Sports: Become an Emotional Master Athlete – Are you an emotional master on the field?
Sports can evoke a wide range of emotions, from inspiration, pride, exhilaration, and satisfaction, to fear, frustration, anger, and panic, often in a very short time span during training or competition. Emotions lies at the top of the Prime Sport Pyramid because it has been my experience that they ultimately dictate your ability to achieve Prime Sport (defined, if you recall, as being able to perform at a consistently high level under the most challenging conditions).
Your ability to perform consistently is often determined by the consistency of your emotions; as your emotions go, so go your performances…
2018 US Open Highlights: Serena Williams’ dispute overshadows Naomi Osaka’s final win
Naomi Osaka becomes the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam after she defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the 2018 US Open but the match will be remembered for the emotional exchanges between Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos, who handed her three violations, including a game penalty…
10 Ways to Calm Your Nerves When Playing a Tennis Match – TENNIS
Many tennis players do well in practice when they are relaxed, but suffer from nerves when they play a match, and consequently their game suffers.
Mastering the mental part of the game can be more difficult than the physical aspect for many players…
10 Ways to Stay Calm in Competition – GYMNASTICS
During competitions, if you feel like any external factors (the crowd, competitors, judges, etc…) make you nervous, you will always be at their mercy, not having any real control. You need to take the control back!
“Before a athlete can accomplish anything of an enduring nature in his sport, he must first of all acquire some measure of success in the management of his own mind.” – Jennifer Heistand, StillPoint Performance
How To Stay Relaxed During a Match – TENNIS
Does your whole body tense up during a match?
4 Tips to Calm your Nerves Under Pressure – GOLF
If you’re striving for big things on the golf course — from trying to be a scratch handicap to simply taking that 10 bucks off your buddies on Sunday — you’re going to inevitably feel pressure. This can either be really challenging and mentally draining or it can be the fuel you need to do your best. The difference between these two is how you handle your nerves. You can have them dominate you or you can calmly channel them…
4 Ways to Improve Your Mental Game – BASKETBALL
Want to shoot better? Then you might be surprised at how much of your game is mental.
For instance, if you imagine yourself missing shot after shot, how do you feel? Pretty lousy. And, chances are very high that you’re going to do exactly what you imagined: you’re going to miss shot after shot.
Then, your performance spirals downward because the more shots you miss, the worse you shoot…
“When you own your own alignment with your physical body and mental mind, then and only than will you own your game!” – Jennifer Heistand, StillPoint Performance
Stillpoint is the optimal level of peak performance meeting the point of mental clarity and focus.
Physical training provides athletes with increased strength, muscle memory, increased flexibility, and faster reaction times. However, the physical part of athletics is just one component.
Mental and emotional training is a component that some athletes dismiss, but is crucial in maintaining composure under stress and to improving athletic performance.
I provide a simple and effective technology that gives athletes a real time training facility with the ability to increase emotional muscle, reaction speed and accurate decision making.
Mental performance is on the mind of every player in every sport nowadays. Coaches are always telling players to stay focused or to stay calm. But what does that really mean to you? And how can you stay calm when you are in the heat of the moment?
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