Focus Tips For Athletes That Coaches And Parents Should Know

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When athletes are lacking focus, coaches often say things like: “Get your head in the game!” or “You need to focus out there.” What Do Coaches Need To Understand First? Coaches need to first understand that non-focusing is built into kids’ hard wiring showing as curiosity and exploration in order to learn as much as Read More.

Words Of Encouragement From Coaches: Are You Doing It Right?

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There are so many trite cliches floating around in the sports world that are often repeated by unknowing coaches. Some of them are very useful and when communicated consistently can ingrain solid beliefs and habits that lead to becoming great performers like: “You are relentless.”  “You can do this.” Notice the elegance of simplicity in Read More.

How To Handle Your Sports Nerves

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As an athlete, performer or competitor, getting nervous, tight, or any way physically tense, even in a very subtle way will hinder your ability to perform and is one of the major mental blocks. I operate under this principle: Performance = Potential – Interference. Meaning, you will play, compete or perform your best when you Read More.

What Is Sabotaging Your Performance?

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As an athlete, performer, or competitor, not being able to push yourself past your comfort zone is one of the major mental blocks. First off, I operate under this principle: Performance = Potential – Interference. This means that you will play, compete, or perform your best when you have no interference or mental and emotional blocks. Read More.

Controlling The Negative Voice In Your Head

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As an athlete, performer or competitor, quieting that negative and destructive voice in your head can hinder your ability to perform. This is one of the major mental blocks. I operate under this principle: Performance = Potential – Interference. Meaning you will play, compete or perform your best when you have no interference or mental/emotional Read More.

A Guide To Being Less Critical For Better Sports Performance

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As an athlete, performer or competitor, self-criticism, beating yourself up and focusing too much mistakes can seriously hinder your ability to perform. Self-criticism is one of the major mental blocks. I teach and operate under this principle: Performance = Potential – Interference. Meaning, you will play, compete or perform your best when you have no Read More.

How To Break Bad Sports Habits

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“I know what I need to do, I’m just not doing it.” Or, “Why do I keep doing that over and over when it only ends up hurting me? Why can’t I break this habit or pattern?”  I once had a high-end sales person come to me who said, “Craig, I feel like there is Read More.

How To Overcome Fear In Sports

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Every athlete, performer or competitor knows that there is always room for improvement. You can never completely master any sport or competition. Yes, you have those moments when you are, what I call, in the flow or zone where you are performing your best and you know it. Of course you want more of that. Read More.

Stress: It’s all how you look at things

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Years ago, when I was in the corporate world, managing 50 employees, I thought I had it rough.  At the time, I felt like my entire world could crumble any day starting with losing my job and I put myself under that stress 7 days a week. When I decided to go home at night Read More.

Daniel Jahn Maximum Sports Conditioning

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Daniel Jahn – Former D1 Baseball Player and Now CEO & Director of Instruction for Strength and Conditioning Programs I tend to think about athletes who never quit or give up. I think about athletes who love working hard and welcome any challenge presented to them. Mentally tough athletes can deal with adversity and struggle Read More.