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Mental Edge: One strategy pros use to stay composed

Do you or your athletes perform well in high-pressure situations? When the heat is on, do you rise to the occasion or crumble under the pressure?  What makes some athletes perform at a high level during the heat of competition? Peak performers have the knack of staying calm when the pressure mounts. Poise and composure allows champions to perform to their potential when a lot is at stake.
Where does this poise come from?
To some degree, poise is a part of an athlete’s personality. Some athletes are calm by nature while other athletes are high strung.

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Even so, calm athletes can become rattled when the game is on the line and some high-strung athletes can keep their composure under tense circumstances