Composure

 What is Composure?

Composure measures one’s level of emotional stability.  This TAP measurement focuses on one’s emotional maturity, emotional stability and maintaining a positive outlook.

 Why is it important?

Composure can help predict how someone is going to respond in a crisis kind of situation. Will the person remain calm, collected and in control? While they hit the panic button? It is that ability to put a bad play behind and move on. It is that that ability to remain focused after the referee makes a bad call or a teammate makes a mistake.

For an athlete, it's important to be composed because this avoids ups and downs throughout the season. For the coach, it's important to know the athletes composure so that the coach does not put the athlete in a compromising position, the wrong situation.

 A higher score means...

Those with high levels of Composure will be calm, even-tempered, and more consistent in their performance - even in the face of setbacks or difficulty.

 A lower score means...

Those with a more modest level of Composure may reflect a tendency to be more easily “knocked off their game” reducing consistency and a focus on the high emotions around them.

 

How to improve Composure

 Videos

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How to Regulate Yourself 4 mins | by Dr. Ken Ravizza

Controlling Emotions 3 mins | by Dr. Allen Fox

The #1 Rule in Tennis (and all sports) 4 mins | by Dr. Allen Fox

Performing Under Pressure 9 mins | by Red Bull Sports

Control Your Mind 5 mins | by Absolute Motivation

 

 Articles

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Try Softer? 2 pages | by Dr. Pete Temple

Performing Under Pressure — 9 Ways Great Athletes Make It Count, When It Counts Most 9 pages | by Simon Boulter

Become an Emotional Master Athlete 3 pages | by Jim Taylor Ph.D., Psychology Today

 

 Podcasts

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Dominate the Controllables 10 mins | by Cindra Kamphoff podcast

Performing Under Pressure with Dr. Hank Weisinger 62 mins | by Cindra Kamphoff podcast

Pressure is a Priviledge 12 mins | by Cindra Kamphoff podcast

The Circle of Poise 6 mins | Mindset Matters podcast by Riley Jensen

 

 Drills

Ryzer Mindset Drills are designed to be completed either individually or in a instructor-led group setting.  The worksheets supplement the presentations and ideally are printed in advance of reviewing the presentation. The worksheets and presentations are PDF documents.  For best experience, save the PDF to your device before viewing or open in a PDF-friendly application such as Books on iPhone or Adobe on Android.

    

Controlling Your Emotions in Sports

Learn the 5 Steps for Emotional Control in Athletic Competition

This drill's outcomes: (i) understand that mood and emotion can affect your performance (ii) learn a quick 5-step technique to control your emotions in athletics.

Controlling Your Emotions in Sports presentation - 48 slides

Controlling Your Emotions in Sports worksheet - 4 pages