Physical Education Preparation of the Body Mental Fitness
Fitness Components of Fitness Skill related Physical Mental
Mental Fitness Outer Game Tactics, skills, physical Inner Game Concentration, nervousness, Self belief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bba8Q_yeMEUMJ Inner game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjIKgx6gLpA M Johnson Slaying Dragon
Mental Fitness • Good mental fitness is required to play and react to unpredictable and constantly changing situations. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zzz37IsRUU&playnext=1&list=PLD6DCF95C0011FE0C Steve Redgrave • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52hsHIkDt-k&feature=related Kobe Bryant • http://www.brianmac.co.uk/articles/scni41a2.htm Running buddhas
Factors Affecting Performance • Concentration • Motivation • Control of Emotions • Level of Arousal
Concentration & Focus • “I've long been a believer that one of the most important things that we can teach our players is the ability to concentrate for long, extended periods of time. It allows them to not only do more but to learn more when they can focus in spite of all the surroundings.” Phil Jackson (LA Lakers Coach) Vital for performance: • Decision making (constant and quick) • Where is the space? • Where is my defender? • What kind of defence are the opposition playing? • Where are their weaknesses? • How can I get to the basket? • How do I execute this play?
Motivation • Can significantly impact training and performance. • If a player is demotivated….what do they look like?
Motivation Clips…. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBD6X6fU3wU&feature=related Motivational sports powerpoint • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4f-L7-5hsw&feature=related Motivational speeches movies • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4tIrjBDkk&feature=related Al Pacino’s • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmkf79W1z_4&feature=related • Sports quotes for motivation and success
Control of Emotions • Too frustrated = wrong decisions, fouls. • Self doubt = negative thoughts • Too overexcited = concentration and skill level can deteriorate • Feelings of nervousness and anxiety can occur before a game – how can we control this? • Can you think of some examples of what the above might look like? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcWNsS6wEps John McEnroe
Level of Arousal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjH4MCFjysw&feature=related Trash talk, bring confidence to the game, Michael Jordan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvuQRJz020M&feature=related Tiger woods mental toughness This suggests that the is an Optimal Level of Arousal at which performers reach their peak. Too overaroused = loss of concentration Too underaroused = not ready for performance
Final thought..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZgmdV1zQtI&feature=related Coach Carter Our Deepest Fears