Mental Strength Training

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Mental Strength Training

  1. 1. Get your head in the game Lucas Gould
  2. 2. What we’ll cover Mental Strength? What are you talking about Willis? 4 Pillars of Mental Strength
  3. 3. What is Mental Strength?
  4. 4. 4 Pillars of Mental Strength A Strong Mind Strength Flexibility Balance Stamina
  5. 5. Pillar 1 Strength Having the strength to stand up to the pressure of competition. Maintain your level of intensity and embrace the butterflies. Visualise your success
  6. 6. Pillar 2 Flexibility “Just because youre in the bunker doesnt mean its a sand wedge.” ○ (J. Parent 2011)
  7. 7. Pillar 3 Balance One shot at a time. Stay in the moment.
  8. 8. Pillar 4 Stamina The ability to sustain mental effort during competition.
  9. 9.  To reach your goals and perform at your full potential, you must have a strong mental game.
  10. 10. Resources Murray, J. F. (2001). Get smart: how do you become mentally tough? Take notes from three rising American stars who are getting on-the-job training. Tennis, 37(10), 44-45. SENS, J. (2011). The Four Pillars of a Fit Mind. Golf Magazine, 53(2), 95. Shelton, S. (2009). Have a Champions Mentality: Continually Strive To Improve Your Game. Tennis Life, 26-27. Turner, S. (2007). How to use the Power of your Mind to Improve your Athletics. Modern Athlete & Coach, 45(1), 26.
  11. 11. Image Sources all sourced on 10/04/12 Mental strength: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/- A87LwRxksYM/TfBD25RKGEI/AAAAAAAAAaU/x7dGHoDO DKc/s1600/brain.gif , (Slide 3) Pillars: http://articles.elitefts.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/11/944030_17692159-640x250.jpg , (Slide 4)

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