“One of the biggest differences between the top players and the good players is when they are under the gun, they see and hear less than anyone else,” said Helen Alfredson, LPGA Tour star. The top athletes simply are less distracted when they *need to* hit a good a shot, get a critical first down, or nail an important routine.
They do not get caught up in moment of intense pressure. Champion athletes are able to go deeper into an execution focus – they are able to focus only on what’s important to successful performance. The greater intensity of the moment spurs them to focus even better in these moments or intense pressure situations.
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