Don't just TALK about the mental game, BE about it

"Be mentally tough. Concentrate. You aren’t focusing. Get your mind right."

Everyone loves to TALK about mental game issues. Coaches, athletes, fans, media. Everyone wants to comment about the mental game aspects that are necessary for peak performance. But very few people actually know how...

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Mental Toughness issue #3: Perfectionism

Many athletes want to be perfect. They want every shot to go in, every pitch to be a hit, every serve to be an ace. Letting go of being perfect is difficult for them to do. They think it means failure, they think it means a slippery slope of eventually being mediocre.

Sure we want our athletes to...

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Culture change

Sometimes what a program really needs is a total and complete culture change. Whether you are a new coaching staff trying to shift the mindset of your whole program, your whole athletic department, your whole university or you've been frustrated with a team that just accepts being mediocre and...

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Top 5 reasons to visualize: #1 Builds Confidence

In these 5 blog posts we will talk about how visualization helps program the subconscious brain to be successful. The first reason to use visualization is:

1-    Builds confidence: visualizing success in your training or racing and you can subconsciously improve your belief in your...

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Injury - The mental side

Being sidelined affects the mind just as much as the injured body part

It’s truly a marvel of modern science that we have so many different ways to reduce injuries, minimize their effect, speed up recovery, rehabilitate after trauma and generally allow an athlete to compete with injuries...

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Mental toughness issue: #1. Playing well in practice but not in games

Taylor was a top Division 1 basketball player. She was unbelievably talented but going into her senior season, she just didn’t feel like she had ever learned to play her best in games.

In practice: She was an All-American.

In open gym: She dominated. It was driving her and her...

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