Adversity has got to be one of the most critical aspect of becoming a high performance athlete/student athlete and eventually high performing member of society.
Going through adversity teaches us not to give up as well as problem solving which from my observation the youth has a lot of trouble with.
There are two kinds of adversity - mental adversity and physical adversity. What is great about sports is that we are exposed to both of them which allows us to widen our mental as well as physical horizons.
Working full time with athletes of all levels for the past 7 years has shown me a whole spectrum of behaviors under adversity, from players who break down because of sweat in their eyes or by missing 3 shots to complete work horses who perform at the highest level regardless of the circumstances.
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Five things which decrease your shot Efficiency: