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Strive to stay in Game Face

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A short video about the practice of the game face

michael p. game face recommended for badminton players

The above video is a good representation of how a game face can work for young children. Remember, when you start creating/realizing yours, you are doing it to keep focus on the play. If you overplay it, your performance will fall back. It is…

A game Face works

Viktor Axelsen Badminton Player

“It’s always the same… It really is! Time and again sports competitors underestimate the importance of having a Game Face… being deliberate and intentional with the type of personality and mental state they want to display in their performance environment. So often they can…

How can I practice the mental side of the game?

Chocolate for badminton

“I’m often asked by a sports competitor “How can I practice the mental side of the game?” My response is simple and I hope a little eye opening. The psychology of sport is continuous. It never stops. It happens every second you play and…

It starts when she puts her shoes on

wang shixian badminton athlete

“It starts as she puts her boots on…before she sets foot on the pitch. It has to! It has to start early so she can build momentum…a momentum of mindset and a brain ready for problem solving. A focus attuned to flexibility. Flexible because…

The third eye of a coach

Badminton coach gives advice to its player

“You don’t know this but I saw you… …I saw you take some quiet time to yourself before the game. What were you doing? Were you picturing your Game Face like we discussed? Were you picturing the personality you wanted to be, the attitude…

I play my best when I don’t think

Iskandar Zulkarnian Zainuddin Badminton Athlete

“Players often say “I play my best when I don’t think” They don’t understand! They don’t understand that they’re not thinking of nothing. When you quiz this notion of nothingness…when you tease them into thinking about their thinking, they actually have thought. They have…

Remember to enjoy the training

A S Ginting Badminton Athlete

No biggie for today, just a quick one from one of the best player on the world right now, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting having fun time at the All England and gave some important advice every one of you should consider if you want a…

How to handle your feelings if you`ve been tricked in badminton

Greysia Polii badminton athlete

Have you ever been tricked and been frustrated or angry after that? Do you feel foolish because of it and cannot manage your feelings? You liked what happened on court but don`t like that it happened with you? This article will help you understand…

Meet the trick in badminton doubles never been discussed a.k.a what PVD is?

PVD badminton deception

Ever wondered during a doubles game how your opponent could be there that quick at the net? Or how they could even hit the shuttle from that position? Wonder no longer, here are the answers. What types of deceptions exist? There are 2 types…

Layers of trust in doubles – trust my partner – part 4 of 7

trust my partner in badminton

The end of the previous article: “If all the layers underneath the tertiary layer are strong, it could allow the person to fight to achieve its dreams, which is impossible right now.” In the previous article, we went through a situation of mutual trust…

Layers of trust in doubles – Describing mutual trust – part 3 of 7

Badminton athletes for life

The end of the previous article: “If you continue using the currently failing layer, it may create an avalanche of unnecessary risk-taking and loads of bad decisions where you will lose your precious focus on the game and the most important thing makes you strong….

Score driven focus makes you lose in badminton

pressure of scores in badminton

This is a paradox in sports competitions. The winning and losing determined by the scores. If you are not a top athlete, you need to count scores. How can you not affected by the scores if you need to keep them in your head?…

Why you should enter a badminton competition?

Badminton Becky - Blogger

Guys, please listen carefully to this lady, I must say I totally agree with her. Enter into a competition when you can, try yourself even if you think you are not ready for it. Losing in front of a crowd is hard for first,…

Rotator cuff tendonitis

rotator cuff tendonitis badminton injury

What it is? Rotator cuff tendonitis (tendinopathy) is an overuse injury causing gradual onset pain in the shoulder. It is common at racket sports and badminton means no exception. How did I get that? I was about 33 y when I first experienced it,…

Badminton player`s elbow

badminton player`s elbow

What is it? Golfer’s elbow is also known as medial epicondylitis, thrower’s elbow, or little league elbow. It causes pain on the inside of the elbow, which develops gradually over time. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of Golfer’s elbow. I call…

Ganglion

ganglion-cyst-badminton

What is it? A ganglion cyst or wrist ganglion is a small lump which appears in the wrist. It is often attached to a ligament. Some are not painful, but others restrict movement and are painful. How did I get that? On my wrist,…

Badminton injuries and conditions

badminton injury

Have you ever wondered when you felt a new type of pain somewhere in your body if it is serious or will it go away naturally? Have you had an agony when you felt you have a condition but not sure if it requires…

The layers of trust in doubles – How layers build up – part 2 of 7 (reviewed)

Layers of trust in badminton - Sigit B.

The end of the previous article: “Let it happen. Accept your vulnerability and TRUST your partner`s abilities.“ So what layers am I talking about? When we talk about trust, we often thinking about it as a big, intangible cloud which we have or not…

The layers of trust in doubles – Discovery – part 1 of 7 (reviewed)

Cai Fu Badminton Athletes at their best

On the other day, I was listening to a badminton podcasts where the participants have discussed that a good relationship is important in doubles between the players. I found that vague and I want to break it down to you to understand HOW you…

Bouncebackability

Chou Tien Chen Badminton Athlete

“We tend to forget how good we are when we are not successful, and it’s important that we mind, until now, that we have done very well.” Arsene Wenger Said Arsenal boss`s on a television interview to BBC a day before his team going…

Instead of statements, ask questions

hanebado - famous badminton manga

I remember my teenage career when I thought there are our Local tournaments and World Championships and nothing in-between. I`ve had lots of questions about the sport, the movements, my thoughts and feelings but have afraid to say them out loud. And there was…

Guess the badminton player!

Badminton match

First of all, I am not a betting company agent and has no experience calculating the chances of players. But, I am really into analytics and I wanted to check some things just for fun. Just to play a bit with numbers again. I…

Golly, my kid wants to play badminton! 😱 What to buy now?!

Shoe and racket for badminton

We, parents, are aware that our child could potentially try lots of sports which may require lots of different equipment before they found their favourite activity. This could be an expensive journey through the years and I would like to give you some advice…

Be the very best individual you can be on a match night

Alfian Ardianto Badminton Athletes

When it is a match or a game night I am no longer worrying as I did before. I know what I can do if it goes well, I know what is the most important now to me (Health over all, I`m a father…

Using sport and working in partnership to equip children with skills for life

Badminton BWF Shuttle Time Australia

I have recently translated an article about the ideal collaboration of the parents and coaches. I do recommend you to read the full article, it`s a long read but well worth it. Lots of situations explained about the needs of children among circumstances their…

Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen

Viktor Axelsen as a child and as a badminton champion

Dear parents in badminton. I strongly suggest you read the below carefully. This is a piece of advice from a world champion who has been a child and remember that a happy, emotionally balanced childhood is more important than a childhood full of pressure,…

Why talents are disappearing and a way to keep them

hanebado - famous badminton manga

“Let’s take a young footballer (but it can be a competitor from any sport). This footballer has ability…lots of talent if you’d like to use that word. And this footballer loves the game…loves nothing more than to have a ball at her feet. And…

I don`t walk onto the badminton court I stride

Tony Gunawan Badminton Legend / credit/removal - shuttlers.com

“I don’t walk onto the pitch I stride… I stride because I know that from the moment I step foot on the grass I have to manage myself…I have to take control of myself…I have to own my thoughts and feelings. By doing so…

Remember, put mindset first in badminton

Mindset of badminton

“Remember, the key is to help a player, a competitor, put mindset first. Not second, not third…but first! This is because it’s mindset that will be the most susceptible under the pressure on matchday. The brain and nervous system will fail first before the…

How being aggressive can work on the court

Caro Marin Badminton Athelete

The above post is written by Dan Abrahams. Further information available at https://danabrahams.com/ Badminton can be an emotional rollercoaster. Players often are yelling/shouting as a form of celebration and also when they are putting effort into smashes. These can release stress, anger or anxiety and it…

The uncovered narrative can end a career

Neymar

“A young player…an 11 year old…loves Neymar. He watches Neymar all the time. He dreams of playing like Neymar. So he practices Neymar skills. He practices and practices. When he plays with his club team he pretends to be Neymar. And he gets better…

Provide space for negative thoughts and feelings

Mental preparedness can win over doubts

“It’s not a necessity to motivate players…it’s a necessity to help players motivate themselves (and each other!) Read that line. Have a think about it. A slight twist on the ordinary? A slightly different view of motivation? In my opinion a modern day motivational…

The power of words in sport

Ratchanok Intanon Badminton Athlete

“The power of words in sport… Let’s take a word. A controversial word perhaps. Let’s take the word ‘Aggression‘. Aggression is a controversial word because it contains connotations of unfair play. Of fouling. Of injuring someone. But we can we play with the word…

How a legend thinks about its beloved sport

Diego Maradona

“This is probably my favourite football picture… It epitomises The Man in the Arena…a famous section of Roosevelt’s speech: “It’s not the critic that counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled…the credit belongs to the man IN the arena.”…

Cool Down After Badminton Is Necessary, Here’s Why

Stretching after badminton

When it turns into badminton training, I always emphasize the importance of warm-up and cool down. I have found good content on Playo, which I would like to share with you about cool down after badminton. This is a long post to read and…

The foundation of the three amigos in badminton

Three Amigos - Sunrise Badminton Warrington

I believe many of our badminton parents have seen the movie Three Amigos which debuted in the `80s where the three actors,  Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman have shown how friends could face with real-life situations. They were unprepared to go against a bandit,…

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