Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Inner Game (It's NOT About Tennis)



Through much of life, we compete not against peers, but against ourselves, against thoughts and behaviors preventing us from achieving. This brief video summarizes Gallwey's sports psychology classic, considered by some the foundation of contemporary personal coaching.

"You learn more effectively by letting your unconscious mind absorb images of good play..."

"At your best...you're a fluid unity of mind, body, court, and racquet...you are...in a state of flow." (References Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow")

"Once you have the skills, your mental game is the problem..."

"Quiet the mind." 

"Students would discover their shots rather than create them."

"Success comes when you notice...what is...live every second in the present." (Concentration)

"Desire for success that will enrich your life and others." 

"Tennis or any other sport is simply the medium through which you learn... concentration...be more relaxed under pressure...benefit every area of your life." 

His book laid the groundwork for the personal coaching industry. 

"Relaxed concentration...more effectively leads you to true success." 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

More Snaps

Special requests for specific shots, the "photographer's eye". 






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Cross-posted from my basketball site. 

Snaps 2 Melrose - Stoneham*

*Courtesy of Steve Karampalas (Click images to enlarge) 

Message from Mr. Karampalas:

"Congratulations to the Melrose Lady Raiders volleyball players and coaching staff for another decisive win over Stoneham High School. You are playing so well. I wish you continued success as this season moves forward."





















Tuesday, September 19, 2017