This article was published in the USA Water Polo Skipshot Magazine Article Archives When athletes perform their best, all of their mental and physical resources are directed to the present play. Research is discovering that athletes who perform at or near their peak potential have developed skills and strategies to continuously reset to now and find a type of cognitive and physiological rhythmic flow. There is a cadence to the speed at which peak performance occurs dependent
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