How many times do you find yourself in a stressful situation and the only thing you can see is the problem itself? Or you become very emotional when you are in a certain challenging situation, either in your professional life or your private life, because you think you cannot resolve it.
When you are preparing for a new season, and even for a new game, it is recommended to remind yourself of the following – “What is my role as a player? What is my role as a coach? What is my role as a referee? What are my tasks and my responsibilities during the game?”
New season is getting closer and most of you have already attended pre-season camps, clinics, and seminars. There are five periods of any season that are important to consider when thinking to plan a training program – pre-season, beginning of the season, peak season, end of the season and off-season.
It is a final countdown until Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021. On 23rd July Opening Ceremony will take place at Japan National Stadium in Tokyo in only three days. The whole world waits for this major sports competition in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of sports.
The season has ended and you are ready to take some time just for yourself. Many of you will enjoy your summer holidays and take some time to relax away from the basketball court.
Today’s article will address an important topic that is been ignored for many years in the world of sports (and in general), a topic much more important than sports, medals, and championships – mental health.
We are at the beginning of June and for most of you season has just ended. Some of you are very pleased and satisfied with the season but some of you wish it could be better. Anyway, at the end of each season is recommended to do a season evaluation – an evaluation of your performance, accomplishments, and the process you went through.
Today, we continue where we started with the last article and the introduction to practicing Mindfulness and its benefits for sports performance.
In the next two articles (this one and the one later this month) I would like to present the magical world of Mindfulness. Probably you have already heard about mindfulness and how it can be useful in everyday life but maybe you are wondering how can be integrated into the sports environment and sports preparation.
Have you ever noticed how the experience you have gained from sports helped you deal with some situations in life? How some of the skills you have learned through participating in sport were valuable in your everyday life situations and different roles and settings? These skills we call transferable – skills learned in one role of your life that can be used in another role of your life.