What it is in theory, and why we need it…
Deliberate practice is a highly structured activity engaged in, with the specific goal of improving performance.
It is not the repetition of a task, it required effort. If you want to approach expert-level status, you must understand the important and how to incorporate it into your daily life.
Four essential components of deliberate practice when met:
- Improve accuracy
- Improve speed of performance on cognitive perceptual and motor tasks
Lack of natural ability is no excuse, even limits of brainpower can be overcome with deliberate practice and one-on-one tutoring or mentoring.
HOW YOU PRACTICE MATTERS MOST:
- You must constantly challenge yourself to reach your potential
- Repeatedly doing what you already know, is not challenging
- You must understand your weaknesses
- Your coach should be inventing specific tasks in your practice to address those deficiencies
How long to your preserve this practice?
Your learning is a marathon not a sprint
You cannot reach your mental and physical limits in just a few weeks or months. To grow to the top of your game you’ll have to persevere for years.
Your practice has to be deliberate and intense, but it also has to be carefully scheduled and limited in ways to avoid burnout and long term fatigue (mental and physical)
Motivation becomes the real constraint
Practice isn’t always fun, it’s an investment into improving yourself, your skills and your future.
How do you stay motivated to purposefully practice skills to improve your individual performance needs?
At JB performance, we design a programmed individually for each player we work with designed with intention based on your current skill level to maximise your potential talent!
Get in touch with the team to find out how you can be the best in your field!