Posts Tagged 'sports psychology'

5 Steps to Reverse Player Attitude Problems

You can turn around a player’s problem attitude by taking the following one to one coaching steps:

1) List standards of behavior expected. You probably already have a list of team rules or policies. Show him or her where they are not meeting expectations.

2) Point out weak areas that need improvement. Using performance charts, player surveys, and other data to back up your point, show the player the behavioral attitudes that need improving. Offer specific examples of where their poor attitude ...

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Maximize Goal Setting Using SMART System

Goal setting can sometimes get boring and not be used to its full effectiveness. A systematic program called SMART will help coaches and athletes better achieve goals, improve performance and athletic motivation.

SMART stands for:

Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Realistic

Time Bound

The use of such an acronym is helpful in having athletes remember some of the key elements within goal setting. Goal setting, done correctly, involves many facets to be truly effective. One can, though, still be effective with focus on the basic elements within SMART goals.

Specific ...

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How Pete Carroll Got His Team ‘In the Zone’

In the past year, we’ve covered Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawk http://www.seahawks.com coach Pete Carroll http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki three times in the Championship Performance Coaches Journal http://championshipperform.com/coaching-journal

In this week’s Winning Ways blog, we look at how Carroll worked to get his team mentally ready to compete ‘in the zone’. Carroll has been a long time advocate of sports psychology since his days with the New England Patriots and New York Jets where he worked with Championship Performance Advisory Board ...

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3 Proven Methods to Guard Against Over-Confidence

With NCAA March Madness upon us, the heavy favorites will be on guard against having over-confidence. Self confidence can be defined as an athlete’s belief that he or she can perform difficult tasks under certain conditions.  Overconfidence develops when they misjudge those conditions.  They tend to pay less attention to detail, ignore critical information and lack focus both before and during the competition.  These combined factors set the stage for losing to an over-matched opponent.

Over confidence appears in three ways.  ...

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