If you are looking to ways to improve your soccer game outside of skills and fitness; what about working on the mental side of the game? I’m talking building resilience so you are better prepared in how you approach the game.
Improving your focus during games, boosting your confidence before stepping onto the pitch, and enhancing your decision-making, anticipation, and perception are crucial. These aspects of mental preparation are frequently overlooked, yet they are pivotal. Did you know that for every positive thought, there are typically four negative ones? Talk about an insane but very true stat that highlights the natural tendency of our minds to lean towards negativity.
You diligently work on fitness, skills, and tactics, but how often do you consciously work to strengthen your mind?
Well, if the answer is “not much” I have a suggestion. Head over and check out SOCCER RESILIENCE.
What is Soccer Resilience?
Soccer Resilience® transforms performance from the inside out. We’re dedicated to empowering and equipping YOU (coaches, parents, players) with the resilience and skills needed to excel on AND off the pitch. Our leadership team is a powerhouse of experience and expertise, including a 20+ year clinical psychologist, a 13-year NWSL veteran, an MLS Cup champion, a NCAA D.1 national champion, a 10+ year high school head coach and teacher, and more.
We believe success in soccer (and life) goes beyond just physical abilities; it’s about learning how to think better in order to perform better.
A Personal Endorsement
As a member of the team developing the SR courses, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of these strategies. Learning from the experiences of professional players and insights from Dr. Brad Miller, I’ve realized that our predisposition to negative thinking is a brain issue – not a me issue. This understanding has positively impacted my approach and outlook on the game.
If you are looking for something different, maybe you are finding yourself on the bench a lot more lately, or you are just lacking confidence on the field, I recommend checking out something as simple as the Foundations Course, which gives you an intro and a base for better understanding before challenging times happen. It’s not just about playing better; it’s about thinking smarter and thriving under pressure.