When you go onto the field, irrespective of the level you play or the age you’re at, you come under pressure in one form or another to perform and to be at your best and this pressure will either come from yourself or others.
It’s a concept we’ve forgotten about or don’t take into account.
Successful coaching is about getting your players to perform in pressure situation, so at some stage you have to design pressure into your trainings and practices, so your players become used to it and can step up to the mark when it counts.
The one stumbling block to bringing pressure into your practices is a person’s mindset.
And if people haven’t begun building in the Succeeding Mind as part of their makeup you are always going to run into a brick wall and that is why successful coaches constantly cultivate the mind, because they are preparing the person to handle the pressure.
To recap, the Succeeding Mind for getting used to pressure is:
Strong Character Strengths
And always remember:
The Mindset is King
For at the end of the day, there is always pressure to perform in one form or another, and until your players develop the mindset to handle this pressure, their play and your coaching is never going to progress.
You can’t build the necessary pressure into practices to prepare players for games, until you begin building the Succeeding Mind into your players