Improve your Approach
"Mindset" is how you approach something and your attitude towards it. Back to Better Squash
- The tips cover a variety of practical suggestions, ideas, concepts and objectives to help all standards of players with the mental aspects of squash.
- It covers anything within the sphere of Sports Psychology, including creating good habits, breaking bad habits, improving concentration, dealing with nerves etc.
- I post Mindset Tips images on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account every week.
- These are collected into a video that contains 4 tips.
- Each tip is explained and put in a squash context to ensure it is of maximum benefit to club squash players.
- The tips come from my experience of coaching individuals and teams, the Internet, books I am reading, to review on the site and specifically for these videos, plus from you, the viewer, so if you have any questions related to squash psychology or you have a tip you want to share, please email me or post a comment on this video.
Please note: This is NOT a sports Psychology course - just individual tips.
VIDEO SET 1
- Tip 01. A simple idea to start a new habit.
- Tip 02. Focus on good habits not goals. Goals provide motivation. Habits bring improvement.
- Tip 03. Just like your body, your motivation neeeds feeding. Find what motivates you and use it.
- Tip 04. Identify 1 bad habit and try to stop doing it. Small, but regular improvements are easier to control.
VIDEO SET 2
- Tip 05. Set goals that are within your control.
- Tip 06. Accept that you WILL be nervous before an important match. Develop a pre-match routine that will try to reduce them.
- Tip 07. Success is a by-product of self-discpline. To succeed you need a plan and work hard to follow it.
- Tip 08. Small but continuous progress builds momentum. Play one less weak shot per match and you will soon see an improvement.
VIDEO SET 3
- Tip 09. For regular goals, set specific times and lcoations. For example, 2 minutes planking in the bedroom before breakfast.
- Tip 10. Beating the same people each week doesn't make you better. Play different people and your game will improve faster.
- Tip 11. Realise that your attitude is a choice. You can choose to be positive and see each match as an opportunity to improve.
- Tip 12. Develop a pre-service reoutine. Bounce the ball, adjust your goggles, move your strings; anything that allows you to forget the previous point.
VIDEO SET 4
This video will be published on
5th May 2020 at 5pm GMT.
- Tip 13. Set S.M.A.R.T. objectives.
- Tip 14. Learn how and use deep breathing techniques to help control your pre-game nerves.
- Tip 15. Perserverance might be more important that talent. Be like Rocky Balboa; keep coming forward and never give up.
- Tip 16. Listen very carefully to all the on-court sounds during the knockup. It will help you focus your mind.
VIDEO SET 5
This video will be published on
3rd June 2020 at 5pm GMT.
- Tip 17. Write down your goals and your plan to reach them. Research shows you are more likely to achieve them if you do.
- Tip 18. Gaining experience lessens nerves. Gain as much experience as you can as often as you can to help put your nerves at ease.
- Tip 19. Understand that no goal setting system or progress plan is guaranteed to work. If you don't work hard, the results won't come.
- Tip 20.
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