Pre-Match Preparation

Some tips or pre-match preparation

The GAA medical scientific and player welfare section have put together 16 tips for getting your body fit for match day.

Psychological Focus

Players and coaches throughout Gaelic games have recognised the importance of addressing the mental aspects of preparation for performance. Mental skills associated with reaching your true potential can be learned in the same manner as any technical skill. Through mental skills training you can gain a competitive advantage.

Conditioning your mind is teaching your mind to think in a certain way that will allow you to perform to your true potential when you take the field. Mental conditioning involves a number of different strategies, some that take place before the game and some during the game itself.

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