What do shoes and socks have to do with the mental game?

Here’s an interesting question: When’s the best time to start working with an athlete on their mental game? First thing? In the off-season? Only when there’s a problem? 

I heard a great story the other day about legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, that got me thinking about that exact question.

No surprise, I suppose, but I ended up with a conclusion that you might not expect. :-)

Seriously though, this is actually a very important question, so I do hope you give this one a listen. 

And besides, you can’t really lose—even if you don’t agree with my conclusion, it’s still a REALLY good story. :-)


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