​What to Focus on When You play

 In competition, focus is best spent on the present moment- on actions. Thinking about past successes or failures will distract you from your mission. Your mission is whatever you have to do right now, not a few moments ago, not a few seconds from now, much less the end of the competition- but right NOW. Think…

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perfectionism in basketball kills performance

The owner and CEO of Z-Winning Mindset’s Master’s Degree Thesis topic was published: Anxiety and Perfectionism in High School Athletes. There are not many Psychology scholarly articles on one sport specific athlete. There was usually a mixture of different types of athletes within the studies. Here are the results in simplest terms. We know that…

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action beats inaction

When in doubt, err on the side of taking action. Sometimes you are forced to make a difficult decision. You have information supporting you, “going for it.” And you have conflicting information supporting, “not doing anything.”a.      What do you think is stopping you?b.     It is scared of getting hurt?c.      Unsure what is the right choice?d.      Don’t…

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top 10 tournament mindset tips

1. Recharge your battery in between timeouts, ref calls, foul shots, when the ball goes out of bounce. Detach yourself emotionally and mentally from other games during the day. Don’t watch too much basketball. Get out of the tournament area when there is some time to do so. Leave the building and get some fresh…

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