Coaching

December 2018

1-min Read: Mental Rehearsal and Physical Practice for Best Performance

By |2018-11-07T19:10:14+08:00December 6th, 2018|

Visualization has been found to contribute to sports success. Athletes have used visualization to “create renewed mental awareness, a heightened sense of well-being and confidence,” says Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Consultant Elizabeth Quinn on Very well Fit. While visualization cannot replace years of physical training, the mental rehearsal through visualization combined with physical practice [...]

November 2018

1-min Read: The Importance Of Short-Term Goals In Sports

By |2018-11-07T10:14:14+08:00November 22nd, 2018|

Success in any sport, according to University of Washington Sports Psychologist Frank Smoll, Ph.D., depends on skill and motivation. To be motivated means to be driven to achieve particular goals. It starts with long-term goals, which is described on the MindTools website as the “big picture” of what you want to achieve. Having long-term [...]

1-min Read: The Influence of Your Mindset On your Physical State

By |2018-11-28T12:11:13+08:00November 19th, 2018|

Right before a competition, top athletes go to great lengths to convince themselves that they will win. This is true even if the athlete in question has just suffered a string of defeats. To an external observer, this kind of conviction may seem irrational. But in fact, the point of this conviction is not its [...]

1-min Read: The Impact of Self-Talk On Athletic Results

By |2020-01-05T01:30:29+08:00November 15th, 2018|

There are two types of self-talk, explains an article in The New York Times. One is instructional self-talk, and the other is motivational self-talk. Several studies show that both instructional and motivational self-talk help athletes perform better. Positive self-talk has been identified by Dr. Christopher M. Carr in his research as a technique that [...]

1-min Read: Improve Your Sports Performance With Your “Why”

By |2018-11-28T12:15:00+08:00November 8th, 2018|

To achieve optimal performance, you need to live in accordance with your "why". You need to be aware of what motivates you and how much you are willing to do to sustain this motivation. Surfing champion Layne Beachley who became the world’s only surfer to claim six consecutive world titles is well aware of [...]

October 2018

How Athletes Can Change Their Game With Post-Match Drills

By |2018-11-28T12:15:37+08:00October 22nd, 2018|

Athletes can carry a wide range of emotions after their sports competition. From being frustrated and disappointed by their performance to being thrilled and stoked by their accomplishment. Whether if the results were good or bad, journaling their emotions and writing about what they think and how they feel, is a good way of [...]

September 2018

Do You Play to Win or Not To Lose?

By |2018-11-28T12:16:22+08:00September 18th, 2018|

People usually answer this question in a very different way. The factors that strengthen our motivation or undermines it varies from one person to another. Whether it is in business or in professional sports, your success is strongly linked to how you approach this question. But what are the common indicators of that success? [...]

July 2018

Understanding the Connection Between Body and Mind and How It Impacts Performance

By |2018-11-28T12:16:30+08:00July 9th, 2018|

We all know the saying "A healthy mind in a healthy body." This simple but very meaningful quote has a lot of wisdom in it. As we talked about in the previous article, your brain's health is depending on your nutrition; and so do the body and mind. But how does this connection works? Surfers [...]

How Growth Mindset And Fixed Mindset Affect Athlete’s Performance

By |2018-07-02T16:29:44+08:00July 2nd, 2018|

Surfers spend many hours of practice, focus, motivation, and resilience to learn how to ride waves, and then mastering and improving their surfing technique and style. Just like many other athletes, professional surfers use the same methodology to produce excellent results. In fact, the skills, tools, and resources that they use are the same [...]

June 2018

How To Prepare For a Sports Competition

By |2018-06-19T16:19:59+08:00June 19th, 2018|

Winning in sports starts from the preparation that happens years, months, and up to the last few hours before the competition. However, it is completely normal for the anxiety to intensify especially on the day before the event. There are mental and physical strategies to help reduce nervousness and enable athletes to perform at [...]