PG the PT

Pauric Grimes

PG the PT – Are nerves damaging your performance?

Nerves can be bad for your preparations

This weekend sees one of the biggest games of the year throw in, when Fermanagh take on Donegal in the Ulster final.

But do you know that players can sabotage their match performance before a ball is thrown in?


Pauric Grimes explains one way that might happen:

“Don’t leave getting ready for your game to the last minute.

“Take control of your nervous energy by packing your kit bag the night before the game.

“Have you ever had a match which you have been overthinking and worrying about all morning and then five minutes in your legs feel like lead?

“That’s because you’ve spent the previous few hours exhausting a whole lot of nervous energy.

“Get your bag packed the night before the game and channel your energy into postive distractions.”

Pauric goes on to explain what those positive distractions might be.

He also looks at other ways to prepare properly for the most important games of your career.

Read the full article in the current issue of Gaelic Life.

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