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John Haime’s Emotional Muscle Quiz

Check Your Level of Mental & Emotional Muscle in Football

Consider each of the statements below and determine your level of Mental/Emotional Football Muscle:

1. I get frustrated on the pitch and it impacts my play.

Yes         No

2. I get angry on the pitch and it impacts my play

Yes         No

3. I criticize myself when I make mistakes.

Yes         No

4. I allow a poor play to affect the next play.

Yes         No

5. I blame things around me when I don’t play well.

Yes         No

6. I struggle taking my game from the practice pitch to the game pitch.

Yes         No

7. I give up on games when I don’t start well or am challenged.

Yes         No

8.I struggle to maintain my composure when I am under pressure.

Yes         No

9. I lack belief in my abilities in key situations on the pitch.

Yes         No

10. I lose focus from my own emotions or distractions around me.

Yes         No

11. I try to do things that I know have a low probability of success.

Yes         No

12. I struggle to adapt to various situations I’m in on the pitch.

Yes         No

13. I have trouble staying positive when the game is not going well.

Yes         No

14. I often feel deflated and negative after I play.

Yes         No

15. I don’t enjoy the game as much as I believe I should.

Yes         No

 

 Scoring Key

If you answered Yes to …

0 – You are in control of your emotions on the pitch

1-3 – Some work needed in the training room

4-7 – Your thoughts and emotions are getting the best of you on the pitch

8 and above – Your performance and enjoyment of football are at risk!

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