August 19, 2019

Mindfulness is your intentional focus of attention on something without judging it. You may choose to focus on what you're doing (the execution of one or multiple skills), on an object, the play, noises, thoughts, or feelings.

When you're playing sports and it becomes h...

February 25, 2019

The foam rolling check-in is meant to build mindfulness-based mental skills work into your daily routine.

Mindfulness is the ability to be in the here and now, not judging or attaching to thoughts and emotions (letting them come and go) while focus stays fixed in the pr...

October 31, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, there's an article on combating superstitions in sport posted on The Goal Net. Give it a read: http://www.thegoalnet.com/forums/topic/1438-sports-myths-superstitions-are-they-hogwash/

August 27, 2018

A profile sheet helps you - or you and your coach - visually represent your current performance level in a certain area (sport skills, mental skills, physical attributes, etc) and be as general or specific as you'd like in the breakdown. In the same circle, on the oppo...

April 17, 2018

Reflecting on an experience may call up certain thoughts and feelings. When we recount an event to ourselves – for review, to relive it, or for whatever reason – there may be an internal dialogue about what happened. Any internal dialogue has to be expressed in languag...

March 7, 2018

If we were single-celled organisms with one photoreceptor only sensitive to light and dark, the fight-or-flight response would be simple – we’d flee or stick around when something obstructed our light (i.e. cast a shadow and implied a possible larger single- or multi-c...

January 29, 2018

The post about respawn timers got good response, so it seems like a good topic for follow-up. What we discuss is for the sake of example and education, it’s not a solution for everybody.Dying in-game can happen for any number of reasons, but your interpretation of the...

January 24, 2018

Drawing from physical sports, a respawn timer appears similar to a penalty clock – someone has made a mistake or, in some cases, purposely gotten a ‘penalty’ in the process of doing something to benefit their team and now there’s a power play. In Heroes, your ‘time in...

In case you missed the Minute with Mike on social media or prefer not to use Twitter and Instagram, here's what we covered!

My name’s Mike Stacey. I’m a mental skills coach. People like me help athletes strengthen their mental game. This can include managing pregame anx...

September 27, 2017

Following up on the article discussing how to identify when you lose or have laser-like focus, this post provides examples of what athletes focus on pregame and in-game to stay "tuned in!" Take a look at The Goal Net: http://www.thegoalnet.com/forums/topic/400-youve-be...

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