“The Worst-Case Scenario” Scenario

It’s raining, and you hate when it’s raining. You’re playing for the state championship for the first time in your life. Your friends and family all came out to watch you play, but you hate being the center of attention. Why couldn’t they have just stayed home? You feel tired, you couldn’t get a good…

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3 Steps to Playing Aggressive Soccer

How many of us have ever played too hesitantly on the soccer field? It’s a common problem that doesn’t seem to have an apparent solution. Coaches yell, attempt to motivate and encourage, and nothing changes. As players, we tell ourselves “it’ll be different next game, I’m gonna go after it,” but nothing changes. Why? Because…

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Watch Aggression, Be Aggressive

One of the best ways to become an aggressive athlete is to watch other athletes that are aggressive. Why would this be important? You are probably thinking that you should be out there doing it yourself compared to just watching someone else play basketball. Which yes, you need to mentally prepare yourself and physically go…

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Cope with Pressure Like Situations

For most of us, it is true that we are our own worst critic. With the pressure we add on ourselves, we also end up letting certain factors around us or our own mind games affect how we deal with things. It is natural to do this and almost everyone does this, but how do…

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Sleep Better Play Better

Does it ever feel challenging to fall asleep on a daily basis? What about the night before a game? Do you ever think too much about the game, keeping you up at night, creating some anxiety, or feel nervous? Getting yourself in a pre-sleep routine will help you feel relaxed and prepared the night before…

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Practice Like You Play

Practice, scrimmages, championship games, tournaments, states, nationals, pick-up games, workouts, gym class, skill/drill work, etc. What do all of these have in common? They ALL should be viewed the same.  The best athletes always compete at the same level no matter what level they are competing at. If they are practicing, they are still going…

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