What Should You Know About Mental Toughness?
Over the past couple of years, I had the chance to coach a lot of players and one thing that I can tell you without any reservations is that all of the best players were all mentally tough. It is definitely a difficult concept to explicate until you see it yourself, on the other hand, it is obvious when you see a player who has it. And to clear my point, not all of the renowned athletes are mentally tough. Not all of the league players are mentally tough and there are even a whole heap of players who were not able to make it to large leagues who have a prominent mentally toughness. It is not all about the ability of the player, I was able to work with a great deal of remarkable athletes who did not have any idea about being mentally tough and would just discover it once they are placed under great stress or pressure. They can execute so well if there is nothing on the line, on the other hand, if the game is pretty much equal, they have a great tendency to fail.
But then again, I was also able to witness a lot of players who have average skills, but then again, are mentally tough, perform in manners that no one though they could execute. A clutch hit, a great defensive play, and a key blunt that averted a rally, the mentally tough players were able to execute a job well done. As a matter of fact, the greater the pressure that are placed in them, then the better they do well in the competition.
One thing that I was able to understand with experience is that being mentally tough is actually not inculcated in the DNA genes, on the other hand, it is something that you develop as time goes on and with the exposure to various adverse circumstances. Take into account that preparation for mental toughness would begin at a young age. Parents can play a vital role to start the process of training mentally toughness, on the other hand, they will be needing assistance as time goes on. Having a disciplined education system that has high expectations as well as great classroom rules together with fair but tough coaches or mentors who has positive mindsets is vital to developing a child in the mental aspect whether they are an athlete or not.
And this is one of the many reasons why it is crucial for all the kids to be involved in a balanced and organized extracurricular activities at their young age.