Optimum control of attention is a powerful tool to improve our results in sports competitions. But what, exactly, is attention? Can we work on it? Monica Monserrat, psychologist, explains it to us.
In many of my conversations with players at any level, the mention of “pressure” appears: “I felt under too much pressure”, “The pressure meant I couldn’t move”, “I completely froze under the pressure, I didn’t know what I was doing any more” … These are some of the examples of the effect of pressure, which on top of everything, usually manifests itself at the worst times, when nobody asks for it.
When we speak of challenges and achievements in sports, we tend to speak about great deeds with clear goals. But it is not easy to set objectives: they must motivate us and push us to succeed. For this reason, we have to set goals that are achievable and realistic.
The second of the “21 Successful Habits for Overcoming Adversity”, by Emilio Sánchez Vicario, describes the importance of confidence. How can we build confidence? David Ferrer’s story is an excellent example.
I find myself in Italy, specifically, in Tuscany. The day before yesterday I was awarded the Fair Play Mecenate prize and appointed the initiative’s world ambassador, and yesterday, I was awarded the Solidarity in Sport prize for my work with the Emilio Sanchez Vicario Foundation. I was very nervous, but at the same time, completely delighted.
The Magic Wimbledon is here. We’ll enjoy with one of the most demanding tournament. Every player dreams to play well there. Murray is the Emilio Sánchez Vicario’s favourite player for this year. He’s going to be the one to beat.
This year’s Roland Garros 2016 has been very special for the Sánchez-Casal Academy, full of emotion, friendship and stories about the academy on Parisian soil. Daniel Muñoz, Head of Communications and Media at the academy, tells us the tale.
Reliability, aggressivity, self-confidence, amazing physical competency and strength and, above all, stress resilience, superiority. All this is reflected in a smile: the smile of Garbiñe Muguruza.
After 15 years the Tennis Academy of China Sanchez-Casal is a reality in the historic city of Nanjing with the temples of six dynasty’s surrounding it, is the biggest challenge for the future of ASC. This is the amazing story on how it happened.
Emilio Sánchez Vicario has created a new program, the only one in the world, which combines tennis and education under one system. The program spans over two continents, located at sites in the USA (Naples, Florida) and Europe (Barcelona, Spain). As a student tennis player himself, Sánchez Vicario found it hard to combine these two aspects of his life when he was younger, and thus the Sánchez-Casal Academy Intercontinental Program was born.