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Next Play Speed: How Fast You Re-Focus Is More Important Than Results

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Graham Betchart is the director of mental training for Lucid Performance Inc. (@trainwithlucid). He is also the mental skills coach for many elite athletes, including several collegiate and professional basketball players. He has worked with the No. 1 draft pick in the last three NBA Drafts ('14, '15, '16), the NBA Player’s Association, USA Basketball and many other organizations. Betchart passionately seeks to unlock the full potential in each of the athletes he trains.

What is your "next-play speed"? That's what Betchart challenges athletes to consider in this video. How quickly can you recover from a mistake and focus on the next play? "Does it take you a second, or more like two weeks?"

When coaches and athletes focus on recovery time as a skill, better results will come naturally. That's because the more quickly athletes recover ( as oppposed to spending time beathing themselves up), the sooner the learning process continues.

Betchart recalls coaching a player who missed 28 straight shots in a basketball game, but because he had great recovery time, did not consider the game a disaster. Next contest, he went off for 35.

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