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April 2009

April 2009


Blitzing Bad Memories

by: Bob Palmer
Peak Performance Coach
© April 2009

Athletes require very selective short term memories in order to discard the negative feelings they get from mistakes or the stress of playing.  As coaches, because we are working with such malleable athletic minds, we need to assist with this process, not reinforce the negative.  Focusing on an athlete’s mistake—with ample doses of anger, frustration, dismissive-ness or sarcasm—creates athletes who are overly careful and fearful of making future mistakes. In football, as in most other sports, it is not the turnover that defeats you, it is the lack of mental recovery from the turnover that does.    

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