What is Mental Flexibility?

In sports psychology, the concept of mental toughness is often misunderstood. Many envision it as an unbreakable force, like a brick wall. However, a more accurate and helpful analogy is to think of mental toughness as a rubber band. A rubber band is known for its...

How to Mentally Prepare for Competition

Preparing for a tournament or any competitive event is a multifaceted process that goes beyond just physical readiness. Mental preparation is equally crucial for athletes aiming to perform at their best. In this blog, we'll explore effective techniques for mental...

How to Focus During Competition

In the heat of competition, maintaining focus is crucial, yet it's often easier said than done. Whether you're dealing with an unexpected error or a questionable call from a referee, how you respond in these moments can significantly impact your performance. Let's...

Champion Mindset

The dream of becoming a champion is universal. Young athletes look up to stars in their favorite sports, imagining themselves standing on podiums, lifting trophies, and basking in the glory of victory. However, the journey to becoming a champion is not just about...

Playing Time Expectations

Playing Time Expectations

With the first tournament just around the corner, it's crucial for both players and parents to understand your team's playing time policy and expectations. One effective way to prevent issues with parents is to communicate early and often about how playing time is...

The Case Against Calling Doubles

The Case Against Calling Doubles

USAV 9.3.4 DOUBLE CONTACT: a player hits the ball twice in succession or the ball contacts various parts of his/her body in succession. While this has been debated for some time, there has been a lot more talk over the last two years about whether or not doubles...