“Unlocking the power to an incredible game performance starts within yourself, not, the day of the game but leading up to tip-off is extremely important to the mental state of mind. Mental preparation is the underrated power.”, Drey Ricks.
Drey Ricks, believes many athletes train and practice expecting to perform under ideal conditions but, when things go slightly wrong, it can generate so much stress and ruin competitive performance due to lack of mental preparation.
Mental preparation is a very broad topic within the arena of sports. The purpose of having the proper mindset is to create a consistent performance up to your capabilities and talents in competition.
“In sports today some of the top athletes have rituals to help them to develop a pregame or warm-up routine that includes various mental game strategies, such as focus, confidence, trust, and creating a game plan.”, Dre Ricks.
“Pregame routines instill confidence, focus and a success-oriented mindset when the whistle blows. In addition, pregame routines should be customized for each athlete, depending on individual preferences, whether the athlete is competing at home or away, and after determining what works for each person.”, Dre Ricks.