Dehydration Is A Major Cause Of Loss Of Focus


Do you remember the tragic story of Korey Stringer, the football player from Ohio State who died from dehydration? Welcome to the Mental Toughness Academy!  I'm Craig Sigl, the Mental Toughness Trainer for youth athletes. Not drinking enough water is a serious problem in today's society and not just in the sports world.  I wanted to make sure I addressed this issue in our blog to emphasize the importance to parents and coaches of the need to pay attention to sports dehydration symptoms. What a lot of  people don't know is that   Dehydration can be a major cause [...]

Dehydration Is A Major Cause Of Loss Of Focus2016-01-14T17:53:01+08:00

Train Your Mind For Focus And Concentration


This article you will learn how to Train Your Mind For Focus And Concentration. Do you remember the crazy movie Animal House? There is a scene where the devil and an angel are each on one of the shoulders of a frat boy.  "Yeah, you should do this!" says the devil, but the angel responds, "No, do the right thing!" This is called "Monkey Chatter".  It is how must of us get lost in our heads and distracted from the task at hand. It also causes you to start judging yourself and over thinking. But it's not "you" judging yourself; it's your internal [...]

Train Your Mind For Focus And Concentration2016-01-14T17:53:31+08:00

Is Tiger Woods Mentally Tough?


So what is "Mental Toughness" anyway and why do you need it? I believe Mental Toughness is when you are Confident, Focused, Determined and Resilient...Even Under Pressure. Lots of athletes exhibit some of these traits, some of the time, but very few exhibit them ALL of the time. Now most people think Tiger Woods is the epitome of Mental Toughness, right?  He certainly has talent, determination, focus and confidence, but he's missing one important aspect of being mentally tough. RESILIENT UNDER PRESSURE As far as I can see, since his personal troubles became public, Tiger does not seem to be bouncing back. On the other hand [...]

Is Tiger Woods Mentally Tough?2017-10-18T00:12:39+08:00

Learn How To Control Emotions – Allen Fox, Tennis Coach


What separates the professionals from the everyday player? Learn how to control your emotions from tennis great, Allen Fox, author of 4 books on the mental game of tennis and former professional player, it is our ability to override our emotional response to give up when faced with extreme pressure. We are going to be sharing with you articles, interviews and videos from other experts in the mental training and youth sports field. If you know someone we should feature, please reply to this email and let us know. So why can some players withstand pressure and other players fold? Learn [...]

Learn How To Control Emotions – Allen Fox, Tennis Coach2016-01-14T17:54:36+08:00

Consistency For High School Golfers – Part 1


This subject of consistency is something I have worked on for myself for many years and led me to develop my mental training product Break 80 Without Practice. Welcome to the Mental Toughness Academy! I'm Craig Sigl, the Mental Toughness Trainer for youth athletes and a dedicated golfer. I wanted to share with you in this video one of the important lessons I teach about the mental side of the to create a preshot routine...   What does it take to tap into your automatic golfer and become totally consistent? How to create a preshot routine for high [...]

Consistency For High School Golfers – Part 12016-01-14T17:54:56+08:00

What Makes A Great Sports Coach?


Everyone who puts in the time to coach wants to help their athletes succeed.  But what makes a great sports coach?  In this video, Coach Wayne Mendezona of Quick Handle Basketball camps and former professional player shares what he thinks makes a great youth sports coach... How to become a great youth sports coach... My acronym for coaching is my three P's.  The first one is personality.  You've got to have a personality.  Something that attracts people to you, that people know that you have the kind of body language, that people can say you're believable. Because once you're [...]

What Makes A Great Sports Coach?2014-06-17T14:01:38+08:00

Confidence Tips For Athletes


Confidence is one of those things that is hard to teach and most people just assume you have it or you don't.  It's not true! We wanted to share with you some of Youth Basketball Coach Wayne Mendezona, former professional basketball player, quick confidence tips on how to instill courage and a "never give up" attitude in your athletes.  Inspiring courage is tough for any leader. We have a guest post from Coach Mendo, who was a professional basketball player and runs training camps in 7 states. Coach Mendo tells a story of how he inspired courage in his daughter. It [...]

Confidence Tips For Athletes2016-01-14T17:55:36+08:00

Mental Training In Sports Is Critical


In this article you will learn about how critical is Mental Training In Sports. Parents this is important! Your kids need to get mental training for their sport just like they do for their physical skills.   I’ve worked with hundreds of kids on their mental game and can definitively tell you that something as simple as a choke or mistake can have a major negative impact on your athletes. In fact, many adults end up needing help to clear their negative beliefs that got formed while playing sports in their youth. Mental blocks can get implanted in our [...]

Mental Training In Sports Is Critical2016-01-14T17:56:12+08:00

Mark Herzlich All Amercian Cancer Survivor on 60 Minutes


Here is an amazing example of how mental toughness  and hard work will lead to success against the odds... The TV show 60 Minutes featured Mark Herzlich, former All American.  Notice in the interview, his single minded devotion to his goal of playing in the NFL - he does not even let cancer stop him! He bets on himself to keep playing football, even when the doctors gave him an easier option for his leg to recover. Beating the odds in a fight against a deadly cancer for most people would mean just staying alive. For Mark Herzlich, who was diagnosed [...]

Mark Herzlich All Amercian Cancer Survivor on 60 Minutes2017-10-18T01:10:05+08:00

The Ins and Outs of College Athletic Recruiting Part II


This is the continuation of a fascinating story about the process of college athletic recruiting told by a mother of two teenage boys recruited by Ivy League colleges. This is part two of an article by Pam Carey, author of Minor League Mom: A Mother's Journey Through the Red Sox Farm Teams.  Pam offers us insight into the process as well as some valuable lessons her family learned... The application process demands a little fancy footwork on the part of the athlete, as each coach exerts constant pressure in the high school junior and senior years when he can make contact, [...]

The Ins and Outs of College Athletic Recruiting Part II2016-01-14T17:56:42+08:00
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