Category: Badminton Mindset

It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously

ayano-hanesaki-badminton-parents

“We” (parents) are not doing the sport. “He” or “she” is. And remember that 2 percent rate for NCAA scholarships? That statistic suddenly looks like a sure thing compared to the Olympics. So, you are correct, your child is not going to the Olympics.… Continue Reading “It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously”

Helping our children navigate their return to sport

hanebado return to badminton

I found this and wanted to reblog this brilliant return guidance to sports by Gordon MacLelland. Please find the original post here. Below you can see the first part of the article. “I am sure in many houses around the world excitement is mounting… Continue Reading “Helping our children navigate their return to sport”

Layers of trust in doubles – My partner`s trust in me – part 5 of 7

Coach Frank plays Badminton

The end of the previous article: “I`m sure because we are all different, you would need other or more answers about your partner before a game. I would go with these and in the first 10 points, those answers will probably come and help to… Continue Reading “Layers of trust in doubles – My partner`s trust in me – part 5 of 7”

Oversimplifying learning of skill and the anger it could cause

Mia Blichfeldt badminton athelete

I was reading about a top women singles player on BWF`s blog and got a feeling that I want to talk about impatience on the court. The process of learning a movement or a quick reaction for a situation might be easy. For some… Continue Reading “Oversimplifying learning of skill and the anger it could cause”

How impatience made me patient

badminton player in an emotional valley

I found an interesting topic at my LinkedIn Feed where Dan talking about what costs we need to pay if we want to take an opportunity. I remember when I was on the journey to get closer to my physical best, I did not… Continue Reading “How impatience made me patient”

How to tackle climate change in badminton

Badminton legends - Lin and Lee

I am watching a lot and learning about permaculture, rainforests and the Miyawaki method and found a close connection between climate change of the planet and our changes in the world of badminton. One of the legends in Badminton, unarguably the most successful in… Continue Reading “How to tackle climate change in badminton”

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… Continue Reading “Remember to enjoy the training”

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… Continue Reading “How to handle your feelings if you`ve been tricked in badminton”

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… Continue Reading “Layers of trust in doubles – trust my partner – part 4 of 7”

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.… Continue Reading “Layers of trust in doubles – Describing mutual trust – part 3 of 7”

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?… Continue Reading “Score driven focus makes you lose in badminton”

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,… Continue Reading “Why you should enter a badminton competition?”

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… Continue Reading “The layers of trust in doubles – How layers build up – part 2 of 7 (reviewed)”

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… Continue Reading “The layers of trust in doubles – Discovery – part 1 of 7 (reviewed)”

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… Continue Reading “Bouncebackability”

Strive to stay in Game Face

Anatomy - glands - badminton

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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… Continue Reading “Instead of statements, ask questions”

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… Continue Reading “Be the very best individual you can be on a match night”

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,… Continue Reading “Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen”

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… Continue Reading “Why talents are disappearing and a way to keep them”

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… Continue Reading “I don`t walk onto the badminton court I stride”

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… Continue Reading “Remember, put mindset first in badminton”

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… Continue Reading “How being aggressive can work on the court”

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… Continue Reading “It starts when she puts her shoes on”

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… Continue Reading “A short video about the practice of the game face”

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… Continue Reading “A game Face works”

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… Continue Reading “The uncovered narrative can end a career”

Is it the biggest killer of performance?

Lin Dan - Badminton athlete in a mood

“Perhaps the biggest killer of performance? Mood! “I’m not feeling it today…” “I feel a little flat…” “I feel lethargic…” In my humble opinion, mood is one of the biggest killers of performance. The biggest? I don’t know. But I know it’s one of… Continue Reading “Is it the biggest killer of performance?”

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… Continue Reading “Provide space for negative thoughts and feelings”

Badminton players learn to control the shuttle, but…

Master and Padawan

“Footballers learn to control the ball but they don’t necessarily learn to negotiate with themselves… Golfers learn to strike a ball but they don’t necessarily learn to negotiate with themselves… Tennis players learn to get across the court quickly but they don’t necessarily learn… Continue Reading “Badminton players learn to control the shuttle, but…”

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… Continue Reading “The third eye of a coach”

Tell me about you at your best

Badminton players on court

“Tell me about you at your best” “I score goals” “No…tell me about you at your best” “What do you mean?” “Tell me in detail about what you’re doing when you’re playing your best…the specific actions…the specific behaviours” “I’m making runs and finding space…I’m… Continue Reading “Tell me about you at your best”

You have to create a memorable silhouette for the character you are going to play

Tom Hardy for mental development

“Tom, when you play the prince or the king, I want to see a king walk onstage before you even open your mouth. What does that look like?” This was what a teacher told Tom Hardy at school. He told him he needed to… Continue Reading “You have to create a memorable silhouette for the character you are going to play”

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… Continue Reading “The power of words in sport”

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… Continue Reading “I play my best when I don’t think”

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.”… Continue Reading “How a legend thinks about its beloved sport”

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… Continue Reading “How can I practice the mental side of the game?”

How to grasp a sport mind

Sport Brain for Badminton related article

“A hypothesis: Our brain evolved to help us solve problems in order to survive in an unstable, outdoor environment, and to do so in nearly constant motion (thanks John Medina!) So what does this mean for sport? Here’s some more hypotheses stemming from the… Continue Reading “How to grasp a sport mind”