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Ken Ravizza: How To Help Athletes Be Their Best Even On Off Days

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Ken Ravizza (@RavizzaQuotes) PCA National Advisory Board Member and one of the leading peak performance consultants in the world, working most recently with the Chicago Cubs. He has worked with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world, and he helped develop the concept of a Triple-Impact Competitor®. Positive Coaching Alliance utilizes this model in its workshops to teach athletes to contribute positively on three levels: Personal Mastery, Leadership, and Honoring the Game.

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), PCA Founder, talks to Ravizza about what's changed in sports over the last 20 years, how to keep fun in sports, and how process matters more than outcome, and how athletes can focus on one thing at a time. Ravizza also acknowledges that athletes will have bad days, and discusses how athletes can be their best even on those bad days.

Other highlights of the podcast include:

  • How peak performance is not just about you, but how you can make your teammates better (being a team player is a learned mental skill).

  • How parents can acknowledge and understand that it takes courage for their athletes to perform.

  • How athletes don't think about mechanics in the heat of competition.

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