University of Virginia Head Coach Dom Starsia has become one of the top coaches in college lacrosse. His accomplishments include 4 NCAA Championships, 3 time winner of the F. Morris Touchstone Division I Head Coach of the Year Award, and membership in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Now, you can get a practical approach to developing mental toughness in your players from this legendary coach! Looking at the subject from a coach's perspective, this DVD shares tips and techniques for mental toughness that Coach Starsia developed and refined during his 31 year coaching career.
Coach Starsia begins by discussing the importance of mental toughness and the role it that has played in the success of his teams. This sequence also includes game footage that focuses on one-goal games and also situations where mental toughness has had a clear benefit. Coach Starsia gives a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at Virginia's run to the 2011 National Championship and he prepared his team, both mentally and physically for such an accomplishment. The footage includes some of Coach Starsia's pre-game talk to his players.
Using the challenges the team faced, and the ultimate success of the 2011 season, Coach Starsia discusses the key qualities that he sees as vital components of mental toughness, including: consistency, resilience, poise and selflessness. This section also includes players' thoughts and feelings, giving the viewer a variety of perspectives and clear examples of just how powerful a focus on mental toughness can be.
The final section of the DVD concentrates on practical applications. Starsia shares his personal experiences and how these experiences can be utilized by any program to develop the skills, behaviors and character in players, which will ultimately develop mental toughness. The DVD closes with a series of mental toughness drills that Starsia introduces on the whiteboard before running them with his team on the field. You will see and hear Coach Starsia working directly with his team, focusing on key points covering , ground balls and decision making. 75 minutes. 2014.
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