Athletes not yet steeped in the concept of mindfulness--a burgeoning field over the past decade--might think that this concept of "acceptance" equates to mediocrity. That is, when things don't go well or you don't win, accepting what happened means you are not good enough, perhaps just mediocre, and you just need to face that reality. [...]
When I was younger I am quite sure that I never viewed my internal life as something that I had control over. If I was bored that was what was something I had to deal with. If I was worried before a match or panicking that I might suffer a bad loss I often went [...]
I work with a world-champion cyclist. She is dedicated and disciplined. She eats well. She trains daily for hours to prepare for events so she can do well and win. She has high aspirations, which is great. All of this requires a level of critical analysis to make sure she is on track and doing [...]
Before I transformed my mind and approach to competitive tennis I had a pretty rigid view of my game and place in the tennis rankings. Basically, my self-image reflected my past results and view on how I typically played in matches. Of course, as a result, if I was playing someone I knew was ranked [...]
One of the best ways to replicate your best day on the court is to remember to be grateful for the moment you are in right now. We now have conclusive evidence from MRI scans of the brain and more dependable biofeedback procedures that show how a feeling of gratitude or deep appreciation can [...]
Players will be accepted through an application process. Only players motivated to work on their mental skills and demonstrate an openness to exploring their strengths and weaknesses will be considered. This will help maintain high quality interaction and facilitate growth for everyone on the team.
As a result of this curriculum, players and coaches will develop new language when teaching and discussing players’ games and tournament matches. A focus on improvement, mastery, mental toughness, resilience and application of skills in match play will be priority.
Mission Cultivate a collaborative learning environment that engages competitive junior tennis players and facilitates a growth mindset, helps them play more aggressive tennis under pressure and raises their performance in tournaments at an affordable monthly rate. Concept This leading-edge training program is designed specifically for highly motivated junior players. It is based on a collaborative, "project-based" model to increase [...]
One of my main objectives when I work with athletes is to help them deeply engage in the "process." Most athletes understand the concept of an outcome focus vs. a process focus by now. However, actually doing it, committing to a particular process, regardless of the outcome is far from easy. There is a big [...]