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Vol VII 2015

Vol VII 2015


Coach to Coach: To Overcome Early Season Adversity, Become a Champ

by: Jared Wood
Sport Psychology Consultant
© Vol VII 2015

Early season adversity is common in football. Whether the adversity is a devastating loss, poor team chemistry, or another issue, a pre-planned process for improvement is necessary. Here are some suggestions for overcoming adversity and becoming a CHAMP.

Can Do

Adversity is often hard to overcome because individuals and teams stay focused on the problem for too long. A loss or setback always stings, and it should, but moving on and not looking back is essential for improvement. I like when teams have rules for limiting how long a loss (or a win for that matter) can be mourned (or celebrated). Move quickly to what you can do to improve for the upcoming game. Flood yourself and your team with can-do beliefs, words, images, and actions. Forget what not to do. You cannot get focused on what you donít want, so leave it behind....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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