Why You Should Have Patience With Mental Training

A high jumper would not change their technique in the middle of the season or right before a championship. A swimmer would not change their stroke technique right before an important race. The same goes for mental training. Incorporating strategies in the middle of the season and expecting a change overnight is impracticable. However, it…

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…

Why Multitasking Actually Takes You Longer To Complete Tasks

Take a moment and think about all the things that you are doing right at this moment. The chances are that you are reading this and thinking about a few other things. Perhaps you’re listening to music, texting a friend, standing in a line, or waiting for the coffee machine to make your coffee. In…

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,…

Get Out Of A Training Mindset and Adapt A Competitive Mindset

If you are not training a competitive mindset in practices, you will not have an elite competitive mindset in competitions. This week’s blog post is all about adapting a competitive mindset in training because we all know that the way we train is the way we will play. Let’s start with imprinting a simple way…

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…

The Truth About Contact Sports

The truth is, no matter how dangerous or toxic a sport can be to the human body, the desire and love for the game are more compelling than anything else. However, would athletes still interact in sports if they knew the consequences they would have to deal with long after retirement? My goal is not…

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…

You Gain More By Giving

A happy heart in a happy body leads to a healthy mind. Having the holidays right around the corner and being surrounded by nothing but uncertainty and chaos this year, we know that presents are not something that will make up for what and who we have lost. Instead, we wish for health and nothing…

What Diet Works Best For Athletes?

Scientists have been researching to find the best diet for athletes for many years. Their findings have shown positive and negative results on the same diet but with different athletes, yet the remaining question stands, “what diet works best for an athlete?” Athletes are not some a different race of some sort even though we…

What Does Your Off Day Look Like?

An off-day means DAY OFF, and for some reason, athletes/coaches seem to struggle with that term. The well-known phrase, “more physical practice will get me to the top,” still rules in many people’s heads. However, mental training can help both the body and the brain make the off day as efficient as possible, which is…

A Gratitude Exercise That Works

In this blog post, I will be covering how one can work around the regular “practices” of gratitude. I am a fan of things that work; therefore, let’s take a look at how to quickly get better at being grateful. My goal is not to change my readers to do what I want them to…

This Is How You Stop A Negative Thought

We have all heard of CBT, mindfulness, challenging our thoughts, channeling our mindset into our desired direction, and these tools are professionally proven to help athletes. Yet, there are still some thoughts that manage to get past those barriers. In this blog post, I am talking about how you can get past these thoughts in…

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…

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…

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…

How Do You Know What Amount Of Intensity You Need?

Too much tension and intensity can make the player unstable and uncontrollable. In some cases, it is hard for the coach to even connect with the player as the mind and body aren’t cooperating. Find what intensity works for you to operate at your top level. A scenario where the intensity builds up can look…