Mental Toughness or mental strength is what you choose to focus on. Players and people that aren’t very mentally tough tend to put their focus on petty problems.
Frowns aren’t just down-turned facial muscles. They are devices that destroy teams, tear down positive atmospheres, and create ill feeling. Scientifically, frowns are supposed to use a lot of extra muscles and energy and perhaps even bring about the flow of some kinds of harmful chemicals in the body. I don’t doubt it, because they bring about toxic thoughts and situations all the time.
Your work ethic can be improved significantly over time, just like any other skill… A good work ethic is admired not only in sports but in all fields all over
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This meant that his TRAINING time was much larger than his TEACHING time. The lion’s share (no pun intended) of practice was spent with bodies moving and shoes squeaking. That’s the way HABITS are formed. Repetition is king and there are no reps when my lips are moving and players are standing and listening.
The infamous press conference where Allen Iverson rants about practice may have occurred more than a decade ago, but that type of attitude in basketball players still carries on to this day. As coaches, we don’t want our players to take on this mentality that minimizes the importance of basketball practice. So how do we get players to really value practice?
Express the sincere appreciation you ought to feel for the fact that they came a long way just to watch you and your team perform.