"YOU'RE IN YOUR HEAD! GET OUTTA YOUR HEAD!!"
Do you think that's good advice? Do you think it does anything to help athletes?
I'm a Mental Toughness Coach and here's what athletes tell me,
"I don't know what that means."
"I know I'm in my head. Where else am I supposed to be?"
"Coach is mad because I'm in my head but I don't know how to get out."
Telling an athlete to "get out of their head" isn't good advice. It's vague, it's "adult-speak". It lacks clarity. It's not actionable.
We are constantly demanding that athletes figure their sh$t out. Yet we rarely figure our own sh$t out.
And if you can't get out of your own head, how in the world do you expect them to get out of theirs?
STOP giving advice they can't do anything with. STOP ranting and using phrases that don't make a difference, other than allowing you to vent.
Athletes want to get out of their head. They want to follow you.
They want your approval. They want help managing the storm.
So STOP making the storm worse and START giving them tools to manage it.
I can help. Contact me and let's get started: firstname.lastname@example.org