How to build mental toughness To build mental toughness takes a few different areas of sport psychology that when pulled together create the mindset one needs to have the mental toughness and fortitude to reach peak performance and excel consistently in their sport. While there are a number of things I could go over in this post, I want to go over 4 pillars that are a great starting point for anyone starting this journey. As I mentioned they are not the end all be all, but pr
Major factor for how an athlete can perform at their best when it matters most For how an athlete can perform at their best, it comes down to many different factors, however, there is one thing that no matter how good someone is at the other mental skills if this one thing is missing they will not be able to perform at their best. This skill is focus. Focus is key in any given moment. If you are not focusing on the right thing at the right moment you will under perform, no ma
How a mental skills coach can help with the transition to life after sports This week I want to talk about the side to a mental skills coach that is not often heard about or discussed. When talking about a mental skills coach we often talk about how they can help an athlete on the field, but their work is just as important to what is going on with the athlete off the field. One area in particular is the transition all athletes have to make at some point to life after sports.
Mental performance coaching plays a role in helping an athlete with the after effects of a concussion. Concussions are a hot topic in the world of sports right now, and not many understand that concussion go beyond the physical elements, and also include mental components, that need to be dealt with. Any time an athlete is injured there are emotional and psychological factors that come into play, which can actually prolong the recovery process if not properly dealt with. Most
Top Keys to Getting Into the Zone Getting into the zone is an amazing feeling as an athlete. The ability to be so much in the flow that you are able to fully display your full potential. While there are no guarantees for getting into the zone, there are things that you can do to help increase the chances and frequency of getting into the zone. 9 Elements to Getting Into the Zone 1.Balance between challenge faced and the skills required to meet it: This is basically saying tha