Verbalising Process Attentions…

Mental toughness occurs when players intentionally choose a helpful process attention at the start of each rally/point, then actually commit action towards that attention during the point…

But how do we know if players are actually committing to their chosen attention?

And how do we help promote the chance that players are practicing this Attention + Action combination?

One simple way is to get players to verbalise the attention they are committing to as they do it…Watch this video to see an example of USC freshman Jack Jaede verbalising a strategy attention…

Novak Djokovic’s Secret Mental Toughness Strategy

The 2014 Wimbledon Final…

When Novak Djokovic prepared to serve at 3-3 30-40 in the 5th set against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Final, imagine the internal challenges he would have encountered.

Being faced with the prospect of losing from 5-2 up in the 4th set must have been a chaotic mental test.

But fighting off break point in that moment and going on to deny Federer’s awesome comeback was an incredible effort.

5-Step Pre/Post Practice Session Reflection Form

Watch this video to see me walk you through the form I use with players to promote quality practice sessions…

You can download the 5-Step Pre/Post Session Reflection Form here…

#Note: To get most value from watching this video, I recommend you complete my Free Introductory Course (you can register on the right hand side of this page) because some of the language I discuss relates to the ideas in that course.

And if you’ve got an idea for a resource form you’d like me to create…or if you have a form that you think would assist other coaches in developing player mental toughness, leave a message 🙂

Download your 5-Step Pre/Post Session Form here…