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The mistakes teach how to win

Made a mistake does not mean I am a failure as an athletes. Making a mistake is a specific behavior or event. Telling that I am a loser is a global self-assessment. Telling, I lost this competition is an objective evaluation and open the door to do better the next one.

Too often the athletes say themselves:

I made several mistakes → I failed the race.→ I am a loser.

A right assessment could be:

I made several mistakes during this race  → I lost it → I need to talk to the coach (or mental coach) and make a plan to avoid these mistakes.

Do this exercise: Think back to a time wen you lose a competition. Please, rewrite the story so that you don’t condemn yourself as an athletes? Be aware how changing the narrative you tell yourself can improve your confidence.

Mourinho winning mind

Lead the men - “Football for me is a human science, above all else.”

The coach is a global leader - “A coach has to be everything: a tactical, motivator, leader, methodologist, psychologist.” “A teacher at the university told me ‘a coach who knows only football is not a top level. Every coach knows football, the difference lies in other areas. He was a teacher of philosophy. I got the message.”

Football is global - “I do not do physical work. I defend the globalization of work. I do not know where it starts the physical part and end the psychological and tactical side.”

Customize communication – Adapting communication to each individual it is the most difficult task of a coach and he has to know how to challenge the players’ emotions.

Know the men - “There are many ways to become a great manager … but above all I think the hardest thing is to lead men with different cultures, minds and quality.” At Inter conceded a holiday to Wesley Sneijder who was exhausted. “All the other coaches have spoken only of training,” said Sneijder. “He sent me to the beach. So I went to Ibiza for three days. When I came back, I was willing to kill and die for him.”

Men are chosen - He believes in a 24-team players because this shows that every one of them has been chosen and will play a significant role for the team even if they are not famous.

Stimulate the players to understand -He stresses the tactical work, the coach is not a ‘transmitter’ and the team is not a ‘receiver’. He uses the method of ‘guided discovery’; the players reveal how to play based on the information they receive, from practical situations that will lead them on a certain path. ”

Constant focus on the mind - He is focused on the emotional , cognitive and interpersonal players’ dimensions. In this way the players, instead to follow the instructions as the pupils at school, develop the play ideas led by this mental approach to the game.

Teamwork and collective awareness - “I work with the players on a daily basis and I know those who are committed to the maximum are able to do well, while those that are not working properly are not able to play well. You play as you work, and I can say it straight to each player.

Working with intensity - Short training sessions and the presence of the ball encourage players to work at their maximum level of motivation and energy. He constantly pay attention to the mistakes and provoking the players if they make mistakes repeatedly.

For Federer impossible is nothing

This means to believe that impossible is possible.

Tiger Woods: put down himself to back 1°

It could say that emphasize the  Tiger Woods sport greatness is part of the rhetoric a bit boring praising the champions when after so many personal problems back to be number 1. He was destroyed by gossip about his private life with the publication of text messages that were exchanged with his numerous lovers, giving 300 million divorcing from his wife, he had physical problems, he went on television to apologize for his misbehaviors with his wife, he fell to 59th place in the world rankings but he wanted to start again. It took three years but now he is the first.
I am convinced that it is a great achievement, made ​​in an individual sport where the responsibility of each result is exclusively yours. Woods had certainly put himself in this terrible situation, he admitted the mistake, he humbled himself because he could not do well what he first excelled. But he did not repudiate the reality that it was made of poor performance and a slow slide to the bottom, he did not give up to lose in the eyes of all his fans, sponsors and media. He showed that it was no more the winning Tiger Woods  but another player who did not only win the tournaments but it was relegated to 60° position. The sport  and human greatness lies precisely in this, he has not given up  to humiliate himself and he has not given up to train to get back to being who he was. This did not happen in a short time, it took three years, but he is now once again the number 1. Woods could retire now, because he did ​​it to have a new golf life at the top or continue to break new records, depends only on his desire for greatness.

Barcelona without soul

The match of Barcelona versus Milan has been an example of aesthetic exercise, which is the opposite of winning mentality. Barcelona has in fact had a percentage of ball possession that was almost 70%, it’s something of incredible and shows the quality of the team on the field at the same time is absolutely useless. In football win the team who shoots and usually strong teams make more shots in order to have more opportunities. In Champions League the goal is play to win, everything else is a detail. In football, the goal is a rare event not as in basketball or volleyball, where there are points every few seconds. Barcelona, ​​in this case it was a textbook example, because it kept the ball that is the first thing to do but it did not do the second, which is to shoot at goalkeeper. For these reasons it played without soul, it was an aesthetic exercise of talent but has never led to the technical gesture decisive on goal. Perhaps the Spanish team will think  to have done everything right, except for the goal, but it is what separates the winner from the loser. I like the concept of “get the ball, pass the ball,” but it should be aimed at a goal.

Does Prandelli use the sport sciences?

Ma qualcuno gli può dire che oltre ai test fisici, per capire chi è più in condizione e chi meno, esiste la psicologia, che potrebbe fornirgli utili indicazioni, altrettanto scientifiche, per capire chi ha la mentalità per giocare partite importanti con uno spirito combattivo e vincente.

Unsatisfied of what?

In questo periodo dell’anno parlò con molti atleti che sono scontenti delle loro prestazioni, si sono allenati per tutto l’inverno e ora vorrebbero vincere sempre o comunque fare molto bene. Aspettative legittime ma irrealistiche, perché ci sono anche gli avversari ma soprattutto in quanto gareggiare non è solo una espressione del proprio valore tecnico ma è un’attività che deve essere guidata dalla mente. Diciamo pure che senza la mente, la tecnica è inutile; perché la gara è gestione efficace dello stress agonistico, che una volta domato consente alla tecnica dell’atleta di esprimersi al massimo livello. Chi non fosse in grado di svolgere questi compiti non potrà mai gareggiare con soddisfazione o in modo vincente.

Winners also losing the match?

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Le sfide della Pellegrini

La Pellegrini mantiene la sua motivazione elevata proponendosi e affrontando sempre nuove sfide. Sembra questa l’arma vincente di una ragazza che ha già vinto tutto e che continua a fornire prestazioni vincenti su una distanza diversa da quelle in cui ha dominato sinora. E’ un’atleta che ha più volte ammesso le sue paure ma che non hai rinunciato a superarle. Si conferma così ancora una volta un dato consolidato della psicologia dell’eccellenza. Secondo cui la differenza tra chi è in grado di fornire più volte prestazioni di livello assoluto e chi, invece, le fornisce solo una volta risiede nella capacità di sapere affrontare i problemi che le varie fasi della carriera sportiva propongono, senza lasciarsi impadronire dalla nausea per l’allenamento e per tutte le sue implicazioni (fatica, sacrifici, stile di vita). Chi non riesce a trovare le ragioni per affrontare queste nuove sfide è destinato a retrocedere da campione di una stagione ad atleta di successo incompiuto.