The secret to developing is
Have an open mind and listen to people’s advise with respect and gratitude
You don’t need to take all advise but you should listen and explore the ideas presented
Being keen to listen, try and make mistakes
How you overcome the mistakes is key!!
The secret to developing is to see that you're developing
For me, progress is the fuel for motivation.
So step 1 is to work hard and step 2 is to recognise the progress that you're making because that will give you a sense of achievement to develop and improve yourself further. A lot of people will just work hard and miss the second step.
Jurgen Van Leeuwen
The secret to developing is always having an open mind and don’t be afraid to take 2 steps backwards to go 3 steps forwards
Athletes should always reinforce and reaffirm their strong areas of the game but must focus and be open to developing their weaker areas so you can become a complete player.
Watching badminton and other nations is a must as you can learn so much from different movement, coaching techniques and how a player copes under pressure, I think those that enjoy watching their sport develop quicker.
Is having a positive mindset and discipline to practice over and over again until you succeed.
If we knew the definitive answer to this question then there would be no need for coaching or education
Developing is individual for a player. There are so many factors that can help a player develop or in other cases hinder and I would say that not one player will work the same way as another.
The analogy I would use is - a person may know 4/5/6/7/8 chords on a piano or a guitar but unless they know how to play them in time or correctly to form a tune then knowing the chords are pointless.
For me though, to develop you have to begin with someone that is willing to be able to help you through that process, get things wrong, figure out solutions and help you find a way to play the chords to form a tune.
It depends on where you are in your journey
We think that it depends on what stage of your badminton career you are at! But to generalise, train smart and always seek out information from a variety of knowledgeable people.
Requesting & Reflecting
To constantly reflect on your skills and areas of development. asking for feedback from those around you and getting both the best feedback but also a range of diverse feedback
Desperately wanting to improve and being self-aware of what and how you are doing
Listening and observing how the skill can be done to then copy the skill
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