Mental Toughness

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Maximizing the Capacity for Excellence These notes on connecting mental and physical toughness are from Mental Toughness Training for Basketball by Mike Voight and Jeff House. I hope that you can use it as a model to think about ways to help your players improve. I like that it breaks down mental toughness into different capacities. Players ...

Coaching Basketball Take Control of Your Mind This article was written by Lindsey Wilson. Lindsey is the Co-Founder of Positive Performance Mental Training Zone. Lindsey played basketball at Iowa State and then played professionally overseas. She has been teaching, writing and speaking about mental training for the last 6 years. Take Control of Your Mind by Lindsey Wilson There are those who are brave, and ...

Coaching Basketball: The Truth About Positive Self Talk This article was written by Lindsey Wilson. Lindsey is the Co-Founder of Positive Performance Mental Training Zone. Lindsey played basketball at Iowa State and then played professionally overseas.  She has been teaching, writing and speaking about mental training for the last 6 years. As a former collegiate and professional basketball player, Lindsey now takes ...

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do I am always looking for mental toughness resources and just finished reading the Book “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” It is not written specifically for athletic competition, but the lessons are applicable to all areas of living a happy and successful life, including athletics. A blog post on the was the precursor to the book ...

Mental Toughness for Basketball Evaluation This Toughness Evaluation comes from Brett McDaniel. Brett is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Sumner High School in Sumner, Washington. It was inspired by Jay Bilas’ Toughness in Today’s Game article. Directions: There are 33 paragraphs below. Each paragraph discusses an element of basketball that would be defined as an act of toughness on the ...

Mental Toughness for Basketball Just like every other area of basketball, a coach must study mental toughness and have a well thought through plan to help players develop and improve their mental toughness. There are hundreds and hundreds of definitions of mental toughness. Here is a place to start as mental toughness applies to basketball. “Mental toughness is the ability to ...