Getting Team Culture Right
Culture is a buzz-word in sport. Coaches often attribute their success or failure to this ambiguous word. But, let’s get to the heart of the
Gain the Upper Hand with Emotional Intelligence
“You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as
Performing Under Pressure
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge
Resilience is Key
Resilience is that indefinable quality that allows people to get back up after they have been knocked down. More than that, resilience allows them to
Meet Bo Hanson – Author of Athlete Tough
“In sport, as is in business and life, the smallest % improvements compound and deliver what you want most when you apply it sustainably.” –
9 things Tough Athletes do without even thinking
Actions always speak louder than words and Tough Athletes take action. You can see their toughness by what they do. Here is our list of
Inspiring Athlete Tough quotes
When things get tough or motivation is wavering, many people turn to a motivational quote for a burst of inspiration. We can also use inspirational
Getting yourself to shut down your brain and be ‘mindless’ isn’t always easy. Especially in those game defining moments, or when your team members are
Equipment doesn’t win championships, people do.
Does the misguided focus on equipment and facilities mean we’re missing the potential gains available on the people side of sport. By Mim Haigh, Sports
How Do Athletes Learn to Be Mentally Tough?
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: Clarifying the Terms
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.
The Foundations of Mental Toughness
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.