Mike Edwards

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop, First Baseman, Left fielder, and Right fielder
Bats: Right
Throws: Right 
High School: Mechanicsburg Wildcats 
Draft: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 9th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft
Last MLB Game:
July 1, 2006 (Age 29-219d)
vs. DET 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Organizations: Cleveland Guardians, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland A’s, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

I grew up in Pennsylvania and was a three-sport athlete through HS.  I received numerous athletic scholarships in baseball, basketball, and football. I decided to sign with James Madison University on a football scholarship with the intent to play both football and baseball.

After my senior year of High School, I was drafted by the Cleveland Indians (Guardians) and opted to play professionally.

I was drafted in the 9th round and played 7 years in the minors before making my debut in the MLB, nothing came easy, and everything was earned.  On my path from the minor leagues to the major leagues, I learned and developed a wide range of mental and physical skills that enabled me to compete and perform at an elite level.

During my 12-year professional career, I played multiple positions and was on several championship clubs.I was able to experience what a winning championship culture looks and feels like.

After finishing my professional baseball journey, I went to college.  l received an Industrial Engineering degree (Summa Cum Laude) from California State Eastbay.

Looking back on my playing career, there were areas where I thrived and areas that needed improvement. After deep reflection and studying mental  performance, I now want to give all I can to the next wave of athletes and give them tools and insight to bridge the gap between performance and potential.

I now coach youth sports and help athletes be the best version of themselves on and off the field. I coach with the notion that every path and person is unique and everyone is at different points on their journey.

Step Up Your Game?

As a former professional baseball player who has transitioned into a certified life coach (IPEC) and mental performance coach (MGCP), I am deeply committed to empowering individuals and teams on their quest for peak mental and physical performance. My specialized expertise is working with athletes, parents, teams, coaching staff, and referees dedicated to honing their mental prowess and elevating their overall game.

 

With personal experience as an athlete and on-field coach, I understand the commitment and desire for success and the myriad challenges that come with achieving lofty goals. I am here to offer a tailored, one-on-one approach that serves as your guiding light, both on and off the field. I want my clients to play loose, focused, confident, passionate, and be the ultimate teammate.

 

My proficiency lies in the art of helping you shed the burdens of negativity, carefully assessing your existing mental skillset, establishing clear, actionable goals, developing your leadership skills, and nurturing a resilient mindset that can tackle any challenge that arises. I take great pride in crafting personalized plans and coaching sessions, all meticulously designed to harmonize with your unique spot in your journey as a person and athlete.

 

Whether you’re an individual seeking self-improvement on the golf course or an integral part of a college baseball team collectively working towards success, I’ve got you covered.

 

My ultimate mission is straightforward: I am here to arm you with the essential tools and unwavering support you require to unlock your full potential. I often reinforce this commitment with two powerful mantras: “Small Changes, Big Impact” and “The Only Way To Shape Your Future Is Through Your Actions In The Present.”

 

Whether your aspirations mirror the pursuit of Joe DiMaggio’s iconic 56-game hitting streak, reaching groundbreaking records at the highest level, or securing a coveted spot on your high school varsity team, I am your dedicated partner in the journey toward success.

 

Let’s work together toward your goals and help you ascend to a level of elite and consistent performance through mental skills training that you never thought possible.