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Dan's Journal

Didn't Get Selected? Sport Mental Skills

In this video we look at not getting picked or not getting selected to a squad or team, how this can affect you mentally and how to effectively deal with not getting chosen. Many athletes don't get selected or aren't picked by coaches at some point in their career, but they learn how to deal with this setback in an effective way, so that they are more likely to get picked or selected next time around.

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Dan Carter
Reduce Your Frustration! Sport Mental Skills

It's easy to become frustrated if things aren't going your way, but this frustration can have negative effects on your physical and mental effectiveness! I talk about having high but rational expectations and developing a professional response to frustrating situations.

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Self Talk! Sport Mental Skills

Do you talk to yourself? We all talk to ourselves most of the time, whether we are aware of it or not, but as an athlete your self talk can really have an effect on things like your confidence, motivation and concentration.

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Evaluating Performances! Sport Mental Skills

Evaluating your performance after competing can be a tricky task, often based on looking at the outcome or result to judge whether or not they performed well. This video discusses a simple way in which you can systematically evaluate all of your performance!

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Play The Game AND The Occasion

Have you ever noticed how the heat of battle tends to cause some athletes to perform differently to how they've trained? Despite best efforts, despite learning how to think and how to act in almost any position, pattern or picture they might face, when it comes down to it some of their choices and actions become much less… functional.

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Dan Carter