If mental toughness is a skill that can be learnt, as a Coach how do you teach it and ensure your athletes are equipped with the skills to produce the performances you expect? In this article we’ll take a look at some of the ways to learn mental toughness so that it’s easier to understand and include as an essential part of every program.
Mental toughness is a state of mind, it’s an identity, people who have it are survivors and in sport it’s the common factor among winning athletes. But what is it exactly? In this article we’ll define the constituent components of mental toughness: grit, resilience and the ability to perform under pressure. By the end of this article you’ll know how these skills work together, how they can be developed and the critical role Coaches can play in mental skill acquisition.
Solid foundations form the base of anything that’s built to last, and this is true of mental toughness. In this article we’ll talk about how coaches can create opportunities for their athletes, to grow the mental skills that produce award-winning performances just by providing the right environment.
Tough times don't last. Tough people do.
It is a teachable skill and there are proven strategies to develop your athletes to be Athlete Tough.