Have You Ever Had a Team Conflict? Team conflict can affect how you feel about your team, how much you enjoy your sport, and how intensely you pursue your goals. Not only does conflict affect you, but it can also create tension with your teammates, coaches, family, and friends outside of sport. Can you relate
Put in Extra Work After Practice to Become the Best In sports, elite athletes often have unrivaled work ethics. We hear of Olympian athletes who start their training sessions at 5 a.m. or train between 4-6 hours daily. Other athletes are stuck in a rut or hit a plateau. The common sentiment is, “I work
Do Emotions Get the Best of you After a Bad Call? Do your emotional outbursts lead to a loss of focus and uncharacteristic mistakes? You can’t take emotions out of the game. By nature, we are emotional beings. However, when you don’t reel in your emotions, they will intensify, and your performance will decline rapidly.
Finding Confidence After Failure How do you feel after blowing a lead and losing a game? Do you question your abilities? Do you feel less confident about the next competition? What you tell yourself after a performance will impact your emotions and confidence. In addition, your thoughts about a recent performance will affect your preparation
Do Losses Motivate You? For many athletes, losses hurt their confidence and detract from their motivation. Unfortunately, losses are part of the athletic experience. So goes the saying, “You can’t win them all.” How you respond to a loss separates good athletes from great ones. After a loss, you have two choices: 1. You can
What Makes an Elite Athlete “Elite”? Elite athletes aren’t elite just because they are talented. Plenty of talented athletes have not lived up to their potential. Do elite athletes just have better coaching? Again, many athletes have risen to the top without the best coaching. Likewise, many talented athletes have elite coaches and still consistently