I had the pleasure of meeting my favorite sports psychologist, Dr. Michael Gervais and Seattle Seahawk's head coach, Pete Carroll today in Los Angeles. Can't wait to share more of what I learned with athletes I work with this summer and fall!
This video clearly shows the importance of imagery training. Including all the senses is important to make it as real as possible.
To say I love this article is an understatement ... exactly why I'm passionate about helping students/athletes succeed.
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Watched my nephew’s last college football game today. These young men will never be on the field together again. We know it’s not all about wins and losses. May every athlete take the many lessons learned on the field into their prospective future careers.
Working with a team and a couple individuals lately where this question is being asked over and over:
What can you do to help your team?
If you aren't getting the playing time you'd like or playing a specific position, are you ok in helping the team vs getting what you want.
What athlete doesn't need to improve with awareness? A few more spots are left for the Mindful Athletes workshop. Thursday, September 14 & 21, 7-8pm at the Camarillo Community Center. Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/…/…/mindful-athletes/25925
Had the pleasure of speaking to the Ventura High School football team moms today. One of the things I discussed was asking their son, "What's the one thing they can focus on today?" Run faster, compliment or encourage a teammate, ask coach to explain something, be aware of their self talk ...the list is goes on.
From 1st place to 5th by "lack of concentration" because she looked at the big screen.
Love how this dad gave his daughter a lacrosse stick in 5th grade, though he never played. It's ok to play more than one sport when you younger and specialize in one later. Congrats to Sydney for being The Star's Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year.
"When I was in fourth grade, my teacher asked the class to write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. I wrote, 'I want to play goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks.' My grandparents still have the sheet of paper at their house."
Regardless of the sport-Athletes and parents, save this one to read when you can.