We must train our mind like we train our body.
In order for an athlete to perform at his or her best she must have CONFIDENCE, must be COMPOSED and has to be FOCUSED/CONCENTRATION.
The 3C’s are rarely taught but athletes seem to learn on their own how to be “Confident” how to stay “Composed”, and how to “Concentrate”. To me, the 3C’s are the “nuts and bolts” that an athlete needs to be able to perform at their best, and at the heart of life lasting values.
When teaching an athlete a specific skill we must also teach them the mental game. I learned the mental game late in my career, and I don’t want my students to learn as late as I did.
Being mentally tough is just as important, if not more, as learning the proper skills of the game. Teaching the proper technique of the swing, the proper fielding and proper way to throw a ball are all the basis of the game, but learning the mental game is essential to being successful.
Mental toughness is not a skill that we are born with. It is a skill that we develop through hard work and dedication.
My students are trained to stay focused on the “process”,
- to keep an attitude of never ever giving up.
- to keep out of their minds all distractions around them.
- to believe they can succeed.
I am committed to giving each athlete the tools that are necessary to succeed: skill and mental game excellence.
CONFIDENCE = To believe I can
COMPOSURE = To stay relaxed at all times
CONCENTRATION = To Focus on the now
Any athlete looking to improve their game can absolutely benefit from mental game training. Young athletes can get a “head start” on their classmates be developing their mental strength early on, rather than waiting until college or beyond.
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