Mental Game 1 THE MENTAL GAME The Mental

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Mental Game 1 THE MENTAL GAME

Mental Game 1 THE MENTAL GAME

The Mental Game 2 o The tempo and skill levels encountered at higher competitive

The Mental Game 2 o The tempo and skill levels encountered at higher competitive levels place mental, as well as physical, demands on game officials o The best officials are not only physically fit, but are psychologically sound as well o A positive mental outlook is an acquired skill gained from: o • Lessons learned from game experience • Mental preparation "Chance favors those who prepare"

Mental Preparation Mental Game 3 o o Continually review resource materials • Rule book/Casebook

Mental Preparation Mental Game 3 o o Continually review resource materials • Rule book/Casebook • Officiating Manuals Watch other officials work whenever possible • o Evaluating other officials can improve your own game Establish a regular pre-game routine

Traits of Successful Officials Mental Game 4 o Communicate o Concentrate and focus o

Traits of Successful Officials Mental Game 4 o Communicate o Concentrate and focus o Anticipate -- read the play o Know and react to important calls o See the potential range of events o Wait before reacting o Judge events on relevance o Allow the game to be played o Maintain a “healthy” confidence

Differences Between “Good” and “Excellent” Mental Game o Response Time o Instincts o Double-checking

Differences Between “Good” and “Excellent” Mental Game o Response Time o Instincts o Double-checking Decisions o Recovering from Mistakes o Reacting to Pressure o Pulling out of Emotional Slumps 5

Setting Officiating Goals Mental Game 6 o Challenging but realistic o Must relate to

Setting Officiating Goals Mental Game 6 o Challenging but realistic o Must relate to skills you have or can learn o Include Short-Term and Long. Term o Involve only those things you can control

Goal Setting Mental Game 7 1. Do a self-survey of your talents 2. Decide

Goal Setting Mental Game 7 1. Do a self-survey of your talents 2. Decide where you want to go with officiating 3. Define your goals 4. Write down your plan 5. Make a commitment 6. Get worked up 7. GO FOR IT!

Mental Game 8 QUESTIONS

Mental Game 8 QUESTIONS