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Maintaining a Positive Mindset in Sports


Created by Caroline Birdsell

Survey prior to training:

What does "maintaining a postive mindset" really mean and why is this important?

Lets look into this with more detail:


Watch this video that dicusses The Importance of a Positive Mindset in Athletes



Defintion and learning objectives

A postivie mindset in sport:

the mental outlook that athletes use to enhance their performance and overall experience in their sport.

Learning objective 1:

2- Learner will know what changes they need to make in order to achieve a positive mindset

Learning objective 2:

Learner will understand how and why they need to apply this life skill in their everyday life consistently

Learning objective 3:

Learner will be able to understand the effects a positiv emindset can have

After completing this course, you will have broadened and enhanced your understanding of the principles and strategies for cultivating and sustaining a positive mindset in sports. This is aimed at improving performance, resilience, and overall well-being both on and off the field.

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What do i need to focus on the most?

Key characteristics:


Better performance and less variability


Bouncing back from unexpecting events or injuries


provides stability in an athlete's mental approach to training and competition


Establish aflow throughthe content

What do i need to focus on the most?

Key actions:

1- Set Realistic goals

Example: "I will pass my fitness test"

"Setting achievable goals can help athletes maintain a positive mindset and stay motivated"

2- Embrace Challenges

Example: "I did not want to get injured, but I will work hard in my rehab to comeback stronger"

"Athletes can view challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning, rather than as obstacles to success"

3- Visualise Success

Example: "I will put in my headphones on the way to my game and visual myself scoring"

"Visualisation is a powerful technique that can help athletes build confidence and prepare for success"

4- Stay Present and Mindful

Example: " I will meditate to calm my mind before to comptetions and practcies"

"Athletes can stay present and focused on the moment by practicing mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing and meditation

Putting it all together:

understanding what a positive mindset is

Apply the key characteristics to your everday life

Apply the key actions to your everyday life

understand the steps and actions needed to be made in having a posotive mindset in sports

Stay consistent, and accept that it wont be perfect at first!


Thank you for watching!

Blaise from medium.com says:

"Mental resilience enables them to bounce back from setbacks, learn from their experiences, and maintain a positive attitude despite challenges."


what this video to learn how to stay focused when trying to keep a positive mindset in sports:

"Your Optimism is a Competitive Advantage"

Watch this video which explains how optimsim can be used to your advantage in the sports world.

Staying consistent with maintaining a positive mindset will:

* Establish a strong foundation for their mental well-being* Makes it easier for athletes to maintain positivity even during difficult situations* They develop a sense of self-assurance in their ability to overcome challenges and achieve their goals* fosters a supportive team culture