What To Expect Inside:
In the Bulletproof Athlete, your player will learn:
Lesson 1: Playing Poorly Well
This game WILL come with failures, and your kid puts too much pressure on themselves to succeed. This causes tension, nervousness an over-trying, all of which will wreck their performance. Your child will be taught how to let go of the pressure they're putting on themselves and how to stay composed during the constant failures this game throws at them.
Lesson 2: Imposter Syndrome
Players often have low self confidence because they believe that they're not good enough, or that the competition is better than it really is. Your kid is likely comparing their inner feelings to other's outer appearance, which is unfair. This lesson will teach them to give him/herself the credit they deserve, and also provides the #1 technique used by professional athletes to embrace their emotions and use the "nervous" energy to actually improve their game day performance!
Lesson 3: Self 1 vs Self 2
Overthinking while at the plate will make it almost impossible for your kid to perform at their best. Here we teach that players are actually two people: Self 1 the "teller" and Self 2 the "doer". We will prove to your child that if they are having success at any time - in practice, at home, wherever - that that's proof that they can trust themselves as a capable player on game day.
Lesson 4: Quieting the Chatterbox
Once your child realizes that Self 2 is their best self who performs well in practice, they nee to learn how to turn off the inner chatter and make Self 1 "go away". But how do you do that?? This lesson is packed with applications - real strategies a player can use to occupy their mind, soothe the nerves and allow for their powerful and confident self to be there when it matters most!
Lesson 5: Act As If
Maybe my favorite concept ever. Confidence is everything, and here we train your kid to act confidently BEFORE they have positive results. Too often we let the results dictate how we feel about ourselves, but we have it backwards! We have to act like a confident person BEFORE we have great success. This lesson gives instruction on how to do just that.
Lesson 6: Detach From Outcomes
With failure being such a constant in sports, attaching self worth to results will ruin your child's confidence. Stress, nervousness and worry come from players internalizing failures more than they should. In this lesson players are given multiple strategies to help them personally detach from the outcomes and perform boldly and care free.