Do you ever sit on the sidelines and watch your athlete under-perform, because they let their emotions get the best of them?
One bad play/performance leads to another and another and ANOTHER…
It’s typically due to one, or all three, of their languages.
1) Body language – slumped shoulders, throwing their arms up in the air or sitting on the bench un-engaged with the team.
2) Verbal Language – yelling out in frustration, blaming the referees for questionable calls or possibly yelling at teammates, if they have them.
3) Internal Language – missing one shot or making one mistake, they think to themselves… “I just don’t have it today” or worst of all “I’m trash. I better not make another one or I’m going to get benched”
Language is the key to confidence and that can absolutely be trained. It takes time and a lot of work, but an athletes improvement here will sky-rocket other areas of their life.
Attitude, Work Ethic, Character, Leadership and more for both sport & life.
If you like this and agree that language is important, you’ll love the LIVE training I’m going to do this Thursday at 12:13pm at this link:
We’ll be discussing strategies to help athletes interrupt these languages but I’ll also share how our 5 step process enables athletes to:
“Get of the sidelines and into the lineup so they can enjoy the game, win more and build confidence to chase their dreams in sport and in life.”
Until then, grade your athletes language – is it a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1-10. How can you help them raise that number and create more joy in their sport?
P.S. If you have an athlete who you KNOW needs help in this area, email me
Jeremy@grittonstraining.com to setup a strategy session about our 6 month Sideline to Starter GamePlan.
Owner, Gritton’s Training System