As our competitive season wraps up, the main focus for our athletes turns from having successful competitions with their teams to achieving new skills preparing for upcoming tryouts. Here are a few tips on how to master the mental aspect of skill building.

Most athletes will come into the gym and ask our staff how do I achieve this skill. Our coaching staff can explain the technique of the skill and work progressions with athletes; however, one of the main aspects that are holding athletes back from achieving the new skill is their mind. A common phrase that I tell my athletes when they are trying to achieve a goal is “I can and I will”. Athletes need to believe that they are not only capable of achieving their goal but they are going to achieve it.

Athletes, when you are faced with the fear of a new skill, take a moment and say “I can and I will”. When you truly believe this saying, there will be nothing stopping you from achieving your goal!