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Every coach would like their players to perform better in the clutch.
One of the things we must first recognize that performing in pressure situation is a skill that can be practiced.
You can coach your players to be better in the big moments.
As coaches we can help them if we embrace some of the many things that we have learned in the field of sports psychology.
The clip below deals with arousal regulation (helping players stay calm in stressful situations).
For more ideas about how to help your athletes perform in clutch moments click the link Winning the Mental Moments: Developing Team Toughness in the Clutch!
The YouTube video has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site ( many schools block access to YouTube)