Jersey Women’s Representative Team A self-review : Who are we ? Where are we now ? Where do we want to go to ?
Talent has got you here, but its character that will keep you here. Players who get most out of their abilities, recognise the mental games importance and find ways to improve their mental skills. Part of this success is the ability to adjust. To conquer a battle of ‘You Vs You’ 2 kinds of problem ~ “can’t do” or the “won’t do”
“ Its not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves” Sir Edmund Hillary As a team, as individual players have we lost our ability to adjust ? 0 6 0 3 0 0 3 PTS GA GF L D W P
Winning Attitude Profile Based upon three psychological areas: Self-concepts Motivation Mental toughness We need to evaluate how we are as individuals and as a team
Self-concept ~ ‘The way you view and value yourself as a player’ Motivation ~ ‘Your willingness to pay the price’ Mental Toughness ~ ‘The strength of your focus, the durability of your concentration
32 All Questions 32 Mental Toughness  34 Motivation  30 Self Concepts  Team Average
40 ~ 35 = Confident in both positive and negative situations.
30 ~ 35 = Confident but easily loses confidence when things start to go against you
25 ~ 30 = Lacks confidence and can often begin a match feeling negative
Maintains a score of less than 25 = should not be in island squad.
Team Action Plan
Be more positive about ourselves and surround ourselves with positive influences
Set ourselves small achievable targets for the season to improve confidence in ourselves and the confidence of others in us [look good, feel good, train good, play good]
When we make errors or lose control emotionally try to remember what caused them and create a plan to prevent it happening again
Don’t get depressed – We have achieved a great deal already and can influence change
Express commitment and the conviction of we can … position specific
Be patient and take the long term view.
The player who begins to think about her performance can take ownership of her mental developments. How ? Through employing self-references and reflections: Individually judge your performance and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and reflect upon performance through questioning.
What happened? What was I thinking and feeling at the time? What was good [or bad] about the experience? What else could I have done? If it happened again what would I do? If I wanted to change this behaviour, could I? Self confrontation and accepting responsibility are the key factors to effect change through intrinsic motivation
Your aim must be to become a better player. However, just like physical fitness, effective learning requires repetition and perseverance. ‘ The Road to Execution is Paved with Repetition’ As individuals and as a team we need to :
Assess ~ determine our strengths and weaknesses. Set Goals ~ decide what we want to achieve and identify a progressive series of small and achievable steps to take us there. Visualise ~ See ourselves as we want to be and check what it would feel like. Practice ~ act out our visualisation and implement it. Decide that ‘if that happens, then I will respond by such a behaviour’ Monitor ~ constantly check progress and reflect upon performances. Automate ~ ‘habits save you in big games’
In matches players tend to revert to habits. We must ensure our habits are positive , if not we have to readdress them and visualise the outcome , then set a small achievable goal on the way to establishing a positive habit. Enjoy ~ Positive behaviours promote confidence. Virgil stated : ‘ They are able because they think they are able’
Some people walk onto the pitch, some jog and others burst. Some are apprehensive some are ‘Born Ready’ Good players are confident players even after setbacks. No player or team is ever under pressure ~ they only lack the confidence to deal with the situation Answer is to address the situation as a challenge rather than a problem.
We must start accepting responsibility for our actions on the field. Successful players have a inner confidence to evaluate contributions to success or failure. Rather than blaming someone else or something else they take responsibility and see setbacks as a learning curve not a disaster Sometimes in sport you are a hero ~ sometimes a bum.
We have to be HERO’S. We have to grow in confidence and show the characteristics of a confident team. We have to : Have a high self-belief ~ In games have self-talk ‘I missed that one but I will get the next one’ “ We can do this” Project a positive image Enjoy the challenges and the competition Be self-dependant and not seek to blame others Stay calm and collected
Talk to ourselves and others in an encouraging positive way. Maintain concentration Be part of a team that has no need to impress but can enjoy each others success. As individuals and as a team we need to accept ourselves whilst understanding our strengths and weaknesses. We need to STOP WORRYING ABOUT FAILURES OR CONSEQUENCES.
Our performance is often the result of our expectations ~ unless we think and feel like winners, we are unlikely to perform like winners.
The fuel of a positive performance Increased confidence Which leads to Increased Positive Energy Jackie Stewart 7 th with 6 laps to go stayed in the race over the last six laps the drivers ahead all dropped out of the race ~ by staying in the game and competing for as long and as hard as he could made his own luck.
Confidence is based from previously experiencing the fire of fears, mistakes, defeats and critism to build a foundation of experience. Next time you watch a winner remember that they have experienced failure first, but THEY HAVE STAYED IN THE GAME Last season we experienced our failures, and faced our critics so next time you are facing a winner make sure :-
YOU ARE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Future Organisation Training ~ sessions as per invitation sheet Meet time 6.oopm for a 6.30pm start 24 th Jan Les Quennevais Jersey Training kits will be provided [but bring your own just in case] In all things work as a team