For Players

AST is designed

to build the athletes understanding of how their mind works, helping them to achieve personal and athletic success. This educational course is based on research in the fields of cognitive psychology and social learning theory. Concepts presented include setting and achieving goals, and thinking in ways that create success. Library research and Internet skills are included.

Objectives of the course

Upon successful completion of this course, the athletes will be able to:

  • Define personal blind spots and identify areas where they may be holding the player back.
  • Understand perception and conditioning as it relates to success.
  • Understand how accountability can help one be more successful.
  • Give an example of self-talk and explain why positive self-talk is important.
  • Identify people that the athletes listens to most and explain why he/she listens to them.
  • List beliefs that have been “locked-on” to as a result of past conditioning.
  • Explain the importance of the reticular activating system (RAS).
  • Explain how being a skeptical listener can help one become more successful.
  • Explain the difference in the functions of the conscious, the subconscious and the creative subconscious.
  • Describe ways that the student may be sabotaging success or allowing others to do so.
  • List personal habits that currently help or hinder daily living.
  • Distinguish between negative and positive Who-Said’s and their effect one’s life.
  • Provide an example of a “comfort zone”.
  • Define forethought.
  • Understand the affirmation writing process.
  • Explain why it is important to have and keep setting new goals.
  • Provide examples of the different types of motivation.