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A tennis player I work with played in tournament in which he played very well but lost an important match. His Coach told me that during the match after losing points the athlete had some pretty negative body language (he would drop his shoulders, bang his racquet and scream at More >
Recently I had a Coach send me the following email asking two very important questions and I thought I would share my reply:
Jason, saw you in St. Louis last spring and have used many of your mental training tools already for my football and wrestling teams. However, have questions on More >
Believing in yourself is the first step critical step in achievement. Consider this story by Bart Starr (Hall of Fame Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers):
Our first meeting with Coach Lombardi was at the old Packers offices in downtown Green Bay. We were sitting at different tables when he walked More >
These days, athletes and coaches spend countless hours breaking film down and scouting other teams and players. It’s an all too common practice that has been around for years. I am a firm believer in out-working and out-preparing the opponent; however, I often hear from athletes that they are at More >
The number one variable in the entire field of sport psychology in terms of impacting performance in a positive way is self confidence. What this means is that if you believe in yourself you will have a much improved chance of performing well.
Every coach, athlete and parent knows that you More >
An athlete I have been working with shared with me that the reason he doesn’t work harder in practice is that he was afraid to test the limits of his potential. This is often referred to as a fear of success. Athletes don’t allow themselves to really go after their More >
Last year I was helping some coaches and athletes at the University of Minnesota with goal setting. After reading through the athlete’s goal sheets I realized I had done a fairly poor job of giving enough detailed direction resulting in goals that were very broad and general.
The key to effective More >
This is a letter I wrote to a Coach friend of mine after a tough loss.
Thank you for the kind words. As we both know the anger and disappointment of losing is a painful experience. This is not a time where I find much peace in the fact that we More >
Each week I receive notes, phone calls and emails from individuals across the country (and occasionally the world) who have read my book, 10-Minute Toughness. I wanted to take this opportunity to publicly say thanks to all of you who have read the book and reached out to me to More >
A friend of mine who is preparing for his golf club’s championship match called me this morning asking me the following question: What is the difference between the performance statement and the identity statement?
I thought it was a good enough question to answer aloud.
The performance statement is a statement focused on the More >