mental coach

November 2018

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

By |2018-11-12T12:35:08+00:00November 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 |2018-11-07T10:13:25+00:00November 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 |2018-11-07T10:12:33+00:00November 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 [...]

June 2018

4 Ways Parents Can Support Their Young Athletes

By |2018-08-20T10:58:16+00:00June 15th, 2018|

If you are raising young athletes, the best thing you can do to help is to support them. Any sport will benefit your child as it teaches leadership, patience, discipline, and coordination. It also builds mental and physical strength. But as a parent, how does one support a young athlete? What role should you [...]

6 Mental Skills You Need to Be Successful at Any Sport

By |2018-06-16T22:53:17+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Whether you are in combat sports like boxing, team sports like basketball, or water sports like surfing, you need a set of mental skills to win. Chess isn’t the only sport that uses mental skills; all forms of sports are 80% mental and 20% physical. You may hear sports coaches often say this. It [...]

4 Reasons to Have a Mental Preparation Coach

By |2018-06-16T09:46:00+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Knowing how to reach your top performance in sports competition can be challenging. Distractions and unplanned circumstances before and during the sports events may throw off your game. This is where mental performance coaches play an important role in preparing athletes to get the best out of their potential. Performance is more than just [...]

April 2018

6 Steps to Developing Mental Strength For Surfers

By |2018-05-05T09:53:30+00:00April 18th, 2018|

When thinking about mental strength, we often think of athletes and Navy Seals toughness. Mental strength is a measure of individual resilience and confidence that may predict success in sports, education and the workplace. In fact, for athletes to succeed, they need both mental and physical strength. The framework used to improve these two [...]