How to Create Mentally Tough Athletes - Sport Performance Member Article By John Couture
Posted 07/02/2021 in Category 1 by John Couture

How to Create Mentally Tough Athletes

How to Create Mentally Tough Athletes

  Coaches Cheat Sheet on

Ways to Develop Mentally Tough Athletes


  1. Teach All Athletes to BREATHE.

  1. Celebrate When Athletes CHALLENGE Themselves.

  1. Model PRODUCTIVE Self-Talk.

  1. Recognize Outcomes but EMPHASIZE Improvements.

  1. Teach Visualization of IDEAL Actions.

  1. Create Team Mistake AND Success RITUALS.

  2. Incorporate DAILY Mental Practice.


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