How do You Handle Game-Ending Mistakes? Your confidence is directly impacted by how you handle mistakes, misses, and miscues. All athletes make mistakes. How you respond after the mistake matters most. For example, if you miss the last shot of a basketball game, will you let that miss cause you to pass up shots late
Athletes Want to Compete, Play, or Start But what happens when the athlete is benched or replaced in the starting lineup? Your attitude towards the situation will impact your response, motivation, and the message you send to your team. If you act out or talk poorly about your coach, you will cause tension within the
Do You Have a Short Memory for Mistakes? “Memory” refers to the length of time an athlete dwells on mistakes. Some athletes have difficulty overcoming mistakes during a competition. They think about the mistake repeatedly, replaying the error in their mind. The mistake becomes a distraction, taking the focus off performing in the present moment.
How Can You Take Your Game to the Next Level? Basketball players spend hours in the gym taking hundreds of shots. Football players hit the weight room and bench, squat, and dead lift to build physical strength. Golfers tweak their mechanics to find just the right swing. Extra practice and technique refinement help build an
Do Worrisome Thoughts Affect How you Perform? Do you tend to worry about letting your teammates down or having a bad game? Athletes who worry think too much about past poor performances or possible negative future results. Worrying about something that has yet to happen interferes with an athlete’s ability to perform at their peak.