Coping With Sports Fear With Easy Reminders

Fear of failure or loss

As a mental toughness trainer who has worked with thousands of athletes, youth and adult, by far the biggest problem is fear of failure. I have looked at and examined this concept and the word and have determined it to be non-useful for sports and performing and therefore, my definition of it is: “A destructive Read More.

What We Should Learn From Archers And Pool Players

Archer girl

Modern sports psychology focuses on the correlation between winning and the ability to relax, concentrate, and play one’s best game under the pressures of competition. This often involves quieting the mind and increasing awareness, so that the body is free to do the things that it does so well when we allow it to act Read More.

The Power Of Being Open Minded In Coaches And Athletes

Volleyball champion

In this article, athletes and competitors will discover the power of a growth mindset to improve performance. What is a growth mindset for athletes? It never ceases to amaze me how small of a percentage of the general sports world there is that really takes advantage of developing their mental skills. I’ve conducted numerous workshops for Read More.

Fulfill Your Kid’s NFL Dreams

Football player

In this article, parents of football players will learn the two most important things they can do to help their young player succeed. There have been numerous studies conducted to find out what highly successful football players have in common. Besides the obvious – talent and hard work – a number of surprising conclusions have Read More.

Ethics In Youth Sports

Athlete and Coach

Good physical health has to be the top most priority for every human being. Engaging oneself actively in sports activities helps us to stay fit. Sports activity does not only help us to maintain fitness, but it also refreshes us a lot. It is one of the best ways of relaxation as well. Like any other Read More.

How To Truly Believe In Your Capabilities

Bullied Young Girl

Have you ever experienced thinking like: You are nothing? That you can never do anything right? That you feel like you’re sole reason for being in life is for you to fail and be miserable for the rest of your life? I have heard many people saying “That’s impossible” or “I can’t do it“. Yes,  Read More.

What Does It Take To Win?

losing a match

“Compete each time with yourself to be a great athlete of all time.” Ever wondered why even the best  athlete will end up losing a match at a certain point of their career? This is because there is more to an athlete than just getting the best training by the best coaches using the best Read More.

Concentration: A Vital Quality For ALL Athletes

The power of the unconscious mind

So many of the athletes I work with complain about their difficulty in being able to concentrate and focus playing their sport, especially under pressure. What about you? “Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” Ray Knight Why Is Concentration Important To Athletes? When you get really good at Read More.

An Effective Mental Practice For Your Nerves

Soccer girls

I have one more tool that is going to help you deal with your difficult emotions and that is what I call, “The AND World”. What does this mean?  “AND” means “I can be scared.” “I can be nervous.”  You can even say that,   “I can be angry.” You know when you got a bad Read More.