Own Your Confidence

 

Welcome to the 99th episode! Tune in with us next week to celebrate our 100th episode with a very special guest!

So, I've been seeing a common trend lately. It's something that I've been noticing more and more. Players are afraid to own their confidence and afraid to share that they are working on their mental game. 

Why are players so afraid and embarrassed to talk about their confidence struggles?

Society has created a negative stigma around mental health, mental performance, and confidence. 

Would you ever be ashamed to tell someone about your new personal record or your extra training you've been doing? My guess is... no. 

Then why are we ashamed to talk about the work we are putting on our mental performance?

OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE AND BE PROUD OF IT!

Working on your confidence is not easy. Humans do not have physical limits, we don't have tactical limits, we don't have technical limits, we only have MENTAL LIMITS. The only thing that's holding us back from...

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How To Deal With "Cliquey" Teammates

 

Today is all about how to deal with cliquey teammates.

When your team has a lot of cliques, you don't perform as well as a team. Therefore, you're not going to achieve your team goals or your personal goals, right?

Everything is a lot more fun when your team is a cohesive unit. And everything runs a whole lot smoother. 

It's important to feel like a family with your teammates and in turn, you will all jive well together.

Here are a few things you can do to deal with those cliquey teammates in order to have a more cohesive team environment.

#1: Have a conversation with the leaders of the team

Try to come up with things that the team (or leaders) can do to bring the team closer together. How can you have better team chemistry?

#2: Have a team meeting

Get the coaches involved and have a team meeting. Discuss the importance of playing as a team, eliminating the cliques, and getting to know each of your teammates on a deeper level. Get outside of your...

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The Simplest Way To Look and Feel Confident

 

Today's blog is all about the simplest way to not only look more confident, but to feel more confident.

We often forget how important our body language is and how much it can affect our confidence.

Think about when your teammates are warming up. You can always tell who is ready to play because of their body language. Their posture is good- they are standing tall.

 As soon as you start to fix your body language, you're going to start to feel differently.
 
I want you to try this right now! Whether you are sitting, standing, or walking, I want you to slump your shoulders and notice how you feel in the next couple of minutes...
 
How do you feel? Probably not great, right?
 
Now, I want you to roll your shoulders back, put your head up, and stand tall. My guess is you are going to start feeling more confident when you do this.

It's very simple to change the level of confidence you feel just by changing your body language.

Next time you make a mistake on the field,...

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What To Do After You Get Benched

 

Today will be all about what to do after you get benched.

Now, I'm talking about getting benched because you made a mistake, or your coach is mad at you, or you are not working hard. When I was playing, I never knew what to do in those situations.

Usually, when you get benched, all you think about is the negative, right? You come off the field huffing and puffing and MAD! This is not engaging and will not help you in any way. You are not thinking about what you can do better in this moment.

BUT... I want to give you some tips that will help you in this scenario.

The first thing I want you to do is: Ask your coach for feedback.

This is especially important if you don't know what you did wrong. If you want to get back on the field and be better, make it known to your coach that you want to fix whatever it is that you did wrong. Something you could say is, "What can I do next time I get back on the field to do better?"

The second tip is: Focus on your breathing.

 When you focus on...
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