Training your mind is just as important as training your body because you are constantly working to be the best version of yourself.
Courtney Thompson proudly represented USA Volleyball, winning a gold medal at the World Championships in Italy (2014), an Olympic silver medal in London (2012) and an Olympic bronze medal in Rio (2016), serving as a team captain from 2013–2016. Courtney now works as a mindset coach for Compete to Create, and gives us some ideas on how to best move past an error on the court.
Watch “Courtney Thompson: Tips for Moving Past a Bad Play or Error” and write down your step-by-step approach in order to move past an error based on this video.
As a college-bound student-athlete, YOU are responsible for your eligibility. That means planning ahead, taking your school work seriously, and protecting your amateaur status.
Highlight videos are important because at any age or skill level- it is important to understand how to showcase your talent and skills efficiently and appropriately. You can share your highlight videos with your family, friends, club coaches, college recruiting coaches, and more!
Read Art of Coaching’s article, “7 Tips for Creating a Volleyball Recruitment Video” and Create 3-5 min Highlight Video.
Athletic performance pushes your body to the edge and progress is accomplished by progressively stressing your body and allowing it to recover. Proper nutrition plays a significant role in performance, stamina, managing diseases, and gaining a competitive edge to foster career longevity.
Hydration is important because athletes are able to maximize performance, improve the ability to recover quickly, and minimize injury and cramps. This article gives tips on how to properly hydrate your body throughout the day, and especially during sports activity.
Assignment - Read “Hydration Fact Sheet” from Team USA Nutrition's page and write two things you learned from the fact sheet and implement one way you will increase your fluid intake this week.