"Use it at the beginning of practice as a transition away from the noise and distractions players deal with."
"How we talk about the more challenging aspects of our sport has an immense impact on how our athletes approach those challenges."
"Elite performers from a variety of sports are used as examples in this quick and accessible resource, and it is made very clear that winning the game within has been vital to all of their successes."
"Their process will help keep their focus on controllable aspects, rather than distractions such as stakes, score, or opponent."
"Players and coaches who experience and express gratitude on a frequent basis have a higher likelihood of being resilient and developing better team chemistry."
"Let me start by saying that when Joshua Medcalf eventually releases a pocket-size version of this book I’ll be the first in line to buy it, and you should be right behind me."
"The relationship between awareness and response is an important one; gathering information is fundamental, but what you do with it determines whether or not it has meaning."
"The key to establishing authentic confidence is to have the right perspective. As coaches, we need to help our players view all things through the proper lens, so that their self-esteem is not inflated or damaged by trivial events."
"As coaches, we already talk a great deal about situational awareness; the four-minutes-left-and-we-have-the-lead type of stuff, but we should be equally concerned with self-awareness. This means teaching our athletes how to evaluate their mental and emotional state at a given time, then encouraging them to do so."