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July 2014

July 2014


Coach to Coach: The Mental Fundamentals: Goal Setting

by: Tim Mitchell
Assistant Coach, Fossil Ridge High School (CO) and Sports Psychology Consultant
© July 2014

Building Perspective

    The first game is just around the corner, so we call a team meeting to assess our direction for the season and set some goals. When I ask the kids what their goals are for the season they seem to reply with the same answer every year, ďwin league, win state and beat our rivals.Ē Winning seems to be the theme for every goal. Even the coaches Iíve worked with base all of their goals around winning. It reminds me of that famous Lombardi quote ďWinning isnít everything, itís the only thingĒ.
    Well, in pro football winning is everything and letís not forget what a master tactician Lombardi was. Lombardi also had some amazing quotes about effort and desire. I know it hurts to lose and Iím not suggesting we should embrace losing or be satisfied with it. What I am suggesting i....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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