Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it!
If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis!
Players, parents, and coaches are in a tough spot at this point of the summer. Summer tournaments are beginning to wind down and the level of play has generally dropped due to fatigue and mental burnout. Some kids are playing in back-to-back-to-back tournaments, showcases, prospect days, etc. Knowing how to prioritize your time and energy is huge!
One of the most important things to remember is that more is not always more. If the coach that you are really hoping to impress is watching you on your 12th straight day of lacrosse, that could have a negative effect on your recruiting. Coaches can't unsee what they have seen!
At the highest levels- athletes and coaches view rest as a form of training! You heard that correctly- rest=training. Build-in days off for recovery and to disconnect from it all for a while. You will come back recharged and ready to put your best foot forward. As our good friend and speed guru, Tony Holler would say: "Tired is the enemy, not the goal. Don't burn the steak!"
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Mindset Skill of the Week | W.I.N
The common thread that we have found through all of our Mindset Skills of the Week has been the importance of awareness and self-talk. If we are not aware of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions how can we expect to change our mindset for the better?
A short and powerful acronym to help you stay more present, aware, and focused is W.I.N- What's Important Now? We have 70,000 thoughts a day (a river of thoughts) and on a 5:1 basis view them through a negative lens. This is why it is so easy to get caught up in the past or looking towards the future with doubt, fear, or anxiety. Being disciplined about focusing on What's Important Now can reduce stress, increase focus, and allow you to access all of your skills when it matters most. Lock into the present moment more by reminding yourself...WIN!
*Book Recommendation: The Mindful Athlete by George Mumford
Here is a clip of Ryan Terefanko doing what he does best to send you into the weekend. Enjoy!