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mental performance training

MENTAL PERFORMANCE

Mental focus to visualize and actualize optimized performance for maximum achievements, results & successes. 

DEVELOPING A STRONG MENTAL MINDSET

Recognize the mental obstacles that hinder achieving the best performance in training and on game day. Achieving top physical performance requires a strong and determined mindset. Many people underestimate the connection between the mind and body, but it can make all the difference between success and failure. My mental performance uses assessment results to find important areas to concentrate on, aiming to unlock each athlete's full potential.

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OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE

Romatz Mental Performance focuses on designing a schematic for for each athlete so he or she can develop a winning mindset of accepting challenges that lie ahead, immersed in the resolve to be determined to overcome adversities to believe and achieve the impossible.  None of this is possible unless you know who you are, what's your "why". This foundational component of my mental skills program will encourage each athlete to train with intentionality and purpose, for what the mind believes, the body can achieve.

 

I combine the importance of a strong mental skillset to be the turbo engine that drives athletic performance to championship caliber levels.

These tactics are learned, developed and put into action in every sports performance training session for every athlete I train.  

MENTAL SKILLS CHECK-LIST

Mental skills play a crucial role in enhancing athletic performance.  Every athlete I work with learns the vital components of mental skills, locks them into long term memory and lives them out in real time on a daily.

Here are some key mental skills that can contribute to an athlete's success: 

  1. Goal Setting: Setting clear and specific goals helps athletes stay focused and motivated. Goals should be challenging yet achievable, and they can be both short-term (e.g., improving a specific technique) and long-term (e.g., winning a championship).

  2. Visualization: Mental imagery or visualization involves creating vivid mental pictures of successful performance.  Athletes can mentally rehearse their movements, strategies, and desired outcomes, which can enhance confidence and improve performance execution.

  3. Concentration and Focus: Maintaining concentration and focus is essential during training and competitions.  Athletes can practice techniques such as mindfulness, deep breathing, and routines to help tune out distractions and stay fully engaged in the present moment.

  4. Positive Self-Talk: The way athletes talk to themselves can significantly impact their performance. Encouraging and positive self-talk can boost confidence, enhance motivation, and help manage stress.  Athletes should replace negative thoughts or doubts with positive and constructive affirmations.

  5. Resilience and Mental Toughness: Sports often involve setbacks and challenges.  Developing resilience and mental toughness allows athletes to bounce back from failures, stay determined, and maintain a strong mindset even in difficult situations.

  6. Emotional Regulation: Effective emotional regulation enables athletes to manage and channel their emotions in productive ways.  It involves recognizing and understanding emotions, controlling anxiety or anger, and maintaining emotional balance to perform optimally.

  7. Pre-performance Routines: Establishing pre-performance routines helps athletes create a sense of familiarity, focus, and readiness before competitions.  These routines can include physical warm-ups, mental preparation exercises, and rituals to mentally transition into the competitive state.

  8. Stress Management: High-pressure situations can induce stress and anxiety. Athletes can benefit from learning stress-management techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization to stay calm and composed under pressure.

  9. Teamwork and Communication: For team sports, effective communication and teamwork are vital. Athletes should develop interpersonal skills to collaborate with teammates, communicate strategies, and build a positive and supportive team environment.

  10. Time Management: Balancing training, competitions, rest, and other life commitments requires effective time management.  Organizing and prioritizing tasks allows athletes to allocate sufficient time for training, recovery, and personal life, reducing stress and maximizing performance potential.

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