Sports Psychology for Football

Sports Psychology for Football Players and Coaches

Power of the Subconscious Mind

“Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.”— Robert Griffin III

Mind-of-ChampionsTo achieve excellence in football, it’s important to focus on your mind just as much as your body.

All physical reality is made up of vibrations of energy; even your thoughts are vibrations of energy. While it sounds like a concept or theory, this is a new reality that quantum physics has revealed. Your thoughts have a powerful influence on your success.

Most athletes go through taking little notice of their thought processes: how the mind thinks, what it fears, what it heeds, what it says to itself, what it brushes aside. For the most part, you go about your lives with minimal attention paid to how you think. You go through neglecting one of the most important and powerful force of your mental game: Your Mind.

The football mind powers your thoughts towards a desired outcome. Focus on success and you attract success. Focus on fear and failure and you attract failure.

It understands these principles and makes your thoughts work for you. Your thoughts are the primary creative forces in your life. Use them consciously and you will awaken to a whole new life of power and opportunity.

In order to improve your football mental game, you must change the way you think.

You cannot think both negative and positive thoughts at the same time, as one will always dominate the other. As humans, we’re creatures of habit, and so are our minds. You must make sure empowering thoughts and positive emotions are the dominating influence in the mind.

A present mind represents less emotional reactivity and more stability of the mind. Not overreacting emotionally brings you greater mental clarity. Having stability of mind makes you better able to cope with the experience of pressure and stress during a competitive game.

Having a greater control of your mind improves your ability to maintain attention and regulate emotional distractions. You become better able to ignore the surroundings and simply focus on the most important task at the time.

In order to improve football confidence and have a strong mental game it is important to have a greater understanding of the mind, most athletes forget this step. They focus on changing external conditions by working directly on those conditions but this almost always proves futile or temporary, unless it is accompanied by a change of thoughts and beliefs.

Train your conscious mind to think thoughts of success, happiness, health, and prosperity. Learn to weed out negativity such as fear of failure and worry. Keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best, and make sure the thoughts you habitually think are based upon what you want in your sporting carrier.

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Updated: July 2, 2017 — 1:50 pm

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