Unstoppable Confidence

We have all been there, missed too many shots in a row, made too many turnovers, been fouled out, penalized too many times, gotten disqualified, gotten too many red cards/warnings, hit way off too many times, and yet we have come back. This week’s blog post is about finding the breaking point when unwanted actions…

This Is Why The Off-season Is Important

Off-season could easily change its name to working harder-season since that is the association athletes have worldwide. Working harder/grinding season sells headlines, taking a genuine break and recovering after a heavy competition training period isn’t. That is why this week’s blog post is about structuring your OFF-season. Many athletes take a break for a week,…

How Can Sports Prepare You For Life?

Sports bring more than just physical benefits to life. One can learn lifelong lessons through every single sport there is. Therefore, this blog post is about lessons learned in sports that can prepare you for life.  Consequently, no matter how talented you are at what you are doing. Other people will pass you if you…

This Is How You Become An Impact Player From The Bench

If you are on a team, then you have a role on that team. Understanding the given role can increase motivation and determination in an athlete. In this week’s blog post, I’m sharing the top 10 puzzle pieces on how to become an impact player off the bench. However, before getting into the spicy stuff,…

Does A Team That Meshes Well Socially Perform Better?

Researchers have studied what factors are necessary for a team to be successful, excluding the individual athletic performance. In this blog post, I’m openly talking about characteristics worth acclimating to for creating a successful atmosphere both on and off the court. How come so many players are unsatisfied within the team yet perform so well?…

Become Stronger

The brain is like a muscle; the more you work it out, the stronger it gets. Every single person knows that going to the gym and lifting weights will make you stronger. The muscle grows when a person continually stresses the muscle with high levels of resistance or weight. Muscle hypertrophy (growth) occurs when the…

Do Not Be Scared Of Setting Ambitious Goals

It can sometimes be intimidating to have goals that you aren’t sure you will ever in your life accomplish. Having a vision and setting a goal are two different things, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get there. If you are dialed in 100% and give your everything, anything is possible. It’s about how…

What Is Your Why?

My very first blog post was about finding your WHY, what it is, and how you can set up one for yourself. The purpose for bringing up this topic again is simple. Since my blog is based on my WHY, and it daily reminds me of my WHY. I believe it is time for a…

Set Goals Using The Ladder Technique

The constant influence that strikes us whenever we are on our social media can be overwhelming. Speakers and influencers continually telling us how we can do anything we set our mind to is a popular trend. However, the problem is not to find the motivation or be motivated by the speakers/influencers but to establish the…

This Is How You Get Over A Loss Quickly

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how players can go about a loss. Some manage to handle it better than others, depending on their aspirations and perhaps their goals within the sport. While some drag a loss around for a way too long time, others manage to stop thinking about it within only…

Be Smart About Your Effort

Give your best effort but do it smartly, don’t let your effort go to waste. The difference between fake and smart effort is obvious, so be honest with yourself.  Having ambitions and goals is great, but if you only expect one thing and don’t work hard towards that goal, there is no way you will…

How Do You Respond To A Loss?

Losing is never something anyone wishes for, yet it has to happen both in life and in sports. The challenge is not to get over it, but how to get over it. Dragging a loss along can cause more harm than good. Done is done; there is no going back, and what we can change…

My First Sport Psychology Seminar

The summer of 2020 did not turn out the way we thought. Besides the tragedy of deaths, many unanswered questions were left hanging in the air. However, I managed to check one thing off of my “to do” list for the summer, to hold my very own sport psychology seminar. Together with Giona Alari (sports…

At What Intensity Do You Operate The Best?

Athletes are more likely to perform at their peak when they come prepared with a high level of intensity to a game/practice. That sounds great, but what does it mean and, does that apply to everyone? For example, early on in the season, players often lack the proper level of intensity and, that is also…

How Do I Know Sport Psychology Works?

Besides the countless studies that prove sports psychology is remarkably effective for everyone no matter age or level, I have personal reasons to believe that it works. Although, if a change is what you are looking for, then you have to follow specific methods and find your own strategies that will ultimately make you the…

Week 7 – “Mindset” by Carol S. Dweck

The difference between a “growth” and a “fixed” mindset is what differentiates people from one another. Yet, this powerful word rules our core beliefs about ourselves and others around us and that is exactly what this book is about. In this blog post, I will explain Carol Dweck’s perspective on the different mindsets and how…

Week 6 – “Brainstrong” by Anders Hansen

If you have come this far with my blog you know that working out helps your brain to manage stress, betters your memory, challenges your creativity and so much more. Andreas Hansen, a doctor of psychiatry, and author of the book teaches us about the positive effects that exercise has on the brain. This blog…

Week 5 – “The Psychology of Winning” by Denis Waitley

To be able to understand all coaches it is not sufficient to merely learn about new psychology techniques and methods. Numerous coaches are “old fashioned” and use techniques that are out of date. So, this week I took my time to listen to a quite old book, and to my surprise, the book had a…

Week 4 – “The Sport Psychologist’s Handbook” by Joaquin Dosil

This week I decided to take a different turn, going from modern and sexy sport psychology books to a more fundamental and serious one. This book is called the Sport Psychologist’s Handbook for a reason, with 43 contributors from all over the world Dosil has managed to create a handbook for the newcomers in sport…

Week 3 – “10 Minute Toughness” by Dr. Jason Selk

It is week three, I have gotten through the third book and all I can say is that it’s different from the first two. “10-minute toughness” brings up a lot of different scenarios in which an athlete can feel the pressure suffocating them, and it is not pleasant. However, “10-minute toughness” provides a lot of…