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Mental Toughness Assessment

What is it that truly separates the elite and the average athlete

 

Mental toughness allows a person to become a better athlete. These individuals are able to face the toughest training or difficult competitive situations in games and emerge without losing confidence.

 

An elite athlete must be able to handle pressure, have self-belief and avoid concentration destroying distractions. They must have the burning desire to win and know that they have all the capabilities to achieve their goals.

So where are you? And more importantly, where would you like to be?

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Question 1 of 20

Please let us know a little bit about yourself.

 

What sport/s do you play?

Question 2 of 20

Before taking our mental toughness assessment, how mentally tough do you think you are? Why?

Question 3 of 20

I frequently worry about making mistakes. 

 

 

A

Who doesn't?! I always imagine just how bad it might be when I screw up!

B

I'm generally worried about what's going to go wrong.

C

Sometimes...but I try not to let it take over my head.

D

Nah...learning from my mistakes is just how I get better.

Question 4 of 20

I get down on myself during a performance when I mess up.

 

A

Yep. It's like I've let everybody down.

B

I try not to but it happens more than I'd like.

C

Once in a while, but generally I know that it's just part of the game.

D

Why would I get down on myself? It's the only way to learn!

Question 5 of 20

I worry about what others will think if I mess up.


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A

Absolutely! I'm afraid they won't think I'm good enough.

B

Sometimes I let it get to me.

C

Not really, but I'd be lying if I didn't say it creeps into my head once in a while

D

Who cares? Not my problem what other people think!

Question 6 of 20

I play worse when I feel like the pressure is on me.

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A

The stress takes over and I always fold.

B

I often get uncomfortable when the game is in my hands.

C

Almost never. Usually doesn't bother me.

D

Pressure? Give me the ball!!

Question 7 of 20

I get too nervous to perform to my potential.

 

A

Ever had to throw up from nerves before the game? That's me!

B

I usually have to really focus to calm down.

C

Every once in a while but I'm generally good at dealing with it.

D

I live for game time! Bring it!!

Question 8 of 20

I play better in practice than I do during competition. 

 

A

Don't know why but practice just brings out the best in me.

B

Usually, yes...wish it was the other way around though.

C

Not really. I tend to save my best for game time.

D

Nah. I shine when the lights are their brightest!!

Question 9 of 20

I often lose control of my emotions when I compete. 

 

A

It's very hard for me to stay in control.

B

I'm like a roller coaster...sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down.

C

I stay pretty dialed in...usually.

D

I am the master of my mind, not the other way around.

Question 10 of 20

I fully trust in my abilities.

 

A

Nope. Always seems like there's somebody better out there.

B

Usually, but doubt definitely pops up.

C

Sometimes I just feel like I should have worked harder!

D

Yes. I 100% trust in myself and my training.

Question 11 of 20

I put too much emphasis on winning and beat myself up when I lose. 

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A

Losing sucks! And it's probably my fault we lost!

B

I hate to lose...and yes, sometimes it eats at me.

C

Occasionally, but I try not to get too beat down.

D

Nope. You win some, you lose some. It's the way it goes.

Question 12 of 20

Lousy playing conditions (weather, field conditions, temperature, etc.) negatively affect me.

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A

Yes. Cold, wind, rain, heat. They throw off my game.

B

Makes it hard to focus. It's a struggle for me.

C

Sometimes, but only when it's really extreme.

D

It's just part of the challenge. No big deal!

Question 13 of 20

I think too much about what could go wrong before and during performance.

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A

Think too much? I can't STOP thinking about it!

B

Not always but it can get pretty distracting.

C

Not really but I not always 100% confident.

D

Nope. Too late to worry about it now!

Question 14 of 20

I tend to compare myself too much with teammates and opponents.

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A

I feel like I'll never be as good as they are!

B

Sometimes I wonder if I belong on the same field as them.

C

Not really, I can only do what I can do.

D

Nope. I don't worry about anyone else.

Question 15 of 20

I allow my anger to negatively affect my performance.

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A

When I mess something up, it's impossible not to!

B

Tough not to when I get upset... not all the time but sometimes just happens

C

Once in a while but I'm usually pretty even headed.

D

If an emotion has a negative impact on my game, I don't let it show up!

Question 16 of 20

I often struggle with doubt and a lack of confidence.

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A

I'm confident that I doubt myself, does that count?

B

It's a real problem for me...wish I could be more confident.

C

I'm usually ok and believe in myself.

D

I count on my confidence to compete at the highest level.

Question 17 of 20

My mind often wanders or I lose focus during competition. 

 

A

I'm sorry...what was your question? I was thinking about something else...

B

Sometimes I just can't seem to stay in the game.

C

I am usually mentally focused...with the occasional commercial break!

D

I'm dialed in from start to finish.

Question 18 of 20

I get frustrated when I can't perform a skill perfectly. 

 

A

Who doesn't? It's so annoying!

B

I feel like I should get it faster than I usually do.

C

I know it takes practice...not going to say I accept that, but I know it.

D

Nah. That's what coaches and practices are for. I'll get there!

Question 19 of 20

I take it personally when my coach yells at me. 

 

A

Yes - feels like I let coach down or something.

B

I can get pretty frustrated and upset.

C

Not usually...but sometimes I feel singled out.

D

No big deal...we're all passionate about getting it right.

Question 20 of 20

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