Category: Mental Toughness

Teaching Athletes to Focus : Concentration

According to 30 year NCAA Division-I Coach and nationally recognized leader in Applied Sport Psychology, Dr. Rick McGuire, Focus is a fundamental skill of sports and like other fundamental skills it can and must be taught to athletes. In the…

Mental Skills Training: High School Athletes Need It

Courtesy of Coaches Network By Kevin Bryant I have attended the Oregon Athletic Directors Association annual conference every year since 1999. This past spring, there was a first: A break-out session led by a sports psychologist. At these outstanding annual…

101 Ways to Cope with Stress

Not all of these ideas apply to everyone, but hopefully you can find a few that will work for your situation! Get up fifteen minutes earlier • Prepare for the morning the night before • Avoid relying on chemical aids • Set appointments ahead…

Controlling the Controllables

The following article was written by Juan Pablo Favero, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Oakland University.  It was originally published in The NSCAA Soccer Journal The hope is that these ideas can be used for any sport, modified to the…

A Creed for Self-Discipline

A Creed for Self-Discipline by Napoleon Hill Willpower: Recognizing that the power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind, I will exercise it daily, when I need the urge to action for any purpose;…

Positive Self Talk for Your Athletes

This article was written by Lindsey Wilson. Lindsey is the Co-Founder of Positive Performance Mental Training Zone. Lindsey played basketball at Iowa State and then played professionally overseas. She has been teaching, writing and speaking about mental training for the…

The Winning Attitude

Some thoughts on the mindset of a winner to share with your athletes. I hope you can find a few that are useful… What makes one person a winner and other people losers? How they think! Your self image determines…

Mental Toughness and Clutch Performance

These thoughts on clutch performance are from Spencer Wood Icebox Athlete Sports Performance Resources. Click that link to see his Mental Toughness Edge website. There are some articles on mental training and other resources as well. According to a study…

The 4 C’s of Peak Performance

These thoughts on clutch performance are from Spencer Wood Icebox Sports Performance Resources. Click the link below to see his Mental Toughness Edge website. There are some articles on mental training and other resources as well. Mental Toughness Edge Developing…