The Important Points to Learn About Mental Toughness
For the past years, I had this chance to coach and work with a whole heap of players and one thing that I can really share to you without any reservations is that all of the best players were all mentally tough. This concept is just hard to explain until you witness it yourself, on the other hand, it is obvious when you see a certain athlete who has it. To make my point clear, not all of the best athletes are mentally tough. Not all of the league players are mentally tough and there are even a whole heap of players who were not able to make it to large leagues who have a prominent mentally toughness. It is not just about the capability, I was able to work with a whole heap of prominent athletes who did not have an inkling about being mentally tough and were able to unfold it once they are placed in a great pressure. They can do well when there is nothing on the line, on the other hand, when the game is in equilibrium, or the competition is tough, they normally fail.
On the other hand, I was also able to observe a great deal of players who have average skills but then again are mentally tough and were able to execute in ways that no one thought they could do. A clutch hit, a great defensive play, and a key blunt that averted a rally, the mentally tough players were able to execute a job well done. In fact, the bigger the pressure that is placed on these mentally tough players, then the better they tend to perform during competitions.
One thing that I was able to understand with experience is that mental toughness is not something you get in your DNA, but then again, it is something that you develop over time due to constant exposure to different adverse situations. Preparation for mentally toughness starts with experiences at a very young age. Parents can play a vital role to start the process of training mentally toughness, on the other hand, they will be needing assistance as time goes on. An orderly educational system that has good classroom rules and high expectations, along with tough, but then again, fair mentors or coaches with a positive mindset is important to having a child who is mentally tough regardless whether they are an athlete or not.
And this is one of the many reasons why it is essential for all of the kids to be included in a balanced and coordinated extracurricular activities at their young age.