Tag: Mental Skills

  • Self-Esteem vs Self-Confidence

    Self-Esteem vs Self-Confidence

    We will talk about building confidence (and self-esteem) in your young athlete soon. For now, it helps to understand the difference between self-esteem and self-confidence. Self-Esteem is a general feeling about one’s self. Self-Confidence is a feeling about accomplishing a specific task. There is overlap between the two, but they are very different concepts. It’s…

  • W.I.N. – What’s Important Now?

    W.I.N. – What’s Important Now?

    I will often utilize the mantra What’s Important Now or the acronym W.I.N. for mental performance skills training. I don’t need to tell you that your kiddos probably have a tough time prioritizing their thoughts and actions. Or they get hyper-focused on the wrong thing at the wrong time. HELLO!?! Either way, it’s probably frustrating to you and, to some extent,…