Kawhi Leonard’s NBA Finals Mental Edge

This season, the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship with an amazing series victory over the mighty Warriors from Golden State.  After the game, the Most Valuable Player award was earned by first year Raptor and now two time finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. With this distinction, Leonard becomes only the third player in NBA…

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Get Away From the “Hype”

Basketball should be simple, that is how it was intended to be when it was invented. When you play, all that is worried about is the ball, the hoop, the court, and yourself. Now a days, basketball has become more complicated than that. What I mean is that basketball isn’t about the present moment anymore.…

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Pushing Past Mental Blocks

We have all experienced a mental block at some point or another. Maybe it was a math problem that you KNEW you could answer, but just couldn’t find a way to come up with. Maybe it was an essay you had to write and the only line staring back at you was, “hi my name…

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11 Gymnast Mindset Red Flags

Gymnast Mindset Red Flags: Fear of taking risks  Being better in practice than in a meet or tournament. Fear of letting teammates down Not aggressive or lacking the Killer Instinct. Poor body language. Fear of missing the landing Low confidence. Very nervous meets and getting set. Easily distracted during meets. Struggles to bounce back after…

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10 Rules of Gymnastics Season

1. Never be outworked. Always put in 110% of your effort and you won’t be outworked. 2. Don’t focus on your statistics. Sometimes an off-day can throw off your statistics. So just focus on making the next day a better day. 3. Remember that being the biggest or strongest gymnast doesn’t make you a better…

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