The difference between good performers and great performers is often their mental toughness and their mental game.Certainly an athlete or performer has to practice and be at their physical best, but mental preparation is an often neglected key component to success.Mental conditioning and sport psychology can help an athlete or performer develop mental skills to help them reach their optimal level and be the best that they can possibly be.
The Think Tuff sport psychology program is a research-based, proven, and interactive program that works with youth players, adults, amateurs, professionals, individuals, and teams.The Think Tuff program is valuable for athletes, parents, or coaches.
The Think Tuff program focuses on the following key characteristics:
Mental Toughness allows an athlete or performer to cope with stress and stay confident and focused when it matters.A mentally tough person remembers that they love what they are doing and learns to celebrate their wins and learn from their losses. A mentally tough individual will be more resilient, more successful, and more confident.
U:Understanding the Self
The first step for an athlete or performer to reach their ultimate goals is to maximize their strengths and identify and modify their challenges.Too many athletes and performers only want to work on what they are already good at and fail to realize that the quickest way to see significant improvements is to work on their challenges.
F:Focus on Mental Skills Training
In the Think Tuff sport psychology program there are specific tools, skills, and activities that an athlete or performer can learn.Specific skills include goal setting, self-talk, stress management, confidence building, visual imagery, relaxation, routines, focus, concentration, and communication.
F:Future and Fun
In the Think Tuff sport psychology program we analyze where the athlete or performer is today and how to get them where they want to go tomorrow.It is important for athletes to set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound goals and plan to achieve these dreams and goals.Finally sports and sport psychology should be enjoyable.This program is designed to be engaging for the individual athlete or the team.In addition the activities and skills taught in the program generalize for sport or performing to life in general.