Here are the 7 Cardinal Sins of Mindset in Lacrosse
- Indifference/Apathy – There’s no room for these doubtful feelings if you want to develop your skills and improve your performance. Always put in 110%.
- Stubbornness – Being stubborn means you are not coachable. Being uncoachable will make you unsuccessful. However, being open-minded will expose a new skill or technique that you would have otherwise ignored.
- Pride – It’s ok to be confident in yourself, but being overconfident might lead you to be obnoxious or prideful. Being prideful will lead to silly mistakes and potential embarrassment.
- Self-Doubt – It’s very easy to be overly critical toward yourself, especially after experiencing a loss or setback. To avoid this, focus on the positive things about yourself.
- Being Too Cautious– If you are too hesitant, you will miss out on opportunities and allow for the opponents to score. Be a little risky instead.
- Perfectionism – Be real when setting goals because you do not want to force high expectations on yourself. It is ok to make mistakes and to continually work on being a better lacrosse player. Plus, once you’re a “perfect” athlete, it’ll become boring!
- Over Seriousness – You should play lacrosse because you love it and enjoy the game. Being over-serious decreases the passion towards the sport and adds extra stress. At times like this, remember why you started playing lacrosse in the first place.
Lacrosse- edited 3/24/ 2020