There are four very important areas to think about while you prepare for competitions and improve as an athlete.
It’s important to get yourself in the best shape possible. Not only do you perform better when you are in shape, but you also prevent injury. Every sport will be a little different in how the athletes are trained, but having a base level of conditioning is necessary.
How can you improve your fitness level?
If you love the sport you play, this should be a fun one. Master the skill. Master your sport. Train with a purpose. Your improvement, especially if you are looking to play in college, depends on your skill level and your commitment to improving.
What can you do today to improve your skill?
What are you eating? It’s important to eat healthily and to give your body the best chance to perform at its highest levels. Nutrition plays a major role in how you perform, recover, and improve as an athlete.
What are you fueling your body with?
This is probably the most neglected area athletes pay attention to. Your mind is either a HUGE advocate or obstacle, and it’s up to you to decide which one holds true. Developing your mind and your mental toughness takes work, training and practice.
How are you helping yourself gain a mental edge?
What’s at stake? Everything. Work on yourself today.
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