What CAN we control?

FOR ALL ATHLETES

A lot of times as athletes, we focus on things we cannot control.

These include:

  • The decisions of the officials
  • What others think
  • Your teammates behavior
  • The other team and their actions/Behavior
  • “Haters

Other Times, we can’t directly control things but our actions may help to contribute to them.  These include

  • The Score of a game
  • Results
  • Stats

The problem with this is we often focus too much on the scores, results and stats and NOT ENOUGH on the things we can actually control

YOU ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!!!!

THESE 18 Things you CAN CONTROL

  • Academics

    • Grades
    • Behavior
    • Attendance
  • Effort

    • Being on time
    • Doing Extra
    • Focus- 
      • This may arguably be the most important piece. 
      • Are you distracted? 
      • Are you “in your head”.
      • see Attitude section
  • Attitude

    • Positive
    • Body Language 
    • Helpful 
    • Being Coachable
    • Passion
    • Self Talk
    • Mental Toughness
  • Preparation

    • Fitness
    • Fundamental Skills
    • Knowledge
  • Nutrition

    • Diet
    • Hydration

 

BY MASTERING the things you CAN control, you will be a better, more complete player

 

LOOK HOW MANY THINGS ARE PART OF MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH? 

For tools on how to better yourself in any of these areas, see your coach or Health teacher!