Coach Tanner of Broad Run High School invited Coach Kyle of Double Phoenix Jiu Jitsu to come talk to their team about mental game, dealing with failure and perseverance. Coach Kyle has been coaching and teaching for 9 years. He has many champions that he and his wife Tammy have developed.
He talked about creating a more powerful meaning In your head for when you “fail”. For example when you experience “failure” in training instead of stacking disempowering meanings like “I’m losing, I’m messing up or making mistakes” focus on making the failure mean something else like “I’m good, I got this, I just need to make an adjustment.”
He also touched upon negative mental cycles where negative thoughts tend to create more negative thoughts, which leads to poor performance.
Several athletes in the room shared...