Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Mental Game: Motivate your field hockey pre-season

Pre-season training is upon us and with it the thought of no end of pain from various parts of the body that have not been used for several months. Cries of “I hate pre-season” “I wish we didn’t have to do this” “why am I here?” are frequently heard and that set me thinking about the psychology of motivation and its impact on performance as an athlete, writes Sarah Murray.

Motivation is a cornerstone for success in sport: if you lack the desire to improve in hockey then the other areas of performance (physical, technical, tactical, mental) are of no use. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether that means getting a glass of water or getting to a pre-season training session. To perform at your best on the pitch requires a process of continual progression and effort toward reaching goals: motivation is when a player WANTS this and WANTS to put the time in.

Continue reading...

Unlock our ad-free, premium content and get use of our subscriber-only app. Use coupon 3FOR1 to get 3 months for only £1!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Hockey World Cup 2026: FIH reverses decision on waterless pitches

Danger and an inconsistent dry pitch led to world hockey bosses cancelling plans for the 2026 men’s and women’s...

More Articles Like This