Thread: Beginners: scoring drought
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07-08-2013, 08:45 PM
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From the sound of it, your slump isn't due to lack of training or hard work; it's between the ears. Slumps are mental and WE ALLOW THEM to persist because we start to obsess, over-analyze, and negatively reinforce bad habits and/or negative thinking. In your example, this causes you to lose focus and not be "in the moment" when scoring opportunities present themselves.

You are frustrated, so you put in all of the extra time with your shooting, which inflates the expectations that the goals will come... and they don't. So you get more frustrated, so you put in more time shooting... and the vicious cycle continues.

As previously mentioned, focus on your strengths and everything that you do well. Once you make some good plays, give yourself positive mental feedback; you'll tune out the negative and allow your brain to function without that block, which allows your training to take over.

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