vida mind – mental conditioning – mental training – sport psychology
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Developing the ability to focus, to center or concentrate, can be difficult because you must filter out your normal awareness of the surrounding environment. People differ in many ways. Coaches should always remember that people have different styles. Although there are different styles, some factors are common to the majority.
Some players try to focus only on the ball. Their eyes rarely drift to the outside, even to glimpse their coach or family. Other players are more sensitive to their environment. They know where everyone is sitting. They ask their parents or coach where they would sit. Throughout the match, they would stop play if people move about. After every point, some players look at their coach or parents, waiting for approval or support. Finally, to stay focused, some players relieve frustration with controlled gestures or anger.
All these behaviours boil down to one factor: Are you ready for the next ball, the next stroke, the next point, or whatever you are doing? Are your mind and body focused on being ready to get into gear without losing the edge?
Are you ready for the next ball?
To be ready and adopt the best attitude you need to remember few important things:
- What’s happened is history. You have no control over the past.
- We are all human and subject to breakdowns.
- The most drastic penalty you can get is one point against you.
- Whatever thoughts you have in mind when you arrive for battle are out of your control until the match is over.
If you want to know more about Vida Mind, do a free session with Dr. Damien Lafont. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0435 819 262 and he will get in touch with you to schedule 45 min with you either in person or over Skype. In this free info session with him, you’ll go through what is keeping your performing at your best. You’ll know Dr Lafont, how he works and whether you are a good fit for each other.