Do you have all the necessary tools to perform to your full potential?
Sports skills allows you to perform sporting prowess, but mental skills allow you to perform when it really counts!
Training and practice are key elements for success. Physical training is the foundation of the global preparation of the athlete, it allows him to have the necessary strength, power and endurance to practice specific skills related to the sport. Understanding of the technical skills allows the application of different tactics and strategies to achieve the highest performance peaks.
Why, then, an athlete who has a high level of physical, technical and tactical skills is able to excel during practice, but feels nervous and performs at a lower level in competition?
How can you stabilize your performance to perform to your full potential at the right time?
Unfortunately, there is no magic formula to reach your optimal performance zone every time, but like physical, technical and tactical preparation, mental preparation and training can provide additional tools to reach your optimal performance zone.
“The physical aspect of the sport can only take you so far. The mental aspect has to kick in, especially when you’re talking about the best of the best. In the Olympic games, everyone is talented. Everyone trains hard. Everyone does the work. What separates the gold medalists from the silver medalists is simply the mental game.”
- Shannon Miller, Olympic Gold Medalist in gymnastics
What is mental preparation?
Mental preparation includes different techniques and strategies to improve your mental abilities. The main objective is to optimize your performance by acquireing skills that foster excellence, such as goal setting, focus and mental imagery.
The process leading to the optimization of your performance is unique, there is no secret to excellence. As for the physical, technical and tactical training, practice and mental training can generate high level achievement.
So do you have all the tools you need to perform at your full potential?
Are you ready to have the advantage or will you let it to your opponent?