3-step guide to energising your performance

Boost your focus every day of the week with these techniques from Brentford's peak performance coach Tom Bates

There’s no escaping inspirational guff - it’s everywhere. Even Transport for London (TfL) are getting in on the act, covering their service information boards with motivational messages.
Smile. Be happy. Stay positive. Seize the day. Yadda, yadda, yadda. It’s all said with the best intentions, but what does it actually mean? What’s the actionable advice? How do you actually put this into practice and more importantly, will any of it actually help you perform better on the pitch?
And the answer is yes and we’re going to tell you how. Brentford’s peak performance coach, Tom Bates, believes you can boost your performance with three simple psychological shortcuts.
Build his recommended brain training into your weekly schedule and you’ll be ready to push that bit further when it matters most. 
Hit play and let Bates fill you in.

For more football tips see:
Top five tips for football visualisation
Rooney: Big match preparation
Clint Dempsey: mental preparation
Gary Neville: Become a master of mentality
Michael Ballack: Coping with pressure
Thierry Henry: My pre-match rituals

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