Some athletes are just naturally gifted with talent, others have to work harder to develop it. But even with raw talent, athletes need a deeper awareness of their place in the sport to become better at it. Here are some things that athletes do to enhance their performance.
Good athletes watch their competitors. These athletes do more than just show p to practice â€“ they watch the other teams. These players go to every game in the division, or they send friends and watch the videos later. They spend a lot of time learning about all the players, coaches, and trademark moves. They observe everything from the lighting on the field to the crowd interaction. Other than training, there is no better way to prepare.
Dedicated athletes read. They immerse themselves in the sport, especially biographies from early days of the sport. Nothing fosters an understanding of the sport than hearing from athletes in their own words. Reading lets players experience how other players developed and overcame setbacks. They also learn how other athletes trained, conditioned, and evolved through their careers. The more you read, the more you arm yourself with knowledge. This is true for any sport from baseball to bowling.
One of the oldest techniques to enhance performance is visualization. Watching high-achieving athletes such as Olympians or world champions is more than dreaming and fantasizing about winning. It is learning from them by analyzing how they have come to be where they are and how they maintain it. Following top athletes closely allows you to hear their training and lifestyle tips, what they do to stay on top and what was most helpful for them. It may not work for you, but along the way you may discover something that does.
Follow these techniques and you will find you are more engaged participant. You may not end up as the best, but you will certainly end up better.