Attaining the Zone: Focus, Control, Flow, and Rhythm at the height of competition, the ability to manage emotional responses often is the difference between winning and losing.

Reaching the next level of athletic performance depends upon your ability to regulate emotions and manage stress. Athletes who combine mental and emotional training with physical training have a competitive advantage and are better equipped to enter into the peak performance zone more consistently.

How to Develop Mentally Tough Young Athletes

Developing winning attitudes toward competition…

One of the highest compliments an athlete can get is the label “mentally tough.” Mental toughness isn’t a quality people are born with. Rather, it includes a set of learned attitudes and ways of viewing competitive situations in productive ways.



How To Build Mental Toughness


4 Mental Skills to Develop in Young Athletes

Athletes need to adopt a positive attitude that will help them remain humble after victories and learn from their failures. Athletes need to also realize that a good attitude is a conscious choice they have to make…

Motivation and persistence go hand in hand as coaches work with young athletes. Athletes need to learn that their effort is what is most important and to not focus solely on the outcome of the game..

Practices and competitions offer athletes a chance to learn how to handle a variety of emotions while still being able to perform at their best level. Emotions can heighten or hinder other mental skills so it is important for athletes to understand them and know how to control them…



Learn More About StillPoint Performance

Thoughts and emotions have a profound effect on the heart’s rhythm, and this rhythm impacts performance. Under pressure, stressful thoughts and emotions cause the heart’s rhythm to become irregular and jagged. This incoherent pattern inhibits brain function and diminishes the visual field, reduces reaction speed, and impairs decision making…

A stillpoint is a place where your mind and body are at a point of perfect alignment. It is the point where your mental clarity coincides with your athletic ability, achieving pure focus and your optimal level of success…

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