Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments
In this video Bo Hanson recounts his experience of spending a day with the U.S. Navy Seals and what he learnt from them about Mental Toughness.
Resources for Teaching Mental Toughness
If you would like more in-depth information on Bo’s experience we cannot recommend this article enough “Unique Experience at the US Navy Seals Training Day”. This article is a tribute to what Bo learnt on the day and how these lessons can be translated into our everyday lives as coaches, athletes and sports administrative staff. Especially valuable is the four step plan for US Navy Seal Mental Toughness.
“Choking or Panicking – Inside Every Athlete’s Worst Nightmare”
How many times have you witnessed the heartbreak of an athlete faltering at a crucial moment? At these times, the terms choking or panicking are thrown around loosely. But what do these terms mean? Is there a difference between them? Can anything prevent an athlete from choking? Featuring Malcolm Gladwell’s analysis on choking and panicking this article is a must read!
“Sport Psychology for the Sports Coach”
Often coaches find sport psychology daunting and put it in the “too hard” basket. Others outsource it to sport psychologists and miss important benefits of a holistic coaching approach. Find out what aspects of sport psychology coaches can do themselves to improve their athletes’ performance.
“Emotional Intelligence in Sport”
We marvel at how world class athletes ‘dial up’ the perfect performance consistently. Discover all you need to know about emotional intelligence in sport. A complex topic explained simply!
“Posing like a Superhero Improves Performance”
Amy Cuddy’s TED Talks video on how your body language shapes who you are has many powerful applications in sport. See how power poses can change your testosterone and cortisol levels to help you gain confidence and manage stress – very important in sport!
“Coping with a Poor Performance”
Coming to terms with a poor performance in sport is not easy. There are a range of emotions to be overcome. This article helps you, help your athlete through a loss and ready to compete at their peak again
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