Performing Under Pressure: The Transformative Influence of a ‘Next Play’ Coaching Emphasis Being able to mentally reset for the next play is an extremely important skill for athletes. It’s at the heart of resilience. Coaches play a pivotal role in how effective an athlete’s “Next Play” mental reset skills are, especially after the athlete makes […]
The Winning Edge: 10 Ways Pre-Skill Mental Routines Can Transform an Athlete’s Game Having a strong pre-skill mental routine is essential for athletes. Strong pre-skill mental routines will significantly impact their immediate performance and will make a lot of difference between victory and defeat. While physical prowess, strategic training, and technical skills are undoubtedly crucial,
Data-Driven Victory: When Old School Wisdom Meets New Age Coaching Tools Successful coaching is still a blend of art and science. High performance is still driven by trust, relationships and program culture. Embracing data analytics and technology can clearly offer numerous benefits to high school coaches by strengthening their coaching strategies and overall team performance.
The Confidence Conundrum: Strategies that Really Work for Coaches Confidence is vital to high-level performance. When we have athletes who struggle with confidence, we want to help them as quickly as possible. Telling an athlete who is struggling with their confidence that, “It’s all in your head.” can be very poor advice for several reasons.
Beyond Resolutions: Turning Vision into Victory It’s the beginning of a new year. Happy New Year!! You may feel energized. You’ve probably made a list of goals that you’d like to accomplish in 2024… and your list keeps getting longer and longer each time you think about it. At times you may feel overwhelmed. Whatever
5 Reasons Why it is Important to Allow a Perfectionist Athlete to Set Goals that Might Seem Unrealistic
5 Reasons Why it is Important to Allow a Perfectionist Athlete to Set Goals that might seem Unrealistic Allowing a perfectionist athlete to set goals that might seem unrealistic can have several potential benefits for their performance, personal development, and their teammates. Here are five reasons why this can be important: 1. Motivation and Drive
“We don’t need perfect. We just need a whole lot of good.” 10 Ideas for Working with a Perfectionist Athlete
A few years ago, while attending a USA Women’s National Team volleyball practice, I heard Head Coach Karch Kiraly tell the team, “We don’t need perfect. We just need a whole lot of good.”
The best coaches succeed because they’re constantly working to improve themselves, and because they are constantly learning how to improve themselves.