MotoGP, Quartararo will rely on a psychologist

ROME – Be at your best. Everyday. In everything we do. As if it were the rule and not the exception. Being present, “in the zone”, in the flow to put it in English, in every field of our life. How cool would that be? How much difference would it make? And how much would he do on the pitch, at the highest sporting levels? It is something that can be achieved, it is something that can be achieved. Indeed, according to Nico Olivieri and Matteo Gatto, creator and builder of the Easier Project respectively, it is something for which you don’t even have to strive. We simply have to see what is in front of our eyes.

What is Easier Project? And how does it come about in a sporting situation, more precisely football?
“Why Easier, let’s start from there. We assume that we have not invented anything, it is a profession, a trend that has been present for some decades and widely used in business and on personnel, even in sport, both in Europe and in the USA (NFL, golf, Olympic teams). And it is a trend that is growing because it makes a difference in the context in which it is put into practice. Easier because when it comes to performance and well-being we look at a million variables – motivation, mental strength, spectators, how much I slept, etc. – but upstream of everything that influences a performance, a performance, there is one variable bigger, which affects all the others. As an English saying goes, “when the tide all boats get on “: and that’s exactly what we do with our work. We are used to looking boat by boat, but there is something that comes first and when we understand it, when we know how to exploit it, all things like creativity, motivation, get up after an unexpected event, they emerge naturally “.

In summary, talk about something at the base that goes beyond the individual dynamics that we are led to keep under control, to analyze in order to evaluate a performance. Something psychological, something profound.
“We talk about performance of any kind, in sport it is much more evident. In sport, among other things, it is constantly discussed, we know that coaches, players, athletic trainers talk about it, we hear about this aspect almost magical terms“we have lost the spirit”, “unplugged”, “when there is that thing there almost no longer even need to train” … The impact of all this is tangible, you can see in the experience, only that lacking a professionalism like ours that helps you to connect the dots and see where to intervene, that variable becomes unmanageable, almost a matter of superstition “.

MotoGP, Quartararo will rely on a psychologist

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MotoGP, Quartararo will rely on a psychologist

In philosophy Socrates spoke of maieutics, of bringing out something that is already intrinsic to the human being. Yours seems a similar approach, where does the rhetoric of working hard, putting effort externally end up?
“We make this distinction, between willpower and strength of spirit. We are used to seeing the first but it is a finite resource. And this is evident when we hear phrases like “we have to recover mental energy” or “the championship is long, it wears you out” and the like. If we have willpower as our only fuel, which of course is not infinite, we enter into a discourse of exhaustion, of refueling, an emotional and psychological up and down. For comparison, working with willpower alone is like having a sailboat and rowing it forward. It only makes sense if you don’t understand how wind and sails work. There strength of spirit it is sailing. Something we all know, talking about the pitch with coaches, they tell us things like “Sometimes I feel like I’m in the game, I see the moves, I can understand them earlier, other times I can’t, I’m not shooting, it doesn’t work”. Understanding this is entering another dimension “.

But the football clubs already have psychologists …
“Look, they are two different things. Our work integrates with all the professionalism of the staff. By putting the team in the conditions to be at their best, I also put the staff in the best conditions to make a difference with their skills, in a more simple, psychologists included. For example, if I’m a trainer and I have to fight with the patterns that don’t work, with the mental energy of the team, with the lack of empathy, of group cohesion, I will struggle much more even if I am a phenomenon. On the contrary, I can make a real difference as an expert guide if I can work on a material that is ready to give the best. And we are not just referring to the coaches, we have also talked to many athletic trainers and it turned out that even physical tests struggle to give objective data, the internal variable influences them. There is a link with injuries, for example. And there is also a link with the mental part, the psychological one, but our work is upstream: you can go and train your thinking, you can be trained to manage stress, the unexpected in the game – being under a goal, under a man, etc. – but there are times when it is easy and natural to manage them and times when these techniques cannot be used. It’s like having a camera lens with fogged glass: all the components are top notch, I’m a great photographer, the batteries are full, the camera is ready to give its best yet … If I don’t know how to keep the perfect glass, I’ll struggle despite the fact that there are all the conditions to give the best “.

Juve, Allegri in conversation with the psychologist

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Juve, Allegri in conversation with the psychologist

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