Many athletes don’t take full responsibility for their own confidence prior to competition. Instead, they react to what happens at the start of the game. These athletes must first obtain positive results before they feel confident. You don’t want your athletes to take a backseat approach to confidence.
You want your team to be more proactive instead of reactive with their confidence. Ask your players to list their positive attributes and abilities and then review this list before games. You’ll want each player to list the reasons why he or she deserves to feel confident in their performance. This will help them be proactive with their confidence before games.
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