Football Psychology Articles

Jun
05

Mental Toolkit for Toughness

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“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” - Alex Karras Professional athletes go through numerous challenges in the game of football. For some, challenges may show themselves on a daily basis; for others, less frequently. Facing those challenges can be difficult at times; especially if you don’t have the proper mental tools to … [Read more...]

May
29

Sport Psychologists & Mental Toughness

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“Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.” ----Vince Lombardi For some players, the gifts of confidence and composure are entirely natural. But for the majority, football mental skills are qualities to be acquired and polished in the same way a player might build … [Read more...]

May
22

Building Confidence with a Pre-Game Routine

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“I’m doing the same routine every week, studying tapes and working hard, getting ready to play and making good decisions on Sundays”~ Peyton Manning Routines are one of the most important aspects of the football mental game that athletes can develop to improve their training and competitive performances. The fundamental value of routines is … [Read more...]

May
08

Parenting & Youth Football

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“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations”—Tom Brady To contribute to the success of a sport program, parents must be willing and able to commit themselves … [Read more...]

May
01

The Link between Performance & Gratitude

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“I think any football player is a guy that is able to one, be able to be humble and hungry off the field, but at the same time on the football field understand what they have to get done and be a little bit ferocious”--- Ndamukong Suh It's far too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of highly competitive games, and to forget to take a … [Read more...]