Mental training is only valuable if you believe it can help you perform your best. A few myths or attitudes prevent athletes from using mental training. Listed are the top three myths or attitudes that prevent athletes from embracing mental training:
1. Teammates or coach would think you are weak if you need mental training.
2. Performing well is all about hard work and dedication, not mental training.
3. My coach would bench me if he knew my mind was getting in the way of my game.
Do your players uphold any of these myths or attitudes about mental training? If so, you must help your athletes demystify mental training. Athlete must understand that it’s another form of education that can help them perform well.
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