The Mindset of Making a Comeback What leads to a comeback? And what causes a performance meltdown? Comebacks and meltdowns are on opposite sides of the spectrum but the basis of both is quite similar. Comebacks and meltdowns are affected by mindset, more particularly whether you are focused in the past, present or future. Whether or not you have a successful comeback depends upon your … [Read more...] about On Comebacks, Meltdowns, and The Mental Game
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The Importance of Proactive Confidence Confidence is how strongly you believe in your ability to complete a skill. Confidence certainly is built on your past success in sports… For a gymnast, that may mean performing a solid routine or getting a personal best score. For a baseball pitcher, it means locating your pitches for strikes over the course of several innings or games. For a … [Read more...] about How to Grow Confidence Proactively
How to be Mentally Tough What is the difference-maker in volleyball? How can you turn losses into wins? How can you stay mentally tough after a hard loss? What can help a team bounce back or overcome tough circumstances? What can be the difference-maker that turns around a season? Many volleyball players would point to hard work. Nobody can deny the value of hard work. Outworking … [Read more...] about Is Volleyball 90% Mental?
Letting Go of Superstar Expectations In the world of sports, the phrase “The NEXT Big Thing” is frequently thrown around with up and coming athletes that show promise, creating high expectations for these athletes. Without a doubt, it's great to be recognized for your ability and talent within your sport. “The next big thing” tag can be validation for all your hard work and … [Read more...] about Athletes Who Are Labeled as Superstars
Are you Losing the Fun in Sports? “I QUIT!” This is a common thought many young athletes have when contemplating if they want to continue in competitive sports due to no longer having fun. Unfortunately, according to a study conducted by the National Alliance of Youth Sports, approximately, 70 percent of young athletes quit their sport by the age of 13. Why do young athletes … [Read more...] about Why Andrew Luck Walked Away from Football