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The Importance of Role Charity and Acceptance in Team Athletics

The Importance of Role Clarity and Acceptance in Team Athletics By Sheryl Kine Cardiff www.SherylKineCardiff.com www.MentalTrainingInc.com Successful teams are complex and not entirely dependent on having the best players. Of course talent, practice, are hard work are vital, but what about the structure of the team, who fulfills certain roles, how those roles are perceived, and how well [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of Role Charity and Acceptance in Team Athletics

Managing Emotions When There is A Lot at Stake

Managing Emotions When There is A Lot at Stake www.SherylKlineCardiff.com www.MentalTrainingInc.com Whether you are being evaluated to make a team, sitting down to take a college entrance exam, or playing in a game that could change the course of your future, it is extremely difficult to be in an ideal mental state that will allow [...]

2016-03-15T19:40:50+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on Managing Emotions When There is A Lot at Stake

A Growth Mind-Set and Achievement

A Growth Mind-Set and Achievement by Sheryl Kline Cardiff www.MentalTrainingInc.com www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Errors and failure in the pursuit to a major goal are inevitable. Some of the most successful people, past and present have failed spectacularly. Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times, Steven Spielberg applied unsuccessfully to film school three times, and Henry Ford failed at [...]

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The Importance of Optimism in High Performance Training

The Importance of Optimism in High Performance Training by Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A. www.SherylKlineCardiff.com [email protected]      I read an interview recently in the New York Times between Kobe Bryant and Arianna Huffington. They seemed like an unusual pair to be having lunch together, discussing their past accomplishments and brainstorming out loud what the future [...]

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Accountability Coaches in Individual and Team Athletics: Who’s Yours?

Accountability Coaches in Individual and Team Athletics Who’s Yours? By Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A. www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Even the most driven and self-motivated athletes can benefit from having an accountability coach. This role should be filled by a peer or mentor who the athlete has great respect for, and usually someone other than his or her actual [...]

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Three Things you Can Do to Increase Team Performance

Three Things you Can Do to Increase Team Performance By Sheryl Kline Cardiff M.A. www.SherylKlineCardiff.com There are many dynamics that effect the actual productivity of a team. While talented players are important and certainly helpful, the best players do not necessarily predict the best team. Potential team productivity also does not guarantee actual team performance. [...]

2014-09-10T12:52:10+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on Three Things you Can Do to Increase Team Performance

Team Cohesion

Team Cohesion Working Together for Group Success in High School Athletics By Sheryl Kline Cardiff M.A. http://www.SherylKlineCardiff.com If you are part of a team, you have a responsibility to yourself and to your teammates who depend on you. How you perform and behave around your teammates can drive the effectiveness of a practice or the [...]

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Effective Short Term Goal Setting: Near Term Planning for Long Term Success

Effective Short Term Goal Setting: Near Term Planning for Long Term Success By Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Most people have set goals of one type or another for themselves or for a group, but are they effective? Do they get accomplished and are they the appropriate type of goal for the time period you [...]

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Emotions, Memory and Confidence

Emotions, Memory and Confidence How they are related and why your perception is so important By Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A. [email protected] www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Do you remember the last time something intensely emotional happened to you? I remember vividly where I was, what I was wearing and how I felt when I was disqualified for going off course in [...]

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Positive Self Talk

Positive Self Talk Why It's Important and 3 Things You Can Do to Practice How we talk to ourselves can affect many aspects of our performance. Two main results of Self Talk are our emotional state and confidence, two factors that can have a profound impact on our ability to perform our best. So, if you want [...]

2014-08-19T16:53:24+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on Positive Self Talk