With our goal to reach 1 million athletes and coaches with mental training, an important step in reaching that goal is answering the rudimentary (yet VITAL) question: What is mental training?
If you’re reading this blog you likely fit into one of these categories:
Whatever your path, we’re stoked that you’re here and hope that we can help you find clarity about what mental training is and how it can make a massive impact.
(For the sake of clarity, we’ll be speaking to coaches in this blog, but...
With claims of having the power to improve sleep, achieve goals, develop concentration, aid in disease prevention, and manage stress and anxiety (to name a few), the benefits of meditation are proven time and time again in various aspects health and wellness.
But did you know that meditation can also help athletes and coaches perform better?!
In this blog, we’ll talk all about meditation and discuss how it can help your athletes (and you) achieve your goals on (and off) the field. We will leave you with a 5-day meditation challenge at the end for you and your team.
We'll start by talking about what brings most people to meditation in the first place: STRESS.
We are wired for stress.
It’s time we all face the reality: Stress is unavoidable. Like fear, stress is a necessary element of survival. Our brains are wired to pay attention to stress because it’s how we recognize (and thereby avoid)...
We had a great time at the WBCA Basketball Coaches Convention this year. Here are a couple videos of moments that we just had to share. The first is from Co-Founder, Lindsey Wilson's, talk about Mindfulness for coaches; and the second is a feature from Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson from U of Central Florida, who took her team through a drill to show how performance under fatigue and frustration can be trained in practice. Enjoy!
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What New Year’s Resolution can help you be happier, healthier and less stressed?
We've all tried the resolutions to eat better, exercise more, watch less TV. Blah blah blah. This year, why not try something different? Something that can help you be happier, healthier and less stressed. Even better, it’s something that is actionable and concrete; and it can be done in less than 10 minutes a day.
So for your resolution this year, join coaches from all over the country for our popular 5-Day Coaches Meditation Challenge? After all:
"Studies have shown that meditation can cause parts of the brain associated with learning and memory to grow in size and those connected with stress and anxiety to shrink."-Goldin, P. R., & Gross, J. J.
Plus, our challenge is FREE! It's part of our mission to help coaches and athletes be better in all they do.