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The Creation of a Mental Skills Training Program in Elite Youth Tennis: A Coach-Driven Approach to Developing Resilient, Confident Competitors

E. Earlynn Lauer, Mark Lerman, Rebecca A. Zakrajsek, and Larry Lauer

individualized routine. In general, athletes were familiar with the concept of rituals and routines (e.g., prematch, preservice, changeover) because they observed professional tennis athletes’ (e.g., Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova) rituals and routines. While athletes had also been coached to engage in routines

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Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Sustained and Selective Attention in Young Top-Level Athletes in a School Training Setting: A Randomized Control Trial Study

Christoph Kittler, Manuel Arnold, and Darko Jekauc

National Basketball Association, and athletes, like tennis star Novak Djokovic, have revealed that they are practicing mindfulness to improve their performance ( Djokovic, 2013 ; Jackson & Delehanty, 1996 ). Mindfulness meditation can be characterized as a “systematic form of mental training” ( Vago et