Mental Toughness - News
The Mental Side of the Game
Evidence in from Bundisliga that teams who do systematic mental toughness training improve results by 60% - more wins and draws: less losses. Fact!
Mental toughness - thought for the week
Michael Own scored for Newcastle United over the weekend and was quoted in the papers today as saying “Confidence is a big thing in football and if you are not scoring everything seems to fall away. Hopefully now I will go on a nice little run.”
For us the worrying thing here is the word “hopefully”. It shows that Michael probably does not have a systematic mental approach to sustain feeling confident. And he needs more than just relying on scoring goals because doing that is not entirely in his control. He has to rely on his team mates not to mention the opposition, and on Sunday, the referee!
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