Are You Ever Satisfied with Your Performance? How do you feel after a disappointing loss? Are you devastated when you lose no matter how well you played? Coping with a loss can be tricky waters to navigate. Many athletes are not satisfied unless they win. Unfortunately, several factors are outside of your control that contribute to … [Read more...] about How to Assess Your Game for More Confidence
Basketball Mindset After Missing Shots We’re getting several questions about basketball players who stop shooting when they miss… Here’s two of the questions related to the mindset after missing shots: “How to see missing shot as part of the game that everyone does. How do I instill and teach my son to trust his skills and his teammates?” … [Read more...] about Helping Basketball Players Adopt the Shooter’s Mindset
How to Have Stable Confidence Do you buy into the negativity from other people? Do you lose confidence when others critique your game? Just this week, I received a message from a soccer player who said: "I'm often challenged mentally during practice if a teammate tells me how I can't do a certain thing, such as properly marking my … [Read more...] about Athletes Who React Poorly to Criticism
How to be Mentally Prepared on the Bench One of the most challenging situations for athletes is knowing you're good enough to start, be on a relay team, get more playing time, or make a travel squad yet you are not given an opportunity by the coach. Not getting a chance to contribute to a team can erode confidence. And confidence is the very … [Read more...] about Are You Good Enough to Start on Your Team, but Don’t?
Why Stable Confidence is So Important Confidence is important for athletes… But confidence in the face of adversity is hallmark of champions. When having success, high confidence is much easier but, when obstacles appear, keeping your confidence high becomes more difficult. For example, the baseball pitcher who was awarded the MVP for two … [Read more...] about How to Stay Confident Despite Obstacles