All sports are a huge mental game . Breath, loosen up. that games all in the past now. everyone has a bad game every once in a while. actually just recently dwyane wade only scored 2 points. and literally didnt get anything else, next day against orland he ot 26 points and 11 assists. just forget about that game and look towards the Turny.
Good luck man!!
When you've had a bad game and you're wondering why you even bother playing, here are three mental game tools you can use to take a step back and regroup to bring out that great player inside of you.
1) Write down exactly why you play basketball - sometimes we get so caught up in the moment we forget why we play. This is a great way of reminding yourself.
2) Write down every success playing basketball that you can remember. A bad experience can push great successes out of our minds. This will help you bring them back. For a power stroke, what I suggest is take your greatest success and link it to something you can carry with you (a bracelet, necklace, etc.). Looking at it, touching it, will remind you powerfully that you've got what it takes, because you've already done it.
3) Focus on what you want, not what you want to avoid. If you've done steps one and two, you've reminded yourself powerfully why you play basketball and the successes you've had. Now it's time to start focusing on what you want (making the shot) instead of what you want to avoid (missing the shot). Michael Jordan did this. In pressure situations, what he focused on was all of the great shots he made, which automatically helped him focus on making the one in front of him.
I teach these three steps to the players I work with. They help them and they can help you too.
David Kenward - The Mental Coach
Solving problems with the mental game, quickly, so you can do your best under pressure in competition
Forget the past !!!!! YOU ARE THE MAN !!!!! Shout that ball Like you know you can , pass that ball Like you are Rondo !!! Sorry Im a Celtics fan. The point is . Every time you are on that court focus on now. So just do it,
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