Focusing on mastering my mental skills as much as I do my physical skills will set me up for success next season.

by | May 23, 2022 | Monday Mindset

Coaches Corner

Now that your gymnasts have set goals, we will spend the next two weeks setting goals for the things they need to learn to get there.

And while they need to learn specific gymnastics skills, they also need to learn the gymnastics mindset skills that will help them achieve their goals.

The mindset skills they need to successfully work through fear and doubt to get their upgrades.
The mindset skills they will need to compete next year with confidence.

And so we want to help them set a goal not just for their outcome, but for the mindset skills needed to achieve it.

So here is what we teach the gymnasts.

You can always send them over to our social media to have them hear it from us!


Set Your Mindset Goal

To achieve your goals for next season, you are going to have to learn more than gymnastics skills.

You are going to need to learn the mental skills you need to get you through upgrading to new skills and then competing them with confidence.

You are going to need to learn how to feel your negative emotions and how to process through them so they don’t get the best of you.

And so we want you to set another goal.

Not of the things you want to accomplish this time, but a goal about the mindset skills you will need to get you to the goal you set last week.

Here are some suggestions:

Allow yourself to feel fear, but not let the fear stop you from doing the skills you want to do.

Feel any feeling – even embarrassment, fear, frustration, nervousness, anger and disappointment so that you can accomplish anything you want to without the fear of those feelings holding you back.

Be your own best friend and treat yourself well.

Let yourself make mistakes instead of expecting perfection that doesn’t exist.

Enjoy the grind of training – even the boring and hard parts – because you know how it powers you to your goals.

Create healthy habits in fueling with the food and sleep you need as an active athlete.

Stop getting in your own way and letting yourself be as good of a gymnast as you know you can be.

Believe in yourself.

Determine who you want to be this time next year.

What you want to learn along the way?

When you look back a year from now, what do you want to be proud of yourself for?

Setting these goals will help you accomplish your season goal next year.