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Focus & Meditation

Why Athletes Meditate?

10 Reasons Why Every Athlete in the World Should Meditate. by Robert Piper.

  1.  It helps you focus.
  2. It helps you cope with pain.
  3. It helps you deal with fear.
  4. It strengthens your immune system.
  5. It reduces our mind from ruminating.
  6. It makes you resilient.
  7. It reduces stress.
  8. It helps to stabilize emotions.
  9. It helps with sleep.
  10. It helps us to see our blind spots

APPS

Get Some Headspace – The Paw PrintHeadspace: Meditation for Sport. Whether you’re focused on sports, school or staying cool in a crisis, meditation can help you perform at your best. And Headspace can teach you how to meditate and live mindfully in just a few minutes a day.

Simple Habit | NEA | New Enterprise AssociatesSimple Habit. 5-minute meditations to reduce stress, sleep better, and live happier. Simple Habit for Athletes: Focus This meditation is designed to help you prepare for an athletic event. Center yourself prior to partaking in any kind of physical activity so you can be more focused and perform at your best.

MindSport - Home | Facebook MindSport. MindSport helps address a variety of problems mentally and physically for athletes and coaches, improving their performance and providing them a more balanced and healthy athletic lifestyle.

 

Smiling Mind | TEDxPerthSmiling Mind: This Australian app was created by a nonprofit organization on a mission to spread mindfulness and has a six-module series of guided meditations for athletes—all completely free of charge. Each one pairs an approximately 10-minute exploration of a technique—for instance, recognizing negative emotions without reacting to them, or tensing and relaxing your muscles to reduce stress—with a shorter session explaining how to apply it during training. 

Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax - Apps on Google PlayCalm. This mindfulness app is incredibly easy to use. Pull up the meditation app or head to Calm.com to listen to the soothing sounds of nature, a campfire, thunderstorms and more. With over twenty-five different mediation sounds, you’ll find your focus in no time.

Bianca Andreescu power of visualization preparation and mindset got her to the top. She is the 19 year old winner of the US open defeating Serena Williams.

BOOKS

Mindfulness for Student Athletes: A Workbook to Help Teens Reduce Stress and Enhance Performance. Workbook Edition by  Todd Corbin & Gina Beigel. Stay in the moment, stay in the game! With this fun and engaging workbook for young athletes, you’ll find practical ways to cope with stress and improve your performance, no matter what sport you play. 
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Videos

Mindfulness Meditation for Athletes. Use this quick meditation to bring yourself into the present moment. Practice daily to improve focus, and prime yourself for peak performance
Meditation for Competition, Athletes - How to Meditate for Beginners - BEXLIFE
5 Mental Skills For Sports & Performance. Building confidence, developing extreme focus, getting that "never-give-up" attitude, becoming aggressive when you need to....these are all mental skills you can learn just like physical skills.

Meditation helps this teen lead on and off the court. After a freak injury ruined his season, this young basketball star used Headspace to captain his team from the sideline.


MWABA & West Athletics Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of West Athletics? Contact the Madison West Athletic Booster Association (MWABA) at http://www.mwaba.org

State Champion Sponsors ($5,000)

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Anderson Family Foundation

2020 Rally for Regents State Champion Sponsor: Anderson Family Foundation [five (5) West High School Graduates!] is a repeat sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!


2020 Rally for Regents - Sectionals Champion Sponsors

Sponsored by Children's Dental Center of Madison, S.C.

Children's Dental Center of Madison, S.C.

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2020 Rally for Regents Sectionals Champion Sponsor: Children's Dental Center of Madison is a first time sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!

Sponsored by Findorff

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Sponsored by Reynolds Transfer & Storage

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2020 Rally for Regents Sectionals Champion Sponsor: Reynolds Transfer & Storage is a first time sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!


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Sponsored by Zimmerman Architectural Studios

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2020 Rally for Regents - Conference Champion Sponsors

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2020 Rally for Regents Conference Champion Sponsor: 5Nines is a first time sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!

Sponsored by Boardman & Clark LLP

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2020 Rally for Regents Conference Champion Sponsor: Boardman & Clark LLC is a first time sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!

Sponsored by Oak Bank

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Sponsored by Periodontal & Implant Specialists of Madison - Matthew E. Lorson, DDS

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2020 Rally for Regents Conference Champion Sponsor: Dr. Matthew E. Lorson with Periodontal & Implant Specialists of Madison is a first time sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!

Sponsored by Best Western Plus Inntowner Madison

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2020 Rally for Regents Conference Champion Sponsor: Best Western Plus Inntowner Madison is a repeat sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!

Sponsored by Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

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2020 Rally for Regents Conference Champion Sponsor: Hausmann-Johnson Insurance is a first time sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!

Sponsored by Orthodontic Specialists of Madison

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2020 Rally for Regents Conference Champion Sponsor: Orthodontic Specialists of Madison is a repeat sponsor of MWABA & West Athletics via the Rally for Regents!


2019-2020 Restaurant Night / Shopping Night Sponsors

Sponsored by Barriques

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Barriques has been supporting MWABA & West Athletics via dedicated Restaurant Nights for a number of years!

Sponsored by Great Dane Hilldale

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The Great Dane Hilldale has been supporting MWABA & West Athletics via dedicated Restaurant Nights for a number of years!

Sponsored by Curry in the Box

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Curry in the Box has been supporting MWABA & West Athletics via dedicated restaurant nights at their Madison & Fitchburg locations for many years!

Sponsored by Panera Bread Fitchburg

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Panera Bread Fitchburg is a first time supporter of MWABA & West Athletics via a dedicated Restaurant Night!

Sponsored by Gates & Brovi

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Gates & Brovi has been supporting MWABA & West Athletics via dedicated restaurant nights at their Madison location for many years!

Sponsored by Title Nine Hilldale

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Title Nine Hilldale has been supporting MWABA & West Athletics via dedicated Shopping Days for a number of years!