This is the introduction to the Athletes page.
This easy-to-read book pulls together over 30 years of experience working with athletes and performers to provide insights and tools for enhancing sport or other performances. Whether you are a young athlete/performer or someone who makes a living as a professional in these areas, you will gain practical suggestions for increasing confidence, properly handling pressure and adversity, and becoming the athlete you want to be, while demonstrating the importance of committing to and enjoying the process.
Self-confidence is a determining factor for success in athletics. Learning to build self-confidence as well as learning to regain lost confidence requires knowledge, understanding, implementation, and constant maintenance. In this DVD, Dale highlights six key ingredients to build and maintain self-confidence:
1. Understanding Confidence. Learn the answers to these key questions: What is confidence? Where does it comes from? Why is it so important?
2. Self-Talk. Learn to use positive self-talk rather than negative self-talk.
3. Be an Actor. Act confident to assist in building confidence.
4. Trust Yourself. Learn how to use mental cues to assist in developing self-trust, i.e. self-confidence.
5. Competition is the Reward. Embrace competition, rather than fear it.
6. Mistakes Happen. Even the most confident athletes deal with mistakes. Learn strategies for dealing with self-disappointment in ways that will not shatter your confidence.
In each of these areas, Dale provides valuable tips and helpful guidelines that will help you bring confidence to your game!
Learning to set appropriate goals is a must for any athlete looking to improve/succeed in athletics. In this video, Greg Dale shares with you a systematic system for goal setting. In Part 1) Where to Go With Your Career, Dale initiates the goal setting process by encouraging you to paint a picture of how you want to be remembered by coaches, teammates, and fans. In Part 2), Types of Goals, Dale defines and offers examples of the different types of goals that experts have identified and the behaviors that represent each type of goal. In Part 3) Goal Setting Process, Dale outlines a 4-phase evaluation process to help establish appropriate goal setting areas. In Part 4) Sound and Systematic Goal Setting Process, Dale details how to implement a 5-step process with examples of each step that will lead to developing the ideal goal setting plan. Dale concludes this video by sharing personal experiences of athletes he has worked with that have successfully implemented these strategies. It has been said, if you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time Let Greg Dale help you know what you are aiming for and how to develop a plan to hit it!
Do you view each practice as a chance to get better? Are you interested in learning to make the most out of every practice? In Making Every Practice Count, Greg Dale identifies 6 key components to making the most out of practice opportunities. 1) Having a Purpose, 2) Compartmentalizing your Life, 3)Practice Design, 4) Working on Weaknesses, 5) Mental Toughness, and 6) Preparing Yourself for Competition. Dale identifies the characteristics of each of these components and offers ideas on how you can turn practice challenges into successful habits. Dale also offers solutions to overcoming obstacles that might be standing in the way of making your practices more purposeful! Let Greg Dale help you break through to the next level!
Being a team captain is a challenging position. A captain has to be an extension of the coaching staff, while being a voice for the team. Greg Dale shares his expertise in leadership development to create a foundation for captains to better understand and execute their responsibilities. Learn how to bring out the best in your coach and your teammates. Dale's strategies include how to communicate with teammates, how to hold the team accountable to each other and the coaches, how to balance "earning respect" with "being liked," how to be an effective captain on and off the field, how to encourage teammates and much more. He includes strategies for working with your coach to develop trust and understanding through ongoing positive communication. This DVD is a must see for any captain and their coach as they embark upon their leadership journey.