mental toughness

Knowing how to move on from failure in sports is a great tool for a youth athlete to have on and off the game.

This is part 4 of our series of interviews with Jen Croneberger, a mental game coach for the (NPF) Women’s Professional Softball Team.

In this video Coach Jen Croneberger wants you to Learn How To Bounce Back Quickly From Sports Mistakes. Make your thoughts known by leaving a comment below

One of the things is to teach them how to recover quickly after mistakes, because if we don’t then there is the doubt factor that creeps in. I think being able to do those three “R’s” — recognize, regroup, re-focus; have them understand how to find a positive mantra that they can repeat over and over.

Another great way is to write out a confidence resume like that list of strengths. “These are reasons I have to succeed.”

I have watched pro athletes write out a confidence building resume with me, laminate it, put it in their locker or their bag, and take that to competition. They would read that before every competition. They would remind themselves these are all the reasons I have to be successful today.

They are not focused on “Well what if I do this? And what if I do that?” It is focused on what am I good at. Let me go focus on those things. The funny thing is they tend to get more of those things.

mental toughnessJen Croneberger has been involved in sports since a very young age. She was the CEO/Founder of Excellence Training Camps, Inc. and is president of JLynne Consulting.

She has held numerous coaching positions and was the Mental Game Coach for the (NPF) Women’s Professional Softball Team, a well as other the top travel softball teams in the eastern US.

Most of her last 10 years have been spent working with athletes, instilling confidence and building strength, both mentally and physically. To know more about Jen you can visit her website by clicking here.