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Mistakes Ritual

To help recover from mistakes, athletes should physical gestures, called mistake rituals, to allow them to quickly refocus on the most important play – the next one. Over time, you can develop a mental toughness to bounce back from mistakes, which also gives the confidence to compete aggressively on every play. To adopt a different mindset about mistakes, see the resources below.

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