The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

The goal of many young athletes is to pursue elite sport at the senior level; to achieve that dream of excellence in sport. There are demands from outside environment like school, family, peers and other elements of life that place stress on the young athlete. All these different factors play on the mind of the athlete and become potential distractors. In order to focus in on effective and deliberate practice, an athlete must also be trained to filter out stress, distraction or negative self-focus. They need to train their ability to control how their mind focuses their attention.