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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 [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of Optimism in High Performance Training

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 [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on Team Cohesion

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 [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on Emotions, Memory and Confidence

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

High School Volleyball Tryouts: Preparing Mentally

High School Volleyball Tryouts: Preparing Mentally By Sheryl Kline Cardiff, [email protected] www.SherylKlineCardiff.com It can be devastating to practice and work so hard only to have past and/or future thoughts and worries disrupt what you are capable of. Tryouts, especially very competitive ones, can produce emotions that get in the way of allowing you to perform [...]

2014-08-13T18:35:10+00:00By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|Comments Off on High School Volleyball Tryouts: Preparing Mentally

Sportsmanship vs Gamesmanship

I recently received a few questions from a person in Europe who is training to become a Certified Mental Trainer®. They have to do with what we should be teaching coaches and athletes about interacting with referees. Referees often have an impossible job and the game can hinge on a ref's call. How should coaches [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00By |CAP Program, Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Training|Comments Off on Sportsmanship vs Gamesmanship

Calculate Your Golf-Specific Mental Toughness

How mentally tough are you as a golfer? Take our new Members-Only test and find out! Mental toughness is the ability to stay in the Zone and perform consistently at your highest level. Most believe that mental toughness is something that happens only by chance after lots of grueling physical practice. The best know differently, [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Toughness, Sarah's Blog|Comments Off on Calculate Your Golf-Specific Mental Toughness