The Mixing Board will help teach your players how to reach peak mental readiness as an athlete. Players are often guilty of coming out “flat” or coming out too hyped needing to “settle down”. The Mixing Board helps players avoid falling into either trap. Leaders know how to get themselves ready and can be counted on to be at their best every day.
- Your players will learn the importance of managing their Mixing Board to bring both energy(bass) and focus(treble) every day
- Your players will evaluate which side of the Mixing Board they and the team tend to lean towards
- Your players will understand the challenges and pitfalls of bringing too much energy(bass) and/or too much focus(treble)
- Your players will begin helping teammates get their Mixing Boards balanced correctly
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Player Growth Areas
Energy, hyped, fired-up
Focus, sharpness, clarity
Finding the perfect balance between Bass and Treble
Exercise Reminder Card
To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.
Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- What does “bass” and “treble” represent?
- What happens when you show up with all bass and no treble?
- What happens when you show up with all treble and no bass?
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: What are the two major components of The Mixing Board?
- Reflection: Where do you typically lean more towards? Energy or focus?
- Action: Share what actions you can take to get to your performance sweet spot.
Coach, take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your players.