Many believe in the ‘domino effect’ as a natural force in life and subsequently, sport. It’s often referred to as the concept of ‘momentum’. The domino effect is best explained as looking at life, or sport, as a series of somehow connected events or situations. When one domino is pushed, the others all fall until the inevitable end result occurs and a thousand dominos are all lying flat.
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Bo Hanson was recently asked to contribute an article on Creating the Right Sports Team Culture: 10 Critical Factors to the 2016 NTL Edition of
In this week’s 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson, he speaks about his unique experience learning about the US Navy SEALs resilience and their approach to mental toughness.
In this week’s 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson, we revisit the highly requested topic of Athlete Resiliency. Specifically we discuss two practical strategies you can use as a coach to help your athletes improve their resiliency: Reframing and Attribution Theory. As Athlete Resiliency is such an important topic, you may also be interested in where we have discussed it before in an article and video presentation.
Mental toughness and resilience is a key quality in athletes that are revered and successful in their chosen sport. The US Navy SEALs resilience is renowned, they are some of the most mentally tough people in the world. The Navy SEALs consistently work where regular combat units do not have the capabilities to create a successful outcome. This sees the Navy SEALs operating in places civilians cannot imagine, under circumstances which demand the highest levels of mental toughness and team work. That is what sets the Navy SEALs resilience apart.
In elite sport equipment is equal among competitors, physical conditioning programs are indistinguishable and game or race strategies are often duplicated. The only true competitive advantages are gained by investing in the mental and emotional skills of your people, and their relationships with each other.