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How to manage the subjective habits

The main subjective interferences that a coach can commit when evaluating his or her athlete or team.

  1. Stereotypes. Stereotypes are group prejudices that tend to reinforce specific characteristics of the group: “Italian teams play well only at home, while abroad they suffer their opponents.”
  2. Influence of personal feelings. Sympathy and dislike are variables that must be controlled by the coach: “When that player asks me something I never know how to say no to him.”
  3. Personal equation. Tendency to evaluate others in the way we evaluate ourselves, and consequent tendency to positively examine those who have the same characteristics as us and negatively those who have different characteristics: “I see myself in him as a young man”.
  4. First impression. “First impression is what counts” is a phrase that is often said: It’s useless, from the first time I didn’t like it.
  5. Halo effect. It consists in attributing a value to an individual on the basis of a single criterion or a single competence: “He cares so much about what he does, I didn’t expect him to make these mistakes.”
  6. Contrast effect. When in a team or in a sports group made up of mid-level athletes, a young person arrives even slightly higher level, his evaluation risks becoming excessively positive and reducing the cohesion of the group: “That boy is definitely superior, he is wasted on us; for the skills he shows he should play at another level.

Athletes’ daily mindset

Learn not only from sports and from the current experts

Leopold Auer was an Hungarian  conductor and violinist, he lived between 1845 and 1930, and he was the mentor of the best musician of that period. He teached that the learning is not a question of hours, it needs always the integration between time devoted to the practice and concentration.

“The right kind of practice is not a matter of hours. Practice should represent the utmost concentration of brain. It is better to play with concentration for two hours than to practice eight without. I should say that four hours would be a good maximum practice time. I never ask more of my pupils and that during each minute of the time the brain be as active as the fingers.”

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To change?

If the only permanent thing in life is change, we must become not too attached to our habits, which we should first abandon.

Olympic medallist mental skills

One often asks oneself which are the mental characteristics of champions and imagines that they have special personalities. That’s not true.

The data below shows that they are essential skills that anyone could train and perfect. The question is that few are willing to train following these goals, which require a daily expenditure of energy and willingness to work for not only athletic and technical-tactical goals but also for psychological goals.

Be aware of our strength points

One difficulty of the athletes, and to a greater extent the younger ones, is related to talking about their strengths, while they are much more focused on talking about their mistakes.

Certainly it is not wrong to be aware of the mistakes and to be focused to overcoming them with training.

The opposite is valid in competition. It’s more useful to focus on what to do to compete at the best and this only happens by putting the best skills in action.

Athletes often say: “I’m very focused on improving myself and I think little about what I’m able to do.”

The objective should be twofold: to train to improve but also to be aware of our skills (physical, technical-tactical and mental).

For example, we can start from the performance goals and stimulate athletes to identify the skills they need to achieve them, in other words, stimulate them to reflect and write down what their strengths are, what they do when competing at their best, so as to put in their mental desktop the skills to use in the race and especially those that want to use more when they are under pressure.

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Goal: Be who we are

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is  one of the best motivators in college football. He is constantly oriented to find new ways to motivate his players. In the video below, you find his last epic pregame speech.

He said:

“They can prepare for a month for what we do, but they cannot prepare for who I know we are.”

“Everybody understand that? So you be who we are. Let’s played the best four quarters we’ve played all year tonight. Everybody got that? … This is just the next step and you’ve got to walk it out. … Get that eye of the tiger and you put that heart of a champion on full display tonight.”

One thought forever

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May the force of your thoughts and emotions

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Lamar Jackson: the new inspirational football phenomenon

Al Pacino said this words of him, Lamar Jackson: “I watch this guy Lamar Jackson. There are occasionally these players that are inspiring because you can see the game that they play is a game, and you can actually sense the joy they have in what they do. That’s inspiring. Watching Lamar Jackson is an inspiration to actors,” Pacino said.

“Finding that pocket, finding, where is that joy that gets under you and brings you out? The freedom to let go of the conscious, and get it to the unconscious and fly like he does? … You can clearly see it. The you watch how he throws with such accuracy. He seems so comfortable throwing a football, like he’s being doing it all his life.”

Now watch the videos, and the amazing actions he did it, with tactique intelligence, creativity, speed decision and fast movements!

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