importance because ATHLETES link winning with their self worth in addition

Importance because athletes link winning with their

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importance becauseATHLETESlink winning with their self-worth; in addition,{PUBLICIZING }the outcome of the game, ADDINGpageantry to the game, andoffering all type of {EXTRINSIC }rewards increase the game’s importanceYou can help ALLEVIATEthe anxiety of overly {ANXIOUS }athletes by finding ways toreduce both the UNCERTAINTYabout how their performance will be {EVALUATED }and the importance they attach to the game; Helping ATHLETESchange the criterion for {EVALUATING }themselves from winningto ACHIEVINGtheir realistic personal goals goes a long way toward {REMOVING }thethreat that causes ANXIETY; with an emphasis on {PERSONAL }goals, athletes arenot ATTEMPTINGto defeat an opponent of uncertain {ABILITY }but only to achievetheir own PERFORMANCEgoals; when athletes do not link their self-{WORTH }towinning and losing, sports are DEFUSEDof their threat and athletes do not fear{FAILURE }Help your athletes focus on achieving personal goals, not winning, and they willbe less anxious and have less fear of failureAL349Page 17Principles of Coaching
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Chapter 7: Motivating Your AthletesCOACHING YOURSELF: Managing Your StressCoaching can be immensely {STRESSFUL }, and when stress is experienced over anextended PERIODwithout relief, it leads to burnout, one of the major {OCCUPATIONAL}hazards of coaching; coaches experience STRESSESwhen they are uncertain about theOUTCOMEof their situation and the outcome is important to them; {UNCERTAINTY }occurs1)When you {PERCIEVE }that more is being demanded of you, either by OTHERSor by yourself, than what you {PERCIEVE }you may be capable of delivering, or2)When the OUTCOMEwill be determined by {FACTORS }out of your control; forexample, you may WORRYabout your relationships with {PLAYERS }(theleading cause of STRESSamong coaches) and about winning, both FACTORSthatare not entirely under your {CONTROL }but for which you are commonly heldaccountableThe first step to {MANAGING }your stress is understanding that {STRESS }iscaused by a combination of ENVIRONMENT, or situational, {FACTORS }and yourperceptions of those factors; without a doubt, the coaching environment is loaded withpotential SOURCESof stress, includingSport administrators and {SUPPORTERS }demanding that your team winComplex and DEMANDINGrelationships with playersTime {PRESSURES }to complete many tasks, some of which seem to haveLITTLEto do with coachingInvasions of PRIVACYandTime-pressured {DECISION }making before and during contestsAlthough these demanding SITUATIONSare the stimuli that trigger {STRESS }, theyare not the cause of STRESS; the cause of stress is your {PERCEPTIONS }of thesesituations; you can see the SITUATIONas demanding an {OVERWHELMING }amount from you or as aCHALLENGEand opportunity to demonstrate your{CAPABILITY }; you can worry endlessly about the things you cannot CONTROL, oryou can focus on being certain you have done everything in your {CONTROL }toachieve a favorable OUTCOME; you can perceive the situation as ABSOLUTELYthe mostAL349Page 18Principles of Coaching
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