I thought it would be interesting to add to the blog some stories, anecdotes and tales about athletes I have worked with over the years. Recently, I got a call from a coach who was concerened about a pole vaulter who has lost his confidence, since shattering his pole and taking a nasty fall. I […]
Never let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do. This is a useful idea. I think this idea came from John Wooden.
In case you haven’t noticed, The New York Yankees have been on fire and been playing some fantastic baseball for the past seven weeks. The team is hitting well and pitching well. The Bronx Bombers are now loaded with some great young arms and some live young bats. In addition, they […]
Over the years, a number of cowboys who compete in rodeos have contacted me for some coaching with their mental toughness. Like other athletes, it is important for these rugged individuals to train their minds to stay relaxed, focused, confident and optimistic. A number of professional cowboys and cowgirls use my Stay In The Zone […]
Having coaches thousands of kids. I can tell you that one of the key things you need to do is to get them to know that you believe in them and they can believe in themselves.
I thought it might be interesting to write about some of the interesting people I have helped over the years. So, I will start to include this kind of information in my blog from time to time. Today I got an e-mail from a man who competes on cutting horses in Australia. Over the years, […]
The New York Times ran a front page article today on coaching young athletes. Here is the link to read more about it. I am quoted in the article. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/05/sports/05minds.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
Today, I was intereviewed by a reporter from The New York Times on the above topic. I explained that more and more young, serious athletes are utilizing mental coaches. The article is scheduled to appear in The Sports Section of The New York Times on 8/5/07.
Train your mind to focus on just one thing. Gradually increase the amount of time you spend concentrating on one object, word, idea, image, thought or feeling. In time, you will learn how to eliminated distractions and zero in on what is important, significant and meaningful. This is a very important skill for athletes. Instructions […]
I always place a message in my waiting room to inspire patients while they wait to see me. Here is a favorite-“When you look at a garden, you can focus on the weeds or on the flowers.”
Over the years, I have counseled and coached a number of elite and world class athletes. These people have competed in some very demanding sports like ice skating, swimming, diving, weight lifting, wrestling, fencing, the martial arts, professional football, boxing, professional baseball and professional golf. Some of these clients have […]
Watch how your opponents’ balls behave when they land on the green. This will give you some clues as to the speed, break and contour of the putting surface. This knowledge will help you putt better.
At this week’s seminar, a lot of golfers said they were typically very nervous on the first tee with people watching them. Strategies for managing this anxiety were discussed by myself and my the PGA pro who led the seminar with me. More tips on managing this anxiety can be found at. http://www.stayinthezone.com/we_can_lower_your_score.htm
Last night, a PGA Pro and I gave a seminar for high handicap golfers who want to better their scores. One of the most common concerns raised by the group was this question: Why I am I good on the range and terrible on the course?
I coach lots of baseball players. Hitting is complicated, but one tip that has helped alot of baseball players is to concentrate on the path of the ball. Thinking about the path of the ball instead of the ball itself helps some players to focus better on the object that they want to make contact […]
The New York Yankees have been playing great ball in the second half of the season. I think Joe Torre has done an excellent job of helping the team view the later part of the season as being a new beginning. The team has a different energy about it now. Maybe this new attitude and […]