In The Zone In Sport
Have you experienced times during a game or event when you found yourself spontaneously moving to the right place at the right time, doing just the right thing? Almost as if you knew where the “ball” was going to land and as you moved in that direction, the “ball” follows you… and there is nothing logical about this – the knowing was not based on any form of analysis. Or have you experienced the joy when your body spontaneously moves effortlessly in the moment and you achieve extraordinary results without being able to logically explain how it happened after the event?
Many reporters who question champion sportpeople about how they were able to perform the amazing feats in the field/pool/track etc., are surprised when the answer is commonly “I don’t know. It just happened!”
When you experience high states of Zone, this answer is not a surprise. In very high states of Zone the mind is quiet. Thinking does not take place and movement is spontaneous. Therefore, there is no memory of the “how,” as it was not consciously thought through.
This is the way champion sportspeople achieve extraordinary success in sport. It is called “being in the Zone.”
Unfortunately, many sportspeople don’t know the mechanics of what puts them in the Zone and how to get back in it if they happen to fall out of it. Most sportspeople are also unable to step into the Zone outside of the sporting arena – in relationships and every other area of their lives.
Once you know how to step into the Zone, you’ll never want to live any other way.
Zonehigh specialises in only one thing – removing the mental and emotional barriers that stop sportspeople from stepping into the Zone and performing at their peak… and enjoying the moment.
In sport, it is all about performance in the critical moment. It’s no use performing at your peak at practice if you can’t perform at your peak under the pressure of competition.
All competitors at any professional sporting event have come prepared, and many have the skills and talent to win. So the differentiating factor is their state of being in the critical moment of the event.
Sports psychologists know that strategy (knowing what to do and how to do it) accounts for only 20% of the equation. One’s state of being (relaxed, aware and enjoying the moment) accounts for 80% of all success.
We call this state of being ‘Being in the Zone.’
Most sportspeople know about this state and have experienced ‘Being in the Zone’ but are unaware of the techniques of how to step into the Zone and what throws them OUT of the Zone. Some sportspeople are able to be in the Zone when playing sport but are unable to sustain this state off the field.