the
first game of the season and then again at the end of the season to compare their results and how they
improved. It can be taken anywhere and will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. A calculator is not
necessary. The test administrator should stress to the athletes to answer the questions truthfully
because the process is only helping their selves.

7) After the person takes the test they add up all the numbers. 165 is the highest the person can get and
33 is the lowest. The coach will evaluate each assessment and have a private meeting with each athlete
to talk about what they need to improve and how. If the person gets lower than a 90 they will go to
practice 30 minutes early 4 times a week and mentally prepare for practice and games by watching
video clips, mental imagery, and talking with the coach. If they receive higher than a 90 they still need to
work on their mental toughness doing the same mental preparation on their own. The higher a person’s
score means the more mentally tough they are. The assessment is summative with the comparison of
another assessment at the end of the season.
Name: __________________________

Date:_________________

Grade: Freshmen sophomore Junior Senior

Final score:____________________

Respond to the following questions to the best of your ability. 5 being more true and 1
being less true. When you are done add up your score. The highest score you can get is 165
and 33 is the lowest. This assessment will evaluate how mentally tough you are in baseball
in all aspects of the sport.

* Remember, This assessment is to help yourself get better, so the more candidly you
respond the more likely this entire process will help you.

Mental Toughness Assessment
1) I love playing baseball.

Less True 1     2     3      4     5    More True

2) I feel passionate about playing baseball.

Less True 1     2     3      4     5    More True

3) I wake up in the morning excited to go to practice.

Less True 1     2     3      4     5    More True

4) I am very dedicated and committed to baseball.

Less True 1     2     3      4     5    More True

5) I am willing to give whatever it takes to reach my full
potential as a player.
Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

6) I set goals for practice each day.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

7) I believe in myself as a player.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

8) I feel confident about my baseball skills when I am
playing.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

9) I want to be up to bat or on the mound when the
game is on the line.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

10) My confidence remains high even after making a
mistake.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

11) During games I stay fully focused on one pitch at a
time.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

12) I focus only on things I can control.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

13) My mind wanders to end results and I have trouble
focusing on the process.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

14) I focus well when I have to make a critical play in
competition.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5     More True

15) I follow a pre-set plan that helps me focus.
Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

16) I practice mentally for developing my ability to focus.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

17) I vision myself doing amazing before each game.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

18) I have a specific routine I follow before each pitch.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

19) I visualize each pitch before I perform.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

20) I commit to a simple plan before each pitch.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

21) When I get distracted or have doubt, I stop and
restart the routine over.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

22) I know how to control myself when I lose my focus or
emotional control.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

23) Others have confidence in me when the game is on
the line.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

24) I can forgive someone for making a mistake without
remaining angry at them.

Less True 1     2     3     4      5    More True

25) I stay composed when I make an error or stupid
mistake.
Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

26) In pressure situations, I am able to perform good
without fear.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

27) I perform better when the pressure is on me.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

28) I build confidence from my training program and
effective practice.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

29) I deliberately get myself mentally and emotionally
prepared for practice.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

30) I do not let my life problems effect the way I play.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

31) I make a conscious effort to learn from every practice
and game.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

32) My eating and sleeping habits are effective.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5     More True

33) I am responsible when I am not playing baseball.

Less True 1      2     3      4     5    More True

Reference: Hanson, Tom. (2010). http://www.baseballconfidence.com/assessment.html

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