In the world of sports, consistency is the key to success. From training to in-game plays, being consistent is something that sets athletes apart from others. But, being consistent in everything you do is not easy. It takes hard work, focus and dedication.
At Warren Academy, we offer athlete training programs throughout the entire year to help athletes improve their overall performance. We understand how important consistency is in sports, especially for young athletes, which is why we offer the programs that we do. Below, we go over why consistency is the key to success in sports and provide some ways in which athletes can become more consistent in everything they do.
What consistency looks like for athletes
For athletes, being consistent means showing up every day with the same vision, mindset and intensity. This includes continuously working to improve skills, strength and speed. It’s not only training your body but also your mind on a daily basis. Consistency is about building routines and sticking to them.
Why consistency is key
Consistency is key because it’s very difficult to reach your goals and unlock your full potential without it. Consistency in training allows athletes to build muscle and speed, form better habits and see progress much faster. This starts by setting and sticking to routines. For example, if your training is disorganized, your body is less able to adapt and form healthy habits. The same goes for sleep, school, nutrition, etc. By focusing and sticking to a routine, you’ll see results sooner than later.
Why we lack consistency
Many factors can cause inconsistency, especially in young athletes. Making excuses is one of the biggest contributors to a lack of consistency. It’s easy for athletes to say they are too tired to train or to blame others for their own mistakes in games or practice. By holding yourself accountable for the work you put in and your play on the field, you will start to notice more consistent and improved performance.
How to become more consistent
When it comes to consistency, there are things like focus and hard work that athletes must encompass. However, there are some extra things that athletes can do to help make themselves more consistent in everything they do.
Setting routines is one of the best ways athletes can help themselves stay consistent. From training routines to school and sleep, routines can help you stay on track and measure your goals and progress. However, it’s ultimately up to the individual to stick with the routines they set in order to see great results and success.
To be consistent takes great self-accountability. It’s easy to make excuses. It’s easy to say you’ll do something tomorrow instead. However, doing both of those things goes directly against accountability. Holding yourself accountable for doing things the right way, and putting in the extra work, wil help create more consistency in everything you do in life.
In sports, consistency is everything. From training to making plays in a game, consistency is something all great athletes encompass. Becoming more consistent in everything you will will benefit you both on and off the field!