This article first published on Water Polo Planet Just like physical skills, mental skills are meant to be practiced. Many of the athletes with whom I work haven’t developed their own mental training programs. Many also do not know where to start. Hopefully, after reading this article you will have an idea of how to start building a fundamental practice to training your mind. Developing a deeper and broader level of self-awareness is always the first area to explore. As your
This article originally published in USA Water Polo's Skipshot Magazine as well as on usawaterpolo.com Working on the mental game requires additional work that a lot of athletes aren’t always willing to do outside the pool. Often when mental-skills training is presented, you hear about peak performance potential. But what is “potential”—and how do you know if you actually perform at your peak?
Potential usually refers to a currently unrealized ability. You may not actually