Preventing a Slump in Form

Preventing a Slump in Form

Slumping players lack self-belief and performance confidence. They suffer from displaced or dispersed focus. And they experience the kind of emotions that are destructive to their game.

In this short article, Dan Abrahams gives a very quick and simple technique that can help players emerge from a slump, and even prevent you from getting into a slump in the first place.

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A Champion’s Mentality

A Champion’s Mentality

Champions tend to be a different breed. They are the uncommon living a life less ordinary. They suffer pain in the moment, every day, for the pleasure of a far off result. It’s not easy being a champion. Here’s a few ideas to exercise your podium winning mentality…

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Soccer is the Score…or is it?

Soccer is the Score…or is it?

But here’s a paradoxical notion for you that I wholeheartedly believe in. Soccer is all about the score…and that is why it is preferable to ignore it. Sounds weird, right? But I firmly believe the quickest and fastest way for you to develop a winner’s mindset is to ignore the score as you compete. Doing so lends itself to an optimal mindset. So let me tell you why.

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Dealing with Failure

Dealing with Failure

Every soccer player fails at some point. Failure is inevitable. And when I use the word failure I can be talking about the most basic mistake during a competitive game, I can relate it to a lost game or a poor training session, or I can be referring to being dropped, substituted to or failing to make the match day squad.

Failure is an inevitable part of the game and a distinguishing feature of those who progress in soccer (or at least find out just how good they can be) is that they are fantastic at dealing with failure.

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Preventing a Slump in Form

Preventing a Slump in Form

Slumping players lack self-belief and performance confidence. They suffer from displaced or dispersed focus. And they experience the kind of emotions that are destructive to their game.

In this short article I’m going to give you a very quick and simple technique that can help you emerge from a slump, and even prevent you from getting into a slump in the first place.

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Winning the Mental Game

Winning the Mental Game

Sport psychology and the mental game are essential in reaching peak performance in soccer. A strong mental game is something that a player can learn, grow, and improve on.  Athletes must be able to maintain focus, confidence, and a positive mindset. 

Here we preview the articles that we've pulled together to help you win the mental game.

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Be a Quick Thinker

Be a Quick Thinker

Soccer is a game of speed. But not in the traditional sense of the word. Pace will always play a part in the beautiful game, but I’m not talking about quick feet. I’m talking about a quick mind. I’m referring to nimble thinking. A footballer should live, breathe and sleep speed of thought. Here’s a simple way to improve it.

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Are you fit enough for the start of your season?

Are you fit enough for the start of your season?

For serious athletes, being prepared for your season is not something you begin doing the week before the season starts. Getting stronger, improving your level of play, and being in top condition is not something that happens overnight. There are no shortcuts. It takes time, hard work, and a consistent effort to be at your best.

You need to be strong enough and in good enough condition to be able to play soccer for a couple hours each day, starting with pre-season and going all the way through your season. This also means maintaining your nutrition and doing strength training to prevent injuries so you can play at the top of your game.

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Champions are Never Satisfied

Champions are Never Satisfied

Champions in any sport never ease up. They are never satisfied. They are hungry for more, in fact they are ravenous. Their appetite isn’t just for success – that plays a part, that’s the end goal in mind. Actually, champions are fully focused on constantly improving their skills. They are always trying to learn and become better. 

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