Encourage players to use all five components of the BRAVR™ Method.
*Remind them to breathe properly and deeply.
*Help them to identify negativities that are holding them back, and to release them out when they exhale.
*Remind them to say their positive affirmation every day, out loud! If they have trouble coming up with an affirmation, come up with one together.
*Assure they visualize themselves succeeding using all their senses. Go through each sense individually to bring the whole picture together. Can they see the opponents’ uniform colors? Smell the sweat? Hear the sound of sneakers squeaking on the court
*Come up with a reset word that both describes and inspires them.Learn your players’ reset words and use them to encourage them during practice and during games when you see they are mentally struggling.
Use the BRAVR™ method on yourself.
Coaches require just as much mental training and preparation as any player. Get yourself performing at your best – get focused with positive thinking and proper breathing – and you’ll be better able to pass that confidence along to your athletes.
Use the BRAVR™ method as a team.
It doesn’t take a lot of time and is so easy it can be done alongside most pre-existing routines, like pre-practice stretching, water breaks, and cool downs.