“One of the most effective ways to build mental strength is through mindfulness—which is simply being attentive and aware in the present. It sounds so simple, but very few people (athletes included) truly live in the moment. If you’re thinking of a bad play you made earlier in the game or the pressure that will come during crunch time late in the game, you are not being mindful” (Houde, 2018).
Outline for class with high school students and student-athletes: Mindset Update for Athletes
- Sports Psychology and Wellness Resources, Ohio State University (2020)
- Syracuse Basketball Team Use Meditation App (2019)
- Kobe Bryant & Phil Jackson: Meditation (2017)
- Mindfulness with Tyrann Mathieu & Donny Starkins (2020)
Article on Golden State Warriors, a 2017 case study in mindfulness, empathy, and cooperation.
Cameron, L. (2021). The mindful game of being a Stanley Cup winner. Purpose Blue Mindful Leadership. https://purposeblue.com/the-mindful-game-of-being-a-stanley-cup-winner/#.YT-h5p1Kg2w
Houde, I. (2018). Why Mindfulness Is the Athlete’s Secret Weapon. Stack. https://www.stack.com/a/why-mindfulness-is-your-secret-weapon-for-better-performance/
Saltzman, A. (2020), Still Quiet Place. http://www.stillquietplace.com/
Williams, L. (2018). 10 athletes who meditate. Yogi Press. https://www.yogi.press/home/10-athletes-who-meditate