Legendary Track Coach Dan Pfaff Discusses Self-Talk, Mental Resilience, Risk-Taking, and Comfort Zones
"There are a lot of people in Olympic finals who are happy to be there and like the rewards and the accolades that come out of making a final. Whereas the people who get on the podium can escape that comfort zone and take some calculated risks to get a medal." - Dan Pfaff, track and field coach
How To Deal With a Disruptive Player Before They Ruin Your Team’s Culture
The first question to ask yourself is, “Does the player feel dismissed or undervalued by this new culture?” There has to be a reason why they’re acting out, and it could be because they’re feeling sidelined, excluded, or minimized.
How to Help Your Injured Athletes Get Their Motivation and Drive Back
You need to learn to love your comeback more than you hate the setback. Your recovery is your new sport until you’ve healed, so embrace the challenge with the same level of dedication and commitment you usually bring to training and competition.
Student-Athlete Mindset Tips for Balancing Sports, School + Social Life
"The biggest thing was picking my priorities and writing them down. And, that way, I had that filter to look at my decisions through. For instance, when I was in the middle of my season, pole vault was the number one priority. Then academics and after that, my social life."
Build Mental Toughness On and Off the Field
Using the Champion’s Mind app is one of the first things I do in the morning. I think it benefits me by improving my mental training skills and it helps me to be consistently confident. And most importantly, it helps me to build mental strength just as much as I build physical strength every day.