Over the years I had the opportunity to train a lot of players, and one thing I can say without reservation, the best players were all mentally hard. It's a hard concept to explain until you see it, but it's obvious if you see a player who has it.
To clarify that not the best athletes are all. Not every big league player is mentally hard and abundant, which never makes it big leagues that have great mental stamina. It's not about ability, so far I've been training many great athletes who did not know they would be spiritually hard and pressured. They did well when nothing was in the line, but when the game was in balance or the competition was difficult, it did not usually succeed.
On the other hand, I have witnessed many players with an average skill, but mentally hard, acting in a way that no one thought they could. Coupling hit, a key thing, is a big defensive game that stops at the rally, mentally hard players get the job. In fact, the higher the pressure, the better.
One of the things I've learned from experience is that mental toughness has not been a DNA trait, it's time-developed and exposed to unfavorable circumstances. Preparing for mental toughness begins with juvenile experience. Parents can play a key role in initiating the process of mental toughness training, but they need help along the way. A disciplined education system with great expectations and good classroom rules as well as a set of positive minds for hard, but fair coaches (or mentors involved in other activities) is crucial to the development of the child mentally, whether it is athlete or athlete.
This is one of the many reasons why it is important for every child to participate in balanced organized curricular activities in youth: Karate, gymnastics, ballet, music, scouts, children and youth activities in the church or youth sports will play a role, to embody the spiritually developing discipline and structure. Warning I said I'm starting to take part. Time and preparation are needed.
Developing mental toughness (and leadership skills) also justifies athletes need to be involved in an appropriate training program by the age of 14 to 15. The training program not only helps to create power, strength and agility, but also important in mental development. Players should be responsible for a mentor (coach, coach, etc.), as well as the peace builder and pressure of a small grouping, even if only one or two others.
If a player is participating in a 14th or 15th training session, he must be in the pursuit of agility and speed training and the right techniques without strong conditioning. Before you begin the training program, please contact your child doctor during their annual physical life as the development of each child is unique.
Definition of mental toughness
Mentally toughness has a psychological sharpness that allows a person to reach maximum effort and effectiveness at all times during training, practice or competition. Specifically, when the requirements are the greatest or the conditions are detrimental.
When the claims are greatest when the characteristics of mental toughness are most obvious.
Some of the features that are obvious when a player is spiritually hard:
– Positive energy
Please note that this does not mean that the result is always a win, in many cases these attributes are most likely to occur during the loss, especially in direct damage to the hard opponent or unfavorable circumstances. But with time and careful training the mental strength of the trained players is lit in the winning championships.
Developing mental hardness
To be mentally hard, you must exercise properties that lead to mental toughness. I wish it would be a formula to follow, but I do not. It takes time and patience during the proper driving to develop mental toughness. Parents, teachers, coaches and other mentors should regularly participate in the training process.
Also requires error and bounce ability. Many people experience mental stamina during failure. Good parents do not want their children to fail and I understand that. But today too many blame others for failure. Parents are quickly blaming teachers in the classroom or in the coach when the child is not enjoying the activity. The mental toughness can not be developed properly when blaming others. In fact, the opposite is the case.
Here are some examples: "All strikes have been closer to the next homerun." Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth grew up in an orphanage. During his career, he scored 1330 times a record for his 714 career homer.
" I'm trying harder for the next time because of the mistake." Michael Jordan
Jordan was only 5'7 when he entered high school because his speed and athletics (and his brother Larry, known to coaches) were invited, but he did not do it to JV where he regularly scored 25-30 points for a game, his little school was 6 & # 39; 4 and became the college team. By then, not only was skill in the game, but leadership and determination to be successful, while he demanded the same from his teammates. Larry's brother had to do much to develop in court.
Edmund Hillary was three times unsuccessful before finally climbing his fist with Mt. Everest.
Bill Gates and Steve Allen (co-founder of Microsoft) failed in the first business, Traf-O-Matic, designed to analyze traffic patterns.
Walt Disney's first animation in the 1920s failed in just a month or so and forced her to take up the job at the moment. Coaches, you can train our players to be mentally hard, but require time, hard work and hard work. But the result is worth it.