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July 28, 2015

MENTAL TOUGHNESS – OWNING YOUR GOAL

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In a recent RISE UP Skill Map we focused on Goal Setting for training and performance. One of the articles we highlighted is Tiina Booth’s “Don’t Choke: Optimizing Performance Through Mentality & Goal Setting“, in which she writes about process goals, saying: “The task at hand is to have each individual player improve; the best way to do that is to focus on process goals. The job of every player is to identify and reach their process goals. The coach may oversee the work, but players have to be committed to and responsible for their own improvement.” Coach Booth’s focus here is on personal ownership of a goal. Being able to see the process of goal setting through from start to finish is…

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July 22, 2015

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY – JAPAN OVER USA, THROW LIKE A GIRL, LATERAL PALLOF PRESS

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ANALYZING U23 JAPAN’S WIN OVER USA http://ultiworld.com/2015/07/20/instant-analysis-how-japan-took-down-usa-u23-powered-by-agility-from-five-ultimate/ USA’s U23 women’s team went into 2015 Worlds as the heavy favorites to take home the gold. Yet, despite dominating Japan in pool play, USA was stunned by a 15 – 17 loss and a silver medal in the finals. As painful as losses are, we must always remember to learn from them and adjust our strategy accordingly. In this excellent video analysis, Ultiworld highlights the slight adjustments and techniques that led Japan to their victory. There are plenty of tips to take away. THROWING LIKE A GIRL http://ultiworld.com/2012/11/20/how-we-practice-throwing-like-a-girl/ “You throw like a girl” is a phrase that one cannot throw well, or “…shorthand for the idea that women generally throw differently and…

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July 21, 2015

MENTAL TOUGHNESS – KNOW YOUR BODY

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Dr. Goldberg gives some mental preparation tips for staying safe physically: “It’s time to stop perpetuating the silly myth that really tough guys “suck it up” and “play through pain.” This is actually more of a sign of weakness and stupidity, rather than strength, especially when you consider that the player who is in pain is too scared to even admit that he’s injured. Real strength lies in listening to your body, acknowledging that you’re sick or injured and standing up for and protecting yourself, regardless of the potential negative reaction that you might get from your coach or teammates.” Finding sustainability as an ultimate player is an ongoing challenge. No matter how hard we want to push ourselves, there’s…

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