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…

This Is How Oral Health Affects Athletic Performance

Poor oral health can affect the athletes performance in many ways. In a series of studies, an average of 40% or more of the athletes had poor oral health. Perhaps no bell is ringing for us non-dental-specialists, but let me tell you one thing, oral health has an immediate impact on performance. This summer, I…

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,…

94% Of Female CEOs Have Played A Sport

If becoming a professional athlete is not your goal, but the sport you exercise will always be a part of your life, then knowing that 94% of Fortune 500 CEOs played sports is pretty outstanding. Accordingly, what is it those female CEOs acquire through sport? The answer is in this week’s blog post. Teamwork builds…

Should All Athletes Eat A Specific Diet?

Let’s start with the word diet, usually a word that connects with something temporary. The majority of our population (including athletes) goes on a diet and then gets off it when they’ve reached the goal. How many can honestly raise their hand and say they are on a healthy “lifestyle”? Before we answer the big…

Breaking Down Misconceptions Of Sports Psychology

There are way too many myths out there that are still alive, and I would like to silence them all, but let’s start by breaking down a few this week. The first sports psychology book was written in the 1920s, then imagine how many years there have been for myths to spread and become powerful….

If You Look Good, You Play Good, Right?

In this week’s blog post, I will be talking about the well-known saying, “if you look good, you play good.” Follow along when I reveal how Serena Williams, Deion Sanders, and Sha’Carri Richardson prepare/prepared for competitions. The mind is a mighty weapon. I would say it is the most powerful influence on the planet. Why am…

A Diet Is A Short Term Solution For A Long Term Problem

The fact that you have a name for how you eat means that you have a short-term solution to your long-term problem. Like cars need the right fuel for their motor to work, humans need the right kind of fuel for a healthy and sound body. A diet is a quick fix, just like putting…

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…

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,…

How Much Do You Nurture Your Dream?

If you want to jump higher, get stronger or run faster, you go to the gym. You make sure to follow a plan and workout every day; you do something about it right. However, how much are YOU nurturing your actual vision? This week’s topic is all about the importance of two variables that will…

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…

Desire To Improve Or Desire To Win?

The ongoing question concerning the kind of motivation most beneficial for athletes stands in front of us every day. Do athletes who are motivated by a desire to improve (intrinsic motivation) perform better than those motivated by a desire to win (extrinsic motivation)? Will one lead to the other? There has been a lot of…

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?…

The Power Of A Coach

A (basketball) player often forgets the power that their coach has. Remember, the coach controls what role each player will have, the playing time, the game-plan, and lots more. However, players still get in their heads over things they can’t control. Therefore, I want to talk about what to look for in a coach and…

What’s Your Mental Algorithm?

We are obsessed with the social media algorithm, but do we even give one thought about our life algorithm and how we are programming it? We all know that there are different algorithms. For example, the social media algorithm sorts a user’s feed based on relevancy and interest rather than of a specific time. The…

One Step At A Time

Many athletes wish so badly to be at the top. Their vision is so vivid that they almost can touch it, but what they tend to forget is the very step they need to take in front of them right now. In this blog post, I talk about the importance of taking ONLY one step…

This Is Why You Want Control

Our brains are designed to desire goals because we want to have control over everything we do. Our brain continuously needs a goal to work towards and tasks to complete to feel accomplished. However, many athletes do not have clear and well-thought-through goals, and therefore, the goals are set by the surroundings. What do I…