Brain GamesPersonal Empowerment Exercises
What Are They For?
These exercises are designed for you to learn about yourself but also to help you find your strengths. Very often as athletes we get down on ourselves and start to feel as if we are not progressing as fast as we would like to. How can you be the best if you are not training at your best? Does that make sense to you?
I want you to use your strengths to help build your confidence and self-esteem. With a high level of confidence comes an athlete who is not afraid to try new things
CONFIDENCE = Strong and Courageous Athletes
YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE
I would like to share this little brain game based on an activity that I did a few years ago in a university class. It will give you a bit of experience changing someone's negative perceptions into positive thoughts that you can use to motivate yourself in your...read more
You may have heard of this one before. It is generally an ice breaker type game for getting to know new people but I have tweaked it a little and made it into a confidence building and team bonding activity. Instructions Each athlete gets a piece of paper big enough...read more
This brain game is so much fun because you get to make up a cheer! I don't think I know an athlete who doesn't like doing cheers. Even the quietest and most shy athletes will have fun with this. I encourage all teams to have one and to show it off on a regular basis....read more
This brain game is a little different. It is intended for a team or group of people. It can be as little as 3 people or as big as you want. With 3 people, the game may go by too quickly but can still be effective. It will work better with more participants. I would...read more
Have you ever thought of what fear means to you? What does it stand for? What role does it play in your life as an athlete? Does it stand in your way of doing your absolute best? Does it hold you back when you know you can do more? Does it feel like a dark tunnel that...read more
This one is short and sweet!. It is powerful because it is focused only on you and only you. How do I do it? You fill in each blank after I AM… with a positive word or small phrase. For example: I AM (STRONG) or I AM (A HARD WORKER). It must relate to and be truthful....read more