Improve Your Game: Sports Performance Improvement for Teens
You probably know that sports performance and visualization have been used by top athletes to improve their game and win. But did you also know teens have successfully used sports performance hypnosis to play better, even receive college scholarships?
- Be Confident
- Use Effective Visualization
Visualization is a powerful force that has been successfully used by top athletes and top students. Researchers have found athletes of higher skill level employ imagery much more frequently than athletes of lower skill levels.
There are many reasons teens who want to excel in sports need to learn and practice visualization. While practice is necessary for teens to be great at their sport, visualization is the secret ingredient that will cause teens and adults to stand out in their field.
When my mom introduced the idea of going to meet Wendy so she could hypnotize me to tumble I thought that was crazy. After meeting Wendy trying out some techniques I was already starting to improve. After just a few sessions with Wendy I was able to do my back handsprings again – without any help!
Here’s the video Kayla sent to me along with her comments. Unfortunately for over 9 months fear got in the way of her handsprings and she lost all confidence. Throughout her sessions she learned how to properly use visualization to improve her performance in addition to improving her confidence.
Most olympic gold medal winners and top athletic winners consistently use the power of the mind to win. The top athletes who use the specialized visualization we teach to our athletes are the ones who improve and excel.
I wanted to let you know that yesterday was a very successful day in terms of my serve! During match play, I picked a spot in the service box and repeated to myself “I like the idea that my serve goes THERE.” Then, I imagined the ball landing in that place…and the results were amazing!
Almost every time I practiced this, my serve landed where I imagined it to- and get this- I was no longer double faulting! I am very excited to practice this technique again tomorrow during match play. Thank you so much for all your help so far…I feel that my serve will continue to make leaps and bounds with your help. – N. Keely
Another athlete who used visualization and hypnosis to make history is Felix Baumgartner who jumped out of a capsule that had reached an altitude of 128,100 feet above the Earth. He dropped 833.9 mph from the sky and became the first person to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft.
The list of athletes who have used hypnosis for success keeps on growing.
YOUR THOUGHTS WILL CAUSE YOU TO FAIL
Just for a moment, pretend to imagine that you are on the basketball team. You’ve had an OK day at school, but you are worried about your ever growing pile of homework. In addition, your last game was less than stellar. You felt you didn’t play your best and your team lost, too.
Your mind begins to wander…
See yourself on the court, holding the ball in your hands. It’s your turn to shoot. You aim for the basket, and throw the ball. The basketball hits the rim and bounces off… The crowd boos…Your shoulders slump…
You push this image aside and walk toward the court head down, worrying that you won’t play your best.
What kind of game do you think you will play? Probably not your best.
WIN WITH VISUALIZATION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Let’s rewind that scene above.
Imagine this time you are calm, confident, and focused. You easily release all worry and anxiety.
You intentionally create this image in your mind:
You imagine feeling confident, super focused, and energized. You visualize you are playing your best game ever. You’ve got the ball in your hands and you execute a PERFECT shot! The ball cleanly goes through the net! The crowd cheers! A few minutes later, you do it again. The crowd cheers louder! Team members shout! You are amazing!
What kind of game do you think you’ll play now?
I used what you taught me in swimming and I have some good news about Senior Champs! In my 400 Free, and 400 Medley relay, I went my fastest times out of the whole season in both! But the best part is, my medley team broke the record! I now have the senior record even thought Im not a senior. Thank you! 😀 – A. Giulio
THE MISSING ELEMENT
Teens and adults who learn to release negative thoughts and focus on the desired outcome are the ones who will succeed. Failure comes when teens struggle with worries and fears about their performance.
The missing ingredient in most sports programs is Thought Training. Just as teens are taught to repeat a physical movement to create muscle memory, the same concepts apply to thoughts.
Through individualized sessions, each teen learns and practices Success Thought Training and learns tools and strategies to use while playing their game.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE FOR TEENS
Unlike traditional hypnotists who use only positive visualization and sports hypnosis, we know that eliminating stress and worry are also an important part.
We take the time to help each client overcome old beliefs and fears to be the best they can be. Our tools are hypnosis, EFT tapping, and Thought Training to help each client be more confident, focused, and successful.
The Center of Success is committed to helping adults and teens reduce stress and anxiety to perform their best.
Contact Wendy Merron at 610-687-1047 for more information on how to help your teenager today.
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The Center of Success has been helping teens and adults since 2009 and is located in Wayne, PA, close to Chester County, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia County. We are in the heart of the Mainline and a short drive from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Maryland, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd, Malvern, Villanova, Chadds Ford, West Chester, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Exton, and Paoli.
Athletes and students from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and NJ are within a short drive. Online sessions via Skype are available for those athletes who live out of state and want hypnosis and visualization to improve.
Out of state students benefit from online Skype sessions while local teens from the Tredyffrin-Easttown school district, Radnor school district, Lower Merion School District, Upper Merion School District, Philadelphia, and Great Valley Schools are invited to sessions in our office in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Hypnosis sessions for teens and adult athletes are held at The Center of Success in Wayne, PA, or online via SKYPE.
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