In sports, being confident is a key ingredient to any athlete’s success! At BOLD we love to drive home the art of being confident.
Confidence is defined as the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. Our question is how does an athlete move to the space of operating out of confidence? The answer is simple. All athletes need a Coach to reassure them of their abilities and qualities while increasing their skill sets. You would think this is common sense but it’s not. We currently live in a culture where everything seems to happen quickly. If you engage in social media you would think an athlete became successful or great overnight. The illusion of highlight films, athlete rankings, and coaches favoritism are a few things that hinders an athlete’s confidence.
Let’s talk about a confidence killer that know one talks about. The athlete that isn’t afforded the same resources as others. When we say resources in this text we mean athletic facilities, opportunities to participate in extra training programs, quality coaching, and knowledge. All these things can delay an athlete’s confidence as well. Why you might ask? The answer is simple. With a lack of knowledge, great coaching, and excellent facilities it will put an athlete in a “fight ” or “flight” response. Some athlete’s will decide to fight. They would push past their shortcomings and continue to use what they have in order to get better. However, this athlete will have confidence in their own abilities but still lack confidence in self-assurance. On the other side of the coin you have the flight athlete. This athlete will build their self-assurance so high on their own that they lack confidence in their natural abilities and qualities.
Our team at BOLD understands the power in a confident athlete! It will help them on and off the court. We have decided to break the barrier that kills athletes’ confidence. Everybody matters, every unique trait each athlete has we connect and build on that while intentionally developing their skill sets! At BOLD we have officially bridged the gap. No more lack of resources, knowledge, or opportunities. This means more Confident Athletes!