Letting Go of Expectations Have you ever been so frustrated with a lack of improvement and not reaching your expectations that training and practicing just doesn’t seem worth the time and effort? At times you feel like walking away from competing just because you feel so burned out or lack enthusiasm? Sports can be demanding, but some athletes increase those demands by putting excessive … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Burnout and Dropout in Sports
Challenges Help you Reach Goals It can be difficult to stay motivated and train at a high level throughout the competitive season. Practices can be monotonous. Depending on the sport, training sessions can be long and grueling. Seasons are lengthy. There are ups and downs all through the year. Injuries and discomfort can pile up during the year. A lot of time and energy are expended … [Read more...] about How to Stay Motivated in Training Sessions
Setting Goals to Overcome Injury Have you ever struggled with injury? Been upset, frustrated, angry, unable to keep it together through your rehab? Did you think you’d never be able to play at the level you were before your injury? Have you expected your rehab to go a certain way, and then it didn’t? Teddy Bridgewater, a current quarterback for the New York Jets suffered a gruesome knee … [Read more...] about How Bridgewater Overcame His Knee Recovery
What Does it Mean to Be a Team Player? Are you willing to do whatever is needed for the team? Are you a team player? What does being a team player mean to you? Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors to a 4-0 win in the championship. And he led the team to a 3-0 lead with 43 points in a comeback victory. Durant has been a pivotal piece to the Warriors’ success over the past two … [Read more...] about How to be a Team Player Like Kevin Durant
Using Adversity to Improve Mental Toughness So much has been written about mental toughness... The need for athletes to be mentally tough and how it can help an athlete win the big game... How mental toughness can help an athlete overcome adversity... How mental toughness can get an athlete to the next level in their career. As an athlete, you have probably heard countless stories of … [Read more...] about How Mental Toughness Helps Athletes Cope with Adversity
Break Out Of Slumps Every athlete gets to the point in a season where motivation dips a bit. Motivation can be difficult to maintain through a long season with hours and hours of repetitive practice and training sessions. Repetitive workouts can lead to boredom for some athletes, “I get so bored in practice and just want it to be over.” Dips in motivation occur when an athlete loses … [Read more...] about How To Break The Boredom Cycle During A Long Season…
Motivation In Sports Do you or your athletes maintain motivation over the course of a long season? Practices, weight training, video sessions, physical therapy can deplete an athlete’s motivation for brief periods of time. But motivation is directly under your control and is one big factor that contributes to peak performance. The question you need to ask yourself is, “Do I consistently … [Read more...] about Staying Motivated Over A Long Season
Reach Your Potential In Competition Has a coach ever told you that you have a tremendous amount of potential, but you have not realized that potential yet? How can you achieve more of your untapped potential in sports? Many coaches foresee great futures for some athletes if they are willing to work and focus on achieving their potential... Unfortunately, some athletes do not share or see … [Read more...] about 8 Tips to Unlock Potential in Sports
Increase Your Level Of Intrinsic Motivation Have you lost your motivation in the middle of a long season? Have you ever wondered what you could do to have greater motivation? There have probably been times where you had difficulty getting psyched up for a competition or pushing through the drudgery of training. As your season ended, you may have pointed to a lack of motivation as the … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Motivation For Athletes?
How to Achieve the Mindset of Tiger Woods What motivates Tiger Woods? The answer may surprise you... It's pretty simple... For Tiger, playing golf is a lot about winning. But it's also about engaging in the battle to beat others players. "I think I just enter events to win, and that's it... It's still about winning the event. That's why I played as a junior, all the way through to now--is … [Read more...] about What Motivates Tiger Woods?