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How The Zone Works

The biggest thing with the playing zone is most don’t understand the principles of how it works so therefore it’s still a magical thing to them though three things it requires is: Discipline Simplicity Repetition And guess what repels needy people. If one understands the playing zone you require discipline and simplicity If how understands how the brain works and improves skill you require repetition And you can’t get into the playing zone if you’re team is full of needy people. I define a needy person as someone wanting negative attention and indulges in disruptive behaviour to get it. […]

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Outcome Goals vs Process Goals

Outcome Goals vs Process Goals – Which is better? Generally speaking, your goals will fit into one of two categories; outcome goals, and process goals. Loosely defined, outcome goals are a result you’d like to achieve, and process goals as the processes you will need to repeatedly follow to achieve that result. For an athlete this might be represented by an outcome goal of making the team, and a process goal of competing your hardest every possession. But the question remains, which is better? Are you better off concentrating on outcome goals or process goals? The truth is, both […]

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Goal Setting for Success in Sports

Goal Setting for Success in Sports – What you need to know to get the jump on your competition What are your current goals for your sport? Where would you like to be in 6 months, 12 months, or 24 months’ time? Without clear goals athletes lack direction, and without direction it’s easy to become stale. Effective goal setting should tick three boxes. Firstly it will provide you with direction and keep you moving forward. Secondly, you’ll develop clarity on the immediate action steps you need to take to get you there. And thirdly, you’ll experience an abundance of […]

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High Expectations Can Lead Pressure and Effect Performance

Expectation can be perceived in two ways. One way is the way supporters see it. When supporters see the media or other supporters expecting their team to win, it gives them hope and increases their own belief that their team is going to win. This therefore is a good thing for the supporters because they are looking forward to a match and are happy because they are pretty much convinced that their team is going to win. However there is a flip side to this and this comes in the form of what the players who are expected to […]

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The Tennis Ball or The Egg?

The TENNIS BALL or the EGG. Who do you choose to be? It doesn’t matter that my presentation today was to a room full of young women who happened to play volleyball. The “lesson” I chose to share today was wrapped up in three (well, maybe four) , very unassuming words: “tennis ball or egg.” For it was in the answer to the question “Who do you want to be, the tennis ball or egg?” that could leave anyone to ponder. This team of girls had noticed that when they made a mistake they lost their minds, so to […]

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Understand THE ZONE in Sports

The “zone” is a state of supreme focus helps athletes in all sports perform at their peak potential. It is when your mind fully connects with achieving a goal, such as getting a hit, or stealing a base. Attention is absorbed into the present (the here and now only). When you’re in the zone your mind only processes the thoughts and images that help you execute your task successfully. Entering the zone requires total commitment your game plan and the process of winning. Many athletes have mental barriers that limit their ability to enter the zone, such as fear […]

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Achieving Peak Performance

Sport psychology theories and mental training strategies to enhance focus, confidence, composure, mental preparation, and team cohesion have proven to increase performance in sports, business and life. Important elements of sport psychology aim to: 1. Improve focus and deal with distractions by helping athlete to stay focused on the present moment and let go of results. 2. Enhance confidence in athletes who have doubts. If players maintain doubts prior to or during their performance, this indicates low self-confidence. 3. Develop coping skills to deal with mistakes and errors. Players with high or strict expectations have trouble remaining confident and […]

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How to Get in “The Zone”

What every athlete must know to achieve peak performance in competition! The “zone” is a state of supreme focus helps athletes in all sports perform at their peak potential. It is when your mind fully connects with achieving a goal, such as getting a hit, or stealing a base. Attention is absorbed into the present (the here and now only). When you’re in the zone your mind only processes the thoughts and images that help you execute your task successfully. Free Mental Game Report: How to Get in “The Zone”

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Goal Setting for Sports

Goal setting helps athletes commit to the goals and objectives they have for their sport. Professional baseball players like Chase Utley, Derrick Jeter, and Tom Brady have reached the top of their game by setting, evaluating, and reformulating goals throughout their career. Things to consider when setting goals: Goal should identify a specific action or event that will take place. Goal and its benefits should be quantifiable. Goal should be attainable given available resources. Goal should require you to stretch some, but allow the likelihood of success. Goal should state the time period in which it will be accomplished. […]

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