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Thread: Sport Psychology in Badminton
04-01-2009, 12:01 AM #52
You can still apply this to kids, but Fergie must be ridiculous if he wants to keep Ronaldo through his negative reinforcement. Like it or not, special offers etc still play the role.
As for Hafiz, he's been given chances over and over, because the choices for Malaysia are limited. I don't think we pampered him too much, coz i remembered once he complaint about his income and pardon me, but i think he got another job other than being a pro-player to support him.
04-01-2009, 12:13 AM #53
04-01-2009, 12:42 AM #54
04-01-2009, 12:57 AM #55
How about giving BAM some free consultation?
What would you say to HH to get him to train harder than LCW?
04-01-2009, 10:25 PM #56
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04-01-2009, 10:32 PM #58
04-01-2009, 11:23 PM #59
Hi (I saw your thread just afterI posted my other message!)
I started playing badminton at the start of last year, and I have been playing 2 or 3 times per week plus been having 1 on 1 coaching sessions for the last 9 months (which include 2 or 3 games of singles against good players eg. at junior national level). I concentrate on singles rather than doubles.
I cope pretty well during coaching, managing to cope with the drills etc without making too many mistakes. But when I play singles games in tournaments, I just can't seem to apply what I have learned in coaching to the actual games. It's like I have not remembered anything.
I think a major part of the problem is mental - I get too nervous before games and seem to freeze up and not concentrate enough on doing the right movements/shots. Perhaps I'm also putting too much pressure on myself to win?
I guess what I'm asking is: how do I apply what I have learned in coaching to the games, and what mindset should I be in in order to do so?
Thanks for your help.
04-02-2009, 09:51 PM #60
Hey, I've been asked to play at a tournament in a nearby city. I'm taking the place of my friend who is FAR better than i am in doubles.
Any who, I'm worried that the tournament is in 2 days, and i have only one day left to practice with my partner. We were practicing today and we were doing O.K, but i don't feel that it is good enough in order to compete against the other schools in the tournament. Also, my coach says to always stay calm, relax, and focus while i'm serving, but every time I'm about to serve, my heart's pounding and i can never focus.
What should my mindset be on while i'm playing, and will i be able to be prepared for the tournament ahead? Would i be able to fulfill the roles of my position, and have confidence in my playing if i were to think as such?
04-02-2009, 10:46 PM #61
Talk to your partner in between rallies, don't look at your opponents when you serve, look at the shuttle and imagine it crossing the net at exactly where you whated it to be, laugh a bit, smile and yes, Relax Man!
04-02-2009, 11:16 PM #62
1. Get to a place where you could be alone, maybe inside your room but it will be much better inside an empty badminton court
2. Sit, try to relax, focus on your breathing, take long deep breaths, relax at least for 2 minutes, when you feel your body getting heavy close your eyes, block all thought from coming in, just think nothing and focus on your breathing
3. Think of an empty court, one by one filling up with people, imagine you with your partner playing against an imaginary opponent
4. Block all negative thoughts, think if a positive winning environment with all your shots getting in and making the right placement of shots at all times,
5 try to visualize the exact details, the smell, the feel of the racket, the crowd, the breathing, every little detail there is
6. Never give in to thoughts of negativity especially losing or getting the match out of your control.
7. Shut out all thoughts, think about nothing, and focus again on your breathing for about a minute
8. Slowly open youre eyes
Repeat this process before the match starts, this will make you associate the pressure and nervousness with relaxation and positive thinking once the match starts. When the match is on, focus on your breathing every after a rally and take long deep breaths before you serve
04-02-2009, 11:19 PM #63
Hey bro, i've posted a step by step guide to relaxation, visualization and positive thinking on this thread, this will be one of the solutions to your problem, kindly follow the step by step guide, do this before and after training and before a match starts, im sure this will help you
04-02-2009, 11:26 PM #64
By the way, here are a few journals that were written to consider the effectiveness of visualization, relaxation and positive imagery on pro athletes:
A number of journals were written on the book of Stephen Bull Ph.D. (Sport Psychology; a Self-help Guide) on the use of imagery and other coping strategies in sport psychology:
Khristo Markov, the 1988 Olympic triple jump champion from Bulgaria, was at pains to stress that much of his victory in Seoul was due to his additional commitment to his mental program from 1987. Speaking at his victory press conference in Korea, he said that he had worked hard at increasing the number of jumping repetitions per week by using my thought. ‘My challenge in Seoul was mental rather than physical, but I was well prepared. I had seen myself jumping in that stadium many times before’.
Brazilian middle-distance star Joaquin Cruz, commented after his victory in the Los Angeles 800m final, ‘a day before the race I picture myself winning 100 times. I never give myself the chance to picture myself losing’. While he may not call this strategy visualization, mental rehearsal or imagery, he was using it. He was building confidence and rehearsing a number of tactical ideas without suffering from fatigue.
12-08-2009, 07:50 AM #65
Hello!!, i am just reminding everyone if you have questions to ask regarding sport psychology or how to improve your mental game in badminton, please feel free to ask in this thread, i'll gladly help you
12-10-2009, 08:04 AM #66
Thanks for your advice! I just read this thread now, very helpful!
12-10-2009, 10:24 AM #67
I'm taking part in a tournament this week, during round robin, i keep telling myself i can do, i can win it, i gave 110% during the game, the next day i realised that i had injured myself both my knee. My body took a beating.
i feel like my mental strenth has overpower my body strenght which caused my injury...
12-11-2009, 05:02 PM #68
as a sportsman in any sport; particularly badminton, in order to excel, i personally think there are 3 major components that makes a great competitor, namely: innate talent (a), dedication/practice (b) and mental/psychological makeup (c).
my query is with regards to (c) mental/psychological/positive thinking/visualisation. how helpful is it when everyone nowadays thinks positive? boils down to the strongest and toughest mindsets (survival of the fittest?)? but i suppose mindsets and physical dedication can be attuned but the innateness of ones capability can't (can't be tweaked that much more, i guess...)...thus, the chance of winning against an innately talented is a futile exercise given the same amount of physical dedication and mental isometrics applied?
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