What will you do WEEKLY to build and nurture the development of Confidence?

This 4 part series is a construction model aimed to build lasting concentration in athletes. Here are 3 main points on what the athlete should do GENERALLY, WEEKLY, and DAILY found in sport psychology that build and nurture the development of concentration. I will also include what the athlete will NEVER do, because it undermines and damages the development of concentration. Here are “I statements” that you can use with your athletes that they should WEEKLY use:

1- “At the beginning of each week I will set SMART growth oriented goals that will help me achieve my long-term goals in the areas of 1-Who I am and 2- What I Do. I will not be defined as a football player but strive to win choosing to devote my personal best to anything I choose to do.”

2- “I will create a plan for how to accomplish my weekly goals knowing that things don’t just happen. I will execute the plan.”

3- “When I receive the game plan or workout schedule I will visualize executing the fundamentals needed to win before I am called on to perform. I see myself and my team thriving. I will choose to make this performance my very best yet.”


The above post was inspired using:

Woolsey, C. (2010). Athletes’ Choices Can Help or Hinder the Development of Confidence. Retrieved from PodiumSportsJournal.com.

Williams, J. M. & Krane, V. (2015). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (7th Ed.)

Coach Nelson serves as a high school football coach who is pursuing his doctorate in Sport and Performance Psychology. He has worked for division 1 athletic departments, professional sport franchises, a Fortune 100 company and has won numerous awards for his Leadership abilities.

His mission is to positively influence the world through Love, Effort, Attitude and Discipline (#LEAD). To learn more about the LEAD Philosophy follow him on Twitter Levi Nelson or reach out via email at rln10@zips.uakron.edu He’d love to learn about or help you in your journey!