What Should You Know About Mental Toughness?
Over the past couple of years, I had the chance to coach a lot of players and one thing that I can tell you without any reservations is that all of the best players were all mentally tough. It is certain a hard concept to talk about, but then again, if you see one yourself, then you will know it right away. And to make my point clearer, not all of the famous and prominent athletes are mentally tough. And not all of the players in a league are mentally tough and there are even a whole heap of players who were not able to enter any huge leagues and are mentally tough. It is not all about the ability, I was able to coach a lot of great athletes who did not have any clues about being mentally tough and would able to unfold it under great stress. They can execute so well if there is nothing on the line, on the other hand, if the game is pretty much equal, they have a great tendency to fail.
On the other hand, I was also able to observe a great deal of players who have average skills but then again are mentally tough and were able to execute in ways that no one thought they could do. A clutch hit, a great defensive play, and a key blunt that averted a rally, the mentally tough players were able to execute a job well done. As a matter of fact, the greater the pressure that are placed in them, then the better they do well in the competition.
One thing that I was able to understand with experience is that mental toughness is not something you get in your DNA, but then again, it is something that you develop over time due to constant exposure to different adverse situations. Take into account that preparation for mental toughness would begin at a young age. Without a doubt, the parents play a crucial role to start the process of mental toughness training, on the other hand, they necessitate help along the way. An orderly educational system that has good classroom rules and high expectations, along with tough, but then again, fair mentors or coaches with a positive mindset is important to having a child who is mentally tough regardless whether they are an athlete or not.
And this is one of the many reasons why it is essential for all of the kids to be included in a balanced and coordinated extracurricular activities at their young age.