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How to live the worst performances

I want to propose again this blog. The reason is that is so important to react constructively to the bad results. it’s not an easy condition for every athletes, but if you want to improve you need to learn how to live these moments. One again the experience of great champion, like Tiger Woods, leads to find this difficult solution. It is very useful for the young athletes too.

If you are a champion you do figure out how to address the losses and Tiger Woods definitely  is.

One day after the worst score of his career, Tiger Woods played the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide just like it was any other Sunday. He wore his red shirt. He played at the same pace. He tossed blades of grass in the air to judge the wind and crouched to read important putts. The only difference was he played as a single. He even removed a flagstick by himself when his caddie was busy raking a bunker.

“Just because I’m in last place doesn’t change how I play golf,” he said. “Whether it’s the first day or last day, doesn’t matter. Play all out.”

This is a lonely sport,” Woods said. “The manager is not going to come in and bring the righty or bring the lefty. You’ve just got to play through it. And that’s one of the hardest things about the game of golf, and it’s also one of the best things about the game of golf. When you’re on, no one is going to slow you down. When you’re off, no one is going to pick you up, either. It’s one of those sports that’s tough. Deal with it.

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10 questions to become a great coach

10 rules to become a successful coach by John Salmela (1945-2014).

  1. Strive to acquire and implement new tactics and strategies
  2. Maturing as a coach takes time. Be patient and honest with yourself
  3. Just because something worked three years ago does not mean it will work today. Constantly evaluate and adjust your approaches and strategies
  4. Hard work is important and must become an accepted way of life
  5. If you want to excel, be prepared to devote more hours than you originally thought necessary
  6. Find a coaching style that suits your personally and brings the best out in you
  7. Respect is not given, but shared. If you respect your athletes, they will respect you in return
  8. Create en environment that is educational, fun and challenging your athletes
  9. Learn to communicate your thought and beliefs to your athletes
  10. Understand that as a coach, the final decision rests in your hands

Baseball fundamentals

Baseball fundamentals for Ken Ravizza (1948-2018), a master of mental coaching.

10 questions to understand the coaching effectiveness

10 questions for athletes and coaches. How much my coaching is oriented to teach:
  1. athlete controls the process of his/her performance (e.g. technique, timing, speed and accuracy) and much more less the result
  2. what happens before determines what happens immediately after (e.g. warm-up quality determina to be ready to start training)
  3. mistake is a coaching component, the improvement occurs through the prompt reaction at this situation
  4. high intensity and concentration must be showed during all the coaching time
  5. athlete must be mentally ready to do and not only to start one exercise just to do
  6. athlete must be aware of his/her thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  7. coaching is not a sequence of exercises but it is a sequence of situations to be solved in the best way
  8. coach/athlete dialogue is a fundamental aspect of the coach and athlete improvement
  9. before to start one exercise it’s necessary to be committed for some moments to visualize the task to do
  10. behavioral routine are essentials to execute difficult tasks and to cope with competitive situations

1893 #blog 9 years

The blog is a way, for me, to spread ideas and information related to the context in which a professional works. In this case, it is psychology, sport, movement, wellbeing, coaches, parents and young people. Each blog is a brief tale of something that has influenced me, and it describes a different way to stay in the sport daily life.

I write the blog with the goal to look for everyday situations starting from their small expressions. It’s a kind of thinking aloud concerning responses to what has just happened, with the awareness of being disconfirmed from what it may happen in the near future.

 

 

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Why people give up

Teams and athletes to excel need the greatest opponents

Do you believe in this concept?

It is why  good team and players good enough to stand alone, stand straighter and more vividly with a good opponent: the Yankees with the Dodgers, Borg with McEnroe, Ali and Frazier, names permanently linked because in fact they needed each other. After days and weeks of Red Sox and White Sox, Wepners, Nastases, and Mildenbergers, each needed a good opponent to make him best, to make him memorable, to give him cherished lifelong feelings. So, when a career ends, when the passion of the game subsides, towards a good opponent you feel only gratitude. 

(Ken Dryden, The Game, 1983, p. 127)

The hare and the tortoise story

Don’t win the best. Win who is tough and respect the opponent.

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