"YOU'RE IN YOUR HEAD!!"
"GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD!!"
Do you think this advice helps athletes?
I'm a 2x Olympian and Mental Toughness Coach and here's what athletes tell me:
I don't know what it means.
Coach is mad but I don't know how to get out.
Dad/Mom are mad but I don't know how to get out.
When athletes are "in their head" they are thinking/worrying about their problems, their mistakes.
These thoughts are going around and around in their head.
To "get out of their head", help them shift their thoughts to actions:
Solve their problems: What action(s) do they need to take?
Fix their mistakes: What action(s) do they need to take?
Athletes want to get out of their head. It feels crappy in there.
Give them tools to help them get out.
How about a Mental Toughness Toolkit?
CHANGE DOESN'T TAKE TIME. IT TAKES COURAGEOUS ACTION.