Coaches MAP for March - "Concentration"
This months M.A.P. is about concentration. I have included a PDF explaining some ways to help your athletes focus – apart from yelling stay focused – at certain times in games or practice.
Also, below I include some information on “Attentional theory” and ways other sport psych people and coaches use it to improve concentration in their athletes:
- Video - Great video explaining the attentional theory -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejAE2yP7n34
- Article - This is a great article about getting in the zone – what it takes and ultimately how to help athletes calm their mind to get focused enough to do this. --- http://www.taisdata.com/articles/calming.php
- Video - Pretty good stuff on working with youth athletes in order to build focus. -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_-6r8CjjQ
- Article – AWESOME article (and website to be honest) – some very good researched based articles and ideas form a leading university…this one is about attentional theory and its application http://www.hokiesports.com/psychology/concentration.html