Mental Preparation

What’s the Missing Link in Your Performance?

clutch vs. choke mindset

How Mental Training Improves Physical Training What factor contributes most to your success in sports? Which of the following would you rank as the most important elements to your training and preparation? * Nutrition * Flexibility * Aerobic Conditioning * Speed Training * Anaerobic Training * Reaction time * Agility * Power * Technical Skills/

How to Focus Better During Competition

The Benefits of Mental Game Training

How Athletes Can Improve Concentration What are the most important factors you can control to perform well in competition? The answer is focus, effort, preparation, emotional reactions, and attitude. Those five factors are the only aspects of performance that you can control. When you try to control aspects of performance outside of your direct control,

Visualization Can Give You a Mental Edge

Comebacks and Meltdowns in Sports

How to Experience Success Before Competition How do you gain a mental edge over your competition? Mental practice or visualization is one strategy that can give you a decisive advantage over your competition. Visualization is a mental skill that uses images combined with other senses to experience a successful athletic performance prior to a practice

Athletes Who Are Stuck in a Training Mindset

adversity in sports

How to Develop a Competitive Mindset What is a competitive mindset? Can you learn to develop a competitive mindset? Two mindsets are important for your success. The are: the training mindset and the competitive mindset. These mindsets are characterized as: 1. The training mindset consists of improving the fundamental aspects of your sport. The training

Mindset Training During Layoffs

Motivation During Adversity

Stay Motivated in Adversity How do you feel and what do you do when your training regimen is disrupted? Injuries, illnesses, inclement weather, facility shutdowns and vacations are some circumstances that can disrupt an athlete’s training or competing. Uncontrollable circumstances, such as an injury, can spur several thoughts that create anxiety for an athlete and hurt