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Develop a mental intent model  – this helps players choose where they want to position themselves in terms of performance. None of this is necessary to be seen by the coach Part 1 Review the following questions and ...
‘‘Resilience is being able to Overcome Adversity. You Experience, You Fail, Hurt, Fall, But You Keep Going’’ (Mogahed, Y) Contents: What is resilience plus tips on how to develop it? Coaching tips and action steps to develop resilience. ...
Before an event create a plan to think about focus, visualization, energy management, and performance. How will you focus before your event? How will you focus during your performance? How will you re-focus when your mind wanders? What ...
Seven essential psychological approaches to creating a more competitive team with more competitive individuals: retrieval practice shared mental models game pre-mortem goal orientation approach behaviours pictorial metaphors attention-control post mortem feedback loops ...
Look at your process – and decide what you need to do to drive the outcome that you want. Success is just the end result, it’s the daily habits that you set up that drive those results – ...
Embrace Challenges Encourage athletes to view tough times as opportunities for growth. Keep it Positive Focus on what athletes can control. A positive mindset helps them bounce back faster. Talk It Out Teach your athletes to express their ...
Steph Curry of basketball fame is the Best Shooter of All Time. 7 of his insights about “being the best” “If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up is like?” Have no fear ...
Your attitude is a choice on how you want to respond to life’s challenges. A positive attitude is a choice for hope and belief. A negative attitude is a choice for negativity and problems. There will always be adversity, ...
Showing Up You have to show up and do the work every day. It’s the first step in self-discipline because it’s where you choose long-term goals over immediate comforts or distractions. Showing up means engaging in your goals ...
Bill Russell said, “Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.” Mental toughness is not a talent, but a skill that you develop.  The 4 Principles of Mental Toughness: Confidence: Belief in your abilities is crucial. Confident ...
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Mental Before you compete, generate a picture in your mind of how you want play – the tasks you want to execute, the body language you want to portray, the self-talk you want to use, the attitude you ...
Today is the most important day of your life! When life enters the twilight years, we enter a reflective period. We consider where we’ve been, what we’ve done, who we shared it with, and what it all means. ...
Telling children that they’re the best doesn’t build self-esteem. So how do you build self-esteem? Remember your worth is not defined by what you achieve or acquire. It’s defined by who you become, how you contribute to others. ...
“Which one are you? Survivor: does just enough to get by Contender: motivated by external factors only Competitor: internally motivated to be his best regardless of the situation Commanders: all the traits of a competitor-with one exception-he brings ...
Selection is EARNED – how do you earn you spot? Be the hardest worker in the room – Want to stick out? Be the HARDEST Worker on the TEAM. Stick Out. Prove how bad you want it. Encourage ...
Here are 8 quotes that shed some light on the legendary coach, Dean Smith. Exec Summary Leadership – develop followers Praise the right things Life and Death – it is not otherwise you are dead Do Right – ...
Accountability is the acceptance of responsibility for one’s own actions. It implies a willingness to be transparent, allowing others to observe and evaluate one’s performance. ________________ Holding yourself accountable can be challenging.  Holding others to high standards is ...
Here are the 5 five things I look to do to develop the players in my teams/squads Build a Strong Team Culture: Create a team culture that values unity, resilience, and focus Encourage open communication and support among ...
Definition DISCIPLINE is doing what has to be done, when it has to be done, and doing it that way all the time. Process Disciplined athletes are focused on the process. They focus on the day-to-day. They know ...
Podcasts are a great way of learning whilst you can be doing some other mundane activity (driving, on the train – walking the dog?) If you are seriously interested in doing this properly then you can get some ...
 4 Habits That Kill Confidence Failure to Start This is the state when you constantly doubt yourself. You know what needs to be done, but don’t do it. Examples include rumination, overthinking, and procrastination. This habit paralyzes you, ...
Do you want to have fun doing something or do you want to do something that is rewarding? Have you ever heard the following statement: “The sport just isn’t FUN for me anymore.”? It is said too many ...
Self-confidence is a game-changer for athletes. It’s that inner belief in our abilities that propels us to greatness. The question is how do you develop it? All the research shows it is a process. Self Confidence comes from ...
Character Character matters A LOT. Do you make the right choices in your sport and school? Bad choices? If so then forget the next level.  Body Language – watch it – it screams! Are you an energy giver ...
Here is a TO-DO list for your Team Leaders – get it wrong and it can destroy a team  You MUST lead by example, if you cannot lead yourself then they will not follow. At practice In the ...
Coaches Play Favorites, they want to Win. But they don’t play the favorites many think they do. Here are 7 FAVORITES that coaches play. Players they can Trust Can they trust you? Can they count on you?If you ...
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The player looks out onto the training pitch…another session! She’s exhausted so she reaches for her tools…her mental tools… She starts with self-talk – she makes sure she’s talking to herself – goal-directed self-talk that will focus her ...
Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset People with fixed mindsets believe that their abilities & intelligence are fixed traits that can’t be changed. People with a growth mindset believe their abilities & intelligence can be developed through hard work, ...
“Fear of Failure” holds many athletes back. How can athletes overcome this? Failure Does Not Exist Kobe Bryant said, “failure does not exist.” There is great power in these words. If you view every negative situation as an ...
My experience was fairly unusual. Nevertheless, the intersectional game I’m sharing today is useful for anyone, because what’s true is that you and I overlap in terms of our ability to worry-based imagine, no matter our histories. Ask any parent ...
After a tough loss: Stress hormones are often through the roof. Our sense of competency, self-worth, and confidence plummet. We are in threat mode. To the Coach – Your job is to get people out of threat & ...
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I’d like to propose that developing-elite competitors in talent pathways be taught to cultivate a narrative that asserts their version of events that unfold in front of them. Developing-elite players need to learn to create their own story. ...
Well-being and mental health care for sports participants and competitors can start with… Psychologically Safe Environments: where the thoughts, feelings, experiences and personalities of its participants are considered when striving to understand behaviour (and when considering every policy, ...

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