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 … [Read more...] about How to Stay Motivated in Training Sessions
Motivation in Sports
Sources of Motivation for Athletes Are you (or your athletes) motivated by getting your name in the newspaper? Are you motivated by receiving the MVP award at the end-of-the-year team banquet? These sources of motivation are referred to as extrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation refers to actions that are driven by external rewards such as … [Read more...] about What Motivates Athletes?
Strategies to Stay Motivated as a Triathlete "How do I keep motivated when it gets really hard?" That questions sums up the most common and difficult struggle for every triathlete! The race itself is hard... Three distinct consecutive races wrapped up in one competition. The swim brings about a unique set of mentally challenging … [Read more...] about How Triathletes Can Stay Motivated When Training is Hard
Using Intimidation to Your Advantage “The intimidation factor” is commonplace in competition. Some athletes will seek to get a mental edge by taking you out of your game. Intimidation takes many forms such as: --Trash talking before a game --A brush-back pitch to shake up a hitter --An extra shove after a whistle was blown --Stare-downs … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Intimidation in Sports
Phelps' Response to a Devastating Loss Have you suffered a tough loss in your career? Maybe it was a loss where you were favored to win or against an opponent that has never beaten you, or against a challenger with a much lower rank. Can you think of your own personal athletic experience where you suffered a loss when you were expected to … [Read more...] about How Phelps Bounces Back From a Big Loss