Emotional IQ

Emotional Intelligence Definition: Emotional IQ is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: (1) emotional awareness; the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; (2) the ability to manage emotions, which includes regulating your own emotions, (3) cheering up or calming down other people.

How to be a Emotional IQ STAR?  Situation, Thought, Action, Result.

To become a great teammate and team leader we must identify situations where we impact and are impacted by others:

  1. Personal Player Warm-up Routine: Are we prepared for practice?

  2. Practice Drills: Are we focused on the coach and coaching directions? Are others distracting?

  3. Games:

    1. Team Mistakes and Turnovers. Are we keeping a level head? React with clear direction and focus.

    2. Can we stay in the zone when a ref makes a call against our team

    3. Do we stay focus under pressure and play through contact?

Seeing the big picture is very important. Dealing with difficult situations as merely speed bumps and slowing down to deal with the situation and moving forward is EIQ at its best.

Learning To Appreciate

Coaches and players must remember to appreciate each opportunity and the effort that has gotten us to where we are at this very moment. Learning to appreciate our teammates and opponents efforts is also essential to the competition and finding the zone.