How Committed Are You?

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How Committed Are You?

What's your Commitment level for your sport?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During Halftime, your coach yells at you in front of the whole team about several areas you personally messed up in during the first half.  How do you respond?
    • A. 

      I yell at him about his poor play calling and why we need a better coach.

    • B. 

      I listen to what he has to say and look for ways I can improve based on his criticism.

    • C. 

      I listen to what he has to say, then block it all out and go play my game.

    • D. 

      I put my head down and try not to let him get to me.

  • 2. 
    During the game, you see a potential opportunity that will either be a HUGE play or an embarrassing mistake that everyone will see me make.  What do you do?
    • A. 

      If the play is necessary for our team to have the chance to win, take it. Otherwise, don't take the chance!

    • B. 

      I won't take it. The risk of failure and embarrassment is too high!

    • C. 

      At the next timeout, I'll let my coach know about the opportunity and see what he thinks.

    • D. 

      Take it! If there is a chance it can help my team, I've got to take it! Opportunities like this don't come around every game!

  • 3. 
    When in intense situations during a game, your emotional state usually is:
    • A. 

      I am on the verge of yelling, punching, raging and/or crying during games.

    • B. 

      I am pretty calm and cool most of the time.

    • C. 

      I am the master of my feelings. I control them, they do not control me.

    • D. 

      I'm pretty good at controlling my emotions as long as everything goes the way I want!

  • 4. 
    When it comes to goal setting:
    • A. 

      I set specific goals--not only for the season, but even daily goals for practice.

    • B. 

      I set specific goals at the beginning of the season that I often remind myself of.

    • C. 

      I set some goals with the team at the beginning of the season, but I don't really think much about them.

    • D. 

      I think goals are a waste of time--I just need to get out there and play hard.

  • 5. 
    Before going to practice, or before a game, what do you do to mentally prepare?
    • A. 

      I don't really do much mental preparation before games or practice...

    • B. 

      I mentally prepare before my games so I'm ready to compete, but not much before practice.

    • C. 

      On game day I try to put my cell phone away in the locker room. At practice, I usually am running to make it to practice on time.

    • D. 

      I spend some time mentally preparing--getting my mind right to be at my best--whether for a game or practice.

  • 6. 
    How would you best describe your sleep habits?
    • A. 

      I am pretty good about getting to bed at a decent hour, and usually get 8-9 hours of sleep.

    • B. 

      I'm really busy, and it's hard to get to bed on time. I try, but I usually get 6-7 hours of sleep.

    • C. 

      I am lucky if I get 5 hours of sleep most school nights. I'm seldom in bed before midnight.

    • D. 

      I am very disciplined about going to bed on time each night, and usually get 9+hours of sleep.

  • 7. 
    When things don't go my way in sports, I usually re-act:
    • A. 

      I recognize I can learn something from everything, regardless of how disappointing the outcome. Failure will prepare me for next time.

    • B. 

      If I can't win, I don't want to play. It's that simple.

    • C. 

      I HATE losing, and people that say we should learn something from everything, even failure, are LOSERS! I HATE LOSING!

    • D. 

      I try really hard to take disappointment as an opportunity for growth... Sometimes it takes me a couple hours to get over it first though...

  • 8. 
    If someone could read my thoughts during a pressure situation during a game, what would they hear?
    • A. 

      I'm usually trying to think about my job and where I need to be for this play.

    • B. 

      I wouldn't be thinking too much--I like to allow my body to react to the game. When I do something good, I try to say something positive to myself.

    • C. 

      I would be talking to myself, reiterating how good I am and that I can do this! I would be reminding myself of my hard work and efforts that prepared me for this moment.

    • D. 

      "Don't miss!" "Don't mess up!" "Dang it! I can't believe you did that!" "Please don't pass it to me!"

  • 9. 
    At dinner after a big game, my dad (who didn't play my sport) tells me some areas that he thinks I can improve in.  
    • A. 

      I nod my head as if I'm listening so he'll stop talking. Most the time he doesn't know anything about my sport.

    • B. 

      I listen to him and look for ideas that might help, explain to him why other ideas may not work, and discuss ideas that might work.

    • C. 

      I remind him that he didn't even play this sport, and I can take him. When he tells me he's just trying to help, I probably yell back "Well... DON"T!" and storm off.

    • D. 

      I listen to him and try to find something he says that I can actually use.