Mental preparation in team sports Any relevant information to train the footballers, rugby players, hand players, basketball players or other sports for the first game of the season. How can you put every chance on your side to score the first points and win this first and next matches. In the brain, it’s 90%!
“The mind,” whether you are an amateur or a professional player, has now become crucial or even decisive.
The group’s performance is accompanied by self-confidence, cognitive competence, stress management, actions overcome, disappointment and team-mindedness. All this is achieved through simple techniques, by the means of achievement, followed by pilots and of the Patrouille de France.
Since 2010 I have engaged and collaborated with the national technical management of the FFF in the preparation of football coaches. I work on the “Wisdom and Mental Preparation” module. I combine theoretical preparation and practical training for the TOP with programs based on professional learning and techniques.
I am discussing real-life situations in “land” such as playing parts, soccer goals, penalties, rugby scrum, handball penalties, basketball throwing openly… but also all activities, talk, emotional control, physical and psychological rehabilitation. This preparation is geared to both amateur and professional trainers and therefore specifically relates to athletes.
How do we assess the team’s good thinking? Continuity of good verbal and nonverbal communication between players is very important because it preserves the bond and connects all the members of the team, so it’s important to find signs of excessive stress, such as restlessness, anticipation, sweater, jaw contracture. Understanding the use between transmitter and receiver of the visual, auditory, kinesthetic and olfactory methods avoids any distortion of the message.
4 tips for winning the first and the next matches
1) Talk about positive goals, and consider all possible scenarios that will lead to success more easily. We need to stop’ do,” try,’ which suggests failure. Enter the negative words: “In the first quarter of an horn we do not make an effort” and “do not contest the referee’s decisions not to take cards” which lead to the opposite.
2) During the match, manage your feelings and particularly your tension to avoid affecting your team. They will lead you to victory, you’re the boss!
3) Start by talking about what did not work during your post-match debriefing and always finish with what went well to avoid negative incarnation.
4) Use preparation for all things that block the mind, to get rid of it. Concentrate all your energy on your team planning.
The mind is the deciding performance criteria used by pseudo mental training practitioners, without training and especially without experience. Do not hesitate to be accompanied by an expert.
And above all, I encourage each one of us to learn these strategies which will enable us all to maximize our ability and enhance our success at some time.